University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637
IDA NOYES HALL, 3RD FLOOR THEATER
1212 E. 59TH ST
A musician and composer based in Finland, Marja Ahti has been a stalwart of the Finnish experimental music scene for more than a decade, working primarily with field recordings, synthesizers, electronic feedback, and digital processing. Her work is rooted in an abiding fascination with the "simple strangeness" of human experiences with sound, and human consciousness more broadly--the notion that vibrations sensed by eardrums can be experienced as something deeply affecting, even profound, under the right conditions. The resulting compositions create vivid, immersive electroacoustic environments, precise and rich in detail, characterized by slowly warping harmonies and mutating textures.
Co-presented by the Renaissance Society and Lampo.
Photo: Hertta Kiiski