Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8 PM
On Saturday we welcome artist and musician Marja Ahti to perform at Whose Museum. We are looking forward to hearing her sound performance fill up the room and communicate with the works currently on exhibition. Space is very limited so please come early.
Marja Ahti is a Swedish-Finnish artist working with field recordings and other acoustic sound material combined with synthesizers and electronic feedback. Investigating the border where sounds start to mimic each other or communicate, she creates precise musical narratives with slowly mutating textures of detailed acoustic sound and intuitively tuned sustained tones with gentle microtonal beatings. She works with field recordings neither in the sense of the diaristic or documentaristic, nor the purely acousmatic, but rather starting out from in between these approaches – hovering between abstraction and the deeply familiar, moving into a realm of poetic metaphor where sounds are set in relation to each other, fleetingly mirroring and shadow-dancing.
Ahti has been a part of the Finnish experimental music scene for more than ten years in different constellations and is currently active in the duo Ahti & Ahti with her partner, and as member of the Himera collective. Her debut LP under her own name, Vegetal Negatives, was just released by Hallow Ground.