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Sonification of a graphical piece – Sounds of Calligraphy

The three pieces of Sounds of Calligraphy playlist are the continuation from the Sarana performance at the opening of Viiva & Viiru calligraphy group exhibition in Helsinki, Finland. The pieces are based on a real time process that analyzes the images in three color channels, and some of the oscillator sound waves are derived from the image properties too. The process has 128 oscillators and filters per channel, and they are positioned to the stereo panorama to exactly follow the figures. The resulting music is thus a true voyage across the image.

The sonification process was realized with Max/MSP/Jitter. A very warm thanks to the Viiva & Viiru group for their openness to the abstract.

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Light controlled ambient music piece

The ambient piece acted as the musical introduction to a discussion between photographer Victoria Schultz,  psychoanalyst Heikki Majava and sound explorer (Me). The topic of the discussion was My Body and I – Synchronic Image, Vision and Sound.

The pitches of the piece were controlled with light dependent resistors. I had built two simple enclosures for the resistors, which I held in my hands. In a slow dance I moved about and explored the light and dark areas of the gallery, Laterna Magica, where the event was held.

Laterna Magica Light to Sound PerformanceVictoria’s photos were on display in the gallery, and I thought that light controlled music would bridge the media and weave the topic together. I had built a light controlled audio device a few years ago, which was perfect for the idea.

It has two oscillators, which can be independently controlled. I connected the stereo out of the device to a laptop, in which a modular sound processing software turned the pitches of the oscillators into synthesizer control messages. The other channel was used for texture and the other had more soloish character.

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Sarana

A solo musical project since the beginning of the universe and beyond. Several live performances, which usually take hours to fold out, and hundreds of single tracks produced over the years. Approaches the laminarity and supraconduction through intuition, improvisation and unpredictability. A psychophysical expedition on the wavecrest of the caleidoscopic reality.

Sarana.biz /Soundcloud/ Facebook

Releases:

2019 – Apokatastasis EP (Voyager 1 records, France)
2009 – Andra (Atmoworks, USA)
2004 – Ajan Geometria (Atmoworks, USA)

Releases available on Bandcamp. Live performances available from the Archive

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Resonant City

Soiva kaupunki is an interactive sound installation, which utilizes contact microphones to reveal the hidden properties of the resonant urban trash (Soiva kaupunki = Resonant city). The recording is from year 2002 installation.

The objects are gathered in an intuitive and improvised fashion, and hung by wires to make them float freely. Microphones are attached to the objects and their output is fed through effects processors in order to turn the characteristic sound of each object into an ever changing ambient collage, to which all the participants contribute by manipulating the objects.

Exhibitions:
2002 Lahden taidelauantai
2007 Olohuone, Turku

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Luonne

Luonne never rehearses together and the freeform collective meets almost only on gigs, refreshing the unforgotten memories and past future experiences via the air, that is vital to the human organism in this world of relative dependencies.

Luonne.org / MySpace / Facebook

Releases:
2005 – Luonne CD
2006 – Luonne DVD

Releases and live performances available from the Archive