AMMA ATERIA aka Jeanie Aprïlle Tang is an electro-acoustic composer,
improviser + audio visual artist based in Oakland, California.
Born in Hong Kong, she gravitates to rhythms of construction sites, roaming traffic,
inaudible conversations, and close-ranged airplanes.
Natural and synthetic worlds are the polar opposites in her sonic practice, with aims to expand the emotional spectrum through intersecting musique concrète, sustained harmonics, dissonance, frequencies of reversed piano, and speech as a melodic element.
Her focus in sound mirrors her perspectives of polar opposites, coexisting through a moving array of timbre with saturated transitions of stark polarities, to reveal the concrete and imaginary, of clarity and invisibility.
Sounds that distort the cognition of natural occurrences,
such as the eruption of wind, metal, water, and the sounds of underwater movements, collide with the velocity, frequencies, timbres, pitches, distances, and rhythms of metallic constructions, motors, and speech.
A former student of behavioral science,
her practice in sound consists of cross-modal synesthetic influences from the contemporary moment, as well as synopsis and identity assignments from geometric perspectives.
With field recordings of different environments,
illusion of spaces, unnatural entering, exiting, and transitions are created
with modulations and blending of synthetic timbre and frequencies.
Her instrument is a collection of electronic hardware, a contact mic, + plexiglass.
Her interests are slow wave, new colour, irregular heartbeats, light triggers, and circuitry.
Since her studies at Mills College in music composition,
audio engineering, and media technology, her work has been presented in installation and performance as artist-in-residence at SoART Millstättersee, Austria in 2013, Titanik Gallery, Finland in 2014, and The Stone, NY in 2016.
late sleeper. insomnia. romania. romanticia.
“you never sleep anymore.“
“no, i only love the sunrise. therefore, i stay wide awake.”
the eye, the eyes(!)hollowed.
there i lay to guard the room as it glows from the dark.
in times of these, the past, the now, future, all poured into the same cup.
drink. spit out.
夜睡. 失眠. 愛日出.
過去, 現在, 未來,
drink. spit out.