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Akusmata Sound Gallery
Tukholmankatu 7, Helsinki
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Jarkko Lahti and Jukka Andersson are the ambient project Rihmasto. Slow vibrations of Rihmasto will keep you at the frontiers of dreaming, where sense of time and space is warped. Acoustically living spaces and nebulus places take the listener to an experience of indefinite adventure, with the permission to get lost. When perspective and detection are blurred, small things feel larger, and vice versa. Ambience recordings are blended to synthetic and organic sounds in these loosely scripted stories. During the performance, little by little, the sound begins to take control and route the flow. Energy and forces of nature are strongly present and experience is very personal. The sound started at 1996. Live performances since the year 2000.
Media artist Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971) 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
Interview by Avatar Centre (Quebec City, Canada) 12/2012:
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Pekka Tolonen is one of the pioneers of Finnish electronic music. He is known from 80's Argon/Organ synth-bands, and from compilation of Aids virus DNA code into music, stored in a time-capsule buried into the foundation stone of Science Centre Heureka.
Other 80's works by Tolonen include computer-poetry Runerberg/Satunai with Arto Kytöhonka, Matrix Mind MUU group's videoart with Otso Pakarinen, and Kalle Home-Psychiatrist program, which Jyrki Kasvi (now Finnish politician) converted to Commodore 64 for MikroBitti Magazine, and Erotic Virtual Personality Lulu debuted in Heureka's Artificial Intelligence and Hyvinkää Erotic Art exhibions.
"It was continuum of my 70's period, when I was building musical electro-shock machines, reverbs, flangers, synthesizers, run pirate radio stations and played progressive and heavy metal. Programming came up naturally when I got Apple computer in -81", Tolonen remembers.
In Akusmata Tolonen plays analog plasma music, which has been made from realtime satellite data, measuring coronal mass ejections of the sun - and talks about modular synths and methods, which are suitable for artists interested in functional data-art genres.