Category: Live


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.

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

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.