in 1962, the studio of the Department of Musicology in the University
of Helsinki has had a leading role in the history of Finnish electronic
music. Erkki Kurenniemi designed and constructed his instruments
there, and many of the other early electronic compositions were
also made in the studio. Today it is the oldest electronic music
studio still in active use in Scandinavia.
This concert will celebrate the studio’s
40th anniversary by presenting both live and recorded compositions
created in the studio from the 1960’s onwards. The featured
pioneering composers include the likes of Jukka Ruohomäki,
Erkki Kurenniemi, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, and Kai Lassfolk. Erkki
Salmenhaara’s work is represented by Information Explosion,
composed for the 1967 World Expo in Montreal.
For good measure, we can also sample
some baffling “post-information explosion era” material
from a select group of contemporary artists. Pauli Laine plays
some of his early 1990’s computer music. Tommi Keränen
presents a retrospective tape collage accompanied with live electronics.
Jaakko Prättälä and Henri Penttinen perform electronic
manipulations of sounds of bottles wired with microphones. The
on-screen feature is Laura Lounila’s new film, Flirt,
with a soundtrack designed by the studio’s own Mikko Ojanen.
Friday 22.11.2002 - Kiasma Theatre
14:00 - Information Explosion
yliopiston musiikkitieteen laitos (University of Helsinki
Dept. of Musicology)