Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Helikoosolek #61: Theodore Parker

(In English below)
 
7th of November 2019

Theodore Parker on muusik, kes tegeleb elektroakustilise improvisatsiooniga. Tema loominguline fookus keskendub heli kogemisele ja interpretatsioonile olenevalt ruumi omadustest ja aspektidest. Tihti sisaldavad tema tööd heli difusioooni mitmekanalilistes kõlarisüsteemides, ruumiakustikat, helimaastikku ning kohati sotsiaalset või ajaloolist konteksti.

Sellel korral on kasutusel lihtne stereo süsteem, et tegeleda heli peegeldumistega resonantses ruumis. Kõlarite asetus ruumis koos ruumi akustikaga loob esineja kontrollile allumatu keskonna. Sellele lisanduvad reaalajas ebastabiilses kõlakeskonnas vastu võetud otsused, mis võtab tekkinud ruumi kui dominatset kapseldust, kus viibivad nii esineja kui kuulajad.

Kontsertiosale järgneb lähenemise ning kasutatava süsteemi tutvustus inglise keeles.

Üritus on tasuta, soovitusliku vaba piletiga 3-5€ esinejate toetuseks ning kulude katteks.

Helikoosoleku toimumist toetab Eesti Kultuurkapital.

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Theodore Parker is an improvising electro-acoustic musician. His artistic output focuses on how the particular features of a given space transform our interpretation of sound and experience. Often his work explores the use of multi-channel diffusion, room acoustics, soundscape phenomenon, and occasionally, social or historical context.

In this concert Theodore will make use of a simple stereo system which mimics some of the behaviors of sound reflections. However, the positions of the speakers coupled with the acoustic qualities of the hall will convergence in ways which are outside of the performer’s own control. The improvisation is, inexplicably, a response to this context. The real time decisions are made inside of a situation which is not controlled or perfectly stable. This makes the stereo system and qualities of the space, in their own subtle way, the dominate container inside which performer and audience experience occurs.

Concert part is followed by introduction to the technical solution and approach of the performance in English.

The event is free, with a recommended donation of 3-5€, to support the artists and cover costs.

Helikoosolek is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Helikoosolek presents: William “Bilwa” Costa

(In English below)

16th of November 2019


"un/natural fields" on projekt mis kombineerib inimtekkelisi digitaalseid, analoog-, mehhaanilisi ning juhuslikke helisid, mis kujundavad linna helimaastikku ning siinushelisid. Tulemuseks on eksperimentaalsed kompositsioonid mida iseloomustavad mõisted nagu: musique concrete, generatiivne muusika ja psühhoakustikat, millest viimane iseloomustab nähtusi nagu: faasinihe, tuiklemine, vastvasfaasiliste helide kadumine, kuulmisillusioon jne.

Bilwa on Berliinis baseeruv helikunstnik, eksperimentaalmuusik, esineja ja helilooja

Rohkem infot:
https://williambilwacosta.com/
soundcloud.com/bilwa

Üritus on tasuta, soovitusliku vaba piletiga 3-5€ esinejate toetuseks ning kulude katteks.

Helikoosoleku toimumist toetab Eesti Kultuurkapital

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un/natural fields is a project that cultivates man-made, digital, analogue, and mechanical sounds, as well as other incidental sounds, which make up a city's soundscape, recorded throughout Europe, N. America, and Asi. Combined with sine-tones these recordings are used for experimental compositions; employing techniques associated with Musique Concrète, generative music, and psycho-acoustics including: phasing, oscillation, binaural beating, cancellation, auditory illusion, etc.

Bilwa is a Berlin-based sound artist, experimental musician, performer, and composer.

More info at:
https://williambilwacosta.com/
soundcloud.com/bilwa

The event is free, with a recommended donation of 3-5€, to support the artists and cover costs.

Helikoosolek is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Helikoosolek #60: Postinstrumentum

(In English below)



9th of November 2019

Postinstrumentum „Doomsday Tantra“:
Postinstrumentum on väärika vananemise vastane eliksiir, mida valatakse teile mõõdutundetute annustena otse kõrva. Eliksiir koosneb väestatud masinate vibratsioonidest, toksilisest maskuliinsusest, industriaalsfääride metallihelidest ning kosmilisest karismast. Viimastel andmetel on praegu energiad väga kirjud, kuu on erakordselt vali ning teie alateadvustest kerkivad pinnale sinna kinni jäänud negatiivsed sündmused. Ärge muretsege – Doomsday Tantra on universumi sõnum, täitmaks tühimikke teie hingedes. Võtame kõik maha! Namaste!

Postinstrumentum on eksperimentaalmuusika- ja helikunstikollektiiv, mis oma loomingus sünteesib industriaalset müramuusikat, masinlikke korduseid, teatraalseid kujundeid, visuaalseid efekte ning installatiivseid ruume. Muusika, etendus- ning visuaalkunsti ühisalas tegutsejana ei kammitse rühmitust kultuurilised dogmad ega kivinenud arusaamad žanripiiridest. Postinstrumentum alustas tegevust 2011. aastal, kasvades välja EKA tegevuskunstide osakonna eksperimentaalmuusika kursusest. Algselt keskenduti peamiselt isevalmistatud heliinstrumentidel musitseerimisele. Tänaseks on lisandunud iroonilis-kriitiline käsitlus tehnoloogia, esoteerika ja kunstide avaldumisvormide suhtes. Hetkel moodustavad rühmituse tuumiku Erik Alalooga ja Urmas Lüüs.

Rohkem infot:
https://postinstrumentum.wordpress.com

!!! Helid võivad olla valjud, vajadusel soovitame kasutada kõrvatroppe. Etteaste sisu võib sisaldada lastele mittesobivat materjali !!!

Üritus on tasuta, soovitusliku vaba piletiga 3-5€ esinejate toetuseks ning kulude katteks.

Helikoosoleku toimumist toetab Eesti Kultuurkapital

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Postinstrumentum is sound art and experimental music collective
using industrial noise, machine repetitions, theatrical elements, visual efects and room installation in their creative process. While being active in performace art they are not conserned by cultural dogmas or genre definitions. Postinstrumentum started in 2011 when they grew out from EKA's performance art department experimental sound course. At first they started with performing on DIY music instruments. By now they have added an ironic-critical approach on how technology, esoterics and arts are presented. The core of the group is made up by Erik Alalooga and Urmas Lüüs.

More info at:
https://postinstrumentum.wordpress.com

!!! Might contain loud sounds, earplugs are recommended. Might contain unappropriate content for children !!!

The event is free, with a recommended donation of 3-5€, to support the artists and cover costs.

Helikoosolek is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.



Saturday, October 26, 2019

Helikoosolek #59 Latvian Edition: Sound Meccano, bernurits

(In English below)

Helikoosolek jätkab teist järjestikust nädalat võimalusega esitleda Tartu publikule kahte huvitavat Läti projekti: Sound Meccano on Rostislav Rekuta-Dzhordzhevich-i sooloprojekt, kus segatakse elektroakustilist ja ambient muusikat kohaspetsiifiliste lindistustega (field recordings) ning bernurits ("laste hommik") on helikunsti kollektiiv, kes alustas aastal 2007 Riias ning koondab sarnaste vaadetega arhitekte. Nad kirjeldavad oma tegevust kui platvormi heli, kommunikatsiooni ja ruumi avastamiseks ning kasutavad selleks improvisatsiooniliselt aluselt lindistatud heli ning isetehtud- ja elektroakustilisi helitekitajaid. Seekordne bernurits-i kooseis on järgmine: Maksims Šenteļevs, Jēkabs Nīmanis ja Rostislav Rekuta-Dzhordzhevich.

Rohkem infot:
https://soundmeccano.com/
http://bernurits.com/

Üritus on tasuta, soovitusliku vaba piletiga 3-5€ esinejate toetuseks ning kulude katteks.

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Helikoosolek returns with a second event in as many weeks, as we didn't want to miss the opportunity to present these two Latvian projects to our Tartu audience: Sound Meccano is the solo project of Rostislav Rekuta-Dzhordzhevich, who creates electroacoustic and ambient works with field recordings and other sources, and bernurits ("children's matinee") is a sound art collective developed in 2007 in Riga by a group of like-minded architects, who describe themselves as "a platform for collaboration in the fields of sound, communication and spatial exploration", and an "electro-acoustic improvisation chamber ensemble", using with self-made instruments, field recordings, and electronics. For this performance, bernurits are Maksims Šenteļevs, Jēkabs Nīmanis, and Rostislav Rekuta-Dzhordzhevich.

For more information and sounds, see the following websites:
https://soundmeccano.com/
http://bernurits.com/

The event is free, with a recommended donation of 3-5€, to support the artists and cover costs.



Ürituse toimumist toetab Eesti Kultuurkapital. The event is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.




Helikoosolek #58: Räpina paberivabrik, sound and image

 Picture from Räpina paperfactory

Sinu Helikoosoleku asutaja ja kaaskorraldaja Patrick McGinley tutvustab helisid ja pilte Räpina paberivabrikust, mis on Eesti vanim pidevalt tegutsev tööstus. Aastal 2018 andsid McGinley ja Daniel Edward Allen välja eksperimentaalse dokumentaalfilmi „The Mill”, mida varasemalt filmiti Räpina paberivabrikus 3 aasta vältel. McGinley räägib projektist ning komponeerib live-is protsessi käigus lindistatud helidel, mida saadab Allen-i poolt filmitud visuaalne kollaaž.

Patrick Tubin McGinley (artistinimega murmer) on Ameerika päritolu raadio- ja helikunstnik, kes baseerub Euroopas alates aastast 1996. Sealtmaalt alates alustas ta leitud helide ja leitud objektide kogumist, mis on saanud tema loomingu aluseks. Aastal 2002 lõi ta organisatsiooni nimega Framework, mis laseb ülemaailmselt eetrisse iganädalast välitingimustes lindistamise (field recording) temaatikal põhinevat raadiosaadet. Aastal 2005 külastas ta esmakordselt Eestit ning kolis siia püsivalt alates aastast 2009. Tema töö keskmeks on väikesed leiud ning kontsentreeritud tähelepanu, mis tegeleb meid ümbritsevate helide raamistamisega. Need helid jääksid tavakontekstis pigem märkamatuks, kuid kontekstiväliselt muutuvad nad võõrasteks, kaugeteks ning ebaharilikeks nagu lifti kriuksumine, putuka pinin või iseenda hingamine. Heliga samal määral on fookuses ruumid, objektid, resoneerumine ja inimesed kompositsioonis, esitusel või kollektiivse tegevuse või kogemuse kaudu avastamas heli läbi teadliku ja osavõtliku kuulamise.

Arutelu toimub inglise keeles
Soovitatav annetus: 3-5€

Ürituse toimumist toetab Eesti Kultuurkapital.
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Your Helikoosolek founder and co-host Patrick Tubin McGinley this month presents to you sounds and images from the Räpina papermill, the oldest continuously operating industry in Estonia. In 2018, McGinley and his collaborator Daniel Edward Allen released 'The Mill', an experimental documentary shot in the papermill over the previous 3 years. McGinley will discuss the project, and give a live sound performance constructed from abstracted sounds recorded at the mill, accompanied by a collage of visual footage recorded by Allen.

Patrick Tubin McGinley (AKA murmer) is an American-born sound, performance, and radio artist who has been based in Europe since 1996. Since then he has been building a collection of found sounds and found objects that has become the basis of all his work. In 2002 he founded Framework, an organisation that produces a weekly field-recording themed radio show, broad- and podcasting around the world. In 2005 he first visited Estonia, and relocated there permanently in 2009. His work is about small discoveries and concentrated attention; it focuses on the framing of the sounds around us which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked, but which out of context become unrecognisable, alien and extraordinary: crackling charcoal, a squeaking escalator, a buzzing insect, or one’s own breath. He works equally with spaces, objects, resonances, and people, in composition, performance, or simply collective action and experience, in exploration of perception via attentive listening.

Discussion will be held in English
Recommended donation: 3-5€

The event is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Helikoosolek #57: Silent music

(Vajalik eelregistreerimine!)

„Vaikne muusika” on Maria Jönsson-i ja Jaanus Siniväli projekt, kus tegeldakse vaiksete helide ja tämbrite tekitamise ning sulandamisega flöödil ja kontrabassil eesmärgiga laiendada tajupiire.

Maria Jönsson on Rootsi muusik, kes on omandanud bakalaureuse kraadi flöödiõptamises Isalndil aastal 2016 ning magistrikraadi Nüüdismuusika Interpretatsioon ja Loome (CoPeCo) rahvusvahelises õppekavas Rootsi Kuningliku Muusikakõrgkooli üliõpilasena aastal 2018. Tema huviks on graafiliste elementide tõlgendus heli tekitamisel ning võrgulahenduste kasutamine kompositsioonis.

Jaanus Siniväli on kontrabassimängija ning elektronmuusik, kes tegeleb heli baasil multidistsiplinaarsete teoste loomisega. Ta esitab kaasaegset muusikat ja tegeleb vabaimprovisatsiooniga ning kasutab oma etteastetel kontrabassi, DIY baasil modulaarsüntesaatorit või kontrabassi koos samaaegselt kontrollitava modulaarsüntesaatoriga. Rohkem infot jaanussinivali.com

Eelregistreerimine jaanus@jaanussinivali.com
Pilet 5€ (kohapealt)
Üritusele on 15 kohta (juhul kui kõik soovijad ei mahu toimub võimalusel üks lisasündmus 7.06 või 8.06 õhtul)



Picture of Jaanus and Maria.

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(Preregistration needed!)

Silent music project from Maria Jönsson and Jaanus Siniväli is working on creating and blending silent sounds and timbres on flute and double bass for extending perception of sound.

Maria Jönsson is a Swedish musician who finished B.A. in Iceland on flute teaching 2016 and in 2018 she finished her master in Contemporary Performance and Composition from Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm. Her interests lie in how graphics are translated into sounds and networks in composition.

Jaanus Siniväli is creator of contemporary multidisciplinary pieces, double bass player and electronic musician. He is active in playing contemporary music and free improvisation. His main performance setups include double bass and DIY based modular synthesizer. More at jaanussinivali.com

Preregistration jaanus@jaanussinivali.com
Ticket 5€ (from the spot)
There are 15 places for the performance (there will be an extra event on the evening of 7.06 or 8.06 in case all the requests can’t be fulfilled).

Helikoosolek presents: Three Free Radicals x Liis Viira

Three Free Radicals on alates 2015. aastast tegutsev USA-Eesti duo, milles mängivad Scott L.Miller (Kyma)
ja Mart Soo (kitarr,elektroonika).Nende kolmandal heliplaadil ,,Atlas of the Heavens'' (improtest Records) lööb külalisena kaasa
harfimängija Liis Viira.
Tegemist on elektroakustiliste vabaimprovisatsioonidega,mis on salvestatud 2017.aasta augustis Peeter Salmela stuudios.

Plaadi esitluskonserdid toimuvad 7.mail Tartus( Helikoosolek) ja 11. mail Tallinnas (Grafodroom).

https://threefreeradicalsxliisviira.bandcamp.com/releases

Pilet: Vaba annetus!

Picture from the event.


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Three Free Radicals’ third album, Atlas of the Heavens, adds a voice to the electroacoustic avantimprov
ensemble, harpist Liis Viira. She joins fellow Estonian, guitarist Mart Soo, and Minnesotan liveelectronics
performer Scott L. Miller in this collection of free improvisations recorded in August 2017.

Miller and Soo’s collaboration continues at a distance since their 2015 debut album, Diary of a Left-
Handed Sleepwalker, a ‘satisfying release of experimental music by a duo that has a story to tell.’ (Vital
Weekly) and 2017’s Travelogue, ‘Highly recommended no matter where you stand on present-day
modern matters.‘ (Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review). For Atlas of the Heavens, they invited
Viira— another outstanding member of Tallinn’s fertile avant-garde improv scene—to join them in the
studio. Her approach to performing the harp employs the gamut of extended techniques, a liberal use of
kitchen utensils, and occasional singing. Viira’s improvisations include lush arpeggios and funky
ostinatos that perfectly complement Soo’s lyrical guitar style and Miller’s soundscapes.

Mart Soo has performed and collaborated with an impressive cast of international musicians throughout
Europe, Japan, and the U.S. from a diverse range of styles—jazz, classical, non-Western, improvised,
electroacoustic. In addition to his work as a performer and composer for radio, theater, and film, Soo and
pianist/improviser Taavi Kerikmäe have curated Tallinn’s most visible improvised music series since
2005, IMPROTEST. The IMPROTEST label distributes the music of artists who have performed on the
series, including Michel Doneda, Ninh Lé Quan, Isabelle Duthoit, and Xavier Charles.

Scott L. Miller has a long history of electro-acoustic collaborations, including with bass clarinetist Pat
O’Keefe (in Willful Devices), flutist Carla Rees, and the new music ensemble Zeitgeist. He’s best known
for his ecosystemic performance pieces and use of the Kyma sound design environment. He is Past-
President and Director of Recordings of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS).
www.scottlmiller.net

Liis Viira has eclectic interests—composition, classical harp interpretation, improvisation, and
experimental animation. Since pursuing these interests at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
and the Estonian Academy of Arts, Viira now performs with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
and various chamber groups, composes for everything from solo instruments to orchestra, plays free
improv as Liz Wirestring, and makes experimental animation in her studio, Uniliis
Stuudio. www.liisviira.com

https://threefreeradicalsxliisviira.bandcamp.com/releases

Ticket: Free Donation!