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Erkki KURENNIEMI

Aika & Aine (Time and Matter). The Dawn of DIMI

Label: Reel23

Format: DVD deluxe

Genre: Sound Art

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MINDBLOWING! Last copies available...Come see the utopia of plastic architecture. Discover the challenging world of Finnish scientist artist and philosopher Erkki Kureniemmi inventor of DIMI (Digital Musical Instruments) series. Witness mysterious scientific experiments enjoy a symphony for matrix-printers and see a team of robots challenge the reigning world champion football team.
It features "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be", Mika Taanila's film about the Finnish electronic music visionary Erkki Kurenniemi. The film entitled "The Dawn of DIMI" contains the documentary, plus Kurenniemi's various short films and animations and concert footage from the early 70s. Enter the unique and futuristic world of Finnish filmmaker Mika Taanila.

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: R23.04
Year: 2009

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