Ahti works with field recordings and other acoustic sound material combined with synthesizers and electronic feedback in order to find the space where these sounds start to mimic each other or communicate. She makes music that rides on waves of slowly warping harmonies and mutating textures – rough edged compositions, rich in detail.
Ahti has presented her music in many different contexts around Europe, in Japan and the United States. She’s performing and recording under the moniker Tsembla as well as her own name, as one half of the duo Ahti & Ahti with her partner Niko-Matti Ahti and as a collaborator of Kemialliset Ystävät. Ahti is a member of the Himera work group, organizing experimental music events and workshops. She also composes for dance and performance.
Photo: Sorbus, 2016