OLYMPIA SPLENDID (Fin)
INVADER ACE (No/Se)
Dj: GAVIN MAYCROFT (Sthlm/Mother)
Film: THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IS USE TO BE - A Documentary Film on Erkki Kurenniemi
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SINK (Pori, Finland)
“the perfect soundtrack for a night in the woods during the finnish winter… or just try to imagine the blackest Sunno)) «disarmed» of heavy guitars, jamming with Pan Sonic in these dark woods too…”
SINK comes from Pori, Finland, and they released during last 2008 one of the most interesting and innovative albums about drone-dark-ambient music experimenting with dark atmospheric drones, minimal electronics and certain black metal vibes. sink are, with other finnish great band like the north sludge myth Fleshpress (those have co-released the album in their own label), one of the most interesting acts coming from scandinavia about dark and experimental sounds.
OLYMPIA SPLENDID (Fin)
Olimpia Splendid are the blooming and rottening flower of the scorpio / mud cake rising. Heta (guitar, vocals), Katri (bass, vocals) and Jonna (guitar, vocals) have all their roots deep in the Finnish underground/ punk scene. Beats, shrieks and clumsy hypnosis. Jonna has a solo project under the name of Kuupuu and also plays in Hertta Lussu Ässä with Islaja and Lau Nau. Katri has played with Avarus, Katpatuka, Forgettes, Custom Drummer Meets Miss Impossible. Heta plays with Pasilian Savut, Bananas and has performed with Jandek.
INVADER ACE (No/Se)
Invader ace plays dance music through awesome radios with a tuba, a slide guitar and the coolest drum machine of all time. They consist of Anton Torrell from Dammit I’m Mad, Yamon Yamon and tons of other bands and Peder Simonsen who plays with jaga jazzist, klang kollektif, and in a lot of other constilations on the Norwegian impro-scene and is releasing a solo record this fall .
Film: THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IS USE TO BE
- A Documentary Film on Erkki Kurenniemi,
2004, 52 minutes,
Regi: Mika Taanila
The Finnish artist, inventor, and futurist Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941) is one of the most fascinating figures you’ve never heard of. He came of age in the 1960s, and his various projects reflect the heady techno-utopian aspirations of such thinkers as Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller.
Kurenniemi’s speculations on computer technology and artificial intelligence were well ahead of his time, but he didn’t content himself with merely thinking about the future. He helped pioneer the fledgling genre of “electronic art,” creating experimental works for video and electronic music. In the early 1960s, Kurenniemi founded an electronic music studio at the University of Helsinki, and beginning in the 1970s he invented a series of electronic instruments called DIMI (digital musical instrument), which generated musical sounds from sources such as video images, human touch, and brain waves.
For many years now Kurenniemi has been methodically documenting his daily life through notes and photographs, on the theory that future developments in computing will make possible the artificial reconstruction of consciousness on the basis of such collected memory. This hour-long documentary by Mika Taanila presents a captivating view into the mind and work of Erkki Kuenniemi, in whose future we all now live.
“Viewed from a historical perspective, Kurenniemi’s music foretold digital directions in rhythm, noise and jumpcut editing, only back then no one was listening.”—The Wire
“Recommended! deftly intersperses clips of Kurenniemi’s early innovative films with more recent footage of the artist obsessively collecting video, audio, and found objects - artifacts of a stream-of-consciousness digital diary. To this intriguing mix is added a sound track which includes Kurenniemi’s groundbreaking synthesized music. The resulting controlled chaos seems perfectly evocative of the life and work of this idiosyncratic artist who dwells in the constantly shifting nexus of man and machine.”—Educational Media Reviews Online
“[Mika Taanila’s] most ambitious film…balanced between biography and essay film…a remarkable ensemble of audio-visual elements.”—Frame News
“Gives us a precious glimpse into a lost era of idealistic thought and innovation.”—The Guardian
“A highly intellectual film…engrossing…Fascinating!”—The Miami Herald