Category: Live


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

NOTE: On Tuesday 28th, the gallery is open 14:30 – 18:30.

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

Hannu Ikola: Dial

Hannu Ikola

Dial

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.

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: Tanja Tiekso

Tanja Tiekso

Wed 25.1.2017
10.00-12:00 AM

All Welcome!

The morning performance is part of the Aalto university’s Gender Issues in Sound Studies course led by PhD Taina Riikonen.

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Tanja Tiekso: Live Performance, Demonstration, Lecture

Tanja Tiekso (b. 1977) is a Helsinki-based art scholar, journalist, musician and critic.
In her publications, she has focused on avant-garde, sound and environmental art, and experimental, electronic and contemporary classical music. Tiekso has been worked as an editor of Musiikin suunta magazine and her texts have been published in several cultural magazines, and specialist forums.

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

LIVE: Andrea Camporotondo (ITA) / Vongoiva / JanneKalewi

Andrea Camporotondo (ITA) / Vongoiva / JanneKalewi

Sat 10.12.2016
Doors: 19.00
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

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Andrea Camporotondo

Born Roma 15/08/71. Lived in Australia Melbourne from 1994 to 2006, living in Helsinki Finland since June 2006. Member of Australian Psy/Experimental/ Prog/Ambient band Lung UPC, ex-member of Italian Grunge/Metal bands DTM and Mud, as lead guitarist. Since technology has entered in to my life I have recorded few solo albums. I started last year when I reluctantly decided to plug my beautiful guitar into the computer. So far I’ve made a few albums, Voices, The Red Prince, Running Out Of It, Rusty The Rat, The Enigmatik, Attention to Coordination, The Search, Northern Chills, The Holiday, The Giant, Singles, The Notepad. More to come soon.

Andrea Camporotondo on Roomassa 1971 syntynyt kitaristi. Hän on muuttanut vuonna 1994 Australian Melbourneen ja helsinkiläistynyt vuonna 2006.
Camporotondo on soittanut kokeellisessa rock-yhtyeessä Lung UPS:ssä Australiassa sekä soolokitaristina italialaisissa metalliyhtyeissä DTM ja Mud.

Tänä päivänä Andrea Camporotondon musiikissa yhdistyy ambient-musiikki ja kitaratekstuurit ja mukana on vielä häivähdys post rock -estetiikkaa ja psykedelia-vaikutteita. Hän on julkaissut useita sooloalbumeita omalla nimellään.

https://soundcloud.com/andreacamporotondo

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JanneKalewi

“- Sound engineer/programmer/sound producer/musician from Finland.
Always interested in new projects and sound development.
I love Music”

Vuonna 1978 syntynyt Janne Kalewi Uusiniemi luo ääniä jotka kainostelevat kliinisyyttä. Elektroninen ambienssi on luotu moninaisilla laitteilla ja toteutettu maanläheisellä otteella.

https://soundcloud.com/jannekalewi

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Vongoiva

Vongoiva uses digitally processed organic sounds and field recordings.
Low frequency drones with subtle tones of nature and urban environment.
Experimental, organic ambient.

Vongoivan esityksissä yhdistyvät Pohjolan luonnossa tehdyt kenttä-äänitykset ja elektroninen musiikki. Pieniä nyansseja sekä jyrääviä droneja.

https://soundcloud.com/vongoiva
https://www.facebook.com/vongoivamusic/

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

(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: Id M Theft Able (USA) & Arttu Partinen

Mental Alaska & Akusmata Proudly Presents:

ID M THEFT ABLE (USA)
ARTTU PARTINEN

Mon, October 3, 2016
Klo 19:00 – 21:00

Voluntary admission fee 5 euros to cover the costs.

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ID M THEFT ABLE

ID M THEFT ABLE (i’d m thfft able/i dmth efta ble) is an improvising vocalist and found objectist from Portland, Maine, USA. He has played in many galleries, reputable festivals, disreputable festivals, basements, bedrooms, mansions, art galleries, record stores, all over the eastern half of North America and western Europe. i’d vocalizes while accompanying himself on assemblages of found objects and electronics.

History: http://kraag.org/id/shows.htm
General: http://kraag.org
Blog: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/brain-melters-id-m-theftable
Audio samples: http://kraag.org/id/ears.htm

“Id M Theftable is perhaps the most insubordinate and virtuosic sound artist I’ve seen with my two eyes. Sure, dude can manipulate a bunch of knobs. But all he needs is his mouth and hands to produce a mind-blowingly far out noise set. The collage is so frantically paced, detailed and wide-ranging that there’s no doubt there’s a real master is behind the wheel—even if he’s steering the car off a cliff. – Nat Roe / Noisey

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ARTTU PARTINEN

ARTTU PARTINEN has been making music around 15 years now. Some of his projects (most visible being the long-lived band Avarus) were central in the international breakthrough of the “New Weird Finland”-genre around 2005-2006. Solo, he has been known as Amon Düde, but in recent times also under his own name.

In his performances, he combines noise dynamics with slapstick moves. He often seems to struggle with his gear, surprising himself as well as the audience. As sound sources he uses found tapes, his own recordings, world music cassettes, nature sounds, human voice, processed live percussion etc.
https://soundcloud.com/arttu-partinen