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Sound art

Plastic heart

Mika Taanila’s multi-channel sound installation pays homage to the Futuro-house.

Design

Habitare – HiFi

The best in the Helsinki Hifi Show 2018.

Artists

No sound is audible

The form does not follow the function, it outruns it!

Design

filigree. solid. modular.

Kombatibel designs makes modular furniture from concrete for consumer electronics.

Artists

Biblioteq Mdulair

Analog sound devices are popular, and so is modularity. The sound artist Emma Souharce commands both the analogue and digital sound sources.

Artists

Winners and loosers

Carlos Aires’ vinyl cuttings depict the life behind fairytales.

Exhibition

Long live the LP cover

The sound may be essential to music, but in making a brilliant album so is the cover. And no cover can compete with a LP cover.

Blog

Sorting out one’s record collection

There must be fifty ways to collate your record collection. Here are some suggestions.

Design

Vitra Design Museum

Frank Gehry’s best deconstructivist work.

Exhibition

Totality or nothing

When it is about everything, Louise Nevelson named it Totality. For the smaller collages she gave no name.

Sound art

Clocks ticking

Time composed and decomposed. By Petri Kuljuntausta.

Artists

Hidden sounds

Christina Kubisch lectures on inaudible and imperceptible sounds at CAMP high in the French Pyrenees.

Artists

MIMStuudio

Where technology, theatre, applied art, sound art and new media meet.

Exhibition

Eesti Rahva Muuseum

The new National Museum of Estonia is taking off from the old runway.

Exhibition

Creative non-adaptiveness

Children of the Flowers of Evil is an insightful trip to Estonian Decadent Art. A strong case for technological pessimism?

Sound art

Audiokinetica

Music, art, engineering. In all of us.

Sound art

A mad scientist

Is he interesting? Is it music?

Blog

I walk the line

Reflections on Paul Klee’s Twittering Machine.

Artists

Origines Mécaniques

Michael Lavorgna’s images tell you more about your relationship to mechanics and technology than you actually knew.

Artists

Michael Lavorgna interviewed

The specialist in digital images answers questions about digital audio.

Blog

Could sound be a catalyst for a social change?

In Raza Kazim’s evolutionary thinking, music and sound play a major role.

Sound art

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

And his six steps. A finished work decomposed questioning over-determination.

Artists

Song of Lahore

Ever thought how Dave Brubeck’s Take Five would sound if played with a sitar and a small orchestra of string instruments?

Artists

Anna Zemánková

Four in the morning she would wake up and start working on her drawings in a manic manner, Bach, Beethoven or Dvorak on the background.

Design

Cover art simplicity

Musicians too have pursued simplicity in their album covers. Three famous examples.

Sound art

Skin noises

Taina Riikonen’s Skin Archive is a collection of selected ephemeral touches.

Sound art

Un-contaminated electronic sounds

An artist and composer Ann Rosen makes sound art out of white noise and electronic artefacts.

Blog

Simplicity

The desire to simplify, to weed out excess and get to the heart of the matter is a cyclical human tendency both historically and personally.

Artists

Critically pop

Harro Koskinen is best known for his socially critical works which draw on Pop Art. In one, a turntable plays black crispbread.

Design

Poetic reinvention

When string instruments become body, tool, weapon, toy, machine, phallus, creature, fetish, sculpture, icon, symbol, and voice.