自然 / Luonto / Nature

FFF @ Spiral Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
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自然 / LUONTO / NATURE ATMOSPHERE

Sound and Visual Sensations from Finnish Nature

Kirsi Ihalainen – Sound Design,
Johanna Rotko – Visual Design

Spiral Gallery Tokyo, 1st of May – 6th of May 2014, SICF- exhibition and festival

The Nature Atmosphere installation is a startling experience about Finnish nature where visuals and sounds conflate. It combines unique and vibrating forest sounds and soundscapes together with photographs of bacteria growth in yeast. The visuals are an artistic research on human relationship with nature. With the combination of photographs and soundscapes visitors will experience the atmosphere of a Finnish forest.

Finnish Forest Frequencies

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.

The sound installation is sponsored by Feonic Technology, Aalto University, Siekkelin Puutyö Ky, Logmakers Ltd Oy and supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Finnish Institute in Japan (フィンランドセンター).

Special thanks to:
Ricky Tourunen, Esko 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

I want to thank everyone who has been helping me with the installation!

Info of the installation on Spiral website >> Here!

FeonicFeonic news about my installation! >> Here!

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

スパイラルエキシビションでの作品については (About my installation at the Spiral exhibition in Japanese) >> こちら

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