Category: Audiovisual


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: Francesco Cavaliere (ITA), Nuslux, Half a Map

FRANCESCO CAVALIERE (ITA)
NUSLUX
HALF A MAP

Produced w/ Mental Alaska


Tuesday 25.4.2017, klo 18-21
Akusmata, Tukholmankatu 7 K, Hki
Tickets: 5e

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Francesco Cavaliere (ITA)

Francesco Cavalieren ainutlaatuinen tyyli on vuosien keikkailun ja studiotyöskentelyn tulos. Hän on koonnut uskomattoman laajan arkiston itsetehtyjä ääniefektejä ja eksoottisia rytmejä, joita hän yhdistelee omaan kertojanääneensä.

Cavaliere ammentaa vaikutteensa mm. äänirunoudesta ja surrealismista. Hänen viimeisimmästä luomuksestaan “Gancio Cielo” on toistaiseksi ilmestynyt kaksi osaa. Tässä maailmassa alkemia ja scifi kohtaavat, kun absurdi ja intensiivinen tarinankerronta kulkee rinta rinnan vastustamattomasti muljahtelevien biittien kanssa. Cavaliere on kehitellyt universuminsa asukkaiksi hillittömän olentokavalkadin. Cavalieren esiintyessä kielirajat murtuvat musiikin ja tarinankerronnan sulautuessa toisiinsa. Kokonaisuus noudattaa kuitenkin aina omaa erikoista logiikkaansa ja kuulija tempautuu mukaan ihmeellisten kertomusten käänteisiin.

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NUSLUX

Nuslux eli Roope Eronen kuvailee musiikkiaan seuraavasti:

“Keikoillani teen musiikkia täysin improvisoiden. Pidän esiintymiseni itselleni mielenkiintoisina tätä kautta. Samalla improvisaatio säästää aikaa ja vaivaa keikan valmisteluista. Toisaalta se on henkisesti raskaampaa kuin hyvin valmisteltu keikka. Konserteissani pyrin luomaan jonkun hallitsemattoman elementin, kuten aikoinaan oikosulkusyntetisaattorin, tai nykyään epäsynkassa olevat luupit. Pyrin reagoimaan siihen ja tekemään siitä ja soitostani mahdollisimman ihmeellistä musiikkia. Soittiminani käytän yleensä paria yksinkertaista syntetisaattoria sekä joitakin efektejä. Joskus käytän myös kasettisoittimia ynnä muuta mitä käsiini sattuu.”

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HALF A MAP

Half a Map eli äänisuunnittelija Jukka Vallisto tekee musiikkia, joka on liian hyvää jäädäkseen maan alle. Genrerajoja kumartamatta hän yhdistää eri äänielementtejä, taputuksia, jousia, kitarariffejä, puhepätkiä ja mustaa laulua. Lopputulos ei ole leftfieldiä, downtempoa tai IDM:ää, vaan häntä itseään. Vallisto on asunut Lontoossa ja hänestä on sanottu: “Jukka Vallisto on suomalaisen elektronisen musiikin parhaiten varjeltuja salaisuuksia”.

Elias Pöyliö: Resting Place

Elias Pöyliö

Resting Place

17.3. – 30.3.2017
Mon-Fri 14.00-18:00 PM
Sat-Sun 14.00-17:00 PM

Elias Pöyliö’s Opening Concert on Thursday, 16.3.2017, 19:00 PM.

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Resting Place is an installation of abandoned consumer electronics and appliances salvaged from trash and flea markets. It gives them a voice that is something completely different from their intended purpose. They hiss, clatter and radiate.

Material for the installation comes from “byproducts” that the devices produce while functioning. Physical movement of desk fans, static noise from an obsolete television and electromagnetic vibration created by power supplies are all blended and smudged through different effects. All the parts combined they form a physical object, that plays it’s own music.

When a device becomes useless through breaking down or releasing of a new model they get usually sent out of sight, to another dimension. This dimension resides often in West-Africa, India or China. Consumer doesn’t accept that there are things that do not serve any purpose in the cycle of functioning. In the exhibition this waste stands not as a form of art made from recycled materials, but as it is – as matter.

Elias Pöyliö performs experimental music under pseudonym Fell Hand. His soundscape bears signs from noise, industrial and techno. His installation is his first public exhibition in a gallery surrounding.

LIVE: Nikolas List (USA) / Esa Ruoho / Jukka-Pekka Kervinen

LIVE: Nikolas List (USA) / Esa Ruoho / Jukka-Pekka Kervinen

Friday 17.3.2017
Doors: 19:00 PM
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

Akusmata Sound Gallery
Tukholmankatu 7, Helsinki

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Nikolas List (USA)

Nikolas List is an American/Mexican music producer and filmmaker currently based in Brussels. His approach to making music draws on his cinematographic background and his conviction that there is beauty and music in every sound.
His live performances are designed to be unique, immersive experiences where the listener is free to either dance, meditate or just bask in exciting and enticing soundscapes.

http://www.nikolaslist.com/

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Jukka-Pekka Kervinen

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is a Finnish composer, writer and visual artist. His works are mainly experimental, computer- oriented including algorithmic composing methods. Compositions consists of chamber music, solo works, microtonal and post-minimal music. He has experimented also combining various genres and styles like techno, IDM, breaks and glitch with computer assisted composing systems.

https://jukkapekkakervinen.bandcamp.com/

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Esa Ruoho

When your dad is a maverick that builds his own antennas to listen-in on distant and obscure radio-stations worldwide and eventually solders together a computer from a DIY kit, hooking up a mono speaker to hear the cassette tape loading programs – and your earliest memories are these sounds of raw data being fed into the machine, the resulting computer beeps and boops and a visual of an asterisk shooting minuses at numbers, you’ll either get yourself committed at an early age or wind up twiddling that dial on the radio in your room.
If you then accidentally hear your first episode of the legendary ambient radioshow Avaruusromua, you’re pretty much done for. Suddenly you do a timewarp from listening to computer music to recording found sound, hums, hisses and blissing out on being sent a soundbite of ice creaking.
Induction microphones, hydrophones, electromagnetic listening devices? Hook those up to free energy apparatuses and alternative healing devices.
Lets push everything as far as it can go and create wall-to-wall noise to drown out the mental debris and the misfiring synapses of your poor ol’ head.

www.lackluster.org/

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akusmata.com

Kolmiotaajuus

Kolmiotaajuus

6.2.-17.2.2017
Mon-Fri 14.00-18:00 PM

Exhibition opening and Live Performance on Friday, 3.2.2017, 18:00 PM.

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Kolmiotaajuus – “Triangle Frequency” – is a sound installation that consists of three looping “endless tapes” of varying lengths and a projected video loop. The installation examines both how improvised music recorded by three musicians in separate sessions combines to create a greater whole when played together as well as how endlessly looping music recorded onto a cassette tape can work as a living, changing music experience due to its physical format.

The sonic element of the installation comprises one five-minute tape, one ten-minute tape and one twelve-minute tape, which means the sound will loop every 60 minutes. However, small irregularities in tape lengths, the length of the video loop and the degradation of the tapes due to continued play ensure that even though the components of the installation have been recorded in advance, it will never repeat itself in the exact same way and will in fact change slightly during the exhibition period. The tapes will also be played from different starting points on every day of the exhibition.

Kolmiotaajuus, founded in 2014, is a three-member band that plays improvised electronic ambient music. The three members Jukka Eerikäinen, Valtteri Hyvärinen and Arttu Ronkainen come from different musical backgrounds and have various bands, projects and interests. Kolmiotaajuus has performed live actively since 2015 in and outside Finland and released its first LP, compiled from live recordings from the year 2015, in early 2016.

LIVE: Tatsuru Arai (JPN) & David Petráš (SVK)

Tatsuru Arai (JPN) & David Petráš (SVK)

Fri 20.1.2017
Doors: 19.00
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

The concert is part of the Experi-MENTAL Festival.

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David Petráš: Live Performance

David Petráš (b. 1994) is a Slovakian guitarist who writes electroacoustic music and presents it in diverse formats: from analog reel-to-reel machine, in public listening sessions and as sound installations. Most of the time he is touring as a solo and carrying the entire backline with him – vintage tape machine, amplifier, guitar and lot of instruments. His works can be specified as an experimental music with a various atmospheres and loops.
In 2015 he began to develop an approach focused on principles of analyzing the structures of his pre-existing musical works and transposing them into scores for electro-acoustic taped music. This process has led to the creation of various soundscapes and compositions, which can be heard in his live set.
https://davidpetras.bandcamp.com/

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Tatsuru Arai: Arkhitek-ton Hyper Serial music

Tatsuru Arai (1981, Japan) is a Berlin based, Japanese composer who has studied composition under Akira Nishimura, Toshio Hosokawa and Sunao Isaji at Tokyo college of Music. He has also completed MA-studies in composition, computer-programming and multimedia-art with Wolfgang Heiniger at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. Tatsuru’s works have been performed all around the globe.
His main artistic theme is to integrate classical compositions with new technology, something he calls “TRANS-AGES MUSIC”. He also aspires to present the human perception of sound, a physical phenomenon that influences human beings. Tatsuru Arai calls this perception “geometric structure” and it is a fundamental pillar that allows the listeners to understand the true nature of the universe and experience it through sound.
http://www.tatsuruarai.com

Akusmata Sound Festival | 11. – 15.10.2016

(eng)

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.


(fin)

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.


 

PROGRAM

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

12. – 13.10. Klo 14:00 -18:00 / Akusmata
SOUND INSTALLATION
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
LIVE
Jukka Hautamäki
Petri Kuljuntausta
[ówt krì]

15.10. klo 16:00 – 18:00 / Tukholma Park
LIVE
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
LIVE
Kryptogen Rundfunk
Neznamo
Uhushuhu

 


Akusmata

Tukholmankatu 7 K
00270 Helsinki

galleria.akusmata (at) gmail.com
akusmata.com

map here.

 

LIVE: Dogon (VE/USA), Tuomo Väänänen

Akusmata, Helsingin Sähkö ry ja Aural Ataraxia ylpeänä esittävät:

Dogon (Venezuela/USA)
Tuomo Väänänen

Sound Art Gallery Akusmata
Saturday 13.8.2016
Doors at 7 PM, music at 8 PM
Free admission, donations to the musicians most welcome!

Jo vuonna 1988 perustetun, mutta äärimmäisen pitkin aikavälein operoivan ambient-pop -duo Dogonin musiikki on ainutlaatuisen eteerinen kokemus. Ambientin kokeelliset ja kuulaat äänimaisemat yhdistyvät etnorytmeillä ryyditettyihin, tähtipölyä huokuviin pop-sävellyksiin ja utuisiin lauluihin. Yhtyeen esitykseen kuuluvat myös kiinteästi huikaisevat visuaalit.

Dogon julkaisi viime vuonna uusimman, ylistystä keränneen albuminsa All My Relations (At Peace) ja keikkailee parhaillaan sen tiimoilta Yhdysvalloissa sekä Euroopassa. Akusmatan keikka on harvinaislaatuinen mahdollisuus nähdä tämä salaperäinen ja legendaarinen yhtye ensimmäistä kertaa Suomessa.

Illan aloittaa kotimainen, mm. Kontula Electronic -festivaaleilla vakuuttanut ambient-taiteilija Tuomo Väänänen. Väänäsen kokeelliset ääniveistokset rätisevät, kilisevät, pihisevät, kohisevat, vyöryvät ja valuvat unenkaltaisella logiikalla ympäristöstä toiseen.

Akusmatan ovet aukeavat klo 19, soitto alkaa n. klo 20. Sisäänpääsy on maksuton, mutta artisteille jaettava kolehti kiertää. Sisään mahtuu rajattu määrä ihmisiä, joten paikalla kannattaa ehdottomasti olla ajoissa!

In English:
Akusmata Sound Gallery, Helsingin Sähkö and Aural Ataraxia proudly presents:

Dogon (Venezuela/USA)
This legendary but elusive ambient-pop duo has been making music since 1988 and will now be performing in Finland for the very first time. The duo’s music is a breathtaking combination of experimental and ambient landscapes and pop compositions injected with ethnic rhythms and airy vocals.

The Finnish ambient artist Tuomo Väänänen will open the evening with his mysterious brand of ambient full of hissing, buzzing and droning noises that completely envelop the listener in their dreamlike web.

Minimalism Unbounded! The 5th International Conference on Minimalist Music

Akusmata Sound Art Gallery is collaborating with the Minimalism Unbounded! conference and curates content for the Music & Installation Program.

 
 

Minimalism Unbounded! The Fifth International Conference on Minimalist Music

At this conference we will encourage new debates about the sounds and cultural meanings of minimalist music.

Usually associated with the North American style propagated since the 1960s by composers like Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley and La Monte Young, the influence of minimalism on musical life and cross-arts practices extends beyond these now canonical figures and arguably also predates them. This conference will continue to direct focused attention towards the core repertory, but will also encourage work which challenges our assumptions about the boundaries of the style and its significance.

Minimalism Unbounded! will focus above all on the relevance of the minimalist style in the 21st century. The influence of minimalism is especially evident in music performed in multimodal and cross-artistic settings, including film, musical theatre, sound, installation and performance art. It has disseminated and transformed beyond its reductive origins in the musical avant-garde and is today heard in diverse settings, some of them recognisably postminimalist, informed by environmental concerns, inspired by spiritual or mystical ideas, and permeating popular styles and forms including film scores, ambient and drone music, glitch and IDM.

We welcome musicologists and composers, cultural theorists and philosophers, inter-arts researchers and music theorists with a view to stimulating lively debate about the past and current state of the art in minimalist music and cognate artistic practices.

Minimalism Unbounded! will be a dynamic academic and cultural event staged in two cities, Turku and Helsinki. It will include performances of recent and older music, workshops for composers, public talks and debates, and high-level academic presentations and discussions.

Music & Installation Program

Wed 23.9
8:00 pm CYCLES
Sirkkala (lobby between Artium & Minerva buildings), University of Turku
Performers: E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr, Slow Floe, Atte Häkkinen
Terry Riley: Keyboard Studies II (arrangement for two synthesizers), performed by E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr
E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr: Sequencer variations (from Keyboard Studies II)
John Richardson: The Fold (song cycle in five parts), performed by Slow Floe
Atte Häkkinen: Loop impro (solo)

Thu 24.9
9:00 pm EGGS AND BASKETS
Sibelius Museum, Turku
Performers: Veli Kujala accordion, Tom Johnson narrator, and students of TUAS Arts Academy, coached by Mikko Luoma: Orestis Willemen, guitar, Freya Annina Frinschknecht, flute, Vadim Grumeza, violin, Anna-Maria Huohvanainen, violin.Erkki Salmenhaara: Sonatine for Flute and Guitar (10′, 1981)
Morton Feldman: Trio for Flutes (4’,30”, 1972)
Erkki Salmenhhara: Sonatine for Two Violins (12’, 1972)
Kyle Gann: Reticent Behemoth for quarter-tone accordion (6′, 2015, world premiere)
Tom Johnson: Eggs And Baskets for narrator, guitar and violin (12′, 1987)
Philip Glass: Head-on for piano trio (4′, 1967)

Fri 25 Sep
8:30 pm ÄÄNIVÄKEÄ – SOUND PEOPLE
Wegelius hall, Sibelius Academy, Töölönkatu 28, Helsinki
Performers: Eija Kankaanranta, Juulia Pölönen, Emma Kuntsi, Sarah Palu, kantele, Petri Kuljuntausta & Äänikuoro (sound choir), Assi Karttunen harpsichord, Antti Tolvi, pianoAntti Tolvi: Ääniväki (Sound Elves) (25’, 2012)
Hannu Saha: Arndt for 5-string kanteles (5′, 1986), performed by Eija Kankaanranta, Emma Kuntsi & Sarah Palu
Pekka Jalkanen: Toccata for kantele (8′, 1992), performed by Juulia Pölönen
John Bull, In nomine for harpsichord (4′, 16th Century), performed by Assi Karttunen
Katri Nironen: Agadir (extract) (6′, 1965),
Charlie Morrow: Counting to 9 – Toadfish Language (1973), performed by Petri Kuljuntausta & Äänikuoro
John Adams, China Gates (5′, 1977), arr. for kantele and harpsichord
Matthew Whittall: Wine-dark Sea for kantele and harpsichord (15’, 2008) performed by Eija Kankaanranta & Assi Karttunen
Tom Johnson: Counting To Seven (6′, 2012), performed by Petri Kuljuntausta & Äänikuoro

Sat 26.9. 
3:30-5:00 pm
Helsinki Music Centre, main entrance
Meri Kytö: Soundwalk (soundscape listening tour)
6:00-6:40 pm
Akusmata Sound Art Gallery (Tukholmankatu 7K, Helsinki)
Marko Timlin: Musta monoliitti (Black monolite) (30-40′, 2015), solo for äänilevykone.
7:30 pm FOCUS KYLE GANN
Black Box, Helsinki Music Centre
Performers: Emil Holmström, keyboard, Veli Kujala, quarter-tone accordion, Eija Kankaanranta, electric kantele, Antti Ohenoja, Jussi Markkanen, Petteri Kippo, Aleksi Haapaniemi, percussion, Jon-Patrik Kuhlefelt, sound7:30 pm
Kyle Gann interviewed by Matthew Whittall
8 pm
Kyle Gann: Unquiet Night (Mechanical Piano Study No. 10) (16’, 2004)
Tom Johnson: Tango, arrangement for 5-string kantele and accordion (4’, 1984)
Kyle Gann: Reticent Behemoth for quarter-tone accordion (6′, 2015)
Kyle Gann: The Unnameable for keyboard sampler and soundfile (12’, 2012)
Juhani Nuorvala: Concertino for electric kantele and soundtrack (7′, 2000/2014)
Kyle Gann: Snake Dance No. 2 for percussion quartet (12’, 1995)

Wed 23 – Sun 27

SOUND INSTALLATIONS

Juha van Ingen & Janne Särkelä ‘ASLAP. A 1000 year long animated GIF loop’ (Hommagé to John Cage) (2015). Fish Gallery (Alppikatu 17 lh2, Helsinki) Installation open only on Sat 26th, 2-7 pm.

Marko Timlin
‘Bits and Bytes’ (2015). Akusmata Sound Art Gallery (Tukholmankatu 7K, Helsinki)​
Installation open 2-6 pm daily

Petri Kuljuntausta
‘Transporter’ (2015), Sirkkala, University of Turku
Installation open Wed-Fri 8 am-8 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-4 pm