The work of Taesun Yoo covers instrumental and electronic /algorithmic composition as well as performative works. He particularly emphasizes on interdisciplinary projects which include collaborations with artists in many fields but especially choreographers and dancers.  

He was born in Seoul, Republic of Korea, studied composition and electro-acoustic music at Chugye University for the Arts (BA), Music Technology at Korea National University of Arts (Artist Diploma). His electro-acoustic works were performed at the Nong Project, Seoul International Computer Music Festival and recently he was commissioned a Quartet (Daegeum, Ajaeng, Violin and Piano) piece by contemporary music ensemble ‘Geori'. 

Yoo’s work focused on live electronic music with instruments and dance performances. He composed and played trumpet and live electronics at many international and external improvisation festivals with improvisation dance group <Just Body>, and as a composer, he worked with Sang-cheul Choe (ONA, Choe contemporary dance company), Yann lheureux (companie Yannlheureux.Etre en scene), etc. Through collaborations with numerous choreographers he continues the experimental work between electro-acoustic music and performance.

Taesun Yoo's residency is kindly made possible by the 
Arts Council Korea.


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SØS Gunver Ryberg is a Danish artist, composer and acoustic fanatic who thrives in the uncompromising extremities of electronic music. A stuntwoman in a past life, she now wields an arsenal of insistent industrial rhythms, raw techno and expressive sound art that challenges your state of consciousness.

Ryberg’s work embodies her rich production history. Her 2016 debut AFTRYK, released on Contort Records, for which she processed her own field recordings made inside a mountain on Svalbard, is a meticulous exploration of textures and timbres that has an undeniable live quality. With a broad background in performance and production, her works encompasses multichannel installations, live concerts, performance art, video games, and much more. For video games, Ryberg has created music and sound design for two acclaimed indie productions: the multiple award-winning ‘INSIDE’, which she worked on with Martin Stig Andersen; and, as part of SGR^CAV, a collaboration with Cristian Vogel, for twin-stick shooter game ‘THOTH’. 

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point  has made it possible for SØS Gunver Ryberg to work at EMS.

Photo by Emil Hornstrup Jakobsen
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Olli Aarni (born 1988) is an experimental musician working in Vantaa, Finland. His music reflects the weather conditions and creates artificial views of the nature.

Aarni's sounds are based on dense timbres and static harmony, and the soundscapes yield rhythmic repetition and create worlds to get lost in: like reality condensed into magic or a hidden valley between new age and noise. 

Aarni's discography spans over 20 tapes, vinyls and CDs released on four continents, and he has performed in Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Russia and Finland.

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point 
has made it possible for Olli to work at EMS.

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Ragnhild May's (DK) works are centered around the relationship between body and instrument. Musical instruments can be seen as extensions of the body, and her works explores their structures, systems and cultural connotations as well as acoustic qualities. 

Ragnhild May has been artist in residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program, she has studied at visual arts at The Jutland Art Academy (DK) and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT) and composition at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Bard College. 
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Photo credit: Phoebe D'heurle

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point 
has made it possible for Ragnhild to work at EMS.

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Hild Sofie Tafjord, Norway, (b. 1974) is a musician and composer who's main constellations are the improvisations ensemble SPUNK, quartet Lemur and Zeitkratzer ensemble.
She also works with a.o Lotta Melin, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Fire Orchestra. Tafjord is renowned as a versatile musician and has rewritten the sonic possibilities for the french horn. She also concerts as a soloist, and has released two soloalbums "kama"(picadisk) and breathing (+3db). An AiR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point  has made it possible for Hild Sofie Tafjord to work at EMS.
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Marja Ahti (f. Johansson) is a Swedish-Finnish musician and composer based in Turku, Finland. Her main creative output is the solo moniker Tsembla.

Using electronics, modified samples of acoustic instrument,
non-instruments and environmental sounds, she makes music that rides on waves of warped melodies, abstract voices and mutating textures – rough edged compositions, rich in detail,
that come together into instrumental miniatures. She also composes music for dance performances and film.

An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point 
has made it possible for Marja to work at EMS.

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  Photo by Barbora Linka

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Antti Tolvi is composer, sound artist, performer and Qi Gong teacher. He moved in teenaged from countryside to city and get excited about playing didgeridoo. Soon saxophone and free jazz become to picture and took Anttis attention. Interest about Classical Indian Music took Antti all the way to Varansi to study music. After India Taiji and nature studies back in Finland. Chaos and wild freedom turned into minimalism and Zen. Now Antti has found him self again from countryside, whit winds, birds, silence and harmony of everything.
Freedom, peace, gratitude and minimalist aesthetic reflects from Antti Tolvis works.
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An AIR-programme grant from Nordic Culture Point has made it possible for Antti to work at EMS.
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Eunkyung PARK
Born in Seoul, Eunkyung Park studied composition at Seoul National University in South Korea. Her musical interest lies in interaction between contemporary music and other art fields, thus providing strange experiences to the audience.

After finishing her Master degree’s course works, she went to Paris and studied compostion with Mr. Jean-luc Hervé and orchestration with Mr. Pierre Farago at CNR de Boulogne.

She went back to Korea in 2009, and is currently the representative manager of an inter-disciplinary composition group, and an instructor.

Since 2011, she has founded two experimental music groups named "Oze" and "Ensemble zGzz". The fomer is dedicated to collaborations with other art forms such as dance, fine art and experimental performance. The latter is for non-instrumental music, making sound with objets like balloons, papers and other materials. Also keeping acoustic music, she is expanding her musical languages through possible ventures.

Eunkyung Park's residency is kindly made possible by the 
Arts Council Korea.


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Dahae Boo (South Korea, 1988) studied composition at the National University of Seoul in Uzong Choe's class.

In 2010, she went to Japan where she audited classes at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) and at the Music University of Kunitachi in Masakazu Natsuda's class.

In 2012, she came to France to continue her education. She studied with Allain Gaussin as well as Jean-Luc Hervé and Yan Maresz at the CRR de Boulogne-Billancourt.

In 2013, she was accepted to the Conservatoire de Paris (Cnsmdp) where she studied composition under Fréderic Durieux.

She spent one year at IRCAM for the Cursus in 2016.
Her music has been performed by the Ensemble intercontemporain, the ensemble Divertimento, the Quartetto Prometeo, and others.
Dahae Boo's residency is kindly made possible by the
Arts Council Korea

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Christian Skjødt is a Danish artist and composer who explores the temporal and spatial aspects, as well the physicality of sound and aesthetics of noise. 

Christian Skjødt currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark, and holds a Master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark. He has done exhibitions at Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2015);  A plus A Gallery, Venice (2015); Műcsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest (2014); Cruce Contemporáneo, Madrid (2014); 68 Square Metres, Copenhagen (2013), and participated in sound art festivals like Spor, Aarhus (2016), Üle Heli, Tallinn (2015); Sound Reasons, New Delhi (2015); Skan II / Skanu Mežs, Riga (2014); Verona Risuona (2012);  GAS, Göteborg (2012); Ostrava Days, Czech Republic (2011). 

Besides his solo career he has taken part in numerous collaborations, working interdisciplinary in the fields of composition, installation, theatre, dance and performance.
He is also the founder and curator of the vinyl imprint Tonometer, objectifying exploratory sounds and music. 

Christian Skjødt's residency has been made possible by a contribution by Nordic Culture Point.

Photo by Giovanni Bertani

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gränsen (in progress)

Hanna Wildow

Nadah El Shazly

Mohamed A. Gawad

Adham Hafez

Alva Willemark

Erik Malmsten

“You tell me a tale, and I will listen. The story is yours to voice, but it dies the moment it slips your lips. I will adore it, and I will betray it. Your language,
my language, and between the two a path of ravishment. Always in-between is the boundary, always the demarcation between your body and mine;
your language and me; your mouth and my ear; your hello and my good bye.”

Recently Swedish artist Hanna Wildow invited a group of Egyptian and Swedish multilingual practitioners, all working to some degree within and with their
own mother tongues; to enter a relation of some kind with her. Being drawn to interspaces within language, where words reach their own limitations,
Wildow’s invitation was one concerned with the act of translation. When not speaking each other's mother tongues; when language itself performs the very border of comprehension, what kind of disparate translations of each other’s work can we generate? Can we allow for our works to go errant, get lost, die,
and be reborn in an one another’s mouths? Can something utterly other be set in motion in a gap of hybridized languages?

The six artists are gathering to collectively construct a realm of trans-boundary practices; geographical movements as well as genre-crossing art works.
Together, in a week-long residency in EMS Stockholm this November followed by a second residency in Cairo in February 2018, they inquire about borders and boundaries, what these mean across languages, practises, artforms and geographies. As unknown outcomes, interdisciplinary presentations will take place in Stockholm and in Cairo.

gränsen is co-produced by Sarah El Miniawy, a Stockholm based music manager from Cairo, and made possible through the support of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden) for Hanna Wildow. 

Francesco Perissi is a sound designer, multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer. He learnt the secrets and potential of musical instruments and audio software working for years at a specialized shop. After numerous concerts as a guitarist and 3 albums recording with post-metal band "Qube", Francesco Perissi chose to get inside the digital audio world.

He graduated in electronic music at the Conservatory L. Cherubini in Florence, where he wrote compositions performed by the New Music Ensemble of New York and used for soundtracks and performances by local artists. During his studies he started collaborating with Research Center Tempo Reale in Florence and worked as an audio engineer for numerous festivals and concerts of electronic and contemporary music. He is currently studying Sound Design Master Program in Conservatory G.B Martini in Bologna.

In 2014 he started his solo project "XO" where the electric guitar creates ambient textures that come together in rhythmic and filtering of electronic nature, and in 2016 the project “X6”, where the guitar is spatialized in 6.1 loudspeakers thanks to exaphonic pick-up. Francesco Perissi currently focuses its research on the possibilities of technological development and expressive of musical instruments and is active as a composer and teacher of audio software.

Francesco Perissi has been working and recording at EMS in 2018, while being an ERASMUS student at the Swedish Royal College of Musik (KMH ) in the Electroacoustic Music Composition and Music Media and Technology department. 


Photo by: Mario Carovani

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