Marja Ahti (n. Johansson) is a Swedish-Finnish musician and sound artist based in Turku, Finland. She’s performing and recordning under the moniker Tsembla as well as her own name.
Ahti works with field recordings and concrete sound material combined with synthesizers and electronic feedback in order to find the borderland where these sounds start to mimic each other or communicate. She makes music that rides on waves of slow warped harmonies and mutating textures – rough edged compositions, rich in detail. She also makes music and sound for dance performances and film.
Ahti has performed her music in many different contexts around Europe, in Japan and the United States. She’s also a member of the Himera work group, organizing experimental music events and workshops, and one half of the duo Ahti & Ahti with partner Niko-Matti Ahti.
Live at Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki 2016, photo by Sorbus
Email : marja (a t) tutanota.com
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