SOUND ROOM XXXII
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Lauri Hyvärinen is a guitar player born and based in Helsinki. He is concentrated on improvised, noise and experimental music. He uses preparations on acoustic and electric guitars to search for an intensive and open spontaneity. He has toured in Europe and Japan and played with Ilia Belorukov, Léo Dupleix, Alan Wilkinson, Jack Wright and Morishige Yasumune to name a few.
Shawn Pinchbeck is an Edmonton, Canada based electroacoustic music composer, sound designer and media artist. Active as an artist since the mid-80’s, he has worked with many aspects of electronic music and sound engineering. His recent work centers on interactive sound and video installations, software based artworks, music for dance performances, electroacoustic music composition, live electroacoustic music performances, physical interfaces and circuit bending.
Shawn is active internationally and has presented his work in major festivals and events in over 15 countries. He is currently a lecturer of Sound Design at the Baltic Film and Media School, and has lectured regularly in the past at the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Estonian Academy of Music, and Tallinn University. In 2006, he taught electroacoustic music at the University of Alberta, and has lectured at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Finland and Liepaja University’s Art Research Lab in Liepaja, Latvia.
He is an avid supporter of Alberta’s artistic communities. He regularly produces and curates concerts, events and festivals in Edmonton creating venues for creative exchange between Edmonton and the World. He has sat on the board of many Alberta arts organizations including: Alberta Media Arts Alliance (AMAAS), Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA), Metro Cinema Society, and the Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS) of which he was a founding member. He currently sits on the boards of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), FAVA (Audio Chair), and BEAMS (Vice-President).