2009

Exploring Media Arts program
UTS - University of Technology Sydney
Australia
Vroom!! by Petri Kuljuntausta (Hearing Place CD release) is one of the subjects of studies in the Exploring Media Arts program (Communication: Creative Practice) at the University of Technology Sydney.

Handbook description:
- This subject explores creative media arts practices across moving image, audio and participatory forms. It introduces students to relevant media arts histories and contexts in addition to a range of technologies, media practices and production techniques.







January 4
Recording session
Petri Kuljuntausta made body recordings and captured the sounds of womb and fetus heartbeat with the fetal doppler microphone. The sound of fetus heartbeat was used in the work commissioned by Heureka Science Centre.









January 9 - February 11
SDG - Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš (Sami Artist Center)
Karasjok, Norway
Counterparts exhibition of Finnish photographer Jari Arffman. Music by Petri Kuljuntausta, Tapani Rinne and Anssi Tikanmäki. 
- [The exhibition] continues the tradition of so-called street photography, where images are inspired by scenes and moments the artist encounters in urban spaces.

January 12
Lähiradio 100,3 MHz
Helsinki
Radio broadcast of Classical Evening (Klassinen ilta) programme. Two and half hour long composer profile on Petri Kuljuntausta and his music and creative work. Hosts Martti Laitinen, Markus Virtanen and Tuomas Saloniemi. http://www.klassinenilta.fi.





January 19, 21-22
Recording session
Petri Kuljuntausta continued making body recordings, and captured the sounds of womb and fetus heartbeat with the fetal doppler microphone. The sound of fetus heartbeat was used in the work commissioned by Heureka Science Centre.







January 21
Ministry of Education, Finnish Government
Petri Kuljuntausta was invited to give comments on the state of Media Art in Finland.


January
Europa Biographical Reference Series
Routledge
Updates on Petri Kuljuntausta biography in International Who's Who in Classical Music 2009.
- The International Who’s Who in Classical Music 2009 is an unparalleled source of biographical information on singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors and managers. The directory section lists orchestras, opera companies and other institutions connected with the classical music world. Each biographical entry comprises personal information, principal career details, repertoire, recordings and compositions, and full contact details where available. Appendices provide contact details for national orchestras, opera companies, music festivals, music organizations and major competitions and awards.







January
CD Release
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
NVG's CD Compilation Fonorama 2007/2008 Nr. 3 presented the artistic work of Petri Kuljuntausta (The Box of Choice: Futurity van Petri Kuljuntausta).
Produced by NVG - Nederlandse Vereniging voor Geluid- & Beeldregistratie (The Dutch Association for Sound & AV recording).









February
Muusika magazine (review)
Estonia
Estonian music magazine Muusika published (2009-02) Joosep Sang's review on the 3Corners of the World album.

- “3Corners of the World” CD presents Estonian-Finnish-American collaboration which has performed in Tallinn and Helsinki. Along with guitarist Robert Jürjendal in the trio plays Finnish electronic musican Petri Kuljuntausta and American clarinetist David Rothenberg. They create stable landscapes which have titles like “10 000 swedes went through the weeds” and “Groove Us, Move Us”. The pieces on the CD do not try to tell a story, rather they are prioritizing the beautiful flow from one point to the other...




February 12
The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
Barcelona, Spain
8th Xcéntrix – the film program to experimental, avant-garde and creative documentary films, produced by the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, Spain. At the festival evening Contemporary Experimental Finnish Film was screened Texas Scramble, a film directed by Sami van Ingen, music by Petri Kuljuntausta.
- One of the main features of Van Ingen’s work is the examination of the cinematic apparatus itself and the boundaries inherent to it. He has participated in a wide variety of international film events including; Bangkok Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives NY, New Visions Glasgow, Sydney Film Festival, Viva 8 Festival London and CineCycle Toronto. Collaborators have included filmmakers Philip Hoffman and Bruce Baillie as well as composer Petri Kuljuntausta.





February 21-22
0dB festival
Centre for Practice as Research in Theatre / Näty
Theatre, University of Tampere
Petri Kuljuntausta performed The Grooves, video by Sami van Ingen, at the 0dB festival, which was held at the Centre for Practice as Research in Theatre, Näty building of the University of Tampere.




- "Awesome. Best thing I've been to in this city so far."
- "It stopped the time, unique work."
- "Very professional realization."
- "Sound and video was bulls eye! Glimpsing rabbit also raised smiles on the people's faces. I liked on the structure of The Grooves: there was quite much gliding (developing) material, but clear changes between the parts made it even more versatile work. I liked a lot. I am a
structural listener."



February 27
Finlandia Hall
Helsinki
At its annual gala on February 27, 2009 the Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded 1.103 grants and three awards for outstanding achievement with a total sum of 20,3 million euro. Also, the project Tiedesirkus (= Science Circus) was launched. The Science Circus project received one million euro in support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, enabling this extensive project to get underway. Science Circus is a mobile, interactive science exhibition and show that shall circulate all over Finland for at least two years. Petri Kuljuntausta's Heureka!, 20th anniversary tune commissioned by Heureka, was performed first time at the gala.

March 4
WeeGee
Cartes - Centre of Art and Technology Espoo
At the Cartes (Centre of Art and Technology Espoo) professor Unto K. Laine gave lecture entitled Sounds of Aurora Borealis - True, Tale and True, on the sounds of Northern Lights, and introduced the composition Aurora Borealis I, composed by Petri Kuljuntausta. The work is composed from the sound recordings of Northern Lights. The lecture was an introduction to the exhibition Nox Borealis, an installation by Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière, that was open at the centre during 5-29 of March. The Aurora Borealis project, with Laine's introduction, was previously exhibited at Institut Finlandais en France (The Finnish Institute in France), Paris, in 2008.


March 17-20
UIAH / Taik, Medialab
Petri Kuljuntausta's Sound & Environment workshop at TaiK/Medialab. 



March 23
Happy Nordic Music Days Festival
Oslo, Norway
The contemporary music festival Happy Nordic Music Days in Oslo, Norway, commissioned an article from Petri Kuljuntausta on early Finnish electronic music and sound art for the 2009 festival book. The finished article was delivered to the festival this day.








March 25
Helsinki City Library
Petri Kuljuntausta's book On/Off was used as a source material for the online article Elektroninen musiikki (Electronic Music) at HelMet's music information online archive.
The article was updated on December 10, 2009.

The music information packages and collections of HelMet are compiled and commented by the professionals of the Helsinki City Library information service. 






March 31
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Tamk)
Petri Kuljuntausta's lecture on sound art in the art department of Tamk.




April
Jauna Muzika Festival
Vilnius, Lithuania
The biggist electronic music festival in Lithuania announced its next festival program and looked back to the highlights of the previous years. Petri Kuljuntausta and Juhani Liimatainen's performance at the 2003 festival received great success and the Tolerance Center was sold out.

From 2002 Jauna Muzika pays very strong attention to the electronic and electroacoustic music, trying to present most successful achievements in this field. During the period of 2002-08, the festival programs included performances of electronic musicians from Sweden, Finland, Russia, Latvia, the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, the USA,


Japan - Phill Niblock, Pita, Pure, Farmers Manual, Luc Houtcamp, Edwin van der Heide, Åke Parmerud, Petri Kuljuntausta, The Vegetable Orchestra, Alva Noto, Ryoji Ikeda, Merzbow, STEIM, Fennesz, Frank Bretschneider, Richard Chartier and others.


April 1
Project Plan (film)
A Project plan on the new film, directed by Georg Grotenfelt. The directer was inspired
on Petri Kuljuntausta's music for the film Water Cities and invited him to compose
music sections for his new film.








April 15
Mustekala (eZine), Vol. 33, 2/2009
Art historian Kati Kivinen, from Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, wrote an analysis entitled Kohtaaminen kahdeksannessa huoneessa (Meeting at the Eight Room) on Eight Rooms video installation by Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts, music Petri Kuljuntausta.
- Teos tähtää ruumiilliseen kokemukseen ja tilalliseen kokemukseen, joiden aistimisessa äänellä on keskeinen rooli kuvien ja tilan rinnalla; taiteilijoiden tavoitteena on ollut saavuttaa kokonaisvaltainen aistimellinen tunnereaktio. Installaatio luo tilan, kuvien ja äänten yhteisvoimin klaustrofobisen ja paikoin varsin epämukavan tilan, joka heijastelee naiskertojan kuvailemia kokemuksia; teoksen käsittelemän aiheen ahdistavuus toistuu teosmuodossa, joka ahdistaa, piirittää ja sulkee katsojan sisäänsä, pakottaen tämän katsomaan ja ajattelemaan näkemäänsä ja kuulemaansa. Katsoja joutuu ikään kuin konkreettisesti kokemaan installaation keskellä sen, miltä tuntuu joutua kasvotusten sellaisen omaa yhteiskuntaamme koskevan asian kanssa, josta tavallisesti vain vaietaan; kehän keskellä voi toki ummistaa silmänsä, mutta naiskertojan ääni hiipii kuitenkin katsojan korviin alati jatkuvana virtana.


April 17
Heureka Science Centre
20th Anniversary Music for the Science Centre Heureka, composed by Petri Kuljuntausta, was finished and delivered to Heureka.
April 24
Heureka Science Centre
Radio commercial for Heureka's 20th Anniversary exhibitions was created from Kuljuntausta's anniversary music.





April 23
Sound Installation Project
A Project plan for Wavetable, a sound installation by Petri Kuljuntausta, was finished. The materials used in the installation are sand, glass, 24 bass speakers, wood construction material, amplifier, media player, wires. 










April 24
Sculpture Art Project
The Project plan Syke by sculptor Hannu Sirén and Petri Kuljuntausta was finished.








May 7
Sonografías (Book Release)
LitPop
Researcher Julián Woodside's article El sentido del silencio (The Sence of Silence) was released in the book José Hernández-Riwes (ed.): Sonografías: música en el cine (2a. ed., pp. 69-79). México: LitPop, 2009.
In the article Woodside refers to Petri Kuljuntausta's thoughts on the entity of sound and music in his film music works:
La cinta, además de contar con los elementos visuales y el montaje y variación de angulación en la cámara, tiene una pista sonora que consiste de los diálogos y sonidos que no podríamos llamarles música pero que generan texturas y atmósferas que dan continuidad a lo que ocurre con la trama, y no hay que olvidar, como explica Petri Kuljuntausta, que “en la práctica es imposible diferenciar entre música y sonido, ya que cuando
se construye la pista sonora la prioridad estriba hacia la mejor totalidad audiovisual posible. ”[Kuljuntausta en Richardson & Hawkins, 2007:76] Como se aclaró, no existe un vacío sonoro, sino musical, que brinca a los oídos hasta después que nos enteramos que existe solo una “pieza” sonora, llamada “Distorted Reality”, y que tiene una duración de poco más de tres minutos. Antes de entrar directamente al análisis sonoro de El Cubo creo que es pertinente hablar un poco de la trama para entender las funciones y recursos del sonido como elemento narrativo.











May
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
In 2007 visual artist Elina Saloranta invited Petri Kuljuntausta to compose soundtrack for her new video work Tango Lesson. Saloranta needed sounds that Kuljuntausta had studied, the sounds of womb and fetus. Kuljuntausta couldn't take the work, because of his other obligations, but succeeded skillful sound designer, Tatu Virtamo, to do the job.



Afterwards Saloranta continued with the work and wrote analytical paper on the video work. The paper also contains comments on the sounds of womb and fetus, and how Kuljuntausta had helped with the study. The study entitled Tango lesson - Study on the encounter of empirical science and art (Tangon oppitunti - tutkielma empiirisen tieteen ja taiteen kohtaamisesta) was ready in Spring 2009. The paper was part of her doctoral studies at Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.






May 11
LastFM
Petri Kuljuntausta holds the position number nine (9) at Top15 list of LastFM.









May 13
Theatre Academy TEAK
The Department of Sound and Lighting Design
Helsinki
Sound designer and composer Tatu Virtamo finished his master thesis, electroacoustic composition Im.mortal, at the Light and Sound Design department of Theatre Academy of Finland. Petri Kuljuntausta was Virtamo's adviser during the composition process and Virtamo passed the axamination with distinction. The final thesis and composition was examined by professor Juhani Liimatainen and lecturer Andrew Bentley.




May 17
Premiere, Film Screening
Suvilahti, Helsinki
The Water Cities, an experimental documentary film by director Jaana Puhakka, music by Petri Kuljuntausta, got its premiere at Suvilahti Art Centre in Helsinki.
- A short film of a Finnish cityscape. The starting point is the home landscape of people who, in urgent need of a home, have been settled in cities, small towns and industrial towns; this landscape is not part of the public image of Finnish architecture. In the film, a dreamer and the dreamer´s shadow move freely in time and space. The film studies the constructed cityscape from an emotional standpoint and with the help of archive material, offers a visual trip back in time into Finnish cities and towns. Public spaces affect us, and we affect them. Buildings are images of us.



May 18-30
FinnAgora, The Finnish centre for culture, science and economy in Hungary
Zsinagóga Galériában, Eger, Hungary.
Counterparts exhibition of Finnish photographer Jari Arffman. Music by Petri Kuljuntausta, Tapani Rinne and Anssi Tikanmäki.
In 2009 the exhibit will travel to the Sami Artist Center in Karasjok, Norway, and to Budapest, Hungary. The exhibit was shown in Finland in 2007-2008. It’s international tour is supported by the Arts Council of Pirkanmaa (FI), Finn Spark, Inc. (USA), Finlandia Foundation National (USA), FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FI), Finlandia University (USA), Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs (Seattle, USA), 4Culture (USA), Artsfund (USA), the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C., Sami Artist Center (Norway) and Finnagora (Hungary).
- [The exhibition] continues the tradition of so-called street photography, where images are inspired by scenes and moments the artist encounters in urban spaces.





May 23-31
VIDEOEX
Experimentalfilm & Video Festival
Zürich, Switzerland
In 2009 was presented Finnish Media Art and experimental film at the VIDEOEX festival. The organizers asked a copy of Petri Kuljuntausta's book First Wave as they needed background information on Finnish electronic music and sound art.






June 4
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Helsinki
Examination of Aleksi Myllykoski's thesis Extreme of Sound Dramaturgy. On The Characters and Possibilities of Sound in Sound Design (Ääni-ilmaisun äärirajoilla: äänen piirteistä ja mahdollisuuksista ääni-ilmaisussa).


In the paper Myllykoski analyzed the sound composition Still Life, composed by Petri Kuljuntausta.










August 1
England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of the Esoteric Underground (Hardcover)
by David Keenan
The book is definitive history of Coil, Current 93 and Nurse With Wound - a peculiarly English underground phenomenon. At the page 68 Keenan comments on the Vroom!!:

"Petri Kuljuntausta turns a Piccadilly Circus traffic jam into hellish claustrophobia"







August 12
Happy Nordic Music Days Festival
Oslo, Norway
The contemporary music festival Happy Nordic Music Days in Oslo, Norway, commissioned a video from Petri Kuljuntausta on Erkki Salmenhaara and his electronic music for the 2009 festival. The finished work was delivered to the festival organizers this day.



August 19
Happy Nordic Music Days Festival
Gamle Logen Concert Hall
Oslo, Norway
Komponister intervjuer komponister (The composers interviews composers):
Kuljuntausta interviews Salmenhaara.

Kuljuntausta's video was shown on TV screens in different rooms in the venue of the opening concert. The opening concert of contemporary music took place in luxurious surroundings in Oslo's finest chamber music hall, Gamle Logen AS - Grev Wedels plass 2, Oslo.




August 21
Irresistible District
Suvilahti Tiivistämö, Helsinki
Petri Kuljuntausta performed live at the festival, the video for the concert was realized by VJ-collective Random Doctors. The festival was produced by Namastic art collective and Egle Oddo. The Irresistible District festival presented electronic music, sound art, video art, performance art, and art photograph.




August 22
Happy Nordic Music Days Festival
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
Oslo, Norway
Komponister intervjuer komponister (The composers interviews composers): Kuljuntausta interviews Salmenhaara.

Kuljuntausta's video was shown on TV screen in the venue of the contemporary music concert at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum), Oslo.







August 28
Composition Project
MUU Artists' Association
MUU Artists' Association commissioned a new work, a soundscape composition Mexican Cars, from Petri Kuljuntausta. The work will be presented at Art Fair Suomi 2009 and released on MUU For Ears CD.






August 28 - September 6
A Solo Art Film Festival
Italy
The film Water Cities directed by Jaana Puhakka, music by Petri Kuljuntausta, was presented for the jury of the Italian film festival.




August
Synteesi Nr. 2, 2009
Media Art researcher Kari Yli-Annala's article Muutosten mestareita – mediataiteen avantgardea Suomessa 1930–1970-luvuilla was published in Synteesi magazine Nr. 2, 2009. Yli-Annala refers to writings of Kuljuntausta and mentions: "Suomalaisen avantgarde-elokuvan historian suhteen suosittelen lisälukemiseksi Mika Taanilan artikkelia Kuvataiteen keskusarkiston julkaisemassa kirjassa Sähkömetsä (Taanila 2007, 10–39). Petri Kuljuntaustan kirja On/Off on puolestaan erinomaisen perusteellinen katsaus suomalaisen sähkömusiikin historiaan, joka sekin tulee usein lähellä artikkelini aihepiiriä."






August 30
Quiet Space
ABC - Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia
The editor Paul Gough's theme for the Quiet Space programme was Gamelan Takes Flight. In the programme he presented When I Am Laid In Earth by Petri Kuljuntausta. Also music by Alvin Lucier, Glass Orchestra, Docile Dawn, Emuul.


August
MySpace
Petri Kuljuntausta's Navigator was presented at MySpace homesite of the Random Doctors.




August
CD Release
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
NVG's CD Compilation Fonorama 2008/2009 Nr. 1 presented the artistic work of Petri Kuljuntausta (Finse Staatsprijs: Zoo Sphere - Petri Kuljuntausta).
Produced by NVG - Nederlandse Vereniging voor Geluid- & Beeldregistratie (The Dutch Association for Sound & AV recording).









August 31 - September 4
Theatre Academy TEAK
The Department of Sound and Lighting Design
Helsinki
First working week at the Video Art and Sound workshop, lead by Petri Kuljuntausta.






September 19
EMS - Elektroakustisk Musik i Sverige
Rikskonserter
Stockholm, Sweden
Petri Kuljuntausta's book First Wave was purchased to the EMS' library collection, in the category Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art.







September
FMQ - Finnish Music Quarterly 3/2009
The theme of the magazine was Music & Ecology - Variations On A Theme. Article No Rest For The Ears by Marko Leppänen, contains comments on Petri Kuljuntausta's music and sound art.
- Finnish composer-sound artist Petri Kuljuntausta has also mixed some most extraordinary natural sounds with artificial ones: with the help of scientists he has managed to procure such rare sounds as whale calls and the Northern Lights.





September 3-8
Ars Electronica 2009
Festival for Art, Technology and Society
Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
Mapping The Archive. 30 Years Of Ars Electronica: Thesaurus of Electronic Media Art.
The “History Lounge” exhibition takes you on a trip through time – not by expounding in encyclopedic form on the history of media art, but rather by sharing with you personal recollections and individual highlights. Experience in project presentations and talks those protagonists who, with their passion, their competence and their artistic talents, have been shaping the success of Ars Electronica for over 30 years. The data visualization project is a collaboration between the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research. and Ars Electronica.

The last two maps of the large installation was created by Gerhard Dirmoser. The first one of these is Thesaurus of Electronic Media Art. - "Thesaurus of Electronic Media Art" is an ongoing project and this print is the 2nd version
of the project.
It shows the winning projects of Prix Ars Electronica contextualized in their art historical environment. 
The field of "digital performance" is represented based on terms from the theoretical publication of the same title
by Steve Dixon.
Although this topic is not actually a category in Prix Ars Electronica, it highlights overall aspects which various categories have in common. After talking about all projects in detail, our discussion makes us raise a number of questions such as "What is the function and importance of information visualization in the field of art history?", "Does information visualization only serve as an analysis of the existing texts written by art historians or does it bring a new dimension to the field of art history?" Petri Kuljuntausta is at the center of M1/4 area at the map Thesaurus of Electronic Media Art. Other artists at the M1/4 area are, among others, Tomita, T.Riley, Kraftwerk, C.Mann, Zappa, G.Ligeti, Verhoeven, Michael Nyman Band, Martusciello, Svoboda, Voigtlaender, R.Weidenaar, Throbbing Gristle, R.Parlane, Soldier String Quartet, E.Sharp, Logos Duo, Stockhausen, P.Marietan, J.Tenney, L.Marhaug, C.Shryer, Rabelais, E.LaCasa, S.Roden, Z'EV, S.Martirano, R.Sigal, Sala, L.Polansky, A.Scipio, Tanaka, A.Lamb, R.Santoboni, L.Nono, T.Ungary, ST.Pope, P.Manoury, Matthews, Rhoades, E.Lyon, T.Zwedberg, R.Rue, Szigeti, McCartney, B.Schrader, F-M.Uitti, J.Riedl, A.Savouret.

September - December
Science Circus exhibition
Heureka Science Centre
At its annual gala on February 27, 2009 the Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded 1.103 grants and three awards for outstanding achievement with a total sum of 20,3 million euro. Also, the project Tiedesirkus (= Science Circus) was launched. The Science Circus project received one million euro in support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, enabling this extensive project to get underway. Petri Kuljuntausta's Heureka!, 20th anniversary tune commissioned by Heureka, was performed first time at the gala.

Science Circus is a mobile, interactive science exhibition and show that shall circulate all over Finland for at least two years. In 2009 was arranged 250 Science Circus presentations through Finnish cities and towns, 15.000 visitors saw the exhibition. Petri Kuljuntausta's composition Heureka! was played at each exhibition/show.

During fall-2009 the Science Circus visited at the following cities and towns: Sodankylä 18.–20.8., Ivalo 24.–26.8., Kolari 26.–28.8., Kuusamo 31.8–1.9., Ranua 2.–4.9., Rovaniemi 7.–11.9., Kiiminki 14.–15.9., Kärsämäki 16.9., Iisalmi 17.–18.9., Kuopio 21.–25.9., Pieksämäki 5.–6.10., Varkaus 7.–9.10., Mikkeli 12.–16.10., Joensuu 19.–23.10., Savonlinna 26.–30.10., Imatra 2.–6.11., Lappeenranta 9.–13.11., Hamina 16.–20.11., Luumäki 23.–27.11., Kouvola 30.11.–4.12., Mänttä 7.–10.12., and Ylöjärvi 14.–17.12.



 
September 19
Musicam Video symposium
Arts Council of Satakunta
Petri Kuljuntausta's speech and presentation on the possibilities of sound and music in Video Art.



Kuljuntausta introduced the work of Stan Brakhage, Bill Viola, Walter Ruttman, Norman Mclaren, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Eino Ruutsalo, Erkki Kurenniemi, Richard Lerman, Gustav Deutsch, Peter Tscherkassky, Juha Van Ingen, Mika Taanila (mus. by The User), Ilppo Pohjola (mus. by Merzbow), Brian Eno, Steve Reich. At the symposium was also screened Days (2000), a film by Sami van Ingen, music Petri Kuljuntausta.





September 22
Audio Autographs
Muu Artists' Association
Petri Kuljuntausta's Mexican Cars premiered at the Audio Autographs webcast project organized by Muu Artists' Association.



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September 23
CD Production
Petri Kuljuntausta takes care on the mastering of the Muu For Ears compilation CD, a commission of the MUU association. The CD contains Kuljuntausta's soundscape work Mexican Cars.



September 24
UNAM - National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico
Argentinian-Mexican composer Patricio Calatayud is studying musical composition and making his thesis at UNAM university. As a part of his thesis project he will make music analysis on Petri Kuljuntausta's music. Several interview session will be arranged during the winter months for the analysis work. Mexico's National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is perhaps the most important university in Latin-America.







September 25
Duke University
The Duke University library presents Muu For Ears compilation CD, produced by the Muu Artists' Association. The CD contains Kuljuntausta's soundscape work Mexican Cars.





September 25 - October 4
Art Fair Suomi 09
Finland's Most Versatile Sales Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Cable Factory. The festival book contains two writings by Petri Kuljuntausta, Short Dictionary of Sound Art, and How To Buy Sound Art (in collaboration with Timo Soppela, the director of Muu Artists' Association).









September 26 - October 4
Art Fair Suomi 09
Finland's Most Versatile Sales Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Cable Factory.









Petri Kuljuntausta's Mexican Cars was presented at the Art Fair Suomi 09.








October 1
Soundscape lecture
Metropolia, Helsinki
One day long lecture on Soundscape music and art for the film sound
students of Metropolia.


October 5-9
Theatre Academy TEAK
The Department of Sound and Lighting Design
Helsinki
Second working week at the Video Art and Sound workshop, lead by Petri Kuljuntausta.





October 7
Brainwave Music Lab, Theatre Academy
Helsinki
First examination session with Marko Alastalo and his thesis project entitled Brainwave Music Lab.
- Brainwave Music Lab is a unique, quasi-scientific project, the purpose of which is to find interactive applications of brainwave music through various trial-and-error experiments. Our agenda is to make it possible for everyone to effortlessly create emotion-compatible real-time music with their own brainwaves, thus rendering the whole music recording industry completely unnecessary.


October
DVD Release
Heureka Science Centre
Heureka Science Centre released a DVD entitled Oivaltamisen Iloa. Petri Kuljuntausta's Heureka!, 20th anniversary tune commissioned by Heureka, opens and ends the DVD. For this work, Petri Kuljuntausta made body recordings and captured the sounds of womb and fetus heartbeat with the fetal doppler microphone. He also used environmental and machine sounds along with string instruments and electric guitar in the work.

Heureka printed 6.500 pieces of the DVD and distributed these as a free complimentary copies.




October 8
ManSEDANse festival
Rupriikki Media Museum
Petri Kuljuntausta gave a lecture on early Finnish electronic music at Vooninkisali, the auditorium of Rupriikki Media Museum.





October 8
ManSEDANse festival
Petri Kuljuntausta performed as a DJ at the ManSEDANse festival.






October 9
III. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
Nazim Hikmet Kültür Merkezi
Istanbul, Turkey
The screening of the Water Cities (Vesikaupunkeja), a film directed by Jaana Puhakka, music by Petri Kuljuntausta, at the 3rd Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival.

October 9
Academy of Fine Arts &
Theatre Academy
Helsinki
The screening of the finished works at the Video Art and Sound workshop lead by Petri Kuljuntausta. The screening session at the auditorio of the Academy of Fine Arts was connected to be a part of the course on experimental film analysis, Passings and Stoppages, by Elina Saloranta and Kari Yli-Annala.





October 13
III. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
Water Cities won the 1st Prize in the International Category of the 3rd Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival. 


WATER CITIES received the first Prize in the International Category

The selection committee (architect Ayse Ak, critic and movie director Necati Sonmez, lecturer from Cinema TV Theron Patterson, architect and writer Melih Gundes, TRT drama writer, director of movie and theater Fikter Terzi) gave the first prize anonymously to the movie called "Water Cities".
Water Cities directed by Jaana Puhakka who was born 1963, has been chosen for this prize in the movies of 3rd Architecture and City Happenings-International Category due to its content and
it the contemporary messages towards to city and towards to human being. Those characteristics

have
been overlapped not only with theme of the festival but also the language of documentary film, its characteristic creativeness, artistic and critical specialties depending on its personal framework.

Water Cities is making us think! On the one hand, how human being is using architecture, science and art through his brain and hands towards the unstoppable contemporary developments. On the other hand how human being is going so far from its natural development and freedom and how he is choosing to be unhappy at the end and how this war which already prepared by himself step by step will be ended dramatically.

We hope that this movie will get wide attention of the festival audience due to its some characteristics such as it artistic and attractive design and the way that how its has been
directed in its every piece.





October 22-25
Tromsø, Norway
Tromsø Soundscape Project. Petri Kuljuntausta recorded northern soundscapes around the city of Tromsø.

October 22
Tromsø Kunstforeningen
Norway
Petri Kuljuntausta lectured on Finnish electronic music at Tromsø Kunstforeningen.







October 22
Insomnia festival
Tromsø Norway
Petri Kuljuntausta gave a solo concert at Insomnia festival.









October 31
Comment
Simon Emmerson, Professor of Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University, commented the DVD compilation (Äänen eXtreme / eXtreme Sound, 2006) of Petri Kuljuntausta:
Well done - a great achievement which I enjoyed very much... in every way!



November 2
IHME Days
Pro Arte foundation
Pro Arte foundation invited Petri Kuljuntausta to give speech and lead panel discussion at the next IHME festival in March 2010. The theme for the upcoming festival is sound art. The opening act of the festival is John Cage's 4'33", which will be performed by Petri Kuljuntausta and Carl Michael von Hausswolff, with 1952 model Fender electric guitars, and Fender amplifiers from the 1950's.




November 3
Là-Bas Biennale
As a member of the festival committee of Là-Bas' Biennale, Petri Kuljuntausta started to plan the sound art program for the Biennale festival (with Timo Viialainen). The sound art and eletronic music concerts will be arranged at Kiasma Museum, Korjaamo, Student Theatre of Vanha (Old Student House).







November 9
The Art of BLEEP, PBS 106.7 fm
Melbourne, Australia
The Broadcast of At World's End, performed by Robert Jürjendal, Petri Kuljuntausta and David Rothenberg. Host Evan Carr. Also music by Oren Ambarchi, Terry Riley, Fennesz, Kimmo Pohjonen, Kraftwerk, Machinefabriek & Soccer Committee. 


November 10
Distribution contract
Sweden
Distribution contract on Momentum was made with Swedish net music distribution company and label Record Union.






November 13
ISSS
University of Minnesota
Media artist Minna Rainio's (University of Minnesota) speech In the Shadows of Globalization. Dislocations and Border Crossings in the Video Installation Trilogy in the serie of presentations entitled Culture Corps presents (Global Network Association of Minnesota Series Fall 2009).
One of the introduced works was Eight Rooms video installation by Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts, music Petri Kuljuntausta.




November 16
Phonogene, RadioHDR
France
Zoomusicological Essay by Petri Kuljuntausta and Dario Martinelli in the Phonogene programme, hosted by Hubert Michel. Also electroacoustic music by Hans Tutschku, Thom Blum, and Jacques Tremblay.


November 19
The Best Finnish Music and Entertainment websites
Nominated to take part in the competition on the best internet music sites(?!). The competition is a part of the international contest cluster held in United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Russia, Finland, and Spain.


November
Loopers' Delight CD
Petri Kuljuntausta's composition Momentum on the CD compilation Loopers' Delight has been tagged.




November 28
Esoteric Geography
Article Korvia hivelevä ja särkevä ääniympäristö (Caressing and Harrassing Soundscape) by Marko Leppänen was published at the website Esoteerinen maantiede (Esoteric Geography). The article refers to the soundscape music of Petri Kuljuntausta.









November 28
ArtContact
Cable Gallery, Cable Factory
Petri Kuljuntausta (live electronics) performed in a trio with Hepa Halme (winds) & Arttu Tolonen (laptop).




December 1
Silakkaradio
Lähiradio 100.3 MHz
Charm of Sound special at Silakkaradio, host Shinji Kanki. In the programme Kanki introduces the
Charm of Sound association, and announces the upcoming Winter Concerts series by COS.
- Today I would like to present the most important, the most valuable, music association in Finland, which is run non-profit
and voluntary basis, and this is CHARM OF SOUND, or in Finnish ÄÄNEN LUMO. The association is dedicated to
experimental music, sound art, and electronic music. This is the only one association in entire Finland (working in the field).
I don't understand why they don't get any funding. But I hope they will do (some day).
   Let me introduce what is Charm of Sound (Äänen Lumo). At first, they have very nice website... which is updated quite often
nowadays. Here are nice texts about what is the Charm of Sound.
   Äänen Lumo ("The Charm of Sound"), a non-profit association, was founded in 1995 with the purpose of promoting electronic
and experimental music and sound art in Finland. Over the years the association has organised dozens of events with
performers ranging from various Finnish artists to many top international names such as Keith Rowe, Morton Subotnick,
Phill Niblock, Hecker and Francisco López. In addition to organising concerts, workshops, gallery projects and other events,
the association has published three CDs of Finnish electronic music.
   During the autumn season 2007 Charm of Sound program included concert of Mika Vainio, of Finland's premier electronics
group Pan Sonic, and the legendary pioneering British noise industrial act Consumer Electronics at Tavastia in October.
In November Charm of Sound produced a club for Avanto Festival, the largest annual event in the Nordic countries dedicated
to experimental music and film. In this concert we got to witness a reunion of the classic Finnish electro pop band Organ,
soft yet experimental instrumental music of Tape (Sweden), Pain Jerk's (Japan) colourful noisexplosion, and electroacoustic
explorations by Petri Kuljuntausta. Petri Kuljuntausta is one of the founding members of the Charm of Sound.



December 2
UIAH / Taik, Medialab
Petri Kuljuntausta's lecture on extreme music entitled Aspects on Sound Art vs. Art Music.

December 3
Motion Picture, Television and Production Design (Elomedia)
UIAH / Taik
As an examiner of Ari Koivumäki's doctoral thesis on soundscape design, Petri Kuljuntausta took part on Koivumäki's lecture on the subject at the department of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design of UIAH / Taik (Elomedia).
December 8
Zoosphere CD
Zoosphere. A Musical Encryptation Of Animal Sounds, a CD release by Petri Kuljuntausta and Dario Martinelli, is catalogued at Discogs database.





December
CD review
Kompositio 4/2009
The Society of Finnish Composers
On the New Records (Uudet Levyt) pages of the Kompositio 4/2009 magazine was published a writing on MUU For Ears CD. The CD contains Kuljuntausta's soundscape work Mexican Cars (2009). The Kompositio magazine is published by The Society of Finnish Composers.








December 13
Koko Theatre
Petri Kuljuntausta's solo concert at Charm Of Sound's Winter Concerts serie. Also Ponytail, The Hoopo, Keränen, Amon Dude.

- "Petri Kuljuntausta, the walking dictionary of all-things-experimental-audio and also a composer with highly personal style & impressive history of collaborations".

- "Kuljuntausta, the ambassador of experimental music, is possible to hear now in Helsinki for a long time".



December 16
Electric Expansion
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Petri Kuljuntausta's Canvas on Electric Expansion netcast project (Live365.com), which started on December 16.










December
CD Release
Swedish label Elektron released a CD compilation entitled North South (EM 1013). The composers from Nordic countries and South-America exchanged local sounds and composed a new work for the album. The release contains Petri Kuljuntausta's composition Heavy Feather. Elektron is the record company of SEAMS, the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in Sweden.  

- The Nordic countries and South America differ in their traditions, languages, culture and history. Although at one level the gap in knowledge between our worlds is reduced by digital communication, our lack of mutual understanding still hangs in the air. The goal of the North-South Project, conceived and coordinated by Jens Hedman and Raul Minsburg, was to find a way to bridge these two hemispheres through sound. We were to use
our ears and abilities as electroacoustic
composers as means to enter each others cultures.   

   To attain this goal composers from a number of Nordic and South America lands were asked to exchange sonic "tastes" from their everyday lives and to explore this exchange on a cultural and aesthetic level through composition. The only rules were that each participant was to provide source recordings capturing some side of themselves, aspects of the land where they lived and worked, and were then to compose a four minute work in which at least half of the composition originated from sounds from the opposite hemisphere.
    The process was lengthy, travelling to each and every land was not only out of the question but would have allowed each of us to scratch no more than the surface of what was there. We relied on the internet for sound and text exchange, trusting each others ears, excitement, curiosity and understanding. 17 composers from 10 countries participated in this rich interchange and our works are here for the rest of the world to listen. Some source material is vividly captured across many compositions, other sources are traces - fleeting images torn apart
and reassembled through transformation and the composition
process. All are treated personally and with
sensitivity to create 17
unique pieces of music. Politics, nature, history, revolution, carnivals, family, celebration
and daily chores from our myriad cultures are blended, mixed, set in
contrast and most of all, hopefully understood
by our ears.
     - Natasha Barrett


The Aurora Project
Collection of art works related to Aurora Borealis. The site refers to the Northern Lights Live, a concert performance and audiovisual composition which the ISEA 2004 festival commissioned from Petri Kuljuntausta.






University of Helsinki Electronic Music Studio
On/Off by Petri Kuljuntausta has been used as a course material in Electroacoustic Music course at the University of Helsinki Music Research Laboratory (University of Helsinki Electronic Music Studio) since 2003.

The books used at the Introduction to Electroacoustic Music course are: Peter Manning: Electronic and Computer Music
Simon Emmerson (ed.): The Language of Electroacoustic Music
Trevor Wishart: On Sonic Art
Curtis Roads: The Computer Music Tutorial
Petri Kuljuntausta: On/Off - Eetteriäänistä sähkömusiikkiin










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