2010 January-June

January

Exploring Media Arts program
UTS - University of Technology Sydney
Australia
Vroom!! by Petri Kuljuntausta (Hearing Place CD release) is one of the subject 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
Audio Autographs
Muu Artists' Association
Petri Kuljuntausta's Mexican Cars at the Audio Autographs webcast project organized by Muu Artists' Association. The work and the Audio Autographs project has been online since September 2009.


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The program text of Mexican Cars by Petri Kuljuntausta.








January
Amazines
Amazines' article on musical compositions based on Phasing technique. 

The article introduces the composers Steve Reich, Kyle Gann, William Duckworth, John Luther Adams, and Petri Kuljuntausta, who all has composed works based on the phasing technique.
 
- Petri Kuljuntausta's Violin Tone Orchestra, Words and When I Am Laid In Earth are all phasing works and composed with the help of digital sampler, or computer, and multitrack technology. His electronic multichannel music for video installation Eight Rooms is based on spatial phasing, where the phase shifted sounds surrounds the listeners and moves around them. Kuljuntausta's phase shifting method is based on Nano Tuning of sounds. In Nano Tuning the relation of sounds is delicate. The difference of few cents in tuning separates the sounds from each other, which is beyond the pitch-based fine tuning systems of Micro Tuning.





January
Electric Expansion
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Petri Kuljuntausta's Canvas at Electric Expansion netcast project (Live365.com). Canvas was selected for the playlist on December 16, 2009.









January 9 - February 21
Willa Mac Art Museum & Gallery
Tampere
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.







The exhibit was shown in Finland in 2007-2008. It’s international tour was 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).




January - May
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 January-May 2010 the Science Circus visited at the following cities and towns: Raahe 12.1.–15.1., Kalajoki 18.1.–22.1., Lapua 25.1.–29.1., Veteli 1.2.–5.2., Seinäjoki 9.2.–12.2., Nykarleby 22.–26.2., Ulvila 1.–5.3., Naantali 8.–12.3., Rauma 15.–19.3., Ähtäri 29.3.–1.4., Petäjävesi 6.–9.4., Karstula 13.–15.4., Närpes 19.–23.4., Uusikaupunki 26.–30.4., Eura 2.–5.5., Valkeakoski 7.5., 10.–12.5., Turku 18.–28.5., Jämsä 24.8. – 28.8., Vaasa 30.8.– 6.9., Haapajärvi 8.9.–9.9., Kemi 13.9. –16.9., Kemijärvi 17.9., 20.–22.9., Taivalkoski 23.9.–27.9., Suomussalmi 28.9.–30.9., Sotkamo 14.10.–19.10., Kuhmo 20.10.–22.10., Valtimo 25.–28.10., Siilinjärvi 1.–4.11., Outokumpu 8.–10.11., Juankoski 11.–15.11., Kontiolahti 16.–18.11., Ilomantsi 19.11., 22.–23.11., Saarijärvi 29.11.–2.12., and Jyväskylä 8.-17.12.



January 13-30
Laituri gallery
City Planning Department of Helsinki
Petri Kuljuntausta's two sound art proposals for the Helsinki Music Centre Art Competition were exhibited at Laituri gallery. The proposed ideas were Wavetable and Pulse.



In the table-like Wavetable installation the soundwaves create symmetrical figures on the surface of sand. The sand is under a glass-made table top. Through the glass top it is possible to see how the sand figures transform slowly, from one figure to other, depending on the vibrating sound frequency. The materials used in the installation are sand, glass, 24 bass speakers, wood construction material, amplifier, media player, wires.






 

The Pulse, a plan for a sculpture created together with Hannu Siren, captures sounds over Helsinki and transfers these to the speakers on the ground in real time. The acoustic phenomenons at the sky will be captured by the big, drum-shaped, sculpture near the building. The sculpture works like a giant-size acoustical dish used in the environmental recordings. The sounds will be heard from the speakers installed inside of the building.




January 15
Project Plan
Street and Buildings, a project plan for the collaboration of Petri Kuljuntausta and VJ-collective Random Doctors. Streets and Buildings is an artistic research on spatial and social actions in the urban city. The work is based on recycled and recontextualised sounds and video images of the city.





January 19
FiMIC - Finnish Music Information Centre
FiMIC's online article on Finnish Sound Art, written by Tanja Uimonen. The writing contains a section on the sound art of Petri Kuljuntausta.









January 21
VAKA project
Petri Kuljuntausta was interviewed at the Finnish Musicians' Union for the VAKA project (National club and tour project). The purpose of the interview was to collect material on the working possibilities of an electronic musician. The collected data on the musicians working at the free sector will be analyzed and the results delivered to the Ministry of Education. The project is founded by ESF - European Social Fund of European Commission (ESR - Euroopan Sosiaalirahasto). More on the VAKA project: http://www.vaka-hanke.fi/

January 25
Acoustic Frontiers, CKCU-FM
Canada
Petri Kuljuntausta's Canvas at Acoustic Frontiers, hosted by Ralph Hopper.
Also electronic music by Marcelle Deschenes, Pei-Yu Shi, Jacky Merit, Warren Burt, and Christian Calon.









February 3
Europa Biographical Reference Series, Routledge
Updates on Petri Kuljuntausta biography in International Who's Who in Classical Music 2010.
- The International Who’s Who in Classical Music 2010 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.







February 3
Sound Art class (ART 177A - Special Topics in Art)
University of Maine at Farmington, USA

At the UMF was arranged intensive studies on Sound Art during Winter/Spring 2010 season. At the course was especially noted the work of Trimpin, Laurie Anderson, Petri Kuljuntausta, Janet Cardiff and Max Neuhaus.













February 10-12
CD Production
Muu Artists' Association
A New CD production was taken under work for MUU Artists' Association. The project entitled Muu For Ears 2 will be published in connection to Supermarket 2010 event at Kulturhuset in Stockholm. Mastering by Petri Kuljuntausta. Produced by Rita Leppiniemi and Timo Soppela / Artists' Association MUU.




February 18
YLE Radio 1
YLE The Finnish Broadcasting Company
Petri Kuljuntausta telephone interview on Sound Art, editor Jenni Stammeier.

February 19
CD Release
Muu Artists' Association
A New CD project entitled Muu For Ears 2 (MUUCD02-2010) was published in connection to Supermarket 2010 event at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, and MUU's Net Radio Audio Autographs. Mastering by Petri Kuljuntausta. Produced by Rita Leppiniemi and Timo Soppela / Artists' Association MUU. The compilation contains works from Gintas K, Jimi Tenor, Pekka Sassi, Olle Esvik, Goodiepal, Siri Austeen, Åsa Maria Bengtsson, Child of Klang, Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Ida Lundén & Lise-Lotte Norelius. Limited edition of 300. Supported by Audio Autographs, Artists' Association MUU, Norden - Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council of Finland.




February 28
Sciencestage.com
The Hub of Research
Sciencestage.com published Petri Kuljuntausta profile on February 28, 2010.









March 3
CD Release Project
Biennale festival
Petri Kuljuntausta started to work with the Biennale 2010 compilation CD. Kuljuntausta will do the curatorial work and mastering. The CD release will contain works from the sound artists performing at the Biennale 2010 festival, like Gordon Monahan, Francisco Lopez, Jorge Haro, Koray Tahiroglu, Shinji Kanki, Ponytail, Koelse.

The CD will be released at the opening day of the festival, April 22, 2010.





March 7
Book Release
Second print of David Rothenberg's book Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music In A Sea of Sound (Basic Books). At the beginning of the book, in the Chapter 'We Didn't Know, We Didn't Know. Whale Song Hits the Charts' (pp. 18), the writer notice Petri Kuljuntausta's music based on whale song:
"Finnish electronica wizard Petri Kuljuntausta turned the sperm clicks into a rapidly pulsing..."

—  In Thousand Mile Song, musician and philosopher David Rothenberg uses the enigma of whale sounds to explore whether we can truly understand nonhuman minds. Interviewing scholars around the world as they attempt to decipher underwater music, Rothenberg tells the story of scientists and artists confronting an unknown as vast as the ocean. Richly detailed and deeply entertaining, Thousand Mile Song is an imaginative look at the most intriguing creatures of the ocean.



March 8
YLE Radio 1, Culture News
YLE The Finnish Broadcasting Company
Culture News on Sound Art, editor Jenni Stammeier. The programme contains Petri Kuljuntausta interview on Sound Art. In the program was played In the Beginning and Vroom!! by Kuljuntausta.

Valtion tuki äänitaiteelle on Suomessa lähes olematonta. Äänitaiteen rahoitus on säätiöiden ja yksityisten rahoittajien varassa, ja monet suomalaiset äänitaiteilijat ovatkin hakeutuneet ulkomaille töihin. [...]
—  Festivaalit ovat saaneet tukea, ja on hienoa, että säätiöt ja yksityiset rahoittajat ovat ymmärtäneet tämän. On kuitenkin noloa, että valtio ei tue äänitaidetta ollenkaan. Usein se on niin, että omasta pussista on maksettava, harmittelee Kuljuntausta. [...]

Alalle kaivataan valtionapua

Suomalaisia äänitaiteilijoita on Kuljuntaustan mukaan tänä päivänä huomattava määrä. Useimmat heistä ovat kuitenkin hakeutuneet kansainvälisiin projekteihin, joiden järjestäminen on huomattavasti helpompaa kuin Suomessa. Kuljuntausta toivoo äänitaiteelle Suomessa vakaampaa asemaa.
—  Pitäisi olla äänitaiteen keskus tai joku, joka kokoaisi tätä aktiviteettiä yhteen ja loisi toimintaa. Nyt on kolme festaria tänä vuonna, mutta mitä sen jälkeen? Luontainen vuosittainen työ pitäisi saada taatuksi ja siinä sitä valtion apua kaivattaisiin, Kuljuntausta pohtii.

Petri Kuljuntausta harmittelee myös sitä, että musiikin opetuksessa on jääty kokeellisen ja elektronisen musiikin esittelyssä kuusikymmentäluvulle.








March 9
ISEA Festival Video
Kiasma Museum Of Contemporary Ar, video archive
Sami van Ingen found the video recording of Northern Lights Live, a concert performance recorded at ISEA2004 festival. The video recording was supposed to be lost. Immediately after founding this treasure started a plan to make a DVD release of this very special concert recording.

Among the listeners in 2004 concert was american composer Phill Niblock. He was very fascinated on the performance and stated after the concert:
"I want to make music with Petri Kuljuntausta!"

March 12
e-Flux organization
New York, USA
e-Flux art organization published an information on upcoming IHME Days festival.

In the spirit of Susan Philipsz's IHME Project, this year's themes are sound as art work and art in public space. The programme begins on Friday with a series of lectures discussing sound in art. Participating in the discussion are among others artist and researcher Petri Kuljuntausta (Helsinki), artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Stockholm) and sound designer Jim McKee (San Francisco).


Writings on upcoming IHME Days was also released at several other sites, like Undo.Net, Networked Music Review (Helen Thorington), Art Musings, Choras.lt, Mediaddress, Feed2Mobile.



UnDo.Net for Contemporary Art

Networked Music Review,
writing by Helen Thorington.

Choras.lt

Mediaddress

Feed2Mobile

Art Musings





March 12
UNAM - National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico
Argentinian-Mexican composer Patricio Calatayud finished his thesis Intention In Musical Composition
at UNAM university, where he has studied music composition. As a part of the thesis project he analysed Four Notes, a composition by Petri Kuljuntausta. The analysis was prepared by arranging several interview sessions during the winter months. Calatayud made his thesis at Mexico's National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which is perhaps the most important university in Latin-America.





March 12
Tampere Film Festival
The Retrospective of Sami van Ingen.
The retrospective of Finnish short film is this year dedicated to Sami van Ingen, who arrived at Tampere as a guest. Van Ingen is a media artist, who creates film and video works and installations based on moving image.

The screening contains the films The Blow and Navigator, both composed by Petri Kuljuntausta.
  — The Blow depicts in a melancholic fashion the artist’s grandfather’s portrait and the compound of his house in Mysore, South India. The lengthy blurred shots and seemingly minimal visuals fuse together with Kuljuntausta's rhythmic, towards the end near symphonic, music.
 
— Navigator03 is the third version of this work which combines Petri Kuljuntausta's sound collage based on beluga whale sounds and some sequences of weightless figures I found from an old VHS-cassette.



March 13
Tampere Film Festival
The Retrospective of Sami van Ingen. The screening contains the films The Blow and Navigator, both composed by Petri Kuljuntausta. (second screening of the March 12 program)

March
MSE - Materials Science and Engineering
Article on Sound Installation and artists focused on the art of sound installation. At the end of the article, titled as Relevant artists, was listed sound istallation artists:
    * Miguel Álvarez-Fernández
    * Laurie Anderson
    * Maryanne Amacher
    * Nigel Ayers
    * Brian Eno
    * Bill Fontana
    * Terry Fox (artist)
    * Bernhard Gál
    * Joe Jones (Fluxus artist)
    * Ryoji Ikeda
    * Petri Kuljuntausta
    * Alvin Lucier
    * Christian Marclay





March
SSKK
Äänen eXtreme, a book by Petri Kuljuntausta, has been added to the catalogue of SSKK (The Great Finnish Book Club).
- Ilmiöiden ytimeen porautuva teos rakentaa uudenlaista ääniversumia, jonka kiertoradalla perinteiset käsitykset musiikista menettävät merkityksensä, ja sinkauttaa lukijan ulottuvuuksiin, joissa korvaa ei säästellä. Äänen eXtreme on myös sukellus elektronisäveltäjä ja äänitaiteilija Petri Kuljuntaustan soivaan taiteeseen, joka on väsymätöntä ja visionääristä tutkimusmatkailua äänten ihmeellisessä maailmassa. Kirja purkaa tekstiksi sen, kuinka avaruuden äänet, vedenalainen musiikki, mediainstallaatiot, soivat ympäristöt ja feedback-äänet liittyvät Kuljuntaustan tuotantoon. Soivassa muodossa teokset julkaistaan kirjan liitteenä olevalla audio-dvd:llä. Kirjailijalta aikaisemmin ilmestynyt teos On/Off –Johdatus elektroniseen musiikkiin (Like 2002).





March 16
Last.FM
China
From a Top40 list of Chinese Last.FM was found a track from Kuljuntausta's unreleased recording session. This recording was entitled Centrozoon w/ Kuljuntausta: Improv Session #3 - 01.02.2004 (9:25). All the details concerning the track are true, but how a track from this session has leaked to outsiders is unknown.








March 23
TCNJ - The College of New Jersey
Digital Arts / Art Department
Ewing, New Jersey, USA
The Digital Arts major features an intensive core curriculum (and a range of options) in specifically digital media such as Imaging and Photography, Video, Time-based Media, Sound Design, Animation, Web Design-both Static and Dynamic, and Interactive and Performance Media.
At the Digital Arts program (Spring 2010) was analyzed sound works from the international sound artists and composers Annea Lockwood, Petri Kuljuntausta and Hildegard Westerkamp.

   Annea Lockwood
Has a bachelor of music degree. She studied composition throughout Europe. Works with sounds, to bring it into music. World Rhythms done in 1975, was a sound installation, live mix of ten channel tapes, a large tam-tam, and it played for the duration of 60 minutes (1 hour). Concept of the piece was to capture the sounds of geographical figures.
   Petri Kuljuntausta
Born in Finland. Has done work throughout countries such as: Europe, The United States of America, Australia, and Mexico. His exhibits are shown worldwide. He works with found sounds. The result is a series of sounds, which seem simultaneously familiar to their source and distorted by the extreme emphasis. He takes the sound, and stretches it out for a long amount of time to make the sound one that is unique.
   Hildegard Westerkamp
Hildegard Westerkamp was born in Germany. She joined World Soundscape Project director by R.Murray. Work deals with the acoustic environment. They are urban, rural, or wilderness soundscapes (voices, noise, silence, music, and media). Likes to capture the meaning that the environmental sounds hold for us. Work comments on existing cultural, and social situations.



March 24 & 27
Institut finlandais en France (The Finnish Institute in France)
Association of the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes
Paris, France
Two screenings of the film Days, directed by Sami van Ingen, music Petri Kuljuntausta. The film was presented at the screenings entitled 8 raisons d'être in the auditorium of Finnish Institute in Paris.

   (Days:) - L’auteur a visualisé dans cette œuvre les rapports tortueux entre la mythologie et la réalité. La tendance de l’homme à la mythification se trouve mise en parallèle avec la destruction progressive de son objet – ici, la forêt tropicale.

    - « 8 raisons d'être » regroupe huit œuvres de vidéastes finlandais explorant les rapports entre l'homme, la nature et la technologie face à la prise de conscience écologique engendrée par les changements climatiques et la mondialisation. Les vues animées sont un excellent moyen d'étudier l'évolution du monde et des idées. Les artistes qui utilisent cette technique peuvent, par leur expression poétique, mettre en lumière l'influence des acquis mythologiques et technologiques sur notre perception de la réalité, voire même contribuer à les remettre en cause.

  Alors que la conscience écologique s'aiguise et que le climat se modifie, il redevient essentiel de réfléchir à ces relations de cause à effet, ces « raisons d'être ». A travers les histoires qu'elles racontent et les nouvelles
perspectives qu'elles ouvrent, les œuvres présentées parlent aussi de ce pourquoi la vie vaut la peine d'être vécue, même lorsque se posent de graves problèmes planétaires en apparence insolubles.    - Kari Yli-Annala



March 26
Suomen Kuvalehti magazine
Writing on John Cage's 4'33" and upcoming performance of the work by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Petri Kuljuntausta. Written by Hannele Jäämeri.










March 26
IHME Days Art Festival
Pro Arte Foundation
Helsinki
Petri Kuljuntausta and Carl Michael von Hausswolff performed John Cage's 4'33" as an opening act of the IHME festival. The artists interpreted "the classic work with vintage instruments", as a newspaper informed of their choice of instruments (Helsingin sanomat 24.3.2010). After the performance followed Tuula Arkio's (Kiasma's ex-director) opening words and Kuljuntausta's one hour long opening speech entitled Sound in Art. The other speakers were CM von Hausswolff, Jim McKee (sound designer), Heidi Fast (voice artist) and Harri Huhtamäki (radio artist).

  — On Friday at 3pm Petri Kuljuntausta and Carl Michael von Hausswolff will perform John
Cage's 4"33 (1952) as an opening act. The artists will interprete the work with two Fender Telecaster 1952 model and reconstructed Fender Bassman amplifiers from the 1950s.
    After the performance the experts from Finland and abroad reflect aloud on the essence of sound and the many ways in which sound can be an art work. Besides contemporary art, sound is also explored in the contexts of radio and film.


March 26
Suomen Kuvalehti magazine
Writing 'John Cage and 6'40" of Almost Silence' was published on Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Petri Kuljuntausta's interpretation of John Cage's 4'33", which they performed at IHME festival. Review by Karri Kokko.











March 26
Vanha yo-talo
Helsinki
Rosebud Books Ltd. invited Petri Kuljuntausta to sign his three books, which were released by Like Publishing, at Rosebud's book desk during the Friday evening. The art book sale was part of the IHME Days contemporary art festival, held at Vanha ylioppilastalo (Old Student house).






March 26
TCNJ - The College of New Jersey
Digital Arts / Art Department
Ewing, New Jersey, USA
The Digital Arts major features an intensive core curriculum (and a range of options) in specifically digital media such as Imaging and Photography, Video, Time-based Media, Sound Design, Animation, Web Design-both Static and Dynamic, and Interactive and Performance Media.

At the Digital Arts program (Spring 2010) was analyzed sound works from the international sound artists and composers Annea Lockwood, Petri Kuljuntausta and Hildegard Westerkamp.

— The theme of their exhibition was clear from the title and well realized in the exhibit. Annea Lockwood's sound ball as a collection method for sound was very interesting. I like the idea of adding live sounds to prerecorded sounds - and have a live mix of those sounds. It was good the presenters were able to answer my questions about modulations the sound levels.
    Petri Kuljuntausta's work was harder for me to relate to, but I thought the concept of stretching sound was innovative. I could see how these manipulated recordings would be very useful for creating certain moods in filmmaking or for an instillation art piece.
    Hildegard Westerkamp seemed to have a broader range of situations from which she recorded sound which made for interesting comparisons with the other two artists. While Lockwood seemed to use mostly natural sounds and Petri used more urban sounds, Westerkamp seemed to use both. I thougt it was interesting that she could use sound recordings to comment on social and cultural situations, although I would have liked to have understood better how she did that.


March 30
TCNJ - The College of New Jersey
Digital Arts / Art Department
Ewing, New Jersey, USA
The Digital Arts major features an intensive core curriculum (and a range of options) in specifically digital media such as Imaging and Photography, Video, Time-based Media, Sound Design, Animation, Web Design-both Static and Dynamic, and Interactive and Performance Media.

At the Digital Arts program (Spring 2010) was analyzed sound works from the international sound artists and composers Annea Lockwood, Petri Kuljuntausta and Hildegard Westerkamp.

Synthesizing Nature: Digital Art in Music
Annea Lockwood, Kuljuntausta, and Hildegard Westerkamp
I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. I felt the depth to which these artists were compared was thorough. The comparison of the way noises were manipulated gives more information than covered in the text book. The title specifically tells the viewer that what they are going to see or rather hear.



Synthesizing Nature: Digital Art in Music
All artists synthesize naturally occurring sounds and create original digital compositions. The differences lie in the source material and the means by which they connect the sounds they use.
   Annea Lockwood
New Zealand, sound artist, sounds retain original character, compositions are unmediated, sound installations
   Petri Kuljuntausta
Finland, digital sound artist, does work throughout the world, all of his artwork has the theme of nature, also works in film and installation, collects natural sounds, random in collection, uses sounds that are often imperceptible in nature by stretching out one sound, layers sound, sounds are often distorted
   Hildegard Westerkamp
Germany, Radio Artist, Emigrated to Canada, member of World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, composes using acoustic environment soundscapes, comments on existing social and cultural situations, also works internationally




March 31
Pro Arte foundation
In the press release of Pro Arte foundation was noted the highlights of the IHME Days 2010 festival. On the performance of John Cage's 4'33" by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Petri Kuljuntausta was stated:
The IHME Days started off with John Cage's work titled 4´33, which poignantly summarized one of the two main themes of this year´s IHME Days, the significance of sound and its different manifestations in art.




March 31
IHME Productions / Pro Arte foundation
IHME Productions released Petri Kuljuntausta's 1-hour long speech entitled Sound as Art Work (in Finnish) in 5 parts at YouTube.




April 1
Performance 112 (magazine)
Writer Omar Gasca referred to Petri Kuljuntausta's sound art works in his writing
'
Avilés: Litofonía Soundart', which was released in Performance 112 magazine.


April 6
ArtForum
ArtForum's review on IHME Days festival, written by Lauren O’Neill-Butler.


A performance of John Cage’s 4’33” by Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Finnish artist Petri Kuljuntausta on two vintage guitars followed; the moment of silence seemed a suitable way to begin. Kiasma curator Leevi Haapala and IHME project manager Paula Toppila later told me that the Finns invented text messaging so they wouldn’t have to talk to one another. Thanks, Nokia!   — Lauren O’Neill-Butler


April 6
TCNJ - The College of New Jersey
Digital Arts / Art Department
Ewing, New Jersey, USA
The Digital Arts major features an intensive core curriculum (and a range of options) in specifically digital media such as Imaging and Photography, Video, Time-based Media, Sound Design, Animation, Web Design-both Static and Dynamic, and Interactive and Performance Media.

At the Digital Arts program (Spring 2010) was analyzed sound works from the international sound artists and composers Annea Lockwood, Petri Kuljuntausta and Hildegard Westerkamp.

— I really enjoyed this presentation because it was so different from all the others. Annea Lockwood, Petri Kuljuntausta, and Hildegard Westerkamp are all artists working with natural occurring sounds, but in very different ways. I thought the most interesting was Petri Kuljuntausta and his "frozen sounds." I was really fascinated with his ideas about finding internal sounds and noticing the actual sound of a sound. At first it was a little hard for me to understand, but after listening to the recording it all made sense. I also enjoyed Annea Lockwoods sounds of nature and the environment. It's amazing to me to think about people being able to make beautiful compositions with millions of simple sounds that don't seem to go together at all. These artist added something new to the table and I thought it was really interesting to learn about as well as very nicely presented.

April 6-9
Motion Picture, Television and Production Design (Elomedia)
UIAH / Taik, Aalto University
Petri Kuljuntausta will talk about his sound art, soundscape music and the process of making sound and music for the film Water Cities, directed by Jaana Puhakka. The lecture is part of the three-day seminar arranged for Documentary Film studies at the department of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design of UIAH / Taik (Elomedia).


April 13
Book Release
Rose Auditorium, Cooper Union, Cooper Square
New York, USA
David Rothenberg's Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music In A Sea of Sound paperback release (Basic Books). At the beginning of the book, in the Chapter 'We Didn't Know, We Didn't Know. Whale Song Hits the Charts' (pp. 18), Rothenberg writes on Petri Kuljuntausta's music based on whale song: "Finnish electronica wizard Petri Kuljuntausta turned the sperm clicks into a rapidly pulsing..."

Cooper Union presents innovative author, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg in the Rose Auditorium "Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound"

—  In Thousand Mile Song, musician and philosopher David Rothenberg uses the enigma of whale sounds to explore whether we can truly understand nonhuman minds. Interviewing scholars around the world as they attempt to decipher underwater music, Rothenberg tells the story of scientists and artists confronting an unknown as vast as the ocean. Richly detailed and deeply entertaining, Thousand Mile Song is an imaginative look at the most intriguing creatures of the ocean.


April 16
B-Galleria
Turku
Petri Kuljuntausta has been invited to participate in a CD release project of Kemialliset Ystävät, organized by artist Jan Anderzén during his gallery exhibition Mandala Accidents.










April 17
Tampere Biennale Festival
Days, a film by Sami van Ingen music Petri Kuljuntausta, was screened in the context of contemporary music concert Ah Kuni, Ahaa!, at Tampere Biennale festival.
The Magic of moving image...
Important video works from the 2000's created in collaboration with a composer.

April 18
Tampere Biennale Festival
Days, a film by Sami van Ingen music Petri Kuljuntausta, was screened in the context of
Electroacoustic Afternoon concert at Tampere Biennale festival. Also videos and music by Pirjetta Brander (Purgatory, mus. Raoul Björkenheim), and Pink Twins (Module).



April 21
AV-arkki
AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, released its AV-arkki 2010 catalogue. The new AV-arkki annual catalogue presents all the works that came into AV-arkki’s distribution during 2009. One of the works presented in the Installation section is Eight Rooms by Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts, music composed by Petri Kuljuntausta.




April 21 - May 9
Art Gallery Nunes
Helsinki
Jacques Coelho's exhibition Kud4 - Junction, music by Petri Kuljuntausta. 


April 22
Book Release
Pekka Luhta's Tuolla, alhaalla (ntamo 2010) is a book about the history of the performance art in Finland and the activities of Studio Là-Bas. The book contains few descriptions on Petri Kuljuntausta's live concerts (solo, and as duo with German sound artist Helmut Lemke, and also as Duoviri with performance artist Lauri Luhta) at Studio Là-Bas and elsewhere.

Petri Kuljuntausta tulee sovitusti mukaan Lemken soittamiseen ja oman laitepöytänsä takaa. Pyöreähköä läyttöliittymää painamalla hän saa aikaan kiihdytysääniä, ulinoita jne. Keikka jatkuu yhteissoittona omilla välineillä. Kädet säätävät soittolaitteiden vipuja ja nappuloita. Kun Lemke lopettaa, Kuljuntausta jatkaa soittamista yksin. Tilassa pudotetaan valotasoa ja hämärässä tila visualisoituu kohdevaloilla uudelleen; soittolaitteen sarjalliset yksityiskohdat korostuvat, nähdään teräpiirteistä aparaattidynamiikkaa. (s. 197-198.)

April 22
MySpace Comment
"Do not feed the artists is a milestone work." — Beta5


April 22-24
SASS The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study &
AABS The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
Seattle, USA.
The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies holded their first joint conference of Scandinavian and Baltic Studies in the United States, April 22-24, 2010 in Seattle. In her paper In the Shadows of Globalisation media artist Minna Rainio (University of Minnesota) analyzed two video installations, Angles of Incidence (2006) is about refugees in Finland, and Eight Rooms (2008) deals with international trafficking of women. For the latter work Petri Kuljuntausta composed the soundtrack.

Eight Rooms shows empty hotel rooms being tidied by a cleaning lady. The audio soundtrack of the installation features a dramatised narrative detailing the experiences of trafficked women. The installation aims to highlight the everyday nature as well as the invisibility of trafficking in Finnish society. In my paper I will ask how video art, using image, sound and space, can contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the questions of invisibility vs. presence in relation to the experiences of refugees and victims of trafficking.





April 22-25
Là-Bas Biennale Festival
Helsinki
Apart of giving a solo concert at the festival, Petri Kuljuntausta is also a member of the festival committee and curated the Sound Art content of the festival (with Timo Viialainen). The other invited sound artists and electronic musicians are, among others, Gordon Monahan, Francisco Lopez, Jorge Haro, Shinji Kanki, Koray Tahiroglu, Ponytail.







April 24 - November 27
Today I am the Boss! Science Exhibition
Pavilhão do Conhecimento
Lisboa, Portugal
Every last saturday of the month, the Pavilhão do Conhecimento celebrates the relationship between scientific and technological culture and music, fashion, design, theatre, circus arts, literature, popular culture and dance, welcoming several guests who will be the directors of the museum for one day. In 2010 Pavilhão do Conhecimento invited Heureka Science Centre to take part on the Today I am the Boss! project, and present their Science Show. Petri Kuljuntausta's Heureka! anniversary music was played in the each exhibition from April to November 2010. 

April 26
Innolink Research Ltd
Council of Tampere Region
PirFest association
Petri Kuljuntausta was invited to participate on Internet Panel focusing on the culture festivals of Tampere Region. The research project for the years 2009-2011 is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of EU (European Union) and its goal is to unite the forces of 27 culture festivals at Tampere Region.



April 29
Teatteri ILMIÖ / Ptarmigan
Helsinki
Petri Kuljuntausta has been invited to participate in a CD release project of Kemialliset Ystävät, organized by artist Jan Anderzén.












April 30
Chapman Gallery
University of Salford
Manchester, United Kingdom

Sound Artists Ben Gwilliam & Helmut Lemke have been asked to curate the final exhibition at the Chapman Gallery of the University of Salford, which will take place from the 1st – 25th June 2010. Ben Gwilliam & Helmut Lemke: For this exhibition we are inviting selected Artists who work with sound to contribute pieces to this show where the central concern is sound bleed in the gallery space.

Gwilliam & Lemke invited Petri Kuljuntausta to create a sound work for the exhibition.







May 1
YLE Radio 1
YLE Radio 1 commissioned an electronic work from Petri Kuljuntausta. This unreleased work will be broadcasted on June 6, 2010 and it will available online for four weeks.



May 6
Academy of Fine Arts, KUVA
Helsinki
Petri Kuljuntausta's speech On Sound and Its Dimensions in Visual Context in the Audio & Vision -seminar at Academy of Fine Arts. Coordinators: Elina Saloranta and Kari Yli-Annala.

Place: Department of Postgraduate Studies (room U113)

10.15 Introduction by Elina Saloranta and Kari Yli-Annala
10.30 - 11.45 Petri Kuljuntausta: On Sound and Its Dimensions in Visual Context
11.45 - 13.15 Lunch break
13.15 - 14.30 Jaana Kokko and Samy Kramer: Politics of Sound.
14.30 - 15.45 Sirpa Jokinen: Voice in the borderline zone of the dominating visual culture

Organised by the Academy of Fine Arts together with Nomadic Academy of Experimental Arts







May 7
Book Release
USA
General Books published a new book on experimental composers entitled Experimental Composers: Frank Zappa, John Cage, Pierre Schaeffer, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Captain Beefheart, David Tudor, Morton Feldman. [Paperback] 494 pp. ISBN 1155797671, 9781155797670. Publisher: General Books / Books LLC, 2010.

The book contains a chapter, with complete worklist, on Petri Kuljuntausta and his activities as experimental composer.
    The other chapters in the book are La Monte Young, Iannis Xenakis, Merzbow, Roberto Paci Dal, Edgard Varse, Louis and Bebe Barron, Anthony Braxton, Cornelius Cardew, Rhys Chatham, Max Neuhaus, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier, Gavin Bryars, Christian Marclay, Joe Jones, Mira Calix, Christian Wolff, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Ryoji Ikeda, Hermann Nitsch, Luigi Russolo, Max Richter, John Chowning, Christian Zanesi, Andrew Deutsch, Tod Dockstader, Nicolas Collins, Richard Maxfield, Dave Smith, Ron Kuivila, Andrew Culver, Gordon Mumma, among others.

May
Article
Article on Phasing Music has been released in Esperanto. The article introduces the composers Steve Reich, Kyle Gann, William Duckworth, John Luther Adams, and Petri Kuljuntausta, who all has composed works based on the phasing technique.
— La Violin Tone Orchestra de Petri Kuljuntausta, Vortoj  kaj  Kiam Ia Am Laid In Earth (Am Metis En la Tero) estas ĉiuj fazaj verkoj kaj trankvila kun la helpo de diĝita samplilo, aŭ komputilo, kaj multitrakoteknologio. Lia elektronika multstacia muziko por videinstalaĵo kiun Oko-Ĉambroj estas bazita sur spaca fazado, kie la fazo ŝanĝis sonojn ĉirkaŭas la aŭskultantojn kaj movas ĉirkaŭe ilin. La fazo de Kuljuntausta ŝanĝanta metodon estas bazita sur Nano Tuning de sonoj. En Nano Tuning la rilato de sonoj estas malfortika. La diferenco de malmultaj cendoj en agordado apartigas la sonojn de unu la alian, kio estas preter la tonalt-bazita monpuno agordantaj sistemoj de Micro Tuning.

Jyväskylä University
PhD thesis
Petri Kuljuntausta's research work has been used as a resource in Olli Heikkinen's PhD thesis Äänitemoodi. Äänite musiikillisessa kommunikaatiossa (2010, p.77).


May 7
Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri
Tampere
Petri Kuljuntausta has been invited to participate in a CD release project of Kemialliset Ystävät, organized by artist Jan Anderzén.



May 7
Chapman Gallery
University of Salford
Manchester, United Kingdom

Petri Kuljuntausta finished his instructions for the Hailstorm sound installation. The work will be presented in the menu for murmur exhibition at the Chapman Gallery of the University of Salford, which will take place from the 1st – 25th June 2010. The sound exhibition was by sound Artists Ben Gwilliam & Helmut Lemke.





May 12
Architizer
Formations, an architectural installation designed by Kivi & Tuuli Sotamaa, was exhibited in the gallery of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan Italy, in 2004. The six-channel sound composition of the work was composed by Petri Kuljuntausta. In 2010 the work was introduced in the Architizer, an open community created by architects for architects.

Formations is an architectural installation in the gallery of the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi designed by Kivi & Tuuli Sotamaa. It is a rich, abstract, ambiguous and open-ended environment which invites the visitor to play and explore its possibilities. The space of the installation is created by large horizontal panels suspended from the ceiling and distributed in a directional flow throughout the space. As the cloud of panels reaches the floor they become larger in their volume and their surface becomes deformed. The deformed surfaces create together a dune-like landscape which continues across the space, from element to element, as if a large object or force once had moved across the entire installation leaving a trace. This topographic landscape generates different kinds of possibilities for use without prescribing them, allowing them emerge real-time as the visitors engage and explore their surfaces. Embedded in the smooth landscape there are a series of smaller objects, both abstract and functional, which invite the exploration in a hand held scale much the way beautiful stones on a beach would do.

Sound & Light
The architectural landscape is complimented by an ambient sound and lightscape which evolves and fluctuates slowly throughout the day. The soundscape is composed by Petri Kuljuntausta and played through six channels in the gallery instead of the traditional two. The soundscape is composed using sounds from three different souces that have their oringin in different historical eras; sounds of water dripping in ancient caves, sounds of a piano and sounds from a contemporary city.



May 14
Xeno-Canto
Petri Kuljuntausta's birdsong submission, the first submission from the area of Finland, for Xeno-Canto birdsong database. The recording of European Pied Flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca, was made in July 2001, and it was originally used in his soundscape composition In The Beginning (from Momentum CD).






May 14
Black Square Project Plan
VJ collective Random Doctors, video artist Klaustrofobia, sculpture artist Ria Piritta Mette and Petri Kuljuntausta finished an exhibition project plan entitled Black Square.













2D Images of the Black Square plan.











May 19
List of 21st-century classical composers
Wikipedia
Petri Kuljuntausta has been listed on the List of 21st-century classical composers.
— The list includes composers who have made a significant impact on the world of classical music since 2001, whether through major festivals and promoters of contemporary music, broadcast media or commercial recording on widely distributed labels. These composers work in the Western tradition of art music as defined in the article on Classical music.





May 22
Books LLC
USA
Books LLC released a new book entitled Sound Artists: Yoko Ono, John Oswald, Z'ev, Joseph Nechvatal, John Duncan, Roberto Paci Dalò, Boyd Rice, Petri Kuljuntausta, Herbert Distel. [Paperback]. 314 pp, language: English, weight 0,45kg, published by Books LLC. Release date May 22, 2010. 

The book contains writing on Petri Kuljuntausta's artistic work with complete worklist.







May 24
Menu For Murmur Sound Art exhibition
University of Salford, A Greater Manchester University
Manchester, United Kingdom
The names of the sound artists of the upcoming Menu for Murmur sound art exhibition was published in the press information of SoundandMusic.org (Arts Council England) and Arts Unit of University of Salford.

A menu, tables but no food… instead tables laid with objects producing sound.
   …menu for murmur is an experiment that will show new and exciting Sound Work, which acknowledges the subtle interactions of different sound work and highlights trust between artists.
   As many regulars of sound art will attest, the presentation of such work in group exhibitions can be problematic due to the very nature of noise itself; its ever-penetrating, omni-directional nature resulting in unintentionally overlapping sounds. Rather than viewing the overlapping of noises as a disturbance, …menu for murmur takes such sound bleed as its central concern.

   Curators Gwilliam and Lemke have invited international sound artists to contribute individual pieces that will stand on their own but will also create a new collaborative piece …menu for murmur. The sound objects will consciously be arranged in one space far and near. Sounds will be heard simultaneously, individually and in collaboration; close listening events as well as more cacophonous ones will emerge throughout the duration of the exhibition, considered by Gwilliam and Lemke to be one continuous performance.

The invited artists are Claus van Bebber, Berserker, Chop Shop, Seth Cluett, Matt Dalby, G. Fisher, Rob Gawthrop, Chris Gladwin, Adolfo Guevara, Ryu Hankil, Paul Haywood, Espen Jensen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Bob Levene, Urban Mäder, Jonathan May, Lee Patterson, Stan Pete, Kirsten Reese, Henning Schweichel, Hans Specht, Tony Trehy, Frans de Waard, Matt Wand, Hainer Wörmann and Jason Zeh.

May 25
Book Release
USA
General Books published a new book on installation artists entitled Installation Artists: Bill Viola, Tracey Emin, Michael Landy, George Brecht, Barbara Rosenthal, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Jonathon Keats. [Paperback] 990 pp. ISBN 1156842964, 9781156842966. Publisher: General Books / Books LLC, 2010.

The book contains a chapter, with complete worklist, on Petri Kuljuntausta and his activities as installation artist.

The other chapters in the book are Joseph Nechvatal, John Duncan, Roberto Paci Dal, Dan Graham, Andy Goldsworthy, Graham Goddard, Ryszard Wasko, Artur Barrio, Keith Tyson, Ilya Kabakov, Lydia Venieri, Emily Jacir, Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor, Georgina Starr, Thomas Charvriat, Nathaniel Stern, Dalziel + Scullion, Allan Kaprow, Garth Paine, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Jeff Wassmann, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Ebon Fisher, Annie Kevans, Daniel Arsham, Antonello Matarazzo, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Daniel Spoerri, Max Neuhaus, Perry Hoberman, Lycia Trouton, Yinka Shonibare, Kendell Geers, Michael Betancourt, Rene Green, Ken Feingold, Fritz Haeg, Anne Hardy, Graham Nicholls, Rebecca Horn, Maurice Benayoun, Siglinde Kallnbach, Doug Aitken, among others.


May 26
CD Production
Muu Artists' Association
A New CD production was taken under work for MUU Artists' Association. The project entitled Muu For Ears 3 will be published on June 16 in Hörbar, Hamburg Germany. Mastering by Petri Kuljuntausta. Produced by Rita Leppiniemi and Timo Soppela / Artists' Association MUU.





May 29
Books LLC
USA
Books LLC released a new book entitled Finnish Composers: Jean Sibelius, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bernhard Crusell, Petri Kuljuntausta, Selim Palmgren, Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Jonne Valtonen [Paperback]. 314 pp, language: English, weight 0,45kg, published by Books LLC. Release date May 29, 2010. 

The book contains writing on Kuljuntausta's artistic work with complete worklist.








May 31
Interspecies Newsletter
Interspecies Communication Inc.
USA
The summer issue of Interspecies Newsletter (June-July 2010) has released. As always, the newsletter contains interesting new information on animals and their sound world. The eZine is edited by Jim Nollman, the pioneer of interspecies communication. June-July 2010 eZine presents underwater music composed by Petri Kuljuntausta.
— Petri Kuljuntausta is a Finnish composer of mostly digital music, with a growing reputation for audio texture, and moving sounds via multiple speakers. This excerpt by Petri was included in the Interspecies production entitled "Belly of the Whale" . This music uses underwater animal calls as its primary source material. Check it out.



June 1-5
ICMC - International Computer Music Conference 2010
[R.E.D. Edition] Research Education Discovery New York, USA

Stony Brook University, in association with New York University, and the Electronic Music Foundation of New York City, will host the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in New York City and Stony Brook, NY, USA from June 1-5, 2010.

Petri Kuljuntausta's new composition Clickz (2010) will be presented at the 360 degrees of 60x60 event at ICMC festival. The installation will be available for public each day during the festival, at Electronic Music Foundation (1-2 June) and Stony Brook University (3-5 June), New York. 

— ...60x60 testifies to the vibrancy of contemporary composition by presenting the diverse array of styles, aesthetics and techniques being used today... At the conference all 6 mixes of 60x60 will be performed as a 6 hour installation each day of the conference.


June 1st and June 2nd  from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM 360 degrees of 60x60 installation will take place at the EMF (Electronic Music Foundation) 307, 7th Avenue Suite 1402, New York City, NY 10001.

The Program text of Clickz:
- The Clickz is composed for an old vinyl record-player and KaossPad soloist. The record player used in the recording is from the 1950s and purchased few years ago from a local radio store. The old vinyl record is
modified so that it's opening moment, silence, just before the music starts, is "locked-grooved". The music
on the LP record was composed by Bela Bartok, but the listener can't hear the actual music. Over the
looped record plays the KaossPad soloist and the live electronic musician control live the feedback
sounds generated in the mixer.
        - Petri Kuljuntausta





June 3rd, June 4th and June 5th  from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 360 degrees of 60x60 installation will take place at the Wang Center Chapel, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794.







June 1 - 25
Menu For Murmur Sound Art exhibition
University of Salford, A Greater Manchester University
Manchester, United Kingdom
Petri Kuljuntausta's sound installation Hailstorm, is one of the sound works at the Menu For Murmur exhibition in Chapman Gallery, University of Salford.

— "A menu, tables but no food… instead tables laid with objects producing sound. Menu for murmur is an experiment that will show new and exciting Sound Work, which acknowledges the subtle interactions of different sound work and highlights trust between artists.
   As many regulars of sound art will attest, the presentation of such work in group exhibitions can be problematic due to the very nature of noise itself; its ever-penetrating, omni-directional nature resulting in unintentionally overlapping sounds. Rather than viewing the overlapping of noises as a disturbance, …menu for murmur takes such sound bleed as its central concern.
   Curators Gwilliam and Lemke have invited international sound artists to contribute individual pieces that will stand on their own but will also create a new collaborative piece …menu for murmur.

The sound objects will consciously be arranged in one space far and near. Sounds will be heard simultaneously, individually and in collaboration; close listening events as well as more cacophonous ones will emerge throughout the duration of the exhibition, considered by Gwilliam and Lemke to be one continuous performance."

— Final exhibition at Salford’s Chapman Gallery as the university shuts it down. The line-up should make for a wonderful final curtain.

The whole exhibition works really well with some automatic sounds happening regularly, some interactive ones happening sporadically and some pieces that don't make actual sound but get the imagination working on what sounds there could be. The sounds all work together to create a kind of ongoing live composition and performance. -Gary Fisher



June 4 - 27
Gallery 3H+K
Pori
Jacques Coelho's exhibition Kud4.2 - Junction, music by Petri Kuljuntausta. 




June, 2010
CD release
Estonia
Petri Kuljuntausta's concert with guitarist Robert Jürjendal at Kanuti Gildi SAAL, in Tallinn 2007, was recorded and one of the performed works, Maa all, was released in June 2010 on the 2CD box Improtest. Concert Series of Improvisational Music. The CD was released by Improtest association.







June 5
Hateiva Jaffa
Tel Aviv, Israel
Petri Kuljuntausta's Clickz (2010) will be performed at 360 degrees of 60x60 (ICMC Crimson Mix) concert event in Tel Aviv, Israel.

This version of 60x60, called 360 degrees of 60x60, is sponsored in part by the International Computer Music Association (ICMA) - www.computermusic.org The works included in the mix were created specifically for the 2010 ICMC RED Edition (International Computer Music Conference) presented by Stony Brook University in New York City and Stony Brook.





June 6 - July 4
YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Company
Finland
Jukka Mikkola's electronic music programme Avaruusromua (Space Junk) celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Yleisradio and Avaruusromua invited 28 electronic composer and group to give a birthday present for the listeners of Avaruusromua. All works, including Petri Kuljuntausta's Water City, are online and downloadable till 4th of July. Water City is a 20 minute long live recording from 2006, it contains the sounds of sea, whales, shrimps, construction of ocean-going boat and feedback.

Also works from Pekka Airaksinen, Corporate 09, Dystopia, E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr, Hepa Halme, Koneveljet, Esa Kotilainen, Lackluster, Jussi Lehtisalo, Mac Mavis, Nemesis, Anton Nikkilä, Ozone Player, Pharaoh Overlord, Rihmasto, Tapani Rinne, Rinneradio, Esa Ruoho, Jarmo Saari, Sigma, Siniaalto, Niko Skorpio, Mika Vainio, Verde, Winterplanet, Jari Ylämäki and Zoät-Aon.

June 7
SPACE.com
Space.com reported news on strange discovery on Saturn's moon Titan. An analyses of chemical data returned by NASA's Cassini spacecraft has suggested the presence of hydrogen, and a lack of acetylene. Hydrogen is the gas of life, but lack of acetylene means that if there is any kind of sign of life on Titan, it must be different than water-based life on Earth.

Connection between Titan and Petri Kuljuntausta's music is that his composition Charm of Sound is on the ground of Titan. The work travelled inside the Cassini/Huygens probe, which was launched in 1997. After travelling seven years through space it landed on Titan's ground in 2005.

Strange Discovery on Titan Leads to Speculation of Alien Life
   New findings have roused a great deal of hoopla over the possibility of life on Saturn's moon Titan, which some news reports have further hyped up as hints of extraterrestrials. However, scientists also caution that aliens might have nothing to do with these findings.
   All this excitement is rooted in analyses of chemical data returned by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. One study suggested that hydrogen was flowing down through Titan's atmosphere and disappearing at the surface. Astrobiologist Chris McKay at NASA Ames Research Center speculated this could be a tantalizing hint that hydrogen is getting consumed by life. "It's the obvious gas for life to consume on Titan, similar to the way we consume oxygen on Earth," McKay said.
   Another study investigating hydrocarbons on Titan's surface found a lack of acetylene, a compound that could be consumed as food by life that relies on liquid methane instead of liquid water to live. "If these signs do turn out to be a sign of life, it would be doubly exciting because it would represent a second form of life independent from water-based life on Earth," McKay said.






June 7
60x60 International Mix project
USA
Petri Kuljuntausta's Clickz (2010) was selected for the 60x60 2010 International Mix, for the two upcoming performances in the United States and United Kingdom. The producer of the 60x60 projects is Robert Voisey / Vox Novus.

In July, the 60x60 2010 International mix will be presented with 60x60 Dance at Stratford Circus in London.

In October, the International mix will also be presented at the American Arts Experience in St Louis, and will be recorded for public television. The recording will be broadcasted on St Louis public television, but afterwards there will be a solid product in order to present and make available to other public television networks.


June 10
The Wire Magazine
The content of The Wire Magazine #317 July 2010 was released. The next magazine will contain the review of Petri Kuljuntausta's book First Wave. A Microhistory of Early Finnish Electronic Music.








June 13
YLE - Avaruusromua
Finnish Broadcasting Company
YLE Radio 1, Finnish National Radio, and Avaruusromua (Space Junk) programme broadcasted Petri Kuljuntausta's work Water City. The piece was recorded live in 2006. Host Jukka Mikkola. Also music by Nemesis, Rinneradio, Mika Vainio, Esa Kotilainen, Ozone Player.

— Outojen äänimaailmojen tutkija, säveltäjä ja äänitaiteilija Petri Kuljuntausta tekee musiikkia mitä kummallisimmista äänistä. Revontulista ja valtameren aalloista, musiikkia jota ei voi kirjoittaa nuoteilla eikä esittää instrumenteilla. Tässä ovat aineksina meren aallot, valaat, katkarapujen kuoro, valtamerilaivan rakennusäänet telakakalla sekä feedback. Petri Kuljuntausta ja Water City. [...Water City...]
    Tässä Petri Kuljuntausta konsertissa vuonna 2006. Esitys on nimeltään Water City ja tähän hiljennellään Avaruusromut tältä illalta. Kaikki tänään Avaruusromuissa kuunneltu musiikki on tarjolla myös internetissä. Myös tämä Water City täyspitkänä versiona.



June 14
YLE - Avaruusromua
Finnish Broadcasting Company
YLE Radio 1, Finnish National Radio, and Avaruusromua (Space Junk) programme published Petri Kuljuntausta's essay Ääretöntä ääntä eetterissä (Infinite Sound on Ether). The essay is about Avaruusromua programme and its editor, Jukka Mikkola.









June 15
YLE - Avaruusromua
Finnish Broadcasting Company
YLE Radio 1, Finnish National Radio, and Avaruusromua (Space Junk) programme broadcasted Petri Kuljuntausta's work Water City. The piece was recorded live in 2006. Host Jukka Mikkola. Also music by Nemesis, Rinneradio, Mika Vainio, Esa Kotilainen, Ozone Player. (repeat broadcast, original broadcasting date June 14.)






June 16
CD Release
Muu Artists' Association
Hamburg, Germany
A CD project entitled Muu For Ears 3 (MUUCD03-2010) will be released at Altonale Festival (Hörbar, Brigittenstraße) in Hamburg Germany, and later in MUU association's Net Radio programme Audio Autographs. Mastering by Petri Kuljuntausta. Produced by Rita Leppiniemi and Timo Soppela / Artists' Association MUU. The compilation contains works from Gaia Bartolini, Incite/, Disinformation (Joe Banks), Alice Evermore/Eavesdropper, Sami Klemola, Helena Gough, Jean-Marc Savic, Charlie Morrow, and Alexander Schubert. Limited edition of 300. Financially supported by Artists' Association MUU, Norden - Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council of Finland and AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture. .


June
Book Review
Nutida Musik
Sverige
Swedish contemporary music magazine Nutida Musik (4-2009) released Pär Johansson's review on Petri Kuljuntausta's book First Wave.

The review fills the whole page and it ends with the words:
— Vi kan bara onska en liknande insats för den tidiga svenska elektronmusiken. (Transl. We can only hope that the same kind of work will be done on Swedish electronic music.)



June 16-21
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian Film Festival has invited the film Navigator for the 2010 festival screening. The film was directed by Sami van Ingen for the music of Petri Kuljuntausta. At the festival will be premiered the third version of this work, which will be realized in 35mm film format.





— Navigator03 is the third version of this work which combines Petri Kuljuntausta's sound collage based on beluga whale sounds and some sequences of weightless figures I found from an old VHS-cassette.









June 21
Studio work
In June Petri Kuljuntausta worked with two video/film soundtracks, Water Cities and Eight Rooms. From the final section of Water Cities he composed a new version for an upcoming CD record. From Eight Rooms video-installation he reworked one of the previously composed section (Eight Rooms, part 6; Nadja Leinonen, voice) and composed an extended version on the work.




June 23
Quart
Hungary
In Hungarian Quart ezine was writing about YLE's 20th Anniversary project of Avaruusromua, edited by Ronai Andras.

— Petri Kuljuntausta: Water City refers to the Voices of cold water, with abstract, noisy recordings incorporated to the recording.






June 23
CDe / EMF (Electronic Music Foundation)
New York, USA
EMF (Electronic Music Foundation) included David Rothenberg's Why Birds Sing CD on its CDe distribution catalogue. Petri Kuljuntausta is one of the musicians on the CD and took care on electronic 'live treatments' on the track Beezus, Beeten, Breep. The musicians on the CD are David Rothenberg (clarinets, overtone flute, electronics), Michael Pestel (flute), John Wieczorek (percussion), Petri Kuljuntausta (live treatments), Robert Jurjendal (guitar), Richard Nunns (Maori flutes), and Patrick Donahue (tuba).
July 7
Sydän-Hämeen lehti
In the newspaper was released a story on the early pioneer of Finnish computer music, professor of statistics Seppo Mustonen.

In the article was referred to Petri Kuljuntausta's texts on Mustonen's work:
   — Mustosen silloin käyttämä kone piti ääntä, jonka taajuuksista ja kestosta saattoi päätellä, missä vaiheessa laskutoimitukset etenevät. Mustonen teki ohjelman, joka soitti konetta tauotta.
  
Teema ja muunnelmia oli myöhemmin alaan perehtyneen tutkijan, Petri Kuljuntaustan mukaan maailman tiettävästi ensimmäinen teos, jossa tietokone luo ja esittää teoksen reaaliaikaisesti. Mustonen laski, että teos kestäisi kymmenen potenssiin 50 vuotta eli inhimillisesti ajatellen äärettömän pitkän ajan. Vaikka kyse oli enemmänkin insinöörihuumorista kuin taiteesta, teosta äänitettiin, ja nauhoitukset ovat säilyneet meidän päiviimme asti. Niinpä se muodostaa oman, erikoisen lehtensä tietotekniikan ja elektronisen musiikin historiassa.



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