KASPERI LAINE, JANI-MATTI SALO, VILLE SEPPÄNEN,
HEIDI SOIDINSALO: SOUND OF MUSIC (IN A BOX)

 

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Sound of Music (in a box) is an installation exhibiting weathered instruments both in Collorado-Mansfeld Palace and a cargo container in Ovocny trh in the international exhibition Prague Quadrennial of Design for Performance and Space 2015, PQ15.

The Finnish group Kasperi Laine, Jani-Matti Salo, Ville Seppänen, and Heidi Soidinsalo will create an installation to feature and create sound art and contemporary music. Their aim is to open up possibilities for understanding that the line between music and sound art can be very broad and hold within it incredibly interesting possibilities for listening and enjoying sounds.

To achieve this, the group has planted instruments around Finland during the summer of 2014 and left them there for an entire year. Their aim is to see what the effect of all four seasons will be, and how the instrument's personalities will change during their time spent outdoors.

The installation at the cargo container will center around a piano, that has spent a year by the sea in South-Eastern Finland. The piano can no longer be played in a traditional manner, but its sounds and voice can be found in other ways. The duration of the year and the effect of its surroundings can be heard in its unusual creaks, grunts and whispers that have replaced the normal tones of a piano.

The questions that arise from this year-long experiment are: How can one play an instrument, that cannot be used in its original way? What kind of unexpected sounds will it give if treated with an open mind? What has the instrument been listening to during its year outside, and can we hear that experience through its new tones?

PQ AWARDS 2015: FINLAND / WEATHER STATION - GOLD MEDAL FOR USE OF MEDIA IN PERFORMANCE DESIGN AND A NOMINATION FOR THE GOLDEN TRIGA FOR BEST EXPOSITION, CURATORS: MAIJU LOUKOLA AND TIMO HEINONEN.

 

 

 

 

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5.11.2016
Burning weathered piano, microphones
30th anniversary of Lighting design and Sound programmes, Suvilahti, Helsinki.









Photo: Petri Tuohimaa


Photo: Petri Tuohimaa


Photo: Petri Tuohimaa





 

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30.9.2015
The Dutch program Between Realities, an ongoing research in the public space, wrote two text about Soud of Music (in a box) -installation: www.betweenrealities.nl/accelarated-aging-in-public-space
www.betweenrealities.nl/slipping-into-another-world

 

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5.7.2015
His Master's Voice Gramofone / Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland / June 2014- June 2015

 

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28.6.2015
Live session 9 by Heidi Soidinsalo and Jani-Matti Salo. Thank you PQ! Over 10 000 visitoris in 11 days at Ovocny TRH.

 

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27.6.2015
Live session 7 by Heidi Soidinsalo and Jani-Matti Salo, Live session 8 by Ada Halonen. Ovocny TRH.





 

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26.6.2015
Live session 6 by Antti Mäkelä, Markus Linden, Heidi Soidinsalo, Jani-Matti Salo.



 

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24.6.2015
Live session 5 by Juhani Liimatainen, Heidi Soidinsalo, Kasperi Laine, Ville Seppänen and Jani-Matti Salo.











 

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23.6.2015
Live session 4 by professors Juhani Liimatainen and Jari Kauppinen.















 

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22.6.2015
Prague Quadrennial 2015 Awards: Golden Medal for using Media in Performance Design and a nomination for the best exposition.

 

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20.6.2015
Live session 3 by Juho Manner.











 

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19.6.2015
Midsummer's party and Live session 2 by Heidi Soidinsalo and Kasperi Laine. Over 2500 visitors in 3 days.













 

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19.6.2015
Presentation.





 

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17.6.2015
Opening and live session 1 by Heidi Soidinsalo and Kasperi Laine.





















 

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14.6.2015 - 15.6.2015
Setting up installations in Prague.









 

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28.5.2015
Setting up, testing and packing the installation at Nurmijärvi, Finland.





 

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27.5.2015
Weathered: Day 290/320, Fazer Mignon Piano, Seaside / Haikkoo / Southern Finland.

 

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26.5.2015
Weathered: Day 344/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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21.4.2015
Weathered: Day 309/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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11.4.2015
Weathered: Day 244/320, Fazer Mignon Piano, Seaside / Haikkoo / Southern Finland.





 

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12.1.2015
Weathered: Day 162/320, Fazer Mignon Piano, Seaside / Haikkoo / Southern Finland.



 

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6.1.2015
Weathered: Day 202/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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27.11.2015
Weathered: Day 162/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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22.11.2015
Weathered: Day 156/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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9.10.2014
The Concert at Hietalahti Square, Helsinki.
The container hosted musicians and sound artists, who created new and site-specific music for the instruments the container's microclimate has greatly and unpredictably altered. The weather phenomena included rain, snow, stifling heat, floods and winds, as well as, all possible combinations of these weather conditions.

WINTER: Elina Pirinen and Jani-Matti Salo, SRPING: Matti Pitkänen and Anssi Salminen, SUMMER: Kasperi Laine and Petro Niiniluoto, FALL: Jone Takamäki and Lauri Hyvärinen, photos: Uupi Tirronen.





















 

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9.10.2014
Seminar and presentation, photos Uupi Tirronen.





 

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2.10.2014
Weather Station opening in MUU Gallery, Helsinki.







Weathered Live Stream @ MUU Gallery: Janne Hast plays Vivaldi, Fazer Mignon Piano, Seaside / Haikkoo / Southern Finland.



DJ WEATHER plays Vivaldi's Four Seasons with four seasons. The vinyl record was drenched in water, set in a freezer and then placed on a record player to play. The ice that had formed was melted with a PAR lamp until the temperature rose high enough for the vinyl itself to melt. Then sand and street dust was sprinkled onto it. After that, dried leaves were placed on the vinyl and once again, the vinyl was drenched in water. In the end, a leaf blower threw the vinyl against the wall at a speed of 70 m/s. This is what the recording sounds like after all of the afore mentioned actions.

 

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11.9.2014
Weathered: Day 87/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.



 

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17.8.2014
Weathered: Day 62/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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4.8.2014
Weathered: Day 11/320, Fazer Mignon Piano, Seaside / Haikkoo / Southern Finland.

 

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30.7.2014
Weathered: Day 44/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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25.7.2014
Weathered: Day 1/320, Fazer Mignon Piano, Seaside / Haikkoo / Southern Finland.





Weathering Vivaldi's Four Seasons.



 

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17.7.2014
Weathered: Day 30/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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1.7.2014
Weathered: Day 15/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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30.6.2014
Weathered: Day 14/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.

 

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17.6.2014
Weathered: Day 1/365, His Master's Voice Gramofone, Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, La primavera (Spring) 1. Allegro (Louis Kaufman, violin - Henry Swoboda, direction - VIVALDI 4 SEASONS - Amphion 6x78rpm), Uway MB500 GSM wireless scouting camera, Forest / Huittinen / Western Finland.



 

 

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Contact:
heidi (dot) soidinsalo (at) gmail (dot) com
janimattisalo (at) gmail (dot) com

Special thanks to: Maiju Loukola (curator / Oistat), Timo Heinonen (curator / Oistat), Mia Kivinen (producer / Oistat), Ada Halonen (technical producer / Oistat), Jesse Salo (graphical designer), Deiva Davidson, Raimo Lind, Koneen Säätiö, Kiasma Theatre, MUU Gallery, AVEK, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Vuokrakontti. fi, Finncontaoiners / kontti.fi.