HES 2020 intends to highlight and support experimentalism in music, sound and performance art in Helsinki, as well as it offers to the artists the possibility to share their work and to interact with other artists in situ. A series of six performances in different locations around Helsinki, from February to July 2020.
The first performance will take place on Friday 21.2. at 7 pm at Museum of Impossible Forms, with artists:
James Andean (CAN/UK). Intimate electronics and sound objects
Grisell Macdonel (MEX/FIN). Prepared double bass.
James Andean is a musician and sound artist. He is active as both a composer and a performer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic music, improvisation, sound art, and audiovisuals. He is a founding member of several groups and ensembles, including Rank Ensemble, LOS duo, and VCA. In 2019 his debut acousmatic cd ‘Assemblance(s)’ was released on the empreintes DIGITALes label. He is Senior Lecturer at Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute for Sonic Creativity at De Montfort University.
Grisell Macdonel is a double bass player and musicologist. Her research combines her perspective as musician and her approach as musicologist. Along with art music, musical improvisation is one of her main fields of interest in which she focuses on free improvisation and musical experimentation with the double bass. Her improvisations are inspired by diverse aspects such as, the idiomatic nature of the double bass, intimate feelings, Mexican and Finnish ancient myths, nature as she experiences it, and political statements.
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