Category: Sound Installation


Ville Aalto: Avian Electronics | Metamorphosis

Ville Aalto

Avian Electronics | Metamorphosis

-sound installation-

March 2-6, 2020, at 14 – 18.


Avian Electronics | Metamorphosis
A sine wave metamorphoses into the song of a willow warbler, the call of a chaffinch is transformed into an electronic warning signal. White noise becomes a quiet breeze, sound generated by a random number generator babbles from a brook, crickets spring from synthesizers.
Nature as a stable, natural category does not exist. We tend to view things that previous generations have created as natural: fields, moors, ditches.
And so our unnatural ways are slowly metamorphosing into nature, traditional landscapes, conservation areas. This is quite natural.

Avian Electronics | Muodonmuutos

Siniaalto muuttaa muotoaan pajulinnun lauluksi, peipon vienosta kutsusta tulee sähköinen varoitusääni. Valkoinen kohina muuntautuu hiljaiseksi kevättuuleksi, purosta kuuluu satunnaisgeneraattorin pulinaa, syntetisaattoreista sikiää sirkkoja.
Luontoa pysyvänä, luonnollisena kategoriana ei ole olemassa. Meillä on tapana pitää luonnollisina asioita, jotka meitä edeltävien sukupolvien tuotantotavat ovat luoneet: niityt, nummet, pientareet.
Niin meidänkin luonnottomuudestamme on tulossa luonto, perinnemaisema, suojelukohde. Se on hyvin luonnollista.

Avian Electronics on Yle Areena
“Millaisia luontodokumentteja tehdään sitten, kun luontoa ei enää ole?” kysyy arvostelussaan Sampsa Oinaala hesarissa.

Esimakua maaliskuun 2. päivä Akusmatassa avautuvasta Ville Aallon soolonäyttelystä saat juuri YLE Areenassa julkaistusta ääniteoksesta ’Avian Electronics | sähköisiä luontokuvia’, jossa kiihtyvä teknologinen kehitys ja keinotekoisesti tuotetut luontoäänet sekoittuvat.

Kuuntele ääniteos YLE Areenassa: https://areena.yle.fi/1-50409434

Lue koko arvostelu ääniteoksesta Helsingin Sanomissa (huom. maksumuuri): https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000006415402.htm


Ville Aalto is a sound artist from Helsinki. He’s currently working on Avian Electronics, a project in which he uses synthesizers to produce “natural” sounds – especially birdsong – and create varying sound works with them. 2020 will see multiple installation works, an album of electronic music as well as live concerts related to the project.

AKUSMATA POLYPHONIC 2020

AKUSMATA POLYPHONIC 2020

Sound Art and Electronic Music weeks

Venue: Vuotalo Cultural Centre & Akusmata, Helsinki

  1. – 31.1.2020

17 days of adventurous music and sound art for adventurous minds!

AKUSMATA POLYPHONIC is an intensive sound art and electronic music event at Vuotalo Cultural Centre and Akusmata gallery in Helsinki. Invited musicians and sound artists are from Nordic countries, North America and Finland, offering for the audience a wide spectrum of new sonic expression from the fields of experimental electronic music, sound art and ambient. The program includes electronic music, do-it-yourself musical instruments, sound performances, and improvised music. Sound installations are open in the Vuotalo gallery and Akusmata gallery. The producer of the event is Akusmata, the first sound art gallery in Finland. The program and updates will be published at akusmata.com and Akusmata’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Akusmata. The Nordic artists are visiting as a part of the Puls concert program / Nordic Culture Fund.


CONCERT 1

Friday 17.1.2020 at 19:00

Place: Vuosali (Vuotalo), Mosaiikkitori 2, Helsinki

Performers:

Jacob Kirkegaard (DK)

Halldór Úlfarsson (IS) & Max Lilja duo

[ówt krì] & Lauri Peltonen

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CONCERT 2

Saturday 18.1.2020 at 19:00

Place: Vuosali (Vuotalo), Mosaiikkitori 2, Helsinki

Performers:

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard (DK)

Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS)


EXHIBITION 1: ‘Earth.Water.Air.Fire’

Place: Vuotalo Gallery (Vuotalo), Mosaiikkitori 2, Helsinki.

Time: 14. – 25.1.2020 (during Vuotalo’s opening hours)

-Sound works by

Jukka Andersson

Ava Grayson (CAN)

Ana Gutieszca (MEX)

Mikko H. Haapoja

Esa Kotilainen

Petri Kuljuntausta

Heikki Lindgren

The exhibition is co-produced by Frekvenssi association.


EXHIBITION 2: ‘Kinaesthetic Poetry’ (with KuNuKu Choir)

Sound installation by Jaakko Autio

Place: Akusmata gallery, Tukholmankatu 7 K, Helsinki.

Time: 17. – 31.1.2020

Open: Mon to Fri between 14.00-18.00. Weekends 11.00-16.00.
(Closed 25-26.1).

Free entry

Sound installation is part of international Art’s birthday event on Fri 17.1.2020 at 17-20.


Supported by Nordisk Kulturfond / Puls, Kordelin Foundation and Vuotalo Cultural Centre.

Vuotalo exhibition is co-produced by Frekvenssi association.

Curated by Petri Kuljuntausta & Kenneth Kovasin / Akusmata Sound Gallery.


Contact

Akusmata

Tukholmankatu 7 K, 00270 Helsinki

galleria.akusmata@gmail.com

akusmata.com

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Vuotalo Cultural Centre

Mosaiikkitori 2, 00980 Helsinki

http://www.vuotalo.fi/en/about-us


WEB

Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), http://fonik.dk/about.html

Halldór Úlfarsson (IS) & Max Lilja duo, https://www.halldorophone.info/about/, http://maxlilja.com.

[ówt krì] & Lauri Peltonen, http://www.owtkri.org/

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard (DK), http://www.nielslyhne.com/

Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS), http://www.bergrun.com/about

Ava Grayson (CAN), http://www.aigrayson.com/

Ana Gutieszca (MEX), http://www.anagutieszca.com/

Esa Kotilainen, https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esa_Kotilainen

Petri Kuljuntausta, http://kuljuntausta.com

Heikki Lindgren, http://akusmata.com/heikki-lindgren/

Mikko H. Haapoja, http://mikkohaapoja.net/

Jukka Andersson, http://akusmata.com/jukka-andersson/

Jaakko Autio, https://jaakkoautio.wordpress.com/


Jaakko Autio: Kinaesthetic Poetry (with KuNuKu Choir)

JAAKKO AUTIO

KINAESTHETIC POETRY. Homage for Sound Minds
– With KuNuKu Choir

17. – 31.1.2020

Opening times:
1st week: Mon to Thu 14.00-18.00 (closed Fri-Mon 24.-27.1)

2nd week: Tue 14-18, Thu 15:30-18, Fri 14-20 (Mon & Wed closed).
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Ending Performance
JAAKKO AUTIO & KARRI KOKKO:
Asemic notes for Jaakko Autio’s sound installation “Kinaesthetic Poetry”.
31.1.2020 18.30-20:00 pm. Free entry. Welcome!


The inspiration for this work came from contemplating the idea of “art´s origin” or “art´s birthday”. When recording the material for KINAESTHETIC POETRY -installation, eight singers (KuNuKu Choir) surrounded three water pools. By using special sound equipment, the singers voices created geometrical shapes on water surface in real time. A kinaesthetic contemplation took place between the singer and the inner water. While recording, we were specially interested on the “birth” moment of geometrical shapes, and on the minimal effort needed to sustain the moving forms in water.

The sound of KP is based on 17 minute long loop. Musical arrangement was created by KuNuKu -choir via improvisation methods. The choir leader Jussi Mattila helped the choir to find the inner alignment with the water, but the audible musical arrangement comes from the group dynamics. On the final installation presented at Akusmata Gallery (17.1-30.1.2020), the singers are replaced by eight 8” full range speakers, placed on 1:1 relation how the recording took place. The guest can investigate the conscious movements of human perception, and alignment with non-human element such as water.


Artistic Crew:
Sound artist: Jaakko Autio
Choir Leader: Jussi Mattila
KuNuKu singers: Tatu Huotarinen, Antti Rissanen, Ossi Putkonen, Kaisa Karhunen, Emma Jämsen, Ella Vähäpassi, Reetta Karhunen & Juulia Karppi
Akusmata organizer: Petri Kuljuntausta

Web: https://jaakkoautio.wordpress.com/

KINAESTHETIC POETRY is part of Art’s birthday event on 17.1.2020 and Akusmata’s Polyphonic sound art festival.


Ann Rosén and the Barrier Orchestra: DRAWING MUSIC

Ann Rosén and the Barrier Orchestra

DRAWING MUSIC

Concert-installation and concerts
November 14-16, 2019

Thursday 14:
Opening at 17-20, installation with short performances.

Friday 15:
Installation open at 17-19:00. Concert I (with the whole group) at 19:00.

Saturday 16:
Installation open at 15:00-16:00. Concert II (with the whole group) at 16:00.



The Drawing Music installation is a process that will take place under three days at Akusmata Gallery and at the end of second and third day there will be a concert.

With pen and paper Ann Rosén creates a very personal electro-acoustic music and when she plays together with musicians from the Barrier Orchestra exciting, explorative and musical soundscapes emerges.

Drawing Music is a development of the Graphite Barrier instrument and musical performance project. The instrument consists of graphite pens, paper, arduino card, and a software synth. Various points on the paper are connected to the synth. By drawing different coupling paths between these points and varying the thickness of the paths you control the synth. Further control is achieved by using the patchbay where you can directly patch different parts of the drawing to the synth. The drawings also serve as a score that the musicians relate to.

The music and the environment relate to each other through the meeting with the audience in the same way as the musicians relate to the drawings and vice versa.

On this occasion the Barrier Orchestra consists of Petri Kuljuntausta electric guitar (FI), Mikko Raasakka clarinet (FI), Sten-Olof Hellström electronics (SWE) and Ann Rosén live electronics and live score.

Drawing Music project and the Barrier Orchestra are different modules in the umbrella project the Great Barrier Orchestra, a trans-disciplinary project in sound art, art music, and performance.

With support by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

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http://annrosen.se/
http://kuljuntausta.com/
http://www.raasakka.net/
http://www.stenolofhellstrom.se/
http://storabarriarorkestern.se/


 

EEGsynth & Body Music demonstration by Oneplusoneisthree +guests

EEGsynth & Body Music demonstration
by Oneplusoneisthree (1+1=3) and guests

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Sat 28.9.2019 at 20:00 – 22:00


Oneplusoneisthree (1+1=3) is an artistic platform / community / ecosystem for research and performance. The collective includes musicians, neuroscientists and visual artists. We stage performances where we use real time EEG signals. We use the signals to control sounds, lights and images. Since 2014 we have performed in Sweden, Greece, France, Brazil, the UK and the US. To find out more, you find the 1+1=3 / EEGsynth CV here: http://www.visionforum.eu/113-cv/

What is the EEGsynth?
The EEGsynth is both a device and a collaborative interdisciplinary research project. As a device, it interfaces with the brain and body for artistic and scientific exploration, research and expression, allowing anyone to use their own brain and body activity to flexibly and powerfully control performative equipment in real-time. In short, it transforms electrophysiological signals (EEG, EMG and ECG) into analogue and digital control signals by means of sophisticated neuroscience signal analysis and custom-made hardware. As a project, it brings together musicians, artists, neuroscientists and developers to work together on technology for specific artistic performances.

Why the EEGsynth?
Progress in understanding the human brain is increasingly determining how we perceive ourselves and others. At the same time, new technologies are expanding the possible interactions between technology and the human brain. Brain-computer interfaces have recently become affordable for a wider public, allowing new artistic research into the human condition and new ways of artistic expression. However, to be able to exploit their full potential and to ensure the development of a lasting involvement of the art world in this contemporary dialogue, artists and neuroscientists have to co-create.

The current core group of the project is: Jean-Louis Huhta, Per Huttner, Robert Oostenveld, Samon Takahashi and Stephen Whitmarsh. Collaborative Partners include Selen Atasaoy, Carima Neusser, Marcos Lutyens and Hernan Anllo.

1+1=3 is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, the Swedish Arts Grants Committe and Kulturbryggan; the EEGsynth is supported by Innovativ kultur, Stockholm County Council, the City of Stockholm and the Swedish Arts Council.

The 1+1=3 website
http://www.oneplusoneisthree.org

The EEGsynth website
http://www.eegsynth.org


As an additional performance Petri Kuljuntausta (brain interface) and Eleni Tsitsirikou (arm interface) performed as the soloists of the 1+1=3 group.

Taina Riikonen: The Anatomy of Desire

TAINA RIIKONEN
THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE

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Opening hours:

FRI 20.9 klo 17-20 (opening party)

SUN 22.9 klo 16-18
TUE 24.9 klo 17-19
WED 25.9 klo 17-19
THU 26.9 klo 17-19
FRI 27.9 klo 17-19


”The Anatomy of Desire” is a sound research / installation / work on fetishism. The work consists of a one single extremely stretched recording of latex. The process of stretching the sound has changed the squeaky sound of latex into a smooth hissing, almost like a sound of a distant wind.

Fetishist is a person who enjoys a slow and explorative contact to materials, objects and things. S/he gets excited of touching and palpating the seams and differences of things, on being at the borderlines of diverse entities. For fetishist, the aim is not to achieve a goal as getting into somewhere, as crossing the line, but more as sensing the borderline over and over again. Touching the borderline acts as an extreme stretched instant between the letters in a word ”maybe.” The core of fetishism is the unsolved and unsettled ambivalence of sensing the materials and their invitation to exploration.

The idea of unsolved includes the element of the excitement of the absolute first appearance. In fetishist context, the materials, objects, and things can be approached over and over again in a way that obliges their past, their present, and their future. The things are emerged as instant and naked sings. If this absolute first appearance is stretched, as the sound file could be stretched, e.g. from a second to an hour, the fetishist exposes her/himself to an extreme prolonged anticipation and sensing the material.

I have been doing ten years now sonic material that I call “sound art.” I began by recording urban soundscapes, and since those days, I’ve been moving towards listening and recording more detailed and microscopic sounds. All the time I have been flickering between recording the landscapes and recording the detailed and intimate sounds.

The enigma within intertwined sensing and listening to materials and sounds has always been haunting me. About ten years ago I made recordings in which I touched different materials, such as velvet, silk, plastic, leather and latex. The sense of the materials and the heard sound of them seemed to overlap into each other when listening through microphones and headphones. This perception was crucial for my understanding of the acoustic epistemology, of the multi-material essence of sounds and listening, and also of touch.

In this sound work I have stretched the sound of latex. The act of stretching refers to fetishist desire for awaiting, the endlessly prolonged enjoyment of touching the borderlines instead of achieving something. Also, for a masked / unmasked referring to my upcoming 50 years birthday, I stretched the sound as 50 times slower. So, in the opening of the sound installation on Fri 20th September, there will also be a bit partying in the name of my birthday.


TAINA RIIKONEN is a Helsinki-based sound artist, PhD and adjunct professor of sound studies (in University of Turku). In her sound works she explores urban environments, sexuality, body sounds, machine noises, and silence in different deserted spaces. In her academic research Riikonen investigates acoustic ecological aspects of listening, body sounds through sensory ethnography, embodiment in sound recording, and the aural-tactile epistemologies of environmental sounds. Riikonen has worked in the University of Helsinki and in the University of Arts. Currently she works as a “bold maker”, a post doc researcher funded by Kone Foundation in the University of Tampere. Her research project investigates the diverse registers of silences in Finnish villages.

Helsingin reitit – The Routes of Helsinki 2010-2020

Helsingin reitit – The Routes of Helsinki 2010-2020

Open: 6.-19.9.2019 Tue-Thu & Sat-Sun 14-18 (Mon & Fri closed)
Opening: Thursday, 5.9.2019 at 17.00 – 20.00.

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Opening LIVE EVENT on Thursday, 5.9.2019, at 18.00

illmari (spoken word)

Mikko H. Haapoja (jouhikko, soundscapes)

Elina Aho-Brennan (live painting)


How does the city sound and how does it feel to just listen the city? The Routes of Helsinki leads one to a sonic journey from the rapids of Vanhakaupunki to bright summer nights in downtown and to listen the sounds recorded inside the Hanasaari B coal power plant.

The Routes of Helsinki (Helsingin reitit) is a soundscape project created by media & sound artist Mikko H. Haapoja and it consists of various audio-visual and sound art works. The project has focused on the changing soundscapes of Helsinki since 2010, on boundaries between nature and the city. In addition to the sound art compositions and media art installations, The Routes of Helsinki offers ’Sound Landscapes’ performances with live painting, music and urban poetry.

The Routes of Helsinki 2010-2020 exhibition offers inspiring urban exploring in the form of rare and familiar Helsinki sounds, and its first installation will happen in Sound Art Gallery Akusmata in September 2019.


Mikko H. Haapoja is a versatile media artist & music professional – a producer, composer, musician and sound engineer from Helsinki, Finland. Haapoja works fluently with various music genres from acoustic folk music to contemporary electronic music, from alternative rap to indie pop.

Since 2014, Haapoja’s media & sound art projects The Routes of Helsinki & Oases from HEL have been presented in many galleries in Helsinki and New York, in Helsinki City Museum and in public city space, including metro platforms of Helsinki Central Railway station. Meanwhile, Haapoja has also recorded and mixed various global music albums like Okra Playground’s ‘Turmio’ and Nathan Riki Thomson solo LP.

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: Machine Poetry

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IND)

MACHINE POETRY

August 29 – September 2, 2019.
Exhibition opening: 29.8. at 14-20

Opening times:
29.8. 14 – 20
30.8. 14 – 17
31.8. – closed –
1.9. 14 – 19
2.9. 14 – 18


The currents of ultra-capitalism is manipulating our understanding of the social and environmental realities by proliferating numerous delusions like growth, urban expansion, development, consumption, difference and competition as natural. How can we deconstruct these naturalizations that are imposed on our perception? Can we consider poetry as the tool to subvert the intentionality of the contemporary machine society that is based on control, surveillance, fear psychosis, and driven by AI?
‘Machine Poetry’ is a sound installation that searches for poetic openings in the machine-induced sound-world and advocates for poetic contemplation involving pre-cognitive association, impromptu flashes and explosions of memory, sensitivity and perceptiveness of an altered and subjective reality as the crucial parameters for an augmented intelligence. As many scholars have argued, there is a stronger link between sound perception and the human faculties of imagination and contemplation, making any sonic experience more private, intimate, and subjective than other sense modalities. Using humanly spoken words within a site-responsive and generative sound environment at the methodological core of the work, the argument for a deep necessity of a poetic rupture in contemporary human condition is provided an entry-point, developed, and substantiated in this participatory and discursive installation.


Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IND) is a media artist, composer and researcher, holding a PhD in artistic research and sound studies from ACPA, Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut. Focusing on sound as primary medium, Chattopadhyay produces works for large-scale installation and live performance addressing contemporary issues of climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, migration, race and decolonization. Chattopadhyay’s works are published by Gruenrekorder (Germany) and Touch (UK). He has received numerous fellowships, residencies and international awards, and his works have been widely exhibited, performed or presented across the globe. His writings on various issues of sound studies regularly appear on peer-reviewed journals internationally. Prior to his PhD, Chattopadhyay has graduated from the national film school of India specializing in sound recording, and received a Master of Arts degree in new media/sound art from Aarhus University, Denmark. Website: http://budhaditya.org/


NOTE:
– On Wednesday 28th, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay will give a talk / lecture performance ‘Unperforming Sound: from the Margins of Artistic Research’ at CARPA6 conference in Kiasma museum.
– On Saturday 31st, he will give ‘Hyper-listening: praxis. Workshop on (urban) sound, listening and wellbeing’ in the ‘Music, Sound and Wellbeing. A Transdisciplinary Symposium’ at University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu.

Ääniaalto IV: Sound Art Exhibition

Ääniaalto IV: Sound Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Wed-Sat 13.-16.3.2019

Opening time: 16:00-20:00 daily

LIVE Concert I: Friday 15.3.2019 at 18:00.

LIVE Concert II: Saturday 16.3.2019 at 18:00.

Free entry


ÄÄNIAALTO, the annual festival of audiovisual oddity, exhibits multichannel audio, VR, interactive and bioart sonic installations from Wednesday 13.3 to Saturday 16.3 at Akusmata. The official opening of the exhibition is on Wednesday 13.3 at 17:00.

We are collaborating with Akusmata to display the works of LenaoooYuki, Olga Palomäki, Otso Sorvettula and Lauri Linna. The programme also includes two live performance, Stephen Christopher Stamper on Friday 15.3 and Autotel with his Calculeitors on Saturday 16.3.


LenaoooYuki – Sonic Illustrations

The room is divided into areas, which address different momentums of senses (visual, acoustic, durational, pictorial, spatial, associative, …) in which thoughts about sounds could be crystallized within one’s mind. Different brain areas might be observed in a proprioceptive way. A sense for the notion of a virtual representation of a real object or the perceptive split when encountering a media depicted person in real life might be considered a relatively new perceptive momentum.

Thinking of how to relate to sound / sonic phenomena throughout the ever-changing ecology of perception in analog / digital constellations (after Bergson) is possible.

The VR part is through thin acoustic wires fusing a virtual space and the mostly analog experience corners of the exhibition space to symbolize a mind which might be in a future a fusion of analog and digital experiences and therefore bodily partly detached memories. The virtual reality part is a collaboration with artist / musician Carlos Ortiz (Colombia), graduate from University of Arts, Berlin.

(The installation is through its chemical compounds and emotional experience range supposed to be child friendly.)

Lena Andrea Haberberger, former exchange student at Sound in New Media (Aalto University Helsinki, Department of Arts, Design & Architecture) and graduate in Sound Studies (University of Arts, Berlin), is at the moment engaging philosophically and artistically with synaesthetic or inter-modal phenomena that might depict experiences or phenomena in a figurative and illustrative way.


Olga Palomäki – Water Connection

Water Connection (2019), is a 4-channel sound installation. The work is based on field recordings that were made in the Lofoten Islands, Norway last year. The recordings consist both of man-made and natural sounds, mostly those that are specific to the place. The recorded sounds were deconstructed and modified in the pursuit of creating an otherworldly, dreamlike and hypnotic soundscape out of them. Water Connection combines elements of sound art and experimental music. Minimalist drones, beats and harmonies, the musical elements of this three-dimensional composition, transform into a sonic representation of an imaginary place and vice versa.

Olga Palomäki (*1980) is a visual and sound artist based in Helsinki, Finland. S/he is fascinated by the lost, forgotten and the unseen. Palomäki makes experimental sounds based on field recordings. Olga’s sound works are influenced by dark ambient- and drone music. S/he captures man-made sounds and background noise, using them as instruments by modifying the recordings and shaping them into a new form. Palomäki makes videos that illustrate the sounds: music videos and visuals for performing live.

Palomäki’s works have been on display in several solo and joint exhibitions, radio shows and sound art/experimental music events, film and video festivals and screenings in Finland and other European countries. Palomäki has perfomed live at different venues in Finland and abroad. S/he graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Fine Arts Programme in 2007.


Otso Sorvettula – About Time

Sound has an inevitable relationship with time. Even when recorded and played back, sound is sensed at the present moment, one tiny chunk at a time. Sound exists only when it already ceases to exist. Light seems less tied to the dimension of time. Light can be recorded for years and the recording can be sensed at a glance.
The starting point of the work is the relationship between sound, light and time. Lamp cycles through different stages and light creates a sound that exists only at the moment of hearing. Observer inevitably affects the events by being present.
The work consists of a lamp and an array of light sensors. Sensors transform the emitted light into electrical voltage. The voltage then controls an analog synthesizer that creates the soundscape.

Otso Sorvettula is a media artist, maker and designer from Helsinki working with experimental media, sounds, visuals, DIY instruments and software. He is interested in mistakes, interference, aberrations and surprising harmonies. His works range from interactive installations to educational workshops exploring creative and expressive possibilities of both new and obsolete technologies. Currently Otso is finishing his Master of Arts degree at Media Lab in Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.


Lauri Linna – Plants Pushing Buttons

Plants move very slow and usually we humans don’t see it happen. The installation “Plants Pushing Buttons” offers plants buttons to push. As the plant moves on top of the button a sound is played. It’s unclear can the plant understand the connection between its movement and the change in the soundscape. But what is clear is that when a plant is introduced to a button it likes to press on it. The plants also get bored and don’t push the button if the sound file of the button isn’t changed once in awhile.

Recent research has found that plants react to the sounds of running water and caterpillars munching on leaves. Another research found that plants also emit some kind of vibration that travels in air. Maybe insects and other plants hear it? Maybe it affects us too?

Special thanks to Marloes van Son for electronics coaching.

Lauri Linna is a Helsinki based artist. He works with plants, gardening, moving image, sound and electronics. Since 2014 he has been studying carrot – human relationship in his project PORK KANA CAR ROT. Other fields of interest are plant behavior and intelligence, plant – machine relationship and plant related technology. Linna is a recent Master of Arts from Aalto University’s Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) program.


Stephen Christopher Stamper: Live Concert

Friday 15.3.2019 at 18:00.

For this intimate performance, Stephen will be using the open-source audio and video programming environment Pure Data to generate and process acoustic feedback from an unamplified MacBook Pro.

Stephen Christopher Stamper is a British-born artist and immigrant living and working in Helsinki.

Through sound work, installation and performance, Stephen has explored themes of decay, memory and obsolescence, the body and its relationship to illness, the manipulation and execution of code by machine, and extreme metal music culture.


Autotel & co: Live Concert

Saturday 16.3.2019 at 18:00.

Autotel invites anyone interested in generative and electronic danceable music to jam with him and his Calculeitors. You can jam with Autotel’s Calculeitors or bring your own synth, just don’t forget your cables! This jam will be the closing ceremony of ÄÄNIAALTO sound art exhibition.

Autotel is an art engineer & electronic musician. On his current project, Autotel is exploring how music can be composed in the spot, according to the flow of the party. For this, he has created a unique live setup that he virtuously performs in the stage, capturing people’s attention. Autotel’s style is recognized as strongly rhythmic and organic. Depending on the audience, music may go along the lines of house music or dive into techno.

LIVE: DARIO FARIELLO – ​MIKAEL SZAFIROWSKI – PETRI KULJUNTAUSTA

DARIO FARIELLO
MIKAEL SZAFIROWSKI
PETRI KULJUNTAUSTA

— 3 solos / 1 trio —

Wednesday,  February 27, 2019.

Showtime: 19:00


Dario Fariello: sax

​Mikael Szafirowski, guitar

Petri Kuljuntausta: sound installation + guitar

 

Supported by FFUK and Norwegian Jazzforum.


DARIO FARIELLO is a saxophonist devoted to improvised music. He studied musicology at the University of Bologna and co-founded Multiversal, a nomad festival series featuring an international network of improv and noise musicians. Now based in Oslo, his current projects include: ZGB, Sciardac, Farantimm, Resurgam, In Its Own Tempo. With Norbert Stammberger he organises the yearly Tubax Festival in Munich, dedicated to the tubax saxophone and other special instruments.​ In the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, Dario has played with Gino Robair, Eugene Chadbourne, Jonas Kocher, and Renato Ciunfrini.​
https://soundcloud.com/dariofariello

https://soundcloud.com/farimm/sets/farantimm
​https://dariofariello.noblogs.org/​
​https://zugabe.wordpress.com/
https://zgbmusic.bandcamp.com/ ​

​​MIKAEL SZAFIROWSKI is a Finnish guitar and player currently residing in Saint-louis, France. He is markedly working on expanding the vocabulary of amplified string instruments by way of extended playing techniques, as well as exploring new forms of structure and sound in music. Having lived his formative years in the realm of jazz music, he is looking at other avenues of expression, such as noise, free improvised music, contemporary classical music, and a mix of popular and world music.​ His guitar technique is highly personal, using harmonic feedback and various preparations to feed his musical curiosity. Mikael has played and collaborated, among others, with Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Luc Ex, Wilbert De Joode, Oscar-Jan Hoogland, Yedo Gibson, Gerri Jaeger. ​

https://jan​​mikaelszafirowski.wordpress.com/
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Petri Kuljuntausta: Bass Guitar (2018)
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, an electric bass was stolen from the music rehearsal room of Helsinki City Media Library. The thief traveled to Nurmijärvi where he started to destroy places with the bass. At first the police got a call that a man is crushing window of a shop with bass guitar. After the windows were destroyed, he detached a post box and threw it inside the store. When the police arrived, he was gone.
Next police got a call that a man is crushing a car with a bass guitar. He was still hitting the car with the electric bass when police arrived. Police captured the man and took the weapon, the bass guitar, from him. They found drugs from his pocket. The man was arrested and the remains of the bass was returned to library. The library donated the instrument to me.

In the concert, I am using this bass guitar as an instrument.