A Listening Room – Helsinki

Sunday, 1st March 2015 – 16:00

My piece Wissenschaft will be part of the next Concert of “A Listening Room” in Helsinki. Here a description:

A listening room is a place where we listen and talk about what we hear.

ORGANISATION submissions for A Listening Room. A total of 18 pieces, including single works as well as albums and scores, a total of approximately 2.1576 hours. The theme is curated by Timo Tuhkanen.

The list will be published at the start on http://aroomwherewelisten.blogspot.com and all the pieces will be posted on our Facebook page as well as on Twitter, handle @alr_hki.

Why should something feel more organised, or better organised, then something else? This sensation of things being in order has always been fascinating and has fascinated many fields or art and research. But what does this mean for the ears for which things unfold over time, like objects that pass before ones eyes one at a time? Visually organisation is in the focus point of the eye and the subsequent somewhat cyclical movement of the eyes around the composed materials. This when it calms the mind appears as “organised”. Is it possible to “view” music in this sense? Is there something natural in musical organisation? Must this organisation be connected to development, something that is naturally fostered in music? To have an idea into what ones senses are always led into over and over again? Can this be thought of as the definition of a sense of a tonal center as it appears in traditional harmony?

Here the idea of organisation idealizes the focus of the sonic and musical elements in each piece, a graceful simplicity in the way in which things relate and morph in the total of a composition.

The event is free and open to everyone.

Location: A Listening Room – Art Gallery
Suvilahti, Kaasutehtaankatu 1, Building 7
Helsinki, Finland

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