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[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.


LIVE: JIN SANGTAE (KOR)

JIN SANGTAE (KOR)

Tuesday, 3.12.2019 at 19:00.
Voluntary entrance fee 5€.


Jin Sangtae: non-musical objects, hard-drives, radios, car horns and electronics.
Photo by Hyun-Seok Lee.

Äänen Lumo & Akusmata welcome South Korean sound artist for his first performance in Finland. Born in 1975 in Seoul, Korea, Jin Sangtae performs with non-musical objects collected through his experience, projected into instruments, and then re-organised into space. He uses hard drives and several materials that can be connected as the main instrument, and he also plays laptops, radios, car horns and electronics. He’s been uploading online his composition ‘Year‘ via mobile phone every day since 2015. He founded ‘dotolim‘ (a small space for improvised music) and has been organising the ‘dotolim concert series’ since 2008 as well as the festival ‘dotolimpic‘ in 2012, 2013 and 2017.

http://popmusic25.com
https://soundcloud.com/jin-sangtae
http://dotolim.com

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/