Maria W. Horn

Maria is a composer hailing from the north of Sweden, based in Stockholm since 2011. Maria W. Horn is interested in the manipulation of time and space through sonic extremes - oscillating between minimalist structures and piercing power electronics utilizing both digital and analog synthesis as well as acoustic instruments and audiovisual components.

Her work examines aspects of human perception - how audiovisuality and overload/loss of perceptual stimuli can conspire to transcend everyday life and invoke alternate mental states. She is a part of Sthlm Drone Society – an association working to promote slow and gradually evolving timbral music, and co-operates the label XKatedral.

Previous commissions include an audiovisual piece for the Swedish Radio, a sound and light environment for The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, a string quartet with electronics for Malvakvartetten and multichannel electronic music for Audiorama. Formal studies include electroacoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Universität der Kunste in Berlin.

Maria W. Horn is presented as part of the SHAPE Platform, and also as part of the Nordic-Baltic A-i-R program, supported by Troms fylkeskommune and Nordic Culture Point.