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LIVE: Vomitriste, Sounds from the Marshes, [ówt krì]

Vomitriste, Sounds from the Marshes, [ówt krì]


A Night of diverse Dark Ambient music.

Sat 27.1.2024

18:30 Doors
19:00 Showtime

1. [ówt krì]
2. Sounds from the Marshes
3. Vomitriste



[ówt krì] is a dark ambient project from Helsinki, Finland, weaving abstract soundscapes and dark sound textures that explore the darkest corners of humanity and the mind. The soundscapes are organic compositions that are created with sound looping, effects and DIY instruments of his own making.
www.owtkri.org


Sounds From The Marshes is a solo ambient/post-rock solo project started in 2013 by an Italian artist moved to Finland, consisting exclusively of guitar loops enriched with reverbs and delays.
soundsfromthemarshes.bandcamp.com


Vomitriste is a Finnish drone noise/dark ambient duo coining together massive evocative walls of sound and hypnotic visuals. The pair has been involved in mutual musical endeavours for years, and Vomitriste first saw the light of day in the summer of 2022 after other exhausting recording bouts led to an improvised session with analog synths on a quiet Sunday afternoon. After discovering themselves anew amidst dynamic freeform sonics, E & E knew right there on the spot that it needed to be turnt into a full-fledged band aimed at aural and visual exploration and experimentation without further boundaries.
With the initial session leading the way, the duo then went on to record three more albums live, totaling to a four distinct records each with their own main motifs and themes. The first four albums came out in 2022, with the fifth effort “Pavor” coming out in May 2023. Each album has a visual projection counterpart running throughout their full durations, each digging into different themes from the wonders of nature to ever-evolving captivating geometry, and from industrial hues to ritualistic notions, to name a few, and will be utilised in a live setting as well. Together, the projections paired with the music create an immersive and holistic
experience with a signature feel and an aesthetic unique to Vomitriste.
Bandcamp, Youtube, and Instagram pages for Vomitriste can be all found at
linktr.ee/vomitriste

Album Release: Post Doom Romance – Live at Akusmata

Post Doom Romance – Live at Akusmata Helsinki 7.27.2023

The new album recorded in Akusmata was released on Christmas Day 25.12.2023.

Improvised Music: Kriton Beyer, Libero Mureddu & Lauri Hyvärinen and Livia Schweizer & Jukka Kääriäinen

Improvised Music:

Kriton Beyer, Libero Mureddu & Lauri Hyvärinen
and Livia Schweizer & Jukka Kääriäinen

Two sets of improvised music at Akusmata Gallery
1. set Livia Schweizer & Jukka Kääriäinen
2. set Kriton Beyer & Lauri Hyvärinen
Friday 15.12.2023, 19:00 – 21:00

Livia Schweizer (b.1994) is a flutist, improvisor, researcher and educator. Born and raised in Italy, she is now based in Helsinki. She is known for her interest in improvisation and non-conventional music notation as a tool of bringing together creative souls from different backgrounds and cultures.
After graduating from the conservatory of Livorno in Mauro Rossi’s class, attracted by the contemporary music scene in Finland, Livia moved to Helsinki to study at Sibelius Academy with Mikael Helasvuo. Since moving to Helsinki Livia had the possibility to take part in several contemporary music and interdisciplinary projects with the Nyky-ensemble, Korvat Auki, the UMUU-ensemble, Eloa ry, Tampering and has performed in festivals such as the Flow Festival, Helsingin Juhlaviikot, the UNM Festival, Tulkinnanvaraista, Luosto Soi, Hiljaisuus Festival, Jauna Muzika (Lituania), Soundscapesberlin (Germany), and Musica Nova.
Currently a member of the European Composer Improvisers Orchestra, she is also part of the Helsinki-based Septad Ensemble focused on the concept of composing music on the spot. In addition to that, she is a co-founder of the Earth Ears Ensemble mostly dedicated to performing new music written by lesser-known composers. More infos: www.liviaschweizer.com

Jukka Kääriäinen is a musician and sound artist based in Helsinki Finland. Jukka is specialized in the field of experimental music and arts and is an active performer in the Finnish scene of improvised and contemporary music. Jukka is a member of contemporary music ensemble Sähkökitarakvartetti. He has collaborated with musicians such as Teppo Hauta-Aho, Kalle Kalima, Harri Sjöström, Emilio Gordoa, Elena Kakaliagou, Rieko Okuda, Antti Virtaranta, Anil Eraslan, Mikko Innanen, Kriton Beyer and Roomet Jakapi and premiered pieces by composers such as Sebastian Hilli, Riikka Talvitie, Sami Klemola, Clara de Asis and Tytti Arola.

Kriton Beyer is a Greek-German musician and composer, who – as a performer and improviser – mainly works with the harmonium and the daxophone. He studied musicology in Greece where he collaborated with a variety of local music groups as well as musicians like Sakis Papadimitriou and Floros Floridis. In 2004 he moved to Berlin, where he got heavily involved in the improvised music scene of the city. Since then he has worked with many musicians like Phil Minton, Audrey Chen, Steve Noble, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Axel Dörner, Liz Kosack, Kresten Osgood, Tristan Honsinger, Tomomi Adachi, Richard Scott, Willi Kellers, Matthias Bauer, Antonis Anissegos, Olaf Rupp, Alexei Borisov, Els Vandeweyer, Harri Sjöström, Nicola Hein and Liz Allbee, dancers like Yuko Kaseki and visual artists like Akiko Nakayama. Kriton Beyer founded the “FRAGMENTATION ORCHESTRA“, is a member of the electroacoustic trio “uproot” and the ensembles “Redox Reaction” and FDBK EXPT. In his work with the harmonium, Kriton Beyer uses both the natural sound of his instrument and “traditional” playing techniques as well as preparations, objects and extended techniques, while his daxophone play is characterized by a very personal musical and sonic aesthetic, and an unconventional technique, sometimes also supported by the subtle use of electronics. As an improvising musician, he has performed throughout Europe. His compositions are usually characterized by conceptualism. Kriton Beyer has also conceived and commissioned the music software CinePrompt®, which was specially developed for the use for live musical performance and live recording to films. Kriton Beyer also curates and manages the concert series and record label “THE PROCRUSTEAN BED”, dedicated to Experimental & Improvised Music.

Libero Mureddu, born in Milan in 1975 and based in Helsinki since 2003, he has studied composition at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan and music technology at the Centre for Music and Technology, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. He is currently doing his artistic doctorate at the MuTri Doctoral School at the Sibelius Academy. In his research, Libero Mureddu investigates the role of embodied knowledge in a free improvisation performance, and how this knowledge can be observed, analysed, and used to develop free improvisation languages. Libero Mureddu’s doctorate is generously supported by the Kone Foundation. Since 2009 Libero Mureddu is the general manager of the NYKY Ensemble, the contemporary music ensemble of the Sibelius Academy. The NYKY Ensemble is nowadays considered as an important member of the Finnish contemporary music scene. Active as a teacher, he teaches free and electroacoustic improvisation at the Sibelius Academy. Libero Mureddu is the Sibelius Academy’s representative of the METRIC (Modernising European Higher Music Education through Improvisation) project, a cooperative forum between several European conservatoires that focuses on curriculum development and cooperation in the field of improvisation in higher music education.

Lauri Hyvärinen (b. 1986, Helsinki) uses guitar as his main sound source. His sound and music related activities are of theoretical and practical nature, of which improvisation remains as his primary medium and interest. Hyvärinen utilises the possibilities of improvisation with minimalist structures in search for shared and intensified social and spatial constructions. His discography includes several solo and collaborative releases on labels in Japan, Europe and US, including ftarri, AKTI and Dinzu Artefacts. His latest solo release Cut Contexts, a series of multilocational and processual electroacoustic compositions was released in November 2021 by Intonema. He has toured and performed extensively across Europe, Japan and the US at venues and festivals such as Wien Modern, Cafe Oto, Fort Process, Rhizome, Fylkingen, Le Non Jazz, Mengi and Musica Nova, collaborating with artists such as Seijiro Murayama, Taku Sugimoto, Angharad Davies, Clara de Asís, Daichi Yoshikawa, Jone Takamäki and Ilia Belorukov. As part of Sähkökitarakvartetti, he has premiered music from composers such as Clara de Asís, Kalle Kalima, Sami Klemola, Meriheini Luoto, Laura Naukkarinen (Lau Nau) and Riikka Talvitie.

LIVE: Xenia Ramm – The Silence of Sea Tower

Xenia Ramm
The Silence of Sea Tower / Release #2

Wednesday 11.10.2023 at 18-20.


There is a tower by the sea. An artist is in a pocket of the tower, works, lives in the tower, is still in the tower. The tower speaks, the artist listens. In the night, when the tower is silent, the artist sings and the tower listens. In the night, when the tower is silent, the artist can hear the sea in her pocket.

The Silence of Sea Tower is an auto fictional, site-specific sound art piece, painting a sonic portrait of a building and the liminal aural space between its inhabitants.
9 months of recordings, of the noisy silence in the artist’s studio, is released as soundscape on cassette tape. The work situates itself between ambient noise music, field recording and conceptual spatial art, curating an experience of a place and allowing that place to travel.

The Silence of Sea Tower is performed as the concert iteration Narrative Noise, incorporating elements of storytelling and opening hidden, anthropomorphic aspects of the work.
The composition is deconstructed and reconstructed live, every performance presenting a unique version of the piece.
The concert is played by an orchestra of analogue tape players, each adding their own mechanical sounds and characteristics to the mix.

This event is the second release party for The Silence of Sea Tower, self-released by Xenia Ramm / Merry Thorny Productions.
The tape can be purchased at the event.



Upcoming cassette performances:
22.9.23 / Levoton Tutkimus / Uniarts Fest -taidefestivaali, Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia HKI
11.10.23 / The Silence of Sea Tower / Release #2 / Akusmata HKI
October / The Silence of Sea Tower / TBA CPH

LIVE: Ilia Belorukov & Lauri Hyvärinen

Ilia Belorukov & Lauri Hyvärinen

Wednesday 4.10.2023 at 19-20
Voluntary entry fee 5-10€



Ilia Belorukov – modular synthesizer
Lauri Hyvärinen – electric guitar

Ilia Belorukov and Lauri Hyvärinen met in 2012 at a jam session in Helsinki, a starting point for their long-term friendship and work. Together they played with a variety of musicians before starting their duo. Beginning with free improvisation traditions and continuing with quiet contemporary compositions, the musicians now approach their music from a more compositional point of view, carefully choosing each sound they produce. Their range of sounds is wide, ranging from the surfaces of acoustic instruments such as saxophone or guitar to feedback in effect pedals chain or software/hardware modular synthesizer. The duo has released several albums on labels such as Hemisphäre no kukyo (AU), Pan Y Rosas Discos (USA), Attenuation Circuit (DE), Paahtimo Sounds (FI), Rypistellyt Levyt (FI) and Spina!Rec (RU). Ilia and Lauri did their first major tour in November 2017 in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and France after several shorter stints in Finland, Russia and the Baltic States. In 2018 the duo played at Noise & Fury 17 Festival in Moscow. In February 2019 they toured in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.

https://belorukovhyvarinen.bandcamp.com/
http://belorukov.blogspot.com/2011/06/hyvarinen.html
http://belorukov.blogspot.com/
https://laurihyvarinen.com/

Magnus Bugge: None

Magnus Bugge
None

15. – 22.9.2023, Mon-Fri 14-18 (Sat-Sun 12-16)

The sound installation is part of Envelope – an immersive sound festival across the Nordic – Baltic region.



None: A machine learning based approach to deep listening, atmosphere and fidelity.

In ‘None’ I became occupied with the vast worlds of sound in latent and liminal spaces that would normally be considered ‘silent’. I recorded such sounds: room tones, barely audible field recordings, tape hiss, gear hum, and processed them in various ways to listen closer. I applied machine learning and trained a model on this desolate sound world. The sampleRNN model is ‘a novel model for unconditional audio generation based on generating one audio sample at a time’. One audio sample is basically the elementary particle in digital audio. It is a single point that is meaningless without the context of what becomes before and after, in itself it has no direction, and crucially, no sound. However, knowing the trajectory and velocity you may predict where it will travel based on an idea of what music is. In my case, the intelligence have never heard music before, only silence, and thus predicts based on this.

Created by Magnus Bugge
Machine learning done at Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
Handbells by Laura-Marie Rueslåtten
Mastered by Helge Sten at Audio Virus LAB
Visual artwork by Tord K Øverland

Sound installation “None” BY Magnus Bugge at Akusmata sound art gallery in Helsinki is part of Envelope – an immersive sound festival happening from September 09 till October 23, 2023 as an event series across the Nordic – Baltic region in person and online. Festival hosts spatial music concerts, sound art installations, seminars and workshops by Nordic-Baltic artists. It is a creative collaboration between organizations and artists from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to explore the future of audio technologies. Festival is supported by State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF), Nordic Culture Fund, Lithuanian Council For Culture among others.
https://www.envelopefestival.com


Magnus Bugge is a composer and artist working with sound art, electroacoustic music and related visual arts. He has an exploratory practice where works emerge from studies of concrete and abstract subjects, often inspired from science, technology and physics, in addition to purely auditory phenomena. With experience from stage art, concert, film, installation and fixed media releases, the conclusion is that media is not of importance, as ideas and works will develop in their own way according to their will, and the artist should follow. The tools, primarily synthesis, field recordings, programming, machine learning and tape music techniques are equally not important, but mere means for executing work, experiencing and observing. In addition to his solo practice, Magnus is part of the stage art collective Verdensteatret.

LINKS
https://www.magnusbugge.com/
https://vimeo.com/user7385678
https://magnusbugge.bandcamp.com/

Kenneth Kovasin: DIY – Do It Yourself

Kenneth Kovasin
DIY – Do It Yourself

2. 5.8.2023, 14:00-18:00 (daily)

CLOSING CONCERT: 5.8.2023, 18:00: BRYSKT (after the exhibition closes)



During the COVID pandemic I started a harsh noise project “BRYSKT” that focused on a number of aspects: my passion for building instruments, my bi-lingual Fenno-Swedish legacy and harsh violent music. What started as a therapy project has become a massive part of what I do. “DIY – Do It Yourself” is a testament to 3 years of finding my voice as a harsh noise musician, through replication and creation of tools of the trade based on pictures and ideas which I found online.
The spark for the instruments constructed for this project has been ignited by products found in hardware- and hobby-stores in addition to developing ideas which were inspired by other people. All the parts are commercially available including basic microphones, and instrument and effects pedal components. Everyday objects can be easily combined into weird tools of sonic mayhem.
In the exhibition “DIY – Do It Yourself” you will have the possibility of trying out an array of different self-made instruments and filling the room with a soundscape interactively conjured up with these tools. All instrument sounds will be processed in an effects chain which is similar to the one which I use to create the noise frequencies for “BRYSKT”.

Kenneth Kovasin is a Fenno-Swedish sound artist and experimental musician from Helsinki, Finland. His works are created with self-built instruments and are often minimalistic.
Kenneth has toured at festivals in the United States, Sweden and Estonia with his project [ówt krì] and has performed many concerts in Finland.
Kenneth’s first sound installation “Urban Evolution” was on display during the (con)temporary festival organized by LéSPACE in Helsinki between September 18th and October 3rd, 2015.
“From Bow to Stem – A Daxophone study” was exhibited at Akusmata in Helsinki between August 3rd to 7th 2020. For the festival “Porvoon Lights” in 2023 Kenneth collaborated with light artist Janne Parviainen on his creation “Vapautuminen”, providing an accompanying soundscape with the track “Flight to Kailash”.
When not performing music Kenneth also produces concerts in cooperation with the Akusmata Sound Gallery. He is also one of the founding members of Frekvenssi, a collective promoting audial art in Finland.

LIVE: Post Doom Romance, Off-World Moments, [ówt krì]

Post Doom Romance / Off-World Moments / [ówt krì]

Live at Akusmata on 27.7.2023

18:30 Doors
19:00 [ówt krì]
19:30 Off-World Moments
20:00 Post Doom Romance


Post Doom Romance

DADA-esque assemblages of sound and image passed back and forth
like love letters between seah and mykel boyd.

Off-World Moments
“The aim is to form a contact with Music and play notes that are true.”
Off-World Moments is the ambient music project created by the Finnish musician, dancer and multidisciplinary artist Lauri Peltonen.
Off-World Moments trusts the power of Music and Silence and their ability to transform and elevate our lives. As the name suggests the moments that are captured in sound are moments that unite different worlds. The voyage of Off-World Moments has just begun and it might lead us into unexpected places!

[ówt krì]
[ówt krì] is a dark ambient project from Helsinki native Kenneth Kovasin that inspects dark sound textures. In his music he weaves abstract soundscapes that explore the darkest corners of humanity and the mind. The soundscapes are organic compositions that are created with sound looping, effects and DIY instruments.

Tom Djll, Tim Perkis & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (US/FI): KINDA GREEN (LIVE)

Cancelled: Tom Djll, Tim Perkis &
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen

KINDA GREEN (LIVE)

26.6.2023 @ 18:00 – 21:00

– The concert is Cancelled –


Tom Djll, trumpet + electronics

Tim Perkis, electronics

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, guitar + electronics


TOM DJLL

Tom Djll is an American musician based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985. His chief
area of work is among improvisational practices, using trumpet and analog synthesizers. In
his solo practice, Djll often disassembles/reconstructs the trumpet using simple, sometimes
found materials and objects, resulting in an idiomatic, self-contained brass language with
Dadaistic overtones. He regards these temporary instruments as characters in improvised
scenarios, giving them names such as Whirly Honkblatter and Operation Remote Dislocation
Voice-Throwing Irrigator. Djll also incorporates electronics and movement into his solo and
group practice.
Djll’s long-term projects include:
• Grosse Abfahrt — investigations of sociality, identity and language among simultaneous
groupings of improvisers. Core members Gino Robair, matt ingalls, John Shiurba and Tim
Perkis
• Tender Buttons — instant compositions for piano, toys and electronics, with Tania
Caroline Chen and Gino Robair
• Euphotic — sound environments arising from localized hermetic/invented instrumental
approaches, with Cheryl Leonard and Bryan Day
Djll has been long associated with Bay Area creative music, beginning in 1985 at Mills
College (MFA, 1993-95) then as a founding member of the Improvised Music Association
(1991), FREEWAY (1992-5) and the Transbay Creative Music Calendar (2000-10); as an oncall
member of sfSound, the Mills College Didjeridoo Ensemble, Robair’s I, Norton
ensembles, The Molecules, The Mills College Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Church of
the Super Serge, and the Doors That Only Open In Silence and Resonant Frequencies series
as well as collaborations with the Splatter Trio, Chris Brown, Jack Wright, Toyoji Tomita,
Christopher Williams, William Winant, Fred Frith, Tony Passarell, Tom Nunn, Kyle Bruckmann,
Karen Stackpole, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, John McCowen, Phillip Greenlief, and gabby
fluke-mogul.
Djll contributed to music periodicals The Wire, Musicworks, Signal to Noise and online outlets
Paris Transatlantic and One Final Note from 2002–2012. He is a subject in the 2007
documentary on Bay Area musicians Noisy People, by Tim Perkis.


TIM PERKIS

Tim Perkis is a well-known figure in the worlds of improvised and electronic music. He is
also a founding member of several electronic music ensembles, including the pioneering
computer network band The Hub. Recordings of his music are available on the Artifact,
Tzadik, New World and EMANEM labels, among others. His documentary film NOISY
PEOPLE(2007) and the NOISY PEOPLE podcast (2015) are available at perkis.com. Tim and
the HUB were the recipients of the GigaHertz Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Electronic
Music from ZKM in Karlsruhe Germany, in 2018.


JUKKA-PEKKA KERVINEN

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is a Finnish composer, writer and musician. His works are focused on
algorithmic systems, computer-assisted musical processes and composition, free improvisation, aleatoric processes, also microtonal, experimental and electronic pieces for various combinations of human-machine interactions, processed sounds, and open scores for various ensembles and solo pieces. He is a member of Wandelweiser collective.


Diane Barbé, Irwin Barbé & Pablo Diserens (DE/FR): in-animate matter (LIVE)

Diane Barbé, Irwin Barbé & Pablo Diserens
in-animate matter (LIVE)


Friday 16.6.2023 at 19:00.
– Voluntary entry fee –


field recordings, wind instruments, analogical synthesis, ecology, music


in-animate matter
Diane Barbé, Irwin Barbé & Pablo Diserens present in-animate matter, an experimental research project that brings together field recording, wind instruments and analogical synthesis in a practice of soundscape representation and imitation. During a two-week residency at the biological research station of Kilpisjärvi in the Arctic, the three artists investigated the symbiotic linkages between biophonic and geophonic entities in the fells, and will present a series of sound vignettes encountered on their journey.in-animate matter is funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Community and by the European Union.

Diane Barbé

Weaving together experimental music, biophonic research and activism, Diane Barbé (she/they) explores human and non-human worlds through sound. Based in Berlin since 2015, she operates at the intersection of ecology and music, working with field recording as much as with synthesis and acoustic instruments. Her debut album of cinema-without-images, “a conference of critters”, was released on the Berlin phonography label forms of minutiae in October 2022. She is currently creating an ensemble of wind instruments, percussions, bird calls and little sound devices, called The Alien Kin, used to explore the playful and ineffable spaces of interspecies communication and nonhuman languages.
latest release: a conference of critters, 2022

Irwin Barbé

Irwin Barbé (he/him) explores the border areas between abstraction, fiction and documentary through musical and visual practices. His work weaves links between heterogeneous worlds : acousmatic music and biomimicry, psychedelism and astronomical research, sensory illusions and urban planning, fractal geometry and mass consumption. These non-dualistic explorations have been presented in various forms over the last years : exhibitions, live performances, books, albums…
latest release: azurescens, 2022

Pablo Diserens
Pablo Diserens (she/they) is a field recordist, musician and artist devoted to non-human realities, attentive listening and possible forms of coexistence between species. Through an ecologically engaged multidisciplinary creative practice, she investigate diverse biomes and acoustic events using acoustic and visual recording techniques. Her work mixes sound, music, images and text to emphasize deep listening and connection. Here, acoustic ecology, photographic and electroacoustic forms bring to the fore the biological and geological properties of the environments explored. In solidarity with a wounded planet, Diserens’ practice invites people to attune to the present in an attempt at rethinking caring strategies and our relationship with the world and its biotic communities.
instagram @pablodiserens
latest release: upstream ensemble, 2023