FFF @ Kainuu space, Helsinki Airport

FFF @ Helsinki Airport
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Finnish Forest Frequencies Sound Installation

Kirsi Ihalainen Sound Design,
Kaarle Holmberg Interior Design

Helsinki Airport, Kainuu Lounge, Gate 31, 5th of June 2014 – 14th of January 2015

Comments, experiences and photos of you with the installation can be posted with #FinnForestFreq

The installation sounds are recorded in a Finnish forest in Vesilahti, Finland. The top most heard frequencies in the forest are selected for each channel. The sounds have been analyzed and according to this information their dominating frequencies have been selected. These frequencies are played back in the installation through sound actuators that are placed inside wood. The actuators make the wood resonate and vibrate: the sound will come from the wood itself making it the speaker. Also Finnish animal sounds are heard occasionally in the space.

In total the sound installation has 8 audio channels with 8 pieces of pine deadwood. The pieces of wood are hanged from the ceiling. Together with the wood the frequency sounds and animal sounds will recreate a space sounding like a Finnish forest.

Finnish Forest Frequencies-­ sound installation has been exhibited previously at Spiral Garden in Tokyo, Japan in May 2014.

The sound installation is sponsored by Feonic Technology and Aalto University.

Special thanks to:
Esko Tourunen, Ricky Tourunen, Thomas Tourunen, Ritva Tourunen, Martin Hackenberg, Ville Arkonkoski, Teemu Mäntylä, Issey Ishikura, Mari Huhtanen, Tia Saba, Mikko Ristimäki, Janne Lehtimäki, Antti Ikonen & Alejandro Olarte

Finavia Press release can be found >> Here!

FeonicFeonic news about the installation! >> Here!

Aalto Logo valkonen2Aalto University news about the installation! >> Here!