Category: Live


LIVE: Sonja Horlacher (GER) & JP Kervinen

Sonja Horlacher (GER) & JP Kervinen

Wednesday 12.7.2017
19.00 – 22:00 PM

Voluntary 5 euro entry fee
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Sonja Horlacher, flutes
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, computer

Music for flute and/or computer, glitch, drones and minimal(ist) compositions and improvisations, human/computer interactions and transformations.

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Sonja Horlacher
Sonja Horlacher born 1984 in Eutin, northern Germany, studied flute with Angela Firkins in Lübeck and a specialized master in contemporary music with Mike Svoboda in Basel. Sonja is interested in various kinds of music and performs a wide range of styles: ancient music, classical, contemporary, free improvisation and rock. A special dedication of hers is the microtonal repertoire, which she keeps exploring on her instrument.
She has collaborated with composers such as G.F. Haas, Bernhard Lang, Manfred Stahnke, Anne La Berge and played at international festivals, among them the Lucerne Festival, Festival Rümlingen, Musikfest Bremen, Chiffren-Kieler Tage für Neue Musik, Off-Festival Donaueschingen and November Music (NL).

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (b. 1961) is a Finnish composer, writer and visual artist. He is mainly focused on computer-generated /-assisted compositions, improvisations and various techno/ electronic/glitch productions and live performances.
Listen: Soundcloud

LIVE: Pas Musique (USA), Obsidian Sustain

Pas Musique (USA)
Obsidian Sustain

 Sunday 9.7.2017
Opening time: 18:00 PM

Voluntary 5 euro entry fee.

Live Stream here.


 

Pas Musique

Pas Musique (USA) is a group which creates musical output through the form of abstract sound. The term ‘Pas Musique’ translates to ‘not music’ in french, metaphorically negating everything that is established in music and starts from a clean perspective. The viewpoint fuels our creativity to create our own world of beauty. The aesthetic underpinnings are defined by the notion that music can be whatever the ear perceives. It’s a conception fueled by the love of life and art. It’s a desire for honest artistic self-expression.Pas Musique started in 1995 out of Brooklyn, NY, USA, driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video. Since then Pas Musique has evolved into a collective with many different instrumentations and lineups. Permanent members include Jon “Vomit” Worthley, Michael Durek, and Robert Pepper. An additional past member was Amber Brien until 2015. Guests and occasional collaborators include, Brett Zweiman, David Tamura, Cathy Heyden, Jim Tuite, Brandstifter, Robin Storey, Philippe Petit, ZEV!, HATI, Steve Beresford, Will Seesar, Matt Chilton, Anthony Donovan, Chester Hawkins, and many others. Pas Musique have numerous releases and collaborations. Pas Musique have performed in 17 countries and all throughout the United States. Sound and video installations have also included Chile and the United States. Pas Musique also curates events in New York such as Experi-MENTAL nights, Ambient-Chaos nights and the Experi-MENTAL Festival once a year.http://www.pasmusique.net


Obsidian Sustain

Obsidian Sustain merge visuals and brooding soundscapes to mold a corrupt version of reality. The music evolves throughout the show and sets roots in subliminal images.Obsidian Sustain consists of sound artist Kenneth Kovasin ([ówt krì]) and visual artist Jan Forsman (Jan Forsman contemporary).

LIVE: S.Castrillon, P.Pignon & J.Kääriäinen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Tuomas Timonen/Textormance

Paul Pignon, Sergio Castrillon & Jukka Kääriäinen
Petri Kuljuntausta
Tuomas Timonen / Textormance

Tuesday 27.6.2017
19:00-21:00 PM

Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

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Paul Pignon, sax, electronics
Jukka Kääriäinen, guitar
Sergio Castrillón, cello

Petri Kuljuntausta, guitar, electronics

Tuomas Timonen, typewriter, fuzz pedals



Paul Pignon (UK/SWE)

Internationally (slightly) renowned composer of electronic and instrumental works, real-time composer/performer on various winds, voice, computer. Exploration in music/sound art for over 50 years. Chairman of SEAMS, board-member of Fylkingen, initiator of The Pignon Agenda. Google search “paul pignon” AND music OR musika OR musik OR Музыка  for more, or don’t

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Sergio Castrillón (COL)

Improvisation has been a constant practice along my whole life and musicianship. However, my professional work as improviser started in 2008 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) while studied a master degree in Music creation, new technologies and traditional arts and a major in Contemporary Music composition at the UNTREF and CEAMC respectively. There, I collaborated with electronic, experimental and free jazz musicians as well as contemporary dancers and theatre directors among others. Since 2012 I have got into the Improvisation scene in Helsinki (Finland) where I try to be very active participating in several projects and collaborating with multidisciplinary artists such as dancers, performers, actors and poets. Furthermore, since 2013 I have been also developing my work as improviser in Scandinavia, UK, central and southern Europe and other countries in South America. During that period I have been collaborating with underground as well as well know improvisers from all over the world.

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Jukka Kääriäinen

Jukka Kääriäinen is a finnish musician concentrated to experimental and free improvised music. Jukka’s instruments vary between plain acoustic and prepared guitar to back bag of pedals, live-electronics and bowed electric guitar. Jukka has toured many European countries such as Italy, Hungary, France, Germany, Russia and Estonia.  Alongside solo concerts Jukka has been collaborating with musicians like Teppo Hauta-Aho, Jone Takamäki, Roomet Jakapi, Pauli Lyytinen, Emilio Gordoa and Paul Pignon

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Petri Kuljuntausta

Petri Kuljuntausta is a composer, improviser, musician, and sonic artist. He has performed music for an underwater audience, improvised with the birds, and made music out of whale calls and the sounds of the northern lights. As an artist he often works with environmental sounds, live-electronics, and installation art.
Kuljuntausta has performed or collaborated with Morton Subotnick, Atau Tanaka, Richard Lerman, David Rothenberg, and Sami van Ingen, among others. He has made over 100 recordings for various record labels in Australia, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Sweden, UK and the USA. Star’s End and Inner Space radio shows selected Kuljuntausta’s ”Momentum” as one of the most significant CD releases of the year.
Kuljuntausta has published three books on Sound Art and Electronic Music. In 2005 he won an award, The Finnish State Prize for Art, from the Finnish government as a distinguished national artist.

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Tuomas Timonen / Textormance

Tuomas Timonen (not to be confused with his namesake free jazz drummer) is a free jazz drummer named Tuomas Timonen. But even more, he is a poet and a type writer experimentalist, who strives to make his poems sound, if not good, at least better, than in paper. Thus the name TEXTORMANCE. Other things involved: bands such as LÄSKI and Arkaainen Verenhimo and a poet collective black mödernism.

Ore.e Refineries: Sound of Work

Ore.e Refineries

Sound of Work

12.6. – 22.6.2017
Mon-Fri 14.00-18:00 PM

Opening on Friday, 9.6.2017, 18:00 PM.

Opening Concert on Friday, 9.6.2017, 19:00 PM.

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“Ore.e Refineries: Sound of Work” -working group (blacksmith Jesse Sipola & artist Eero Yli-Vakkuri) and sound designer Kristian Ekholm present a sonic metalwork demonstration at Akusmata Sound Art gallery. The group explores soundscapes which blacksmiths produce through their labor. The group uses pneumatic tools and steel as their instruments. The gig opens a two week long exhibition, which presents artworks inspired by the “Sound of Work: Blacksmith ed. 1” archaeoacoustic sound library. The library consists of tool and machine themed samples recorded at Sipola’s forge close to Turku, Finland.

Ore.e Refineries: Sound of Work -työryhmä (seppä Jesse Sipola & taiteilija Eero Yli-Vakkuri) sekä äänisuunnittelija Kristian Ekholm tarjoilevat Akusmata äänitaidegalleriassa kova-äänisen työnäytteen. Työn ääniä -näyttelyn avaava esitys hyödyntää sepäntyössä käytettäviä työkaluja sekä teräksen ja metallin sointia. Keikan aikana kuullaan kuinka paineilmalaitteet, kaasupillit ja rauta taipuvat soittimiksi. Tapahtuma juhlistaa yli 140 työkalun ja metallin käsittelyn kartoittavan ääniarkiston “Sound of Work: Blacksmith” julkaisua. Äänitteitä on kuultavissa myös näyttelyssä.

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Työn ääniä -näyttely pohjautuu seppä Jesse Sipolan pajalla tallennettuihin työkalu- ja metallintyöstöäänitteisiin. Pajalla kerättiin kaikkiaan 142 eri ääninäytettä, joista valtaosa on erilaisten paineilmatyökalujen tuottamia. Kokoelmaan sisältyy muiden muassa parikymmentä eri Atlas Copco koneen synnyttämää ääntä. Äänitteet on koottu laajamittaiseksi “Sound of Work: Blacksmith ed. 1” kokoelmaksi, joka on julkaistu verkossa vapaan käytön sallivalla lisenssillä. Julkaisu on suunnattu äänisuunnittelijoiden ja muusikoiden käyttöön. Sen avulla tietokonetyöläiset voivat liittyä käsityöläisten äänimaisemaan.

Näyttelyssä on kuultavissa kokoelman inspiroimia teoksia ja muuta työn äänellisyyttä pohtivaa taidetta. Näyttelyn on koonnut Ore.e Refineries: Sound of Work -työryhmä (seppä Jesse Sipola & taiteilija Eero Yli-Vakkuri) sekä äänisuunnittelija Kristian Ekholm. Käsityöläiskulttuurin edistämisorganisaatio Ore.e Refineries muistetaan NO-CHAIR-DESIGN kampanjasta, jonka haastoi muotoilijoita jättämään tuolit suunnittelematta. Viime vuodet työryhmä on toiminut Hevoslinja projektin parissa, pyrkien mahdollistamaan taajama-alueella toteutuvaa hevosliikennöintiä.

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The exhibition contains also following three works:

Lauri Wuolio / Kumea Sound

Kumea WOOD (2013)
USB stick with Music (KUMEA001 Kumea Sound)

Topi Äikäs

4’33” on Concrete. Hommage à John Cage (2013)
Cast Concrete (Audible with a turntable)

Record Singers

LP Cover (1972)
Printed LP-Cover without a Record
Production: Riepukulkusäätiö / Record Singers (Mirja Airas, Pekka Nevalainen, Outi Heiskanen & Hannu Väisänen)
Design: Jorma Puranen

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“Sound of Work” exhibition is produced by:

Ore.e Refineries & Storijapan (Jesse Sipola, Eero Yli-Vakkuri & Kristian Ekholm)

http://oree.storijapan.net/praxis/sound-of-work/

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.

LIVE: Not The Music (CA), Johannes Sarjasto, Kenneth Kovasin

Not The Music (CA)
Johannes Sarjasto
Kenneth Kovasin

Saturday 29.4.2017
Doors: 19.00
Voluntary 5 euro entry fee
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Philippe Lauzier & Éric Normand – Not the Music!

With their gentle noise and cracked linearity, the duo of Philippe Lauzier and Éric Normand enact a sound environment that is contemplative yet stands on the edge of the precipice; an environment in which the monsters of rough texture are tamed. Calling forth hidden lyricism from their instruments, Messrs. Lauzier and Normand scrape their fingernails across the proverbial blackboard to exquisite effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdW3NZSq5Nk

Johannes Sarjasto

Artist focusing on sound and performance.

https://soundcloud.com/sarjasto

Kenneth Kovasin

Experimental music, minimalism.
From Helsinki, Finland.

https://cenzu.bandcamp.com/

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

More: Facebook


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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.

Soundcloud


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”.

Jack Balance, Outimaija Hakala, Jenny Mild: WYSIWYG

Jack Balance, Outimaija Hakala, Jenny Mild

WYSIWYG

7.4. – 24.4.2017
Mon-Fri 14.00-18:00 PM

Exhibition opening on Thursday, 6.4.2017, 18:00 PM.

Trivial Zero’s Opening Concert on Thursday, 6.4.2017, 19:00 PM.

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Taiteilijat Balance, Hakala ja Mild työskentelevät purkamalla ja kokoamalla grafiikan ja mediataiteen elementtejä.

Yggdrasil, elämänpuu, luo sähkövirrasta kuultavan ja silmillä havainnoitavan kuvion äänen värähtelystä. Rikkinäinen tarina haastaa katsojan primääriaisteista kuulon ja näön seuraamaan triptyykkinä esitettyä kertomusta.

WYSIWYG on paljaaksi riisuttua sähkövirtaa. What you see is what you get

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Artists Balance, Hakala and Mild are working together by tearing apart and reassembling elements from graphics and media art.

Yggdrasil, the Tree of life, creates a visual pattern from the vibration of sound, which is made by electric current.  A story on the fritz challenges ones primary instincts, to hear and to see a narrative that is presented as a triptych.

WYSIWYG is stripped down electricity. What you see is what you get.