Marja Ahti

Marja Ahti (b. 1981, Luleå) is a musician and composer living and working in Turku,
Finland. Working with feld recordings and other acoustic sound material combined with
electronics and feedback, she investigates the borderland where the sounds start to mirror
each other or communicate. She creates precise musical narratives with slowly mutating
textures of detailed acoustic sound and intuitively tuned sustained tones with gentle
microtonal beating. Her music lingers in a zone between the acousmatic and the
documentaristic, hovering between abstraction and the deeply familiar, moving into a realm
of poetic metaphor where the sounds are mirroring and shadow-dancing.
Originally from Sweden, Ahti has been a part of the Finnish experimental music scene for
more than ten years in different constellations and is currently active in the duo Ahti & Ahti
with her partner, and as a member of the Himera artist/organizer collective. With her debut
under her own name, Vegetal Negatives (Hallow Ground, 2019), Ahti explores a new formal
language and sonic palette that ventures far off the path of her earlier work.