Pneuma

The Pneuma mini festival in Kiasma Theatre consists of screenings, live music performances and discussions that complement the Mika Taanila and Erkki Kurenniemi exhibitions.

The screenings feature a generous selection of film director Mika Taanila’s work, from documentaries to music videos, and a series of films about Erkki Kurenniemi that culminates in the screening of Spindrift, a computer animation presumed to have been lost, in a copy restored specifically for the festival.

Electronic instruments built by Kurenniemi occupy a central role in the history of Finnish electronic music. The Pneuma concert series features music by Kurenniemi, showcasing his instruments from a variety of perspectives. The programme includes a commissioned piece by Mika Vainio for Kurenniemi’s DIMI instruments, as well as Kurenniemi’s electronic compositions rearranged for acoustic instruments.

The concert programme also includes an audiovisual concert by Mika Taanila and the Circle band entitled SSEENNSSEESS, in which Taanila’s ”doppelgänger” film loops merge with Circle’s music.

PROGRAMME:

Fri 22.11.

17:00 Mika Taanila: Short music films
Short movies and music videos 1986-2005:
Swissair: Hermafrodiitit (1979-84)
Pidän tästä hiljaisuudesta
(1983-86)
22-Pistepirkko: Birdy
(1993)
Kauko Röyhkä: Kultainen aasi
(1993)
Circle: Kyberia
(1994)
22-Pistepirkko: (Just a) Little Bit More
(1994)
Kauko Röyhkä: Kanerva
(1995)
Larry & The Lefthanded: No Man's Land
(1998)
Circle: Back To Pori
(1999)
22-Pistepirkko: This Time
(2001)
Fysikaalinen rengas
(2002)
Optinen ääni
(2005)

 

19:00 Mika Taanila & Circle: SSEENNSSEESS (live)
A visual concert. A loud live version of the eponymous installation work by Taanila. World premiere.
Note! Strobe light is being used in the concert.

Sat 23.11.

14:00 Mika Taanila: Science and Progress Trilogy
Technological utopias and future visions are presented in movies which slide between reality and fantasy. English subtitles.
Thank You for The Music - elokuva muzakista (1997)
Futuro - tulevaisuuden olotila (1998)
RoboCup99 (2000)

16:00 DIMI - Connecting People
- Kurenniemi's cinematic collaborations
The screening presents rarely seen short film colloborations of Erkki Kurenniemi, Risto Jarva, Eino Ruutsalo and others.
Hyppy (1965, dir. Eino Ruutsalo)
Flora & fauna (ca. 1965, dir. Erkki Kurenniemi)
EMS Nf 1 (1966, dir. Ralph Lundsten)
Spindrift (1966, dir. Jan Bark & Erkki Kurenniemi)
Tietokoneet palvelevat (1968, dir. Risto Jarva)
Pakasteet 2 (1969, dir. Risto Jarva)
Kinescope (1960-91, dir. Eino Ruutsalo)

18:00 Sounds Like Kurenniemi
- Mika Vainio, DIMIS Re-connected, Project QRZ

A concert with Kurenniemi's electronic instruments and sounds from his sound library from the ´60's.

Pneuma-party at Putte's Bar & Pizza (Kalevankatu 6), free admission!

Sun 24.11.

11:30 M/S Kurenniemi
A screening of the film The Future Is Not What It Used to Be and a discussion with Lars Bang Larsen, Joasia Krysa and others.
(Kiasma's Seminar Room)

15:00 CLOSING CONCERT
Kurenniemi goes Electroacoustic
defunensemble
Kurenniemi's electronic works are heard as new arrangements for acoustic instruments, with a twist of live-electronics.

Kurenniemi on Tape
Rarely heard Kurenniemi's electronic tape music reproduced as new, high-quality copies of the original master tapes - diffused on the spot.

 

Supported by: AVEK, MES, Frame
In collaboration: KAVA, University of Helsinki, MediaLab, SibA,
DeJonghe Film Postproduction, Filmnoir & CTM

Pneuma is a kick-off to CTM - Festival for Adventurous Music and Art, presenting its 15th edition during January 24 to February 2 2014 in Berlin. Under the title DIS CONTINUITY, the festival will highlight select tajectories of past artistic experimentation, protagonists and movements from previous generations to present. A special Erkki Kurenniemi showcase will be presented withn CTM's anniversary edition, as a second part of the collaboration with Pneuma and Kiasma.
www.ctm-festival.de