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The aural garden of sounding materials: performing within the materiality of Et in Arcadia ego-music performance (2018)

Assi Karttunen

About this exposition

'Et in Arcadia ego'-music performance is an auditory garden deriving its inspiration from 17th-century European meditation gardens. It was premiered at the Helsinki Music Centre in autumn 2016 and performed again in summer 2017 as a part of the Venice Research Pavilion of the University of the Arts Helsinki.The performance was initiated as my KeKe-project 2014 (Sibelius Academy’s former Development Centre, KeKe) and the research question was, how to develop classical music’s performance practices by subtly varying its performative parameters. By pre-recording organic sound material related to wooden instruments like organ pipes, psalteries and harpsichords, including also concrete sounds of wood, cones, stalks and sticks, these sounds were projected into the concert venue and heard among the music repertory and alive improvisations. Moreover, I wanted to pose a question, whether a concert venue could be understood as a compound of resonating elements and shapes. Is it possible to animate the concert venue by studying its auditory features more carefully? The 'Et in Arcadia ego'-performance develops performativity of classical music by subtly varying and extending its performative techniques. This artistic research is articulated in line with phenomenologists such as Don Ihde and Maurice Merleau-Ponty and philosopher Gaston Bachelard.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsPerformance studies, historically informed performance, performance practice, phenomenology, landscape garden, baroque music, contemporary music, performativity, materialism, materiality
date04/01/2018
published29/08/2018
last modified29/08/2018
statuspublished
share statusprivate
affiliationUniarts, Sibelius Academy
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/420481/420482
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/ruu.420481
published inRUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
portal issue8.


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420507 cembalon kansi Pirje Mykkanen(4) Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420513 Pirje Mykkänen upotus Erme_copy(1) Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420515 The Chinese teahouse, Sanssouci Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420517 Kapyjä ja risuja Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420520 Sofia, Assi, Yoldia photo by Jonte Knif Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420527 Pirje Mykkanen upotus Erme_copy(1) Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420570 Videotallenne Et in arcadia ego September 1st 2016 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420640 cembalon kansi Pirje Mykkänen(4) Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420904 Spruce cone rustling 1 silent sostenuto Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420906 Spruce cone 2 less silent sostenuto sound Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420908 Spruce crunching 1 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420910 Spruce cone crunching Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420912 Stick snaps 1 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420914 Sofia starting her singing porously 1 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420916 Sofia singing a subtle crescendo Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420918 Organ positive Klopp 1 sostenuto Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420920 Stick snaps 1 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420922 Spruce cone small 1 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420924 Spruce cone big 1 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420926 Spruce cone big 2 frontal Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420928 Spruce cone big 3 Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
420930 Sofia sings Assi Karttunen All rights reserved
421584 Dancer Yoldia van Gemert Assi Karttunen All rights reserved

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