Emika is a British artist, musician, composer, producer and performer who resides near Berlin. By combining the knowledge gained from earning a BA in Creative Music Technology with her history as a classically trained artist, Emika has developed her own music and sound signature for the last decade. This continual exploration of music and sound continues to this day in Emika’s self-built ‘Forest Studio’ located across the river from Berlin.
From being signed to Ninja Tune to running her own indie imprint, Emika Records, seeing out her vision of artistic independence and freedom has always been a personal priority for Emika. She now shares this vision with like-minded artists through her secondary label, Improvisations X Inspirations (IMPXINS). The building of this label also provides a foundation to a community of creatives who are united through artistic endeavors rather than statistics and numbers.
Music is only one area in which Emika explores sound. Over the years, she has also been extensively researching the healing property of sound and composing ‘energy pieces’ for dedicated fans on her Patron. This unique relationship allows Emika to directly connect with and learn from fans who see the value in not only her music, but also the power of sound itself.
Sound and music are the cornerstones to Emika’s evolution into a creator of unique live experiences. This passion began with the composition of Melanfonie, Emika’s 2017 full-scale symphony orchestra piece and continues to the present day with projects such as a live performance in a planetarium with visuals created by Laszlo Bordos displayed on a 360 degree dome. Moving into 2022 and beyond, more ambitious experiences will include virtual reality, 4D sound, and a followup to Melanfonie that takes the form of an 80+ singer cathedral piece.
As she continues to forge ahead, boundaries will be pushed. Ideas will be both challenged and explored. Experiences will be shared. We hope to see you along for the journey as well.
Portrait Photography by Sven Marquardt.