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todf:

“Completed in 1968, the Electric Quartet was designed to be played by four musicians and a singer, using push buttons, light-sensitive resistors, patch cables and a microphone.”

todf:

Completed in 1968, the Electric Quartet was designed to be played by four musicians and a singer, using push buttons, light-sensitive resistors, patch cables and a microphone.”

sergei17:

Futuro House - 1968
Hapsical

sergei17:

Futuro House - 1968

Hapsical

Mika Taanila: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be (2002) - Trailer

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372001/

ctm-festival:

Erkki Kurenniemi in university studio 1971 by Martti Brandt

ctm-festival:

Erkki Kurenniemi in university studio 1971 by Martti Brandt

Erkki Kurenniemi: A Man from the Future
“Erkki Kurenniemi — Sähkö-shokki-ilta (”Electro-Shock-Evening”) is a poetry album, another piece of archival discoveries by Ektro Records. It is a unique document of an early encounter of spoken word and live electronics in Finland 1968.

The Finnish artist Eino Ruutsalo had a show called Valo ja liike (”Light and Movement”) at Amos Anderson Museum in Helsinki 7–14 February 1968. As part of his show, Ruutsalo arranged an evening of performances at the Museum, including electronic music, ”machine poems”, light shows and screenings of Ruutsalo’s own experimental short films. The main attraction of this evening on February 9, 1968, called Sähkö-shokki-ilta was the integrated synthesizer designed and built by Erkki Kurenniemi for the Department of Musicology at the University of Helsinki. It was called ”Sähkö-ääni-kone” (”Electric Sound Machine”) and used for ”modulating” poetry reading in real-time. Composer/musician Otto Donner ”conducted” the evening.

Unfortunately no sound recordings seem to exist of Sähkö-shokki-ilta, only some photographs. This recording at hand is a reel-to-reel tape document made at the rehearsal on February 8, 1968, the day before the actual event. Poets Kalevi Seilonen and Claes Andersson practice their onomatopoetic and metaphysical rhymes, while Kurenniemi does the electronic processing simultaneously according to instructions given by Donner. On the tape we also hear Ruutsalo and Meri Vennamo, Kurenniemi’s girlfriend at the time.

Several years later, Ruutsalo described the ”machine poems” like this: ”The sentences of spoken poems are torn apart, the rhythm of the words is altered, the spoken word vanishes into the silence. The machine offers the reader different kind of echoes, the pitch varies. By using these modulations, the source material of the machine poems can be mumblings, babblings, screams, sounds – as well as words.”

The title Sähkö-shokki-ilta, coined by Ruutsalo was catchy and actually rather appropriate, since the poet Claes Andersson had a day-job as a psychiatrist at The Hesperia Mental Hospital, where electroshock treatment was still used at the time. “In our daily practice, we tried to oppose the use of electroshocks to our patients. The shocks were part of the dominant and fashionable school of manipulative psychiatry, like lobotomy and excessive doses of antipsychotic drugs”, Andersson remembers.

All spoken word on the CD is in Finnish and Swedish.”

http://www.hs.fi/arviot/Levy/Olen+nyt+kone+ja+puhun/a1375758528123

https://soundcloud.com/ektrorecords/claes-andersson-kalevi-1

https://soundcloud.com/ektrorecords/claes-andersson-kalevi

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erkki-Kurenniemi/37536139263
Erkki Kurenniemi — Sähkö-shokki-ilta (”Electro-Shock-Evening”) is a poetry album, another piece of archival discoveries by Ektro Records. It is a unique document of an early encounter of spoken word and live electronics in Finland 1968.

The Finnish artist Eino Ruutsalo had a show called Valo ja liike (”Light and Movement”) at Amos Anderson Museum in Helsinki 7–14 February 1968. As part of his show, Ruutsalo arranged an evening of performances at the Museum, including electronic music, ”machine poems”, light shows and screenings of Ruutsalo’s own experimental short films. The main attraction of this evening on February 9, 1968, called Sähkö-shokki-ilta was the integrated synthesizer designed and built by Erkki Kurenniemi for the Department of Musicology at the University of Helsinki. It was called ”Sähkö-ääni-kone” (”Electric Sound Machine”) and used for ”modulating” poetry reading in real-time. Composer/musician Otto Donner ”conducted” the evening.

Unfortunately no sound recordings seem to exist of Sähkö-shokki-ilta, only some photographs. This recording at hand is a reel-to-reel tape document made at the rehearsal on February 8, 1968, the day before the actual event. Poets Kalevi Seilonen and Claes Andersson practice their onomatopoetic and metaphysical rhymes, while Kurenniemi does the electronic processing simultaneously according to instructions given by Donner. On the tape we also hear Ruutsalo and Meri Vennamo, Kurenniemi’s girlfriend at the time.

Several years later, Ruutsalo described the ”machine poems” like this: ”The sentences of spoken poems are torn apart, the rhythm of the words is altered, the spoken word vanishes into the silence. The machine offers the reader different kind of echoes, the pitch varies. By using these modulations, the source material of the machine poems can be mumblings, babblings, screams, sounds – as well as words.”

The title Sähkö-shokki-ilta, coined by Ruutsalo was catchy and actually rather appropriate, since the poet Claes Andersson had a day-job as a psychiatrist at The Hesperia Mental Hospital, where electroshock treatment was still used at the time. “In our daily practice, we tried to oppose the use of electroshocks to our patients. The shocks were part of the dominant and fashionable school of manipulative psychiatry, like lobotomy and excessive doses of antipsychotic drugs”, Andersson remembers.

All spoken word on the CD is in Finnish and Swedish.”

http://www.hs.fi/arviot/Levy/Olen+nyt+kone+ja+puhun/a1375758528123

https://soundcloud.com/ektrorecords/claes-andersson-kalevi-1

https://soundcloud.com/ektrorecords/claes-andersson-kalevi

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erkki-Kurenniemi/37536139263

sararealpolitik:

Erkki Kurenniemi at dOCUMENTA (13)

sararealpolitik:

Erkki Kurenniemi at dOCUMENTA (13)