Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Kanneltalo electronica (abstract)

Petri Kuljuntausta
"Kanneltalo electronica"


In his article, composer and sound artist Petri Kuljuntausta writes about the "Electro Evenings" concert series that started in Kanneltalo in autumn 2004. Coincidence or not, but the roots of Finnish electronic music run deep in the district of Kannelmäki, and have a pre-existing connection with Kanneltalo. Kari Rydman composed and made his tape experiments in Kannelmäki in the early 1960s, and Reijo Jyrkiäinen --­ a previous head of Kanneltalo --­ is one of the pioneers of Finnish electronic music. The article describes the course of one concert evening from sound check to the actual performance. Naturally, electronica is more appealing to youth and young adults, but the idea is not to "scare" anyone off. The events offer both auditory and visual sensations.

[The whole article has been published in book 'Kaupunkilaisten kulttuurikeskus', pp. 121-127, Helsingin kaupungin tietokeskus & Helsingin kaupungin kulttuuriasiainkeskus, 2005. Helsinki Finland.]


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