SOUND ROOM LXXXVII
Mesak hails from the ground zero of modern Finnish electronic music, both mentally and geographically. He is a key figure in the 90´s electro scene in Finland. The Turku-based musician has enjoyed a two decade career in some of the most fascinating nooks and crannies of the Finnish scene, from clubs to galleries and in different groups and as a solo act. At Sound Room he will play an improvised 30 minute piece for synthesizers.
Jukka Hautamäki works with found materials, electronics, sound, light and time-based media. His sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. He experiments with elements such as diy sound devices, underhood work lights, electromagnetic sources, coil mics, diy amps and radio waves. He is interested in how the design of the interfaces of his sound devices affects the artistic process of performing with live electronics. What is the relationship between art, craft, electronics and lo-fi aesthetics in his sound art practice?
In his live electronics performance practice he experiments with interfacing, by integrating bodily performance with media technology, turning chaos and trash-aesthetics into instruments of live electronics. During the performances unexplainable electronic phenomenas happen, to which he is trying to react by improvising with sound. He is curious to study methods for creating sonic narration in relation to magic and hauntology.
Hautamäki has performed live in Europe and North America. Performance venues include La-bas Biennale, Lal lal lal and AAVE festival in Helsinki, Ges21 in St. Petersburg, Mengi in Reykjavik, Avatar Centre in Quebec City, POM conference in Copenhagen, Music Hackspace in London, Madame Claude in Berlin, CT-SWaM at Fridman Gallery, Harvestworks and Trans-Pecos in New York. He lives and works in Helsinki.