BOB BELLERUE (US)
26th of August 18.00 - 22.00 @ Free Arts Space, Helsinki.
BOB BELLERUE is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 30 years he has been involved in a wide range of sonic activities – experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/ theater/ video/ performance art, and sound / video installations. His electronic sound work is focused on resonant feedback systems, using amplified instruments/ objects/ spaces/ circuits in combination with electronics and Supercollider programming.
Bob's work has been presented at The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Cafe Oto, EMS, LUFF, the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Sonic Circuits Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, Pioneerworks, Denver Noise Festival, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Silent Barn, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institutue of Chicago, Stanford University and The New School. He curates and produces the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation (currently in its 7th year). He is an audio engineer and event producer, working presently for Issue Project Room and a handful of clients in the NYC area. Currently he is in EMS residency in Stockholm. More info and discography: bobbellerue.net
Tommi KERÄNEN is a noise maker from Helsinki. Active since the late 1990s, he performs and records as a solo artist, and is a member of Testicle Hazard, Large Unit, Köttskogen, Gentle Evil and The Truckfuckers. He uses mainly simple electronics and some digital synthesis - the resulting music is swirling slabs of vivid noise. His discography consists of over two dozen entries ranging from cryptic tapes to critically acclaimed releases like Bats in the Attic CD (among The Wire's Rewind picks in 2010). He has collaborated many artists including Florian Hecker, The Incapacitants, Lasse Marhaug and Phill Niblock.
JARI SUOMINEN is member of electronic psych group Shogun Kunitoki, psychedelic power duo Jarse, folk rock sextet Kiila, and art collective Anna Breu. He is also researching and renovating Finnish inventor/composer Erkki Kurenniemi's historical electronic music instruments on a project DIMI is Reborn.
Media artist JUKKA HAUTAMÄKI lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Hautamäkis sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. Live setup consists of DIY sound devices, which he manipulates in real time by changing components and reconnecting circuits. Music style could be described as abstract ambient noise with a twist. More information: jukkahautamaki.com