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ViMO

Visual Music Orchestra process. Improvising with real time controlled musical accompanying elements (rhythm, harmony, bass line) and synchronized visual elements (animated objects). Control data is used also for intensity changes, density, color and sustain of notes and changing size, luminosity, movements and blurring of the visual objects.
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ViMO and Ornaments

M edia art concept ViMO (Visual Music Orchestra). Started the development of basic technology and building of the new multi-part art-work ORNAMENTS in cooperation with The Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre. (TEKES-funded VIMMA-project, Virtual, Intermedial and Mixed Reality Performance in Live Production and Creative Contexts, 2013-2014).
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Cartes

Last performance at the Computer Arts Centre Cartes 19.4.2013. The original sensor instruments with new programming and real time video triggering.
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Simple tests

Editing and synchronizing video materials with improvisation.
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Kota

KOTA is an interactive installation built of physical objects and interactive audiovisual content commissioned by the Asko Foundation in supporting and promoting the export of Finnish design.” Kota was part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.


Teemu Määttänen, visual design and programming
Mikko Paakkanen, design
Ilkka Niemeläinen, composition, programming, production
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DREX and kinect

Utilizing the XBOX Kinect game controller as a musical instrument with real time animation control.
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DREX and sacred city

Sacred city project demo. Studying and testing video projection mapping on 3-D objects and perforated panels.

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Energo

An audiovisual dramatized concerto for vocal group Rajaton, electronic orchestra, sensor instruments, soloists, and visual elements. One of the main events of the Turku European Capital of Culture 2011 -project.

Performers
Acapella group Rajaton
Juhani Aaltonen, sax & flute
Esa Kotilainen, keys
Mikko Hassinen, drums
Mika Kallio, drums. percussion
Ilkka Niemeläinen, guitar, electronics

Work group
Ilkka Niemeläinen, composition & programming
Ville Hyvönen ja Paul Brück, visual design
Minna Nurmelin, directtion
Mikko Paakkanen, stageing  & costume design
Teemu Nurmelin, lighting
Production: Musicmakers Oy / Kim Kuusi
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Energo installation

Testing and building the Energo interactive installation. The installation  for public disposal was executed in cooperation with the TEKES-funded project DREX (Space, Theatre & Experience – Novel Forms of Evental Space 2009-2012). The installation utilized camera -based tracking for movements and location.

Work group
Teemu Määttänen, visual design & programming
Mikko Paakkanen, materials & design
Ilkka Niemeläinen, composition, programming & production
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Framed

FRAMED. Interactive sensor instrument installation at Milano design week promoting the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project. Implemented in cooperation with designer Mikko Paakkanen.
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UNIO group

Electronic orchestra, acoustic instruments, analog synthesizers, synchronized visual elements and sensor instruiments.

Juhani Aaltonen, sax
Esa Kotilainen, keyboards
Ilkka Niemeläinen, programming, guitar, sensor instruments
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NYT 08

First installation with the prototypes of  new sensor instruments in Naantali.
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CAM

Cartes Art MAchine. The audiovisual orchestra of Computer arts centre Cartes. Real time audiovisual triggering with sensor instruments. CD CHIASMA published in 2006.

Juhani Aaltonen, flute
Antti Ikonen, keys, sensor instrument Tube
Tuomo Lassila, drums
Ilkka Niemeläinen, guitar, sensor instrument Cage
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Heureka, Sandman and choir works

Interactive sensor instrument installation and opening performance for the music exhibition at science center HEUREKA.  New instruments were built in cooperation with Heureka. Dance performance Sandman with interactive sensor instruments controlled by the dancers. Choir works for Tapiola Choir and Dominante. Audio- and video triggering with antique switches and branches.
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NEUM

Concert performance at Koneisto festival 2003. First live electronics group in the Nordic countries. Founded in mid 1970s. Started performing at the exhibitions of artist group Dimensio.

Esa Kotilainen, keyboards
Ilkka Niemeläinen, guitar, sequensers, sensor instruments
Otto Romanowski, synthesizers
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MetaSynk

A simultaneous concert performance based on web technology at Espoo Cultural Centre and Kiasma, museum of contemporary art in Helsinki. Real time industrial robot control and real time audio and video triggering. MetaSYNK was part of the Helsinki 2000 European capital of culture programme.

Performers
Tapiola sinfonietta
Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor
Janne Murto, flute
Ilkka Niemeläinen, guitar, Cage
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ArtSynk

First appearance of sensor instrument Cage in an audiovisual concert performance at Kiasma, museum of contemporary art in Helsinki.  Realtime control over industrial robot and audio and video materials including live video mixing.

Performers
Juhani Aaltonen, flute
Ilkka Niemeläinen, guitar, Cage
Marko Pohjosmäki, live video mixing
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PolySynk

Electronic orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta. Synchronized electronic instrumental parts and audio effects special quest: industrial robot conductor. Part of the opening ceremony of the new Computer science building of Aalto university.

Performers
Tapiola Sinfonietta

John Storgårds, conductor
Juhani Aaltonen, sax
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SynChronos

Electronic orchestra and multipolar chamber orchestra with virtual conductor. Synchronized video and real time animation. Four channel power amplification in three different rooms. Performed at Ateneum Art Museum Helsinki. Part of the Helsinki Festival 1997.

Performers
Sibelius Akademy Chamber Orchestra
Atso Almila, virtual conductor
Pentti Lahti, sax
Jukka Wasama, drums
Mongo Aaltonen, percussion
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