Amma Ateria

Amma Ateria


Amma Ateria is a philosophy held through her work,  — to give strength to disintegration and fragility, to rebuild from aftermath, from dust. An electroacoustic composer / sound artist, her work examines psychoacoustics in binaural beats, brainwave entrainment, and equal-loudness contour. With immediacy of tension / release, she navigates between oppositions, transforming deafening noise into self hypnosis and metamorphosis. Compositions developed during her concussion recovery, utilizes brainwave entrainment, time shifts, and changes of neurological responses to DELTA, THETA, ALPHA, BETA, GAMMA waves as materials and focal point. With memories of condensed cities, she gravitates to frequencies of close-ranged airplanes, polyrhythmic occurrences, out-of-body experiences, sustained harmonics intersected with musique concrète, and lost speech.

Studied with Maggi Payne and Fred Frith; Performed with Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Tarek Atoui, Paul Clipson, Zeena Parkins, Erik Friedlander, Brian Chase, Nava Dunkelman, Matmos, Pauchi Sasaki, John Zorn, Julie Tolentino, Stephanie Mei Huang, Kim Ip ; Opening support for Franck Vigroux, Tim Hecker, Maggi Payne, Carl Stone.

Born in Hong Kong, working in San Francisco and New York City, since her studies at Mills College in music composition with specialization in electronic music, audio engineering, and media technology, her work has been presented at SoART Austria, Titanik Gallery, The Stone, BAMPFA, Exploratorium, Marfa Sounding, CCRMA Stanford University, Cinematheque, YBCA, Minnesota Street Project, Other Minds, Recombinant 'Clouds of Confoundment’, Cone Shape Top: Cicada Series, MAK Center/ Schindler House, Fort Mason Arts & Culture, Gray Area, The Lab, Pioneer Works, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Elsewhere Hall, GAIDA Festival, Elektronmusikstudion.

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