SOUND ROOM meets KONTULA ELECTRONIC
SOUND ROOM presents Jimi Tenor playing the FLOPPYPHONE and various self-made DIY instruments. The FLOPPYPHONE is a unique musical instrument consisting of 104 radically modified floppy disk drives. It has been created by Marko Timlin and can be played like a mechanical synthesizer using MIDI keyboards. One of its sonically most beautiful and stunning features is that each floppy disk drive has its own and unique timbre allowing for the execution of totally new musical ideas. Due to the limited square meters at Third Space Jimi will perform with a reduced version of the FLOPPYPHONE.
This concert is a warm-up for the KONTULA ELECTRONIC Festival and the concert for FLOPPYPHONE and church organ, which will take place on Sunday, 22.4.2018, at 4 p.m. in Mikalein Kirkko in Kontula. During that concert Seppo Kantonen will play the FLOPPYHONE and Petros Paukkunen the church organ.
More about Kontula Electronic:
Jimi Tenor is a musician and composer that has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way.
Besides being a professional musician for almost 20 years, Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland) has also practised photography, directed short films and designed clothes and musical instruments. The electro-mechanic instruments built by Jimi Tenor and designer Matti Knaapi are not intended to be pieces of art on display at exhibitions, though have sometimes ended up as such. They emerge from musical needs, and are mainly made of scrap material. The instruments have been used at full blast during recording and on stage, so some of them have been wrecked.
Marko Timlin is a sound and media artist with a background in visual arts, electronic music, composition and performance. His artistic work centers on the construction of large-scale sound sculptures, performances with self-made sound machines and directing multimedia theater plays.
Timlin’s artworks are characterized by the poetic, and often entirely alienated and distorted use of technology. In this way he reveals beautiful and lyrical aspects of technology that people usually don't associate with it. Many of his sound sculptures and musical instruments consist of components not originally conceived for musical use or are made out of discarded elements, which he fished out of dumpsters resurrecting them to a new artistic life.