SOUND ROOM LXIII
Amon Düde aka Arttu Partinen is one of the founding members of the beer trance group Avarus. He performs solo mostly under the alias Amon Düde. Partinen creates high speed collages using tapes, combining noise dynamics with slapstick moves. As sound sources he uses among others recordings of his multiple projects, found tapes, plundered world music cassettes and nature sounds. Processed human voice and electronic percussion slso appear in the mix every once in a while. Each new live performance can end up being deconstructed and used as a platform for the next concert.
Ikuisuus and Artsy Records co-released his eponymous 7" in spring 2017. To coincide with this release, Partinen has toured extensively, with shows in Norway, Sweden, Germany, UK, Denmark, Belgium, Holland and Estonia. In January 2017 he was part of the ensemble performing the game piece "Cobra" by John Zorn, directed by Juho Laitinen at the Kallio New Music Days festival.
Amon Düde & Sami Pekkola live at the Ilmiö festival in Turku, July 2017.
Taneli Viitahuhta is a soundworker, saxophone experimentalist and researcher based in Helsinki. In sound he is interested in the immediacy of its effect, no matter how intricate the preparations. In research on politics and histories of art he is interested in the long-term subversion and rooting down the mountain of neo-liberal consensus. Main unit: Horst Quartet. Solo project: Simultaneli.
Taneli is aligned with Helsinki based RabRab journal and member of The Politics and the Arts research group at Jyväskylä University, where his PhD project on Social revolution and the sound art of Avant-Garde is underway. He is author to various conceptual interventions in form of academic and non-academic articles, translations and a forthcoming book in 2018 by RabRab Press with Sezgin Boynik.
Initially shaped by the free jazz/noise-equation and improvised chaos of such collectives as Boris Morgana, Hetero Skeleton and Mohel, the ongoing experience of Horst Quartet has been the springboard to Taneli's later approaches of instinctive sound sculpting, short-circuited electronics and site specific work that bear on his solo work with saxophone. Musically he has crossed paths with many media and artistic expressions, including film, theater, performance art, dance and poetry. He has toured internationally and collaborated with wide range of artists.