Presented in collaboration with Festival Dag in de Branding on Saturday 18th Sept.
Maria W Horn is a composer hailing from the north of Sweden, based in Stockholm since 2011. She 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. At the closing event of the Rewire 2021 offline edition, in collaboration with Festival Dag in de Branding, she presents 'Dies Irae', a piece composed for female vocal quartet and electronics. The piece is divided in two vocal parts followed by an improvisation for tuned glass, voice and electronics. Ensemble format consist of Paula Wegman, Vilma Ogenblad, Lisa Holmgren and Katarina Henryson.