Sound Gallery Akusmata will celebrate its five year anniversary with the Akusmata Sound Festival. Akusmata supports the field of sound art and it is also the first sound art gallery in Finland. This five-day festival presents a broad spectrum of new aural expression. The program includes electronic music, do-it-yourself musical instruments, sound installations, spoken word, noise performances and improvised music.
Italian Radical Matters Edition brings to Helsinki the doom metal alchemist Paul Chain's sound installation and a new recording produced specially for the festival.
ASF's program includes performances from Norway, Denmark, Russia and Italy.
The festival is held at the Akusmata gallery and in Tukholman puisto park by Tukholmankatu in Helsinki. The artistic directors of the festival are Petri Kuljuntausta and Kenneth Kovasin.
To celebrate the anniversary, Akusmata is also organizing the Frequency exhibition series for young sound artists during the coming winter. Selected artists will receive the sound gallery's grant to arrange an exhibiton at Akusmata.
All events on this festival have a voluntary 5€ entry fee to cover costs.