Category: Live


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/


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/


 

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.

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.

LIVE: Project VO (JPN/FIN/GER) / Émilie Payeur (CAN) / Jukka Kääriäinen — Natalia Castrillón Duo

ÉMILIE PAYEUR (CAN) /

PROJECT VO (JPN/FI/GER) /

 JUKKA KÄÄRIÄINEN NATALIA CASTRILLON (COL) DUO

Wednesday, August 14, at 19:00

Doors: 18:30


ÉMILIE PAYEUR (CAN)
Émilie Payeur is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal, Canada, mainly active in experimental music and visual arts. Her music, often described as minimalist and sometimes harsh, is mainly based on the no-input technique and on risk-taking. In her visual work, she is interested in the traces she perceives as remnants of actions from the past; also in the manipulation of reality, of others views and her own view. Emilie has a master’s degree in electroacoustic music composition from the Université de Montréal and her work has been performed all over the world and has received numerous awards, both in Canada and internationally.

Émilie is a member of Dead Squirrels (noise music trio), Kohlenstoff Records (label and experimental music collective), Projet K (experimental ensemble), Moshi Moshi (experimental and Kawaii audio/visual trio) and Jeunesse Cosmique (music label and cosmic family). She also plays in the Giri Kedaton Gamelan. Émilie’s performance at Akusmata will be an attempt at going somewhere else musically speaking and hopefully magic will happen.


PROJECT VO (JPN/FI/GER)
Rieko Okuda, keys
Antti Virtaranta, double-bass

Project VO (JPN/GER/FI) is an improvising duo between double-bassist Antti Virtaranta and pianist Rieko Okuda. Since their first album, glass hopper, 2012, they have continued expanding their creative ways of navigating the free improvisation landscape. The combination of piano and bass has taken Project VO on a sonic journey that keeps pushing them constantly to new directions.

Japanese-born pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rieko Okuda, have made a name among new generation of the Berlin improvised scene. She settled in Europe after MA in piano at Juilliard School of Music in New York. In the USA she worked with saxophonist and a bandleader Bob Mintzer at first, following stints with Jon Faddis and John Fedcheck. Joining a band of alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra followed, for two years, working also with Elliot Levine, cellist of Cecil Taylor, and Calvin Weston, drummer of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time Band. In Berlin, she develops projects with double-bassist Antti Virtaranta with whom she plays in Project VO and Akvariettrio. Her another piano trio is called Cleaning Each Other, as much as collaborations with musicians like Audrey Chen, Els Vandeweyer, Susanne Zapf, Yuko Kaseki, Axel Dörner, Norbert Stammberger, and Otto Szabolcs Horvath, a.o.

Antti Virtaranta is a Finnish bassist and composer. He began his music journey at 17 years old focusing on Jazz music, attending University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Quickly he was introduced to free jazz and experimental electronic music, and this changed everything. He moved to Berlin to join the vibrant scene of improvisers, starting projects with many musicians and developing his own sound. Currently he is focused on expressing his voice in music and sound through composition and improvisation. Using his influences from jazz and rock music and self-taught contemporary music, his musical language is formed. Nowadays, his focus is on concepts and compositions for solo bass and solo electronics, and using non-conventional notations. These ideas develop and are imposed into the small groups (duos and trios) and larger ensembles that he is involved with to create instant composition in his varying projects, which include collaborations with dancers and visual artists, on top of the numerous musicians he works with.


JUKKA KÄÄRIÄINEN – NATALIA CASTRILLON DUO

Jukka Kääriäinen is a finnish musician specialised in 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, Emilio Gordoa, Mikko Innanen, Kalle Kalima, Paul Pignon, Harri Sjöström, Jone Takamäki, Roomet Jakapi, and Pauli Lyytinen.

Natalia Castrillón is a versatile harpist from Colombia interested in improvisation and the experimental sound possibilities of the pedal and lever harp. She has collaborated with artists from different music genres and disciplines such as theatre, dance and contemporary improvised music. Natalia plays actively in different projects that include Latin American, West African, World, and Experimental Improvised Music. She graduated from Caldas University (Colombia), and also studied harp, chamber music, symphony orchestra, music theory and ear training at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia). In addition, she worked as a music and harp teacher at Fundación Nacional Batuta in Colombia.

LIVE: Marjamäki-Metsätähti + Rasmus Hedlund

JARI MARJAMÄKI – TATU METSÄTÄHTI + RASMUS HEDLUND
+ VJ Ville Kuvaja

Wednesday, June 18, 2019.
Doors 18:30, Showtime: 19:00



Marjamäki/Metsätähti
Jari Marjamäki (Zentex) on Portugalissa asuva muusikko, DJ ja äänitaiteilija. Hän on toiminut teknotuottajana ja tapahtumajärjestäjänä, sekä suhinoinut kokeellista musiikkia soolona ja erilaisissa kokoonpanoissa jo yli 20 vuoden ajan. Tällä hetkellä hän pyörittää myös Desterro-nimistä vaihtoehtoista keikkapaikkaa Lissabonin keskustassa.

Tatu Metsätähti (Mesak) on – Marjamäen tapaan – Turusta maailmalle paennut äänityöläinen. Helsingissä nykyään vaikuttava muusikko on tasapainoillut avantgarden ja klubimusiikin molemmin puolin koko uransa ajan, ja on sotkeentunut myös nk. skweee-liikkeeseen.

Akusmatassa kaksikko esiintyy ensimmäistä kertaa yhdessä. Luvassa on ainutkertainen, elektroniseklektinen ambient-teos joka nojaa vahvasti improvisaatioon.



Rasmus Hedlund

Rasmus Hedlund on monialainen muusikko jonka sävellyksiä voi kuulla elokuvissa, teatterissa ja kuvataiteessa. Hänen monista projekteistaan yksi tunnetuimmista lienee Ljudverket-levymerkki.

Akusmatassa esitettävässä konsertissa eri äänilähteistä pulppuavat sähkösignaalit muokataan ohjainten säätövipujen avulla sopivaan muotoon kulkemaan kuparijohtoja pitkin päätevahvistimeen, josta signaaliketjun päässä oleva kaiutin lopuksi muuntaa sen ihmiskeholle vastaanotettavaksi ääniaalloksi.

LIVE: Nordic Sound Art and Electronic Music

NORDIC SOUND ART AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC

 

Place: Vuosali, Vuotalo, Mosaiikkitori 2, Helsinki.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 19:00-21:30

Free entrance

 
The producer of the event is Akusmata, the first sound art gallery in Finland. The event is supported by Vuotalo Cultural Centre and Nordic Culture Fund / Puls.

 

​ARTISTS​
 
HARALD FETVEIT
​(NO)​
 
Harald Fetveit started to play noise in the mid-eighties. He has developed a characteristic, forward-leaning sound, often full of ruptures and rapid dynamic changes. He was educated in visual arts, and has worked with site specific installations and photography, but also been involved in contemporary dance and performance art, with a.o. Baktruppen. Since 2003, he has been running “Dans for voksne”, a series for experimental concerts and related activities, and has played a major role in the development of Oslo’s experimental music scene.
 
His focus has always been on the live-setting. He has played with people like Junko Hiroshige, Hankli Ryu, Mattin, Lucio Capece, John Hegre, Jim Denley and Anla Courtis, with whom he also collaborates in the project DNA? AND? with kids with mental disabilities. He is currently active with drummer Thomas Oxem in their duo SKÆVV and with sax-player Dario Fariello in their duo Sciardac. “Norway’s finest improvising noise/voice duo” has been stated on his latest album with vocal artist Agnes Hvizdalek, the album was released in November 2018.
 
haraldfetveit.no
soundcloud.com/user-438589218
sanntidsmusikk.bandcamp.com/

SONJA TOFIK
​(SE)​
 
Sonja Tofik makes intimate and often melancholic ambient that draws upon influences from folk music and noise. Her distorted and slowly lulling synth loops are paired with folk-inspired vocal melodies and field recorded samples, a haunting sound both atmospheric and anguished. Through intimate and subdued synth music, echoing of organ harmonies, Tofik creates a realm of sonic shadows. In 2017, she released her debut EP ’Neuros’, and ’Vilar i dina spår’ together with Marlena Lampinen, both on the label Moloton. Previous shows include, among others; Fylkingen, Stockholm, Moderna museet, Stockholm, and Intonal festival, Malmö. ​Tofik is part of Stockholm studio collective Drömfakulteten. ​She lives in Stockholm and Berlin. ​
 
https://soundcloud.com/sonjatofik
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0xQ4lVwDOjBxjaPO5hIiC3

FREDRIK MATHIAS JOSEFSON
​(SE)​
 
Fredrik Mathias ​​Josefson has for several years worked in the area between sound art and electroacoustic compositions and questioned concepts such as installation and concerts. His artwork, performed in this concert, titled ‘What Can I Say To Convince You That All My Happiness Is In Loving You?’, is an example of this and the question is raised: what is an installation, what is a composition?
Recently, Fredrik Mathias Josefson’s focus has been to spatialize sound in compositions for high-density speaker arrays and within that format create sound environments of artificial field recordings and sound objects. The speaker elements make the air vibrate — a vibration which reaches the ears like sound. In this work, the vibrations have shifted from the air to the objects, from the intangible to the physical. The work has a narrative, but what is manifested is a short slice in this narrative. Time is frozen, but nothing is still – everything is vibrating.​ ​Josefson is active in the international experimental and electroacoustic music and art scenes with over thirty albums and over a hundred concerts. He lives and works in Stockholm and Hamburg where he is researching at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
http://www.mathiasjosefson.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7CgSCQLmQuvpWHKFmOy80P

Live: BRAIDEDSOUND (USA/CAN/NL/FI)

BraidedSOUND

(full band + duo & trio)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Showtime 19:00, doors 18:30


BraidedSOUND is a series of improvisational site-specific experimental ensembles that operate off a graphic score designed by Jesse Perlstein. These performances celebrate collaboration, improvisation and interpretation, ensuring that each performance is a unique experiment unto itself. Braided Sound also strives to be as global as possible, connecting artists from different backgrounds, genres and cultures both musically and spiritually.

For BraidedSOUND’s Helsinki debut we have invited some amazing local musicians (and two foreign) to join the ensemble.


BraidedSOUND
[helsinki ensemble] – audio/video
from USA/Canada:
JEREMY YOUNG (piezo’d surfaces + oscillators)
https://cargocollective.com/jeremyyoung
JESSE PERLSTEIN (vox + field recordings on tape)
https://jesseperlstein.com
from Netherlands/Helsinki:
MARLOES VAN SON (electronics)
https://www.marloesvanson.nl
ALEX VAN GIERSBERGEN (visuals)
http://wtf0.nl/
TYTTI AROLA (violin + electronics)
https://www.tyttiarola.com/
PETRI KULJUNTAUSTA (guitar)
http://kuljuntausta.com/

Every performance is a chance to rethink the very building blocks upon which my compositional practice is founded, but invitational opportunities to perform with new creative collaborators in far away countries welcome both excitement and logistical challenges.

While this project draws on a deep familiarity with graphically notated score history, from that of Cage and Cardew and Stockhausen among many others, BraidedSOUND distances itself from the aesthetics and behaviors of “concert music” almost entirely—we are rather seeking to explore and define a contemporary use of the graphic score as a map, the compass and legend of which must be figured out with every single new performance, by every participating artist, together as a unit, in every new space and every different city, and using the hybrid sonic avenues of electronic and acoustic elements as its toolkit.

‘Helsinki Score’


Live: Marja Ahti – Kati Roover

Marja Ahti – Kati Roover

Vegetal Negatives Record Release

Wed 27.3.2019, showtime 19:00 (doors 18:30)

Marja Ahti‘s album Vegetal Negatives is released March 29 by the Swiss label Hallow Ground. It is a game of sonic mutations, mimicry, inversions, and association inspired by a text called “On pataphotograms”, by the French writer René Daumal – a quasi-metaphysical essay that toys with breaking the conceived separateness of natural forms through poetic imagination.

The four electroacoustic compositions on the album combine and arrange field recordings, electronic feedback, Buchla and ARP synthesizers, bowl gong and harmonium, textures of detailed acoustic sound, and sustained tones with gentle microtonal beating into a precise musical narrative. She juxtaposes recordings of rooms and empty vessels, natural and artificial climates, spontaneous and staged events. Ahti draws upon Annea Lockwood’s ideas about associative movements between sounds based on shared characteristics and sonic energy. Her approach to field recordings is neither diaristic, documentaristic, nor purely acousmatic, but rather it starts out from somewhere in between these notions: the sounds hover between abstraction and the deeply familiar, moving into a realm of poetic metaphor where they are set in relation to each other, fleetingly mirroring or shadow-dancing.

Marja Ahti (b. 1981) is a Swedish-born artist living and working in Turku, Finland. She has been an active part of the Finnish experimental music scene for more than ten years. This is her debut LP under her own name.

www.marjaahti.com


Kati Roover is an Estonian-Finnish visual artist based in Helsinki. In her works she approaches environmental changes through poetic imagination. Roover’s interests include human-non-human interaction, natural sciences, anthropology, special places, deep listening and documentary essay film. She works with moving image, photography, sound, text and installations.

Kati Roover will present a sound work, H2O – Creatures that was recently exhibited at Titanik Gallery in Turku. In the working process she has looked at the massive cultural changes where water’s cyclical time were condensed into simple H2O form. The mythical stories of water gave way to the linear time defined by a man. Human watery organs and the efficient processes created by them, work as modifiers of water structure and it’s flows in the environment. Water has become a commercially available, manageable and disappearing material or a hidden landfill. However, as an element, water is still like a permeable channel, a cyclical cycle of time and an all-embracing sensor: by its very nature, a state that registers change and challenges the senses to a different experience of reality.

http://www.katiroover.com/