Anna Maria Olsson is a violinist and composer who specialises in multitrack violin. Using Ableton Live and MIDI pedals to loop and transform the sounds of her violin, Anna writes and performs original pieces of music inspired by nature, cultures and imaginary places. In 2016, Anna released her debut album Crossing Lines, which draws on a variety of genres in order to showcase the violin as a highly versatile instrument. This led to her being featured on BBC Radio 3 as a BBC Introducing Artist, where she performed live on In Tune and was interviewed by Sean Rafferty. Anna is currently recording a new EP themed around the circulation of time and the cyclic nature of our universe. Circles will be released in May 2019.
Sarah Farmer is a Birmingham based artist and musician mostly working with sound, violins and improvisation. She studied a BA Hons in Fine Art at BIAD and an MMus at Birmingham Conservatoire where she specialised in contemporary music. A poor woman’s scientist and crafts person, taking an interest in questions of science and technology and exploring them through hands on endeavours of making and sharing through a medium of sound, D.I.Y, found materials, wood and strings and the odd bit of electronics. Interested in site specific work, relational work, work that involves a lot of learning and researching – both receiving and sharing information, working in a way that facilitates learning about this stuff of life, our environments, our histories and possible futures, our materials and how we’ve gone about navigating these constant questions.
Richard Scott is a musician and visual artist based in Birmingham with interests in pattern, liminality and varying modes of perception and control. He is mainly active as an improviser and has performed and recorded throughout the UK and in France and Switzerland. He has a long-standing duo with Swiss alto player Tapiwa Svosve (‘ergod’) and has played recently in groups with Silvan Schmid, Eddie Prevost, Phil Durrant, Mark Sanders, Rachel Musson, Sarah Farmer, Andrew Woodhead, Aaron Diaz, Joe Wright, James Malone and Samuel Rodgers. He also plays Scandinavian folk music for dance and makes abstract drawings.