19 Feb 2009

Guest composers in spring

This spring 2009 EMS will be receiving the following guest composers:

Philippe Moënne-Loccoz, from Annecy in France (13-25 March)
Benjamin Thigpen, Paris, France (20 April to 16 May)
Neil Morris O'Connor, Dublin, Ireland (dates to be confirmed)
Gregorio Jimenez (15 April to 23 April)
Jose Luis (17 April to 23 April)

We look forward to having them in our studios and to getting to know them and their work.


18 Feb 2009

Changes at EMS

Well, in retrospect, the previous entry is quite ironic. Yes, we ARE suffering from the major crisis that Concerts Sweden/Rikskonserter are undergoing and yes, we have to put up with staff cuts. In fact I was laid off! In a few months' time I will no longer be working at EMS. I have had a wonderful time here at EMS which is a fantastic resource, quite unique in its kind. Anyone who is interested in the electroacoustic medium will agree that this is a great environment. Once you are a user of EMS you can book studio time and use up-to-date software and analogue synthesizers etc, and use the library with its collection of subject-related books. It's a brilliant working space. A bit like a public library with studios. Luckily, I'm still a user so I will go on coming to EMS and keep my fingers crossed that this is just a short interlude before something more constructive happens!