Archive for February, 2017

Hannu Ikola: Dial

Hannu Ikola


27.2. – 10.3.2017
Mon-Fri 14.00-18:00 PM

Hannu Ikola’s Opening Concert on Friday, 24.2.2017, 19:00 PM.

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Dial” is an audio work dealing with emotions caused by either technical or human caused malfunction of voice connection between two people. By audio symbols and minimalist narration the story is controlled to an abstract situation where interpretation of the situation is left to the experiencer.

The set-up of the soundscape is at the same time possible and impossible, fictional and documentary, calm, anxious, and ominous but unreal. Paradoxes aim to arouse ambivalent feelings in the listener and create a realistic but unnatural sound field without a clear explanation of what is happening.

Searching for a rational explanation for the soundscape the listener is given a possibility to deal with emotions such as confusion, uncertainty, tension, frustration, confusion and empathy. In essence, the work is all about the basic human need to be heard and understood, to feel connected to the wider world, as well as to another person.

Hannu Ikola is a Helsinki-based electronic music artist, who combines experimental electronic music, industrial, techno and ambient in his music. Akusmata exhibition is his first audio exhibition in public gallery purely focused on the sound.

George Cloke: Year In Review

George Cloke

Year In Review

27.2. – 10.3.2017
Mon-Fri 14.00-18:00 PM

Opening on Friday, 24.2.2017, 18:00 PM.

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Ääniteostaan varten George Cloke on tallentanut vuoden ajan BBC:n radioaseman uutisia, ja noukkinut teokseensa kaikki uutisselostajien lausumat joissa esiintyy sana ‘killed’, tapettu. Teos saa ensiesityksensä Akusmatassa.

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George Cloke on Year In Review

– Since December 2015, I have listened everyday to the news bulletin of a popular British radio station, chronicling and recording every time of the word ‘killed’ is uttered by one of its presenters. I have then sampled each word within a tiny extract of its original context, and placed them into a continuous loop. The result is a stark and affecting commentary on our gradual desensitization to the atrocities which we hear and read about everyday.

‘Year In Review’ encourages the listener to contemplate the word ‘killed’ itself (does it retain the power to shock and sadden without full context? Is it more traumatic when isolated and repeated?), the media (what does the word signify for the anchor saying it?), and for the audience (how do we as listeners react to the word, if at all?).

Throughout the year, we have been faced with unceasing levels of trauma, adversity and sorrow. ‘Year In Review’ looks to provide the listener with a challenging but ultimately cathartic aural experience, in which we can not only acknowledge our current state of ‘hypernormalization’, but actively seek to change it as a result.

George Cloke is a musician and sound artist from Kent, UK. Adept of sound mapping / sound ecology he is also a member of the minimal post rockin’ ambient duo Team Morale. In 2015 George was invited to take part in an art residency in Hrísey, Northern Iceland. A sound map of his time there was featured on Drowned In Sound and Fluid Radio. ‘Hrísey’ was exhibited as sound installation at CCA Glasgow and Sound Thought Festival. The work represents the most challenging and experimental facet of George Cloke’s soundscapes. George’s works has been featured on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, and NTS, and appeared on blogs including Line of Best Fit and DIY.