Live electronics sound performance

Jukka Hautamäki

SAT 23 NOV ☛ 21:00 @ Østre

Hautamäki’s sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. His live setup consists of diy sound devices, which he manipulates in real time by changing components and reconnecting circuits. Hautamäki experiments with elements such as under-hood work lights, electromagnetic sources, coil mics, diy amps and radio waves. For example the sound devices are picking up electromagnetic radiation and interference from various sources; fluorence lights and Arduino controlled lights.

Hautamäki is interested in how the design of the interfaces of his sound devices affects the artistic process of performing with live electronics. What is the relationship between art, craft, electronics and lo-fi aesthetics in his sound art practice?

In his live electronics performance practice he experiments with interfacing, by integrating bodily performance with media technology. Hautamäki will adress the concept of “forced” improvisation: his intentional challenge of using difficult interfaces, and turning chaos and trash-aesthetics into instruments of live electronics.

During the performances unexplainable electronic phenomenas happen, to which he is trying to react by improvising with sound. He is curious to study methods for creating sonic narration in relation to magic and hauntology.

Through his practice Hautamäki considers the relationship between modern hardware hacking with similar practices of the 60’s and 70’s, and during his talk will also speak about these influences and his relationship to media art history and media archeology.