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AMBIENT GUITAR

Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 5 PM

Three Helsinki based artists share their unique perspectives on Ambient guitar music.
The evening scales from dark disturbing ambiences to mellow tones and ethereal beauty.

Covid passports will be checked at the venue.
17:00 Doors
18:00 [ówt krì]
18:45 Lauri Peltonen
19:30 Andrea Camporotondo

The event will be streamed on the Aural Ataraxia Youtube site.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCof4BSTNXuzuN5Iad3UsMqQ



 

Performance Protocols Nordic Sessions #3: Soundings

Performance Protocols

Nordic Sessions #3: Soundings

Sound Performances by Ana Gutieszca, Petri Kuljuntausta, Tero Nauha, Eva Sjuve, Timo Viialainen.

September 22-23, 2021 at 18:00 – 21:00.

-Free Entry-

Curated by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen.


Wednesday 22.9 at 18:00-21:00: Performance night I (SOLD OUT!)

EVA SJUVE (activated score): Krispr (Spatialized)

TERO NAUHA: TBA (a work for prepared theremin)

TIMO VIIALAINEN: What did you do as a child when the thunder cut the power?


Thursday 23.9 at 18:00-21:00: Performance night II (*reservation required, see info below).

EVA SJUVE (activated score): Krispr (Spatialized)

ANA GUTIESZCA: Insecta

PETRI KULJUNTAUSTA: Sonification of an Organic Growth


REGISTRATION INFO

— To Book Access to the Show: Send us your name, contact information and the event date you want to attend: info@performance-protocols.net.

Please note, your reservation is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email back from us! If you have reserved a spot for a performance and can not come, please notify us so we can give the spot to next one on our waiting list!

— Please only come to the events if you are feeling healthy and don’t have any flu symptoms. Please wear a face mask in all indoor areas.



Performance Protocols Nordic Sessions # 3: Soundings

The first part of performance protocols Nordic Sessions # 3 will be held in Helsinki from September 18.-27. 2021. The topic for this edition is soundings in performance and includes different ways to use sound as a tool, material, and theme, spanning from music compositions to performance art exploring a conceptual use of sound. This frames both amplified and non-amplified sound, performances in public space, and active listening exercises. The events will take place in the art spaces Third Space (exhibition and performance sessions) and Akusmata (performance program), and outside in public space – a park and a mall.

On September 22 and 23 in Akusmata will be sound performances performed by the artists Ana Gutieszca (MX/FI), Petri Kuljuntausta (FI), Tero Nauha (FI), and Timo Viialainen (FI). Additionally, each event will begin with the activation of a score created by artist Eva Sjuve. All of the performed works evolve around different means of soundings, from animal sounds, thunder, self-containing systems, and crisp bread. Their scores (or an iteration thereof) will be shown in the performance protocols score exhibition held in Third Space, which contains all participating artists in the Helsinki events (full list of artist can be found in the program below and online). The exhibition opens on September 18. and closes on September 27.

The full program with times, locations, and work descriptions can be found on the performance protocols website: http://performance-protocols.net/Helsinki2021/Helsinki.html


About Performance Protocols

Performance Protocols is a nomadic platform for instruction-based performance art and collaborative practices which opened its first online exhibition Walking Protocols I (INT) in June 2019. In February 2020, came the first in a series of Nordic Sessions, where bureaucratic protocols were presented and performed in Aalborg (DK). In May 2021, Walking Protocols II took place in Copenhagen (DK). After the Helsinki edition, future performance protocols Nordic Sessions will take place in Bergen (NO) in May 2022. performance protocols is founded, organized and curated by artist and researcher Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (DK).

Performance Protocols Nordic Sessions is supported by the Nordic Culture Point, Nordic Council of Ministers, and Nordic Culture Fund (Opstart).

http://performance-protocols.net/
https://www.facebook.com/performanceprotocols


FULL PROGRAM

18.09 at 12:00-15:00 in Third Space: Opening of score exhibition

Opening of the score exhibition  performance protocols Nordic Sessions # 3: Soundings with works by Ana Gutieszca (MX/FI); Jenna Jauhiainen (FI); Essi Kausalainen (FI); Petri Kuljuntausta (FI); Tero Nauha (FI); Eva Sjuve (SE); Malte Steiner (DK/DE); Timo Viialainen (FI); Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen/Eero Yli-Vakkuri (DK/FI). Due to Covid19 there can only be few people present in the space simultaneously (waiting time can occur).

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18.09 at 15:00 – collective walk to Essi Kausalainen Cosmos Garden

After the opening we move from Third Space to Essi Kausalainen’s performance Cosmos Garden in Tähtitorninmäki park (lead by the artist).

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19.-21.09 & 25.-27.09 at 14:00-18:00 (and by appointment) in Third Space: Score exhibition

Score exhibition performance protocols Nordic Sessions # 3: Soundings (info above).

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19.-21.09 & 25.-27.09 in Third Space: Jenna Jauhiainen Trigger Happy (registration required, see info)

Jenna Jauhiainen, Trigger Happy performance sessions (appointments between 18:00-20:00).

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22.09 at 18:00-21:00 in Akusmata: Performance night I (registration required, see info)

Eva Sjuve (activated score): Krispr (Spatialized)

Tero Nauha: tba (work for prepared theremin)

Timo Viialainen: What did you do as a child when the thunder cut the power?

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23.09 at 18:00-21:00 in Akusmata: Performance night II (registration required, see info below).

Eva Sjuve (activated score): Krispr (Spatialized)

Ana Gutieszca: Insecta

Petri Kuljuntausta: Sonification of an Organic Growth

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24.09 at 10:00 in Tripla, Pasila: Madsen/Yli-Vakkuri Safety as Ambience

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen/Eero Yli-Vakkuri, Safety as Ambience, a collaborative performance in public space with a meeting point outside the Tripla Mall/Pasila Railway St. (right hand side).

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24.09 at 17:00-19:00 in Third Space: Madsen/Yli-Vakkuri Safety as Ambience informal listening session

Madsen/Yli-Vakkuri will host an informal listening session with the results of the Safety as Ambience performance, now replayed in Third Space, making new connection points. You can drop in and out anytime during the session (due to Covid19 there can only be a few people present in the space simultaneously)


 

[ówt krì] + Pigments – Online Event

[ówt krì] + Pigments

Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 6 PM


The event will be streamed on the Aural Ataraxia Youtube site.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCof4BSTNXuzuN5Iad3UsMqQ

18.00 the doors
18.30 [ówt krì]
19.00 Pigments
19.30 Pigments + [ówt krì] duo

The Barrier Orchestra: ‘Det kommer främmande’

The Barrier Orchestra
‘Det kommer främmande’

Premiär fredag 11 juni 19.00
Lunchkonsert 12 juni 12.00

Place: Folkhemmet i Östra Hoby, Borrby, Sweden.


“… a magical experience. The Barrier Orchestra breaks all barriers in Österlen. It’s venturing, it’s experimental and it’s undeniably what you can call “narrow” music. But when you open your ears, this is very appealing.”
– https://www.ystadsallehanda.se/kultur/en-sommarkvall-i-ostra-hoby-8784bd57/



The Barrier Orchestra

The Barrier Orchestra är en internationell ensemble som Ann Rosén startade 2015 som en svensk grupp under namnet Barriärorkestern och har med tiden vuxit och fått internationell inriktning.
The Barrier Orchestra spelade på Österlen sommaren 2019 då de framförde Bovetets ljudvågor.

Musikerna har skiftat lite genom åren och kommer från olika håll som klassisk musik, elektronisk, improvisation och ljudkonst. Alla är utvalda för sin speciella kompetens och vilja att utmana, ta spjärn och använda sina egna barriärer.

I dagsläget vet vi inte vilka av våra musiker, förutom de som redan är i Sverige, som kommer att kunna befinna sig på plats i och med pandemin. Men alla kommer att vara med under repetitionerna och på föreställningarna även om några kommer att medverka online.

Medverkande

Petri Kuljuntausta, elgitarr (FI)
Mikko Raasakka, klarinett (FI)
Linn Persson, saxofon
Jakob Riis, trombon, live-elektronik (DK/SE)
Anna Lindal, violin
Hanan Benammar, violin (FR/NO)
Lise-Lotte Norelius, slagverk , live-elektronik
Jørgen Teller, elgitarr (DK)
Ann Rosén, live-elektronik
Fabian Svensson, melodika
Gunnel Pettersson, visuella inslag
Sten-Olof Hellström, klang- och bild-regi

Produktion

Konstnärlig ledning: Ann Rosén
Komposition: Ann Rosén, Fabian Svensson och Sten-Olof Hellström
Livestream producent: Sten-Olof Hellström
Producent: Jacob Schmidt


In the image are two streaming musicians from the 12-member The Barrier Orchestra.
Mikko Raasakka and Petri Kuljuntausta played in Akusmata over internet and the rest of the orchestra performed in Sweden, where their parts were mixed to the orchestra.

Special thanks Petri and Mikko sends to: Ann Rosén on the formation of the project, Fabian Svensson on composing solo parts for guitar and clarinet, and Sten-Olof Hellström for mixing our streaming into the orchestra.

SOUND, ART & CLIMATE CHANGE (book) & CCHANGES (cd)

Sound, Art & Climate Change (book) +

CChanges (cd)

>>> NEW RELEASES FROM FREKVENSSI! <<<
A BOOK, CD & DIGITAL ALBUM AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP.

Akusmata collaborated with Frekvenssi association and here is the end result of the projects:
new book and CD release!

SOUND, ART & CLIMATE CHANGE

2021
Book, 15 euros
104 pages w/ images
Artist Writings by Ava Grayson, Bernie Krause, Charlie Morrow, Chris Watson, Petri Kuljuntausta, Esa Kotilainen, John Grzinich, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Mikko H. Haapoja, Ana Gutieszca, Heikki Lindgren, Jukka Andersson, Rauno Nieminen.

CCHANGES
2021
Limited Edition CD, 10 euros
Digital Album, 7 euros
A CD / Digital Album containing audio works and soundscape compositions commenting on the state of the environment and climate change. Tracks by Jukka Andersson, Esa Kotilainen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Ana Gutieszca, Ava Grayson, Mikko H. Haapoja & Heikki Lindgren.

The City by the Sea livestream

THE CITY BY THE SEA

-ALBUM RELEASE PARTY LIVESTREAM-
The online event will be streamed from Akusmata.
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Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:30 – 9 PM (UTC+03)



Put the punk into cyberpunk, blast through the city streets, prepare for tidal waves and join us online on this livestream gig to celebrate the release of Kizunaut’s upcoming album The City by the Sea. Kizunaut will be joined by two other titans of the Helsinki synth scene, Desert Monolith and Toxxiffy for a two and half hour synth showdown.


KIZUNAUT is a Helsinki-based artist who produces electronic music influenced by synthwave, industrial, rock and synthpop. This event will celebrate the release of his second album The City by the Sea, a powerful rock-edged journey into urban life which has been compared to Nine Inch Nails and Front 242.



Since 2011 DESERT MONOLITH has been making melodic, danceable and epic electro songs with an aim for Kraftwerkian pureness. DESERT MONOLITH will be reflecting on the end times we currently live in with a new EP later this year.



TOXXIFY, a rebel from Sector 11, brings you into the dark future… with the sound of pain and anger, your chances of staying human in this doomed world are very slim.


Kenneth Kovasin: From Bow To Stem – A Daxophone Study

FROM BOW TO STEM – A DAXOPHONE STUDY

Kenneth Kovasin
Mon 3.8. – Fri 7.8.2020 at 14 – 18​.

​OPENING: Daxophone Concert by Kenneth Kovasin on Saturday 1.8. at 17:00.

From Bow to Stem – A Daxophone study

The installation “From Bow to Stem” is built around Finnish wood – the Appletree, Ash, Larch and Aspen. Kenneth Kovasin has designed 24 different Daxophone tongues of these four types of wood and built a sound installation that praises the soundscape of Finnish wood. Even an Aspen tongue that broke halfway through the recording of the piece is present. Three different soundboxes were used in the recordings.
Each wood is played from its own sound source creating ever-changing spatial sound in the gallery. The Daxophone recordings are repeated in random order regardless of each other.
The Daxophone tongues are like small beautiful wooden sculptures and the instrument produces unique and exciting sounds. The form of the tongues and choices of material affect the instruments sound in great extent.


Kenneth Kovasin is a sound artist and ambient musician from Helsinki, Finland. His works are often minimalistic and created with self-built instruments. Kenneth has toured festivals in the United States, Sweden and Estonia with his project [ówt krì] and has performed various concerts in Finland.
Kenneth’s first sound installation “Urban Evolution” was on display during the (con)temporary festival organized by LéSPACE in Helsinki 18.9–3.10.2015.
When not performing music Kenneth also produces concerts in cooperation with Sound gallery Akusmata. He is also one of the founding members of Frekvenssi, a collective aiding audial art in Finland.


The Daxophone

The Daxophone is an electromechanical experimental instrument invented by the German musician and instrument builder Hans Reichel (1949–2011) in the end of the 1980’s. The instruments sound is produced by friction and vibration.
The name is derived from the German word “dachs” standing for vole due to the strange, almost animal, sounds it produces. Reichel modified the word into ”dax” to mimic the saxophone by Adolphe Sax.
The Daxophone consists of a soundbox, installed with one or many contact microphones, and a wooden tongue clamped to the body. The body is placed on a tripod to provide more comfort for the performer. The Daxophone can also be made from metal or plastic but these materials will not enable as versatile tones as wood.
The instrument is played by rubbing the tongue with a bow and pushing down on the tongue with the “Dax”, a piece of wood formed as a wedge. The tongue can also be hit or plucked on. When playing the instrument, the tongue resonates, and the resonance is then transferred to the soundbox and it’s contact microphones that amplify the sound. The Daxophones scale is broad and the tone diverse. The sound depends in great extent on the used material, the shape of the tongue and where on the tongue the bow and Dax are being applied.
Compact wood like Ebony or Oak produce softer sounds whereas softer wood like Pine easily produce harsh sounds. Compact wood like Ebony or Oak produce mellow sounds whereas softer wood like Pine easily produce harsher sounds. The instrument scale is not as exact as on a guitar or other string instrument, but a fretboard can be installed on the Dax to provide for exact notes. The other side of the Dax is curved to enable smooth transitions between notes. Due to the fact that the Daxophone is an electronic instrument, different pedals and effects add to the versatility of the instrument.
Hans Reichel released his album ”The Dawn of Dachsman” in 1987 and this was the first time the Daxophone was heard in a musical piece. His 2002 release “Yuxo: A New Daxophone Operetta” gave the instrument broader attention. Still today the Daxophone remains a rarity. A musician interested in the instrument will have no other choice but to build one. The Daxophone is not mass-produced.
Reichel has illustrated plans and directions for building his instrument on his website and a skilled carpenter is thus able to build one.


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.