OOR Saloon & Hallow Ground present:
Marja Ahti (FIN), n0n+ (ZH)
Marja Ahti (FIN, Hallow Ground)
Marja Ahti (b. 1981) is a Swedish-Finnish musician and composer based in Turku, Finland. Ahti works with field recordings and other acoustic sound material combined with synthesizers and electronic feedback in order to find the space where these sounds start to mimic each other or communicate. She makes music that rides on waves of slowly warping harmonies and mutating textures – rough edged, yet precise compositions, rich in detail.
Ahti has presented her music in many different contexts around Europe, in Japan and the United States. She is currently active in the duo Ahti & Ahti with her partner Niko-Matti Ahti and in the artist/organizer collective Himera. Ahti’s activities also extend into performance, dance and sound art.
Her last well acclaimed Album «Vegetal Negatives» released on the Lucerne based Label Hallow Ground is a game of sonic mutations, mimicry, inversions, and association inspired by a text called «On pataphotograms», by the French writer René Daumal – a quasi-metaphysical essay that toys with breaking the conceived separateness of natural forms through poetic imagination.
The four electroacoustic compositions on the album combine and arrange field recordings, electronic feedback, Buchla and ARP synthesizers, bowl gong and harmonium, textures of detailed acoustic sound, and sustained tones with gentle microtonal beating into a precise musical narrative.
Step out of your Comfort Zone // Destabilisation is Growth// Boundaries to Overthrow// Mothers_we know
The zurich based n0n+ uses synths, a mic, distant beats, and effects to build her eerie but comforting sonic world.
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