14 November 2019 / OODI, Helsinki
Musical presentation, a synthesizer, award winning composition
Our high-tech lifestyle is enabled by hyper-exploitative, ecocidal extraction of the global south's natural resources. as the numerous crises of capitalism, imperialism and nature intensify and a new fortress Europe is constructed around us, what kind of music can be inspired by the material realities of computing? for now, all i have to offer is noise.
Live improvisation set with Trumpet, water tube found from the Aalto University metro station bin and other object-instruments as well as with electronics
In my solo acts I aim for polyphony of extraordinary sounds which I create with electric guitar, effect pedals and extended playing techniques. These unconventional sounds are the material which I use to build live compositions.
The soundworld of the piece is shaped by transition processes from polyphonic sampling to patterns constructed by solar panel and mobile instruments within a weighted-flow that is tailored to the diversities of the instruments used in the performance.
Fermata is a piece for a microtonal drone instrument called Threnoscope and an acoustic instrument. It is a framework for improvisation of microtonal music, where both the live coder and the instrumentalist contribute equally to the piece's development. The Threnoscope is notated through live coding, with sounds being represented on a graphical score next to the coding terminal. Its visual appearance illustrates the harmonics of a fundamental tone, as well as speaker locations. Musical notes move around the spectral and physical space, long in duration, and sculptable by the performer. Fermata has been performed with Adriana Sá (London), Miguel Mira (Lisbon), Iñigo Ibaibarriaga (Bilbao), Áki Ásgeirsson (Reykjavik), Alexander Refsum Jensenius (Oslo), Peter Furniss (Edinburgh), Helen Papaioannou (Sheffield), and Peter Herbert/Hannes Löschel (Linz).This time Tommi Keränen will join the piece on electric guitar
This concert is supported by the Academy of Finland (project 319946)