20181011

Heard a good gig on Tuesday. Heather Frasch & Koen Nutters performed at a Pennies from Heaven #7 event organized by Control & Bánh Mì Verlag. Frasch used surface transducers to resonate glass & copper jars and a plywood sheet. She then suspended small objects, pinecones, dry fruit shells and pencils above the resonating surfaces. Objects hitting against metal surfaces produced  nanoscopic, near silent melodies and objects resonating on the plywood sheet produced barely auditive rhythms. She produced some very intensive techno beats and I felt a new paradigm opening for sonic exploration (we have planned something similar with Johannes and now I can set my bearings). Towards the end of the gig she placed objects that didn’t make any sound on the surface transducers and we could see them vibrate in silence. Nutters complemented the object-sound-play by playing sinetones and reading two text about how the process of hearing is physically intimate.

Found a nice project Midi thru box 1X5 and Robot voice (posted by dnny from koelse.org).

Got a got a fistbump at Frencie’s Gym after performing a reasonable squat series. Found a few videos of the place.

  • Frenchie’s Gym – Person(s) of Interest (2017) Pablo Bujosa Rodríguez (Most recent footage from the site)
  • FRENCHIE (2013) thismustbetheplace (A goodvibes street-aesthetic mini-documentary)
  • FRENCHIES GYM II (2008)Trevor Bayack (A touching short introduction to the site and a call to fight “corporate gyms”)
  • FRENCHIES GYM (2007) Trevor Bayack (Regarding gentrification and  short notes on technology)

20180613

Saw Adinkras perform at the Helsinki Day Kontula Mall festival. The band was called “The Kontula Electronic band” by accident. The gig offered a modular vaporwave vibe. The drunken crowds cheered the bass sounds. Passed the Oodi modular synthesizers to Viktor.

Partisipated in Bändi by Johannes Vartola and Mikko Niemistö (for Urb festival). Had a fun experience playing samples together with people I didn’t know from before. The tempo, soundscapes and composition of the gig were similar to my the Wavelings performance (for NPTurku).