Maria w Horn is interested in the manipulation of time and space through sonic extremes and the overload/loss of perceptual stimuli. Her musical output oscillates between extended drone textures and high-density gestural music with intense strobe lights and visual material.
After completing her studies in electroacoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Universität der Kunst in Berlin, she is currently based in Stockholm. She is an integral part of New Music in Sweden through her involvement in Fylkingen, label XKatedral as well as Sthlm Drone Society, an association working to promote slow and gradually evolving timbral music.
Ångermanländska Bilder (2017)
Ångermanländska Bilder is an audiovisual piece commissioned by the Art Museum in Härnösand in 2017. The commission was part of a larger project where several composers and visual artists with connections to the area were invited create something based on material found in their main collection – Quistska samlingen. Maria w Horn has been using Super-8 footage that depicts the environment of Ångermanland between 1930-1940. The video is a sort of documentation over the the manor houses of the rural community, the steamboats transporting timber along the river, the Strömnäs sawmill before and after its closure. The piece is composed using the EMS Buchla modular system, a reel to reel tape machine and archival field recordings.