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 airplanes.
Natural and synthetic worlds are the polar opposites in her sonic practice.
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,
the 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 individual acoustic objects and electronic hardware.
Her interests are slow wave, new colour, irregular heartbeats, and circuitry.
Studied at Mills College with focus in music composition,
audio engineering, media technology.
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.