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Amma Ateria is an electroacoustic composer and improviser. Born in Hong Kong, she gravitates to rhythms of construction sites, roaming traffic, inaudible conversations, and nearby airplanes. Her focus in sound mirrors her perspectives of polar opposites, coexisting through a moving array of timbre with saturated transitions of stark polarities, crossing paths with sustained harmonics and dissonance, to reveal the concrete and imaginary, of clarity and invisibility, vivid memories and uncertainty. With studies in behavioural science and sound synthesis, her improvisation is shaped by cross-modal synesthetic abstraction with an urgency of tension and release through spatial manipulation. Through field recordings of different environments, the illusion of spaces, unnatural enterings and exits, are orchestrated with modulations and blending of synthetic frequencies. 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. www.ammaateria.com