The Mobius Artists Group welcomes
EMMA (Katarina Miljkovic and John Mallia),
with flutist Marie Sønderskov from Denmark performing solo and collaborative works with electronics.
Composers Katarina Miljkovic and John Mallia have been presenting Electronic Music and Multimedia Art programs under the name EMMA for the past several years in collaboration with such organizations as the Studio for Interrelated Media at MassArt, Non-Event, Boston CyberArts, Together Festival, Brown University’s MEME program, and the Cambridge Science Festival.
Marie Sønderskov is a Danish flutist with a special passion for new and contemporary music and sound art. She is founding member of two Scandinavian Contemporary Music Ensembles: NJYD, a quartet featuring flute, saxophone, percussion and guitar devoted to newly commissioned works and Ensemble Cento, a project born from successful performances of Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and now establishing a reputation for creating cross genre concerts. She also active both as a soloist - most recently with the Aarhus Symfoniorkester - and chamber musician. Marie has premiered many pieces, working with many composers including Simon Steen Andersen, Beat Furrer, Hans Zender and Rand Steiger as well as regularly collaborating with electronic music composers and other cross-disciplinary projects. Marie also performs regularly with orchestras throughout Denmark and northern Europe.
Example of Marie Sønderskov’s work:
Composer Katarina Miljkovic investigates the interaction between science, music and complex patterns in nature through collaborative musical performance. Pursuing this idea, in collaboration with Wolfram Research, Miljkovic has been working on sound mapping of cellular automata from Stephen Wolfram’s New Kind of Science. She presented her research and music in this field at Wolfram Research conferences in Champaign, IL, and Washington D.C., Brown University, University of Vermont, University of Pisa, The Musical and Scientific Legacies of Iannis Xenakis symposium in Toronto, the International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music and ECMST~MASA in Berlin, Boston Cyber Festival, Cambridge Science Festival, Boston First Night, Klangwerktage in Hamburg, and the Harry Partch symposium in Boston. Her generative music has been described as “…a refined, hypnotic dream.” (Danas) “…a work of musical and visual slow-motion with only a few delicately elaborated musical metaphors.” (Radio Belgrade). Miljkovic has been a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music since 1997.
John Mallia lives and works in Boston, where he is a member of the Composition Faculty, and directs the Electronic Music Studio, at the New England Conservatory of Music. His compositional process is informed by spatial constructs and concepts, and a fascination with presence, ritual, and the thresholds standing between states of existence or awareness. In addition to composing chamber music and works combining acoustic instruments with electronics, he creates fixed media compositions and collaborates with visual artists on multimedia works including installation.