Johanna Kivimägi (1992) started her composition studies in 2011 at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Tõnu Kõrvits and Galina Grigorjeva and recieved her Masters degree in 2018 in electroacoustic composition studying with Malle Maltis. In 2013/2014 she studied at the Iceland Arts Academy with Anna Thorvaldsdottir. After graduation, Kivimägi spent a year doing internships with composers Kent Olofsson in Malmö, Sweden and Pall Ragnar Pallson in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2017 she participated in “Nord & Mix” workshop on spatial soundsphere (ambisonics) at the Lithuatian Academy of Music and Theatre and in 2019 in “SoundMine” course for composition and live electronics in Bilzen under the guidance of Wim Henderickx, Jorrit Tamminga and Diederik Glorieux. She is currently attending a mixing&mastering course at Goldsmiths University in London.
Kivimägi’s music has been performed at festivals “Estonian Music Days”, “Autumn Festival of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre”, “Treffpunkt”, “TaHe” and “Tallinn Old Town Days” in Estonia, “InZonic 2017: Immersive Future” at ZKM in Karlsruhe, “New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018” in New York, “Gaudeamus Muziekweek” and “Cultura Nova” in Netherlands. Her music has been part of exhibitions in Tallinn, London, Reykjavik, Paris, Rome, Venice and Vienna.