Archive for October, 2016

LIVE: Kaido Kirikmäe & Robert Jürjendal + Vongoiva & Fell Hand

Robert Jürjendal and Kaido Kirikmäe
+ Vongoiva & Fell Hand

Wed 2.11.2016
Doors: 19.00
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

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Kaido Kirikmäe – electroacoustical objects, live looping
Robert Jürjendal – guitar, electronics, bow

Special guest – Petri Kuljuntausta (FIN)

Kaido Kirikmäe & Robert Jürjendal

The collaboration between composer-guitarist Robert Jürjendal and ambient musician Kaido Kirikmäe is based primarily on spontaneity. It started last autumn with Arvo Pärt’s birthday week festival when they recorded a track for “Return of Navigator Pirx” compilation album and gave some improvisational concerts.

They meet same spontaneously on the stage where they generate organic and dynamic arrays of sounds – you will hear echoes of distant space’s wistful whoops and on top of all the audience will be misled into the looper’s rhythm maze.

In the near future, the cooperation between Jürjendal and Kirikmäe will reach to the international music field – in the autumn they perform at a new music festival “Iceland Airwaves”.

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Robert Jürjendal (1966-) has studied classical guitar and composition. In 1992-1997 he participated in various Robert Fripp Guitar Craft courses and toured with The Berlin Guitar Ensemble. Beside the solo- and guitar ensemble repertoire, he has written music for male choir and electric guitars, cembalo duo, string quartet, recorder trio. His composition style is influenced by minimalism, classical, prog rock, jazz and old church music. He has written music for documentary films, theatre productions and art exhibitions.
He has been working with wellknown Estonian rock artists Tõnis Mägi and Riho Sibul as well as with artists Toyah Willcox (UK), David Rothenberg (USA ), Petri Kuljuntausta (FIN), Markus Reuter (Austria), Jan Bang (Norway). As a guitarist/sideman/composer/arranger, Robert Jürjendal has appeared on more than 30 records and performed in USA, UK, Germany, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.

Kaido Kirikmäe (1973-) is an Estonian composer of electronic and experimental music. Initially a psychedelic punk rock artist and a lyricist who began his musical activities in 1990. Since the mid-90’s, Kirikmäe has been focusing on electronic and experimental music and mostly creates organic soundscapes that is mainly built on loop structures.
His music composition can be described as nature-centered balancing with unrefined sound image between early morning sunrise and evening sunset. He presents his music with the help of acoustic / analogue instruments and loopers, creating newer and newer unique sound images which arise and disappear within few moments in real-time.

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Vongoiva & Fell Hand

Vongoiva uses digitally processed organic sounds and field recordings.
Low frequency drones with subtle tones of nature and urban environment.
Experimental, organic ambient. Fell hand works with sudden cacophony and structured rhythm, from one extreme to another. The soundscape bears signs from noise, industrial and techno music. In his live performances Fell Hand avoids using software and draws his sets together with varying hardware setup.Fell Hand and Vongoiva are performing together in Akusmata. Be prepared for a quirky mindmelt of processed field recordings and modular synthesizer.

Akusmata Sound Festival | 11. – 15.10.2016


Sound Gallery Akusmata will celebrate its five year anniversary with the Akusmata Sound Festival. Akusmata ​​​supports the field of sound art and it is also the first sound art gallery in Finland. This five-day festival presents a broad spectrum of new sonic expression. The program includes electronic music, do-it-yourself musical instruments, sound installations, spoken word, noise performances and improvised music.

ASF’s program includes performances from Norway, Denmark, Russia and Italy. Italian Radical Matters Edition brings to Helsinki the doom metal alchemist Paul Chain’s sound installation and a ​new ​album release ​produced specially for the festival.

The festival is held at the Akusmata​ ​gallery and​ ​in ​​Tukholman puisto ​park by Tukholmankatu in Helsinki. ​The artistic directors of the festival are Petri Kuljuntausta and Kenneth Kovasin.

To celebrate the anniversary​,​ Akusmata is also organizing the Frequency​ ​exhibition series for young sound artists during the coming winter. Selected artists will receive the sound gallery​’​s grant to arrange an exhibiton at Akusmata.


Äänigalleria Akusmata juhlistaa viisivuotista taivaltaan Akusmata Sound Festivalilla. Äänitaiteen lipunkantajana toimiva Akusmata on Suomen ensimmäinen äänitaiteen galleria. Viisipäiväinen festivaali esittelee laajasti aikamme ääni-ilmaisun kirjoa. Ohjelmassa on elektronimusiikkia, tee-se-itse-soittimia, ääniteoksia, spoken wordia, hälyesityksiä ja improvisoitua musiikkia.

ASF:n ohjelmassa on esityksiä Norjasta, Tanskasta, Venäjältä ja Italiasta. Italialainen Radical Matters Editions tuo Helsinkiin doom metal alkemisti Paul Chain’n ääni-installaation ja festivaalia varten tehdyn äänitejulkaisun.

Festivaali järjestetään Akusmata-galleriassa ja sen vieressä Tukholman puistossa Tukholmankadulla. Tapahtuman suunnittelusta vastaavat Petri Kuljuntausta ja Kenneth Kovasin.

Juhlavuoden kunniaksi Akusmata järjestää talven aikana nuorille äänitaiteilijoille suunnatun Frekvenssi-näyttelysarjan.



11.10. Klo 19:00 – 21:00 / Akusmata
Eirik Blekesaune
Niklas Adam

12. – 13.10. Klo 14:00 -18:00 / Akusmata
Paul Chain: “Satan’s Future” Dying Edition | 2016 | in collaboration w/ Radical Matters Editions Label. NOTE: Paul Chain “Satan’s Future” Limited Edition 25 copies available at Akusmata during the festival. Price 20€ / C-cassette. Produced by Radical Matters Editions Label for the Akusmata Sound Festival.

14.10. Klo 19:00 – 22:00 / Akusmata
Jukka Hautamäki
Petri Kuljuntausta
[ówt krì]

15.10. klo 16:00 – 18:00 / Tukholma Park
Lauri Hyvärinen
Juho Kuusi
Johannes Sarjasto
Cracklebox Band (Musicians: Juhani Liimatainen, Juhani Nuorvala, Petri Kuljuntausta, Sami Klemola + guests Johanna Puuperä, Taina Riikonen, Antti Auvinen)

15.10. Klo 19:00 – 22:00 / Akusmata
Kryptogen Rundfunk



Tukholmankatu 7 K
00270 Helsinki

galleria.akusmata (at)

map here.