Our friends are returning to continue an ongoing collaboration and residency at the hotel. We are very excited to be organizing and presenting this event with the Kumlinge Undomsförening and St Anna Kyrka. Please inquire via email to book a room and dinner the weekend of the concert.
Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer are an American music duo, fusing electronic and acoustic instruments together with synthesizers and viola. Both artists live in Los Angeles, CA USA where Jeremiah is an artist, graphic designer, and musician and Marta is a studio and live performance musician. Jeremiah has presented his work at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Chicago Cultural Center, and the Getty Center Los Angeles, amongst others. Marta most recently recorded strings on Beyonce's album, The Lion King: The Gift and performed with LA chamber orchestra, Sonic Open Orchestra.
In 2017, the duo traveled to the Åland Islands and were inspired by the landscape, sounds, culture, and midnight sun. They recorded a full length album and are working to formalize its release in 2020. The recordings form an experimental/ambient album reflecting both their journey to the islands and a continued dialogue with the islands and local communities.
They seek to create a long-term relationship that fosters a dialogue towards the cultivation of creative community and socio-environmental awareness with the Åland community, resulting in a series of creative workshops and an artist residency program inviting artists and musicians from around the world.
On August 10th at 15:00 at St. Anne's Church on Kumlinge, Jeremiah and Marta will perform and present new music from their album. Following the concert, Hotel Svala will open their doors, inviting guests and visitors to visit the Hotel and learn more about these ongoing projects.