Archive for June, 2017

LIVE: Pas Musique (USA), Obsidian Sustain

Pas Musique (USA)
Obsidian Sustain

 Sunday 9.7.2017
Opening time: 18:00 PM

Voluntary 5 euro entry fee.

Live Stream here.


Pas Musique

Pas Musique (USA) is a group which creates musical output through the form of abstract sound. The term ‘Pas Musique’ translates to ‘not music’ in french, metaphorically negating everything that is established in music and starts from a clean perspective. The viewpoint fuels our creativity to create our own world of beauty. The aesthetic underpinnings are defined by the notion that music can be whatever the ear perceives. It’s a conception fueled by the love of life and art. It’s a desire for honest artistic self-expression.Pas Musique started in 1995 out of Brooklyn, NY, USA, driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video. Since then Pas Musique has evolved into a collective with many different instrumentations and lineups. Permanent members include Jon “Vomit” Worthley, Michael Durek, and Robert Pepper. An additional past member was Amber Brien until 2015. Guests and occasional collaborators include, Brett Zweiman, David Tamura, Cathy Heyden, Jim Tuite, Brandstifter, Robin Storey, Philippe Petit, ZEV!, HATI, Steve Beresford, Will Seesar, Matt Chilton, Anthony Donovan, Chester Hawkins, and many others. Pas Musique have numerous releases and collaborations. Pas Musique have performed in 17 countries and all throughout the United States. Sound and video installations have also included Chile and the United States. Pas Musique also curates events in New York such as Experi-MENTAL nights, Ambient-Chaos nights and the Experi-MENTAL Festival once a year.

Obsidian Sustain

Obsidian Sustain merge visuals and brooding soundscapes to mold a corrupt version of reality. The music evolves throughout the show and sets roots in subliminal images.Obsidian Sustain consists of sound artist Kenneth Kovasin ([ówt krì]) and visual artist Jan Forsman (Jan Forsman contemporary).

LIVE: S.Castrillon, P.Pignon & J.Kääriäinen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Tuomas Timonen/Textormance

Paul Pignon, Sergio Castrillon & Jukka Kääriäinen
Petri Kuljuntausta
Tuomas Timonen / Textormance

Tuesday 27.6.2017
19:00-21:00 PM

Voluntary 5 euro entry fee

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Paul Pignon, sax, electronics
Jukka Kääriäinen, guitar
Sergio Castrillón, cello

Petri Kuljuntausta, guitar, electronics

Tuomas Timonen, typewriter, fuzz pedals

Paul Pignon (UK/SWE)

Internationally (slightly) renowned composer of electronic and instrumental works, real-time composer/performer on various winds, voice, computer. Exploration in music/sound art for over 50 years. Chairman of SEAMS, board-member of Fylkingen, initiator of The Pignon Agenda. Google search “paul pignon” AND music OR musika OR musik OR Музыка  for more, or don’t

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Sergio Castrillón (COL)

Improvisation has been a constant practice along my whole life and musicianship. However, my professional work as improviser started in 2008 in Buenos Aires (Argentina) while studied a master degree in Music creation, new technologies and traditional arts and a major in Contemporary Music composition at the UNTREF and CEAMC respectively. There, I collaborated with electronic, experimental and free jazz musicians as well as contemporary dancers and theatre directors among others. Since 2012 I have got into the Improvisation scene in Helsinki (Finland) where I try to be very active participating in several projects and collaborating with multidisciplinary artists such as dancers, performers, actors and poets. Furthermore, since 2013 I have been also developing my work as improviser in Scandinavia, UK, central and southern Europe and other countries in South America. During that period I have been collaborating with underground as well as well know improvisers from all over the world.

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Jukka Kääriäinen

Jukka Kääriäinen is a finnish musician concentrated to experimental and free improvised music. Jukka’s instruments vary between plain acoustic and prepared guitar to back bag of pedals, live-electronics and bowed electric guitar. Jukka has toured many European countries such as Italy, Hungary, France, Germany, Russia and Estonia.  Alongside solo concerts Jukka has been collaborating with musicians like Teppo Hauta-Aho, Jone Takamäki, Roomet Jakapi, Pauli Lyytinen, Emilio Gordoa and Paul Pignon

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Petri Kuljuntausta

Petri Kuljuntausta is a composer, improviser, musician, and sonic artist. He has performed music for an underwater audience, improvised with the birds, and made music out of whale calls and the sounds of the northern lights. As an artist he often works with environmental sounds, live-electronics, and installation art.
Kuljuntausta has performed or collaborated with Morton Subotnick, Atau Tanaka, Richard Lerman, David Rothenberg, and Sami van Ingen, among others. He has made over 100 recordings for various record labels in Australia, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Sweden, UK and the USA. Star’s End and Inner Space radio shows selected Kuljuntausta’s ”Momentum” as one of the most significant CD releases of the year.
Kuljuntausta has published three books on Sound Art and Electronic Music. In 2005 he won an award, The Finnish State Prize for Art, from the Finnish government as a distinguished national artist.

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Tuomas Timonen / Textormance

Tuomas Timonen (not to be confused with his namesake free jazz drummer) is a free jazz drummer named Tuomas Timonen. But even more, he is a poet and a type writer experimentalist, who strives to make his poems sound, if not good, at least better, than in paper. Thus the name TEXTORMANCE. Other things involved: bands such as LÄSKI and Arkaainen Verenhimo and a poet collective black mödernism.