The Spectacle vs Capitalism (Snowpiercer vs Go West) (2018) Zero books.
Heard Vatical Shadow live at Kaiku last night. There were some fun moments but towards the end the gig was an uneventful techno-train (which serves as a good link to the Snowpiercer / Late Stage-Capitalism analysis by Zero books).
Nailing it 4troughthefloor with my looper pedal (bought a Boss RC-3 due to inter-economic cross-personal misery). My first techno-track! Heavily influenced by hours of Maurizio studies (nifty shuffling melodic kick is almost a copy of 4.5). Clever sliding hi-hats were made with Novation Circuit synth engines (everything recorded live, majority of the track was made with the device, compression added using Logic X). I can almost hear phantom melodies through the tones.
How to Hire Fake Friends and Family (2017) Roc Morin.
Morin: Does she understand that you’re not her real father?
Yuichi: No, the mother hasn’t told her.
Performed with the Neighborizome group at the Koneen säätiö Lauttasaari mansion renovation topping out party last Thursday. We prepared a timecapsule/ritual kit for the future and buried into the yard. Builders and guests could vote on its content. Builders voted on an Anonymous Mask and a Koskenkorva vodka flask (Fitting symbols for their struggle). They threw coins into the kit for good luck.
Learning Ableton Live in preparation of a gig at the Viestejä Vuosaaresta (KOM-theater / Helsinki Model) event. The gig is on 2.11 and I’m scared. Vili will recite a marine weather report using his flamenco/gypsy-style singing skills. The tone of the singing is similar to an Adhan. Lauri Wuolio is also performing at the event.
Preparing a teaching gig for Janakkala (for kids, 12-18 years) next weekend. There will be 21 students. I’ll be teaching them how to “walk”.
Preparing a 1,5h lecture next Friday on my artistic practice (in the framework of posthumanism/ecology) for dance and pedagogy students of Uniarts Helsinki and Aalto Uni. I’ll start of by explaining that my mother was a Marxist, recap how my shared interests with the Helsinki communist youth association evolved into (very) slim involvement with anti-globalization and anti-war movements and how celebration over the 9/11 (2001) attacks resulted into a restlessness which lead me into crafts (In short before 9/11 dirty clothes were cool – Post 9/11 dirty clothes were scary).
Wax-treated my jeans coat. 1 part boiled linseed oil, 1 part beeswax mixture. It will take 6 months for the linseed oil to dry.
- Nude Photo (1987) Derrick May
- Model 500 – Night Drive (1985) Juan Atkins
- Crack Down (1990) Carl Craig
- The Final Frontier (1991) Underground Resistance
- Alleys Of Your Mind (1981) Cybotron (Juan Atkins & Richard Davis)
Wavelings was recorded at Wäinö Aaltosen museum as a part of the New Performance Turku festival 2017. The band consisted of 18 artists who were taught to use synthesisers during a two hour workshop. Members were divided into two group and trained to recognise the sounds different synths produce. Songs Hear – Redo, Ou-Ou, How can you eat juice? (my personal favorite) were recorded during these small group sessions. Songs Mister Noa Moa, Play echo and One for the parents were recorded during a 30min gig were all of the musicians played together for the first time. The audience consisted of art lovers and the parents of the band members. Special thanks to Ida Martikainen, Leena Kela & Christopher Hewitt, Anni Välimäki (NPTurku) and Susanna Hujala (WAM).