Marja Ahti (b. 1981) is a Swedish-Finnish composer and sound artist 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 communicate. She makes music that rides on waves of slowly warping harmonies and mutating textures – rough edged, yet precise compositions, rich in detail.
Ahti is currently active in the duo Ahti & Ahti with her partner Niko-Matti Ahti and in the artist/organizer collective Himera.
Marja Ahti will present her piece ”Touch This Fragrant Surface of Earth”, made in collaboration with Ryan Packard (percussion), Isak Hedtjärn (clarinet, bass clarinet) and My Hellgren (cello) for Seventh Edition Festival for Other Music, performing the piece live on the INA grm acousmonium in Eric Ericsonhallen in Stockholm February 25th.
Video filmed at EMS Stockholm.
Listen to her music here.