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Erkki KURENNIEMI

Aanityksia / Recordings 1963-1973

Label: Love Records

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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Brilliant collection of obscure early electronic music, on one of Finland's longest running independent labels; packaged with detailed liner notes (Finnish/English). Not to be missed. "One of the undeniable pioneers of Finnish electronic music is Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941), who founded The University of Helsinki Electronic Music Studio in the early 1960's. Kurenniemi built his own series of synthesizers, named as DIMI, which are nowadays mostly possessed by Swedish collector and electronic musician Ralph Lundsten, and published some of his experimental compositions like 'Dance of the Antropoids'. Alongside such Finnish pioneers as Eino Ruutsalo (for whose short films Kurenniemi composed music), Kurenniemi also did some early work on the field of Finnish media art and contributed to Finnish video art and happenings. Kurenniemi created the first commercially manufactured and marketed microcomputer already in 1973 -- two years before the American MITS Altair. These days Kurenniemi works as an independent researcher, specialising in such subjects as artificial intelligence

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Cat. number: LXCD 637
Year: 2002

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