Archive for May, 2017


LIVE: City Mirage video / concert

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City Mirage

Video Screening with live music
Friday 19.5.2017
Starting time: 19:00
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee
Live Stream here or here.

Nina-Maria Oförsagd, Video (FIN)
PerViktor Hjalmarsson, Piano, Performance (SWE)
Petri Kuljuntausta, Sounds, Guitar (FIN)
Ilkka Hanski, Double-Bass (FIN)
Daniel Nyman, Slam Poetry, Performance, Percussion (FIN)

City Mirage

Video: (16:9, HD , 2014-2017 ) directed by Nina Oförsagd

Music: collective live improvisation w/ performative elements

In City Mirage, different cities from Europe and Far East are brought together through several video sequences.

In City Mirage, it is question about trying to understand how we comprehend our surrounding by observing movement of the urban habitants and studying historical layers of the spaces.

Sounds shape our understanding of a place and open us different dimensions of time and space – leading and shaping our interpretation.

The video is a visual score for live music improvisation. It gives impulses for the performers and form for the interpretation. The order and number of the video sequences is different in every performance. Thus every performance of the City Mirage will be different. City Mirage is an ongoing project and after Akusmata the project will head to Estonia, Sweden and Taiwan.

More information here.

Thank you Grönqvistska stiftelsen, Svenska
kulturfonden, and Stina Krooks Stiftelse for art prize.

LIVE: Rihmasto, Jukka Hautamäki, Pekka Tolonen

 

Rihmasto
Jukka Hautamäki
Pekka Tolonen

Fri 12.5.2017
Doors: 19.00
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

Produced w/ Aural Ataraxia

Live Stream here or here.


rihmasto

Jarkko Lahti and Jukka Andersson are the ambient project Rihmasto. Slow vibrations of Rihmasto will keep you at the frontiers of dreaming, where sense of time and space is warped. Acoustically living spaces and nebulus places take the listener to an experience of indefinite adventure, with the permission to get lost. When perspective and detection are blurred, small things feel larger, and vice versa. Ambience recordings are blended to synthetic and organic sounds in these loosely scripted stories. During the performance, little by little, the sound begins to take control and route the flow. Energy and forces of nature are strongly present and experience is very personal. The sound started at 1996. Live performances since the year 2000.

www.rihmasto.com


Jukka Hautamäki

Media artist Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Hautamäkis sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. Live setup consists of DIY sound devices, which he manipulates in real time by changing components and reconnecting circuits. Music style could be described as abstract ambient noise with a twist. More information: jukkahautamaki.com

Interview by Avatar Centre (Quebec City, Canada), 12/2012.


Pekka Tolonen

Pekka Tolonen is one of the pioneers of Finnish electronic music. He is known from 80’s Argon/Organ synth-bands, and from compilation of Aids virus DNA code into music, stored in a time-capsule buried into the foundation stone of Science Centre Heureka.

Other 80’s works by Tolonen include computer-poetry Runerberg/Satunai with Arto Kytöhonka, Matrix Mind MUU group’s videoart with Otso Pakarinen, and Kalle Home-Psychiatrist program, which Jyrki Kasvi (now Finnish politician) converted to Commodore 64 for MikroBitti Magazine, and Erotic Virtual Personality Lulu debuted in Heureka’s Artificial Intelligence and Hyvinkää Erotic Art exhibions.

“It was continuum of my 70’s period, when I was building musical electro-shock machines, reverbs, flangers, synthesizers, run pirate radio stations and played progressive and heavy metal. Programming came up naturally when I got Apple computer in -81”, Tolonen remembers.

In Akusmata Tolonen plays analog plasma music, which has been made from realtime satellite data, measuring coronal mass ejections of the sun – and talks about modular synths and methods, which are suitable for artists interested in functional data-art genres.

LIVE: Belorukov & Zherbin, Filter Feeders, Pasha Rotts

Belorukov & Zherbin
Filter Feeders
Pasha Rotts

Friday 5.5.2017
Doors: 19.00
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

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Belorukov & Zherbin (RUS/FIN)
The duo of Ilia Belorukov and Dmitri Zherbin performs electronic improvisations.
Ilia Belorukov
http://belorukov.blogspot.fi/
Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the directions of improvised, noise and electroacoustic music. He’s a member of different projects with local and foreign musicians. He collaborates with artists who work in other musical directions (from hardcore and metal to academic contemporary music); with dancers and painters; with theater. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on alto saxophone with objects, uses electronics and other instruments. He is also a founder of Intonema label (www.intonema.org) and one of curators of Spina!rec label (www.spinarec.bandcamp.com).
Dmitri Zherbin is a musician and sound artist. The music of Dmitri Zherbin is dark, murky and abstract – definitely not easy listening, but definitely an adventurous one.
DZ: -“It’s hard to say how and when exactly I became interested in experimental music. I listen to lots of stuff, not only experimental. I think it was those American rock bands (Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, just to name a few) who first introduced me to experimental side of alternative music. I also got introduced to DIY culture by going to hardcore punk shows. Putting on gigs, releasing records – it’s all from there. Only that at some point I realized, that I felt more comfortable playing different kind of music. So yeah, it might seem a bit complicated, but I think all those elements together somehow affected my current musical preferences.”
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Pasha Rotts (RUS)
https://soundcloud.com/pasharotts
Helsinki-based Russian artist trying to make music.

What they say about Rotts: “Cats rumbling, whales singing, grampus screaming, sounds of “churyumov gerasimenko” comet captured with acoustic telescope, gulls and rain flooding the city, covered with butterfly tattoo belonged to prostitute killed on Ligovsky Prospect.”

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Filter Feeders
“Filter feeders are a sub-group of suspension feeding animals that feed by straining suspended matter and (sound) particles from (space), typically by passing the (sound) over a specialized filtering structure.”
Filter feeders is a trio of Minerva Juolahti, Lotta Hurnanen and Myra Henriksson. The concert is partly improvised experimental sound performance, that focus on our experience on modern culture.