Category: Audiovisual


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