KEMIALLISET YSTÄVÄT ALBUM LISTENING EVENT
29.4. 2010 time:19:00 - 21:00
Ptarmigan / ILMI Ö, Nilsiänkatu 10
7.5. 2010 time:19:00 - 21:00
Tampereen Ylioppilasteatteri, Itsenäisyydenkatu 12-14
Audio equipment provided by HighendStudio, Tampere
Kemialliset Ystävät is an experimental music group began by Jan Anderzen
in 1995. Kemialliset Ystävät practises in composition and it's members
are in a constant state of change. The group has been actively
performing in Finland and abroad at festivals, art centers, galleries,
cellars, planetariums. The latest concert took place at the Helsinki
swimming stadium where the public could swim while enjoying the music
through underwater speakers. Kemialliset Ystävät and it's side projects
have released dozens of recordings. The group is internationally one of
the best known Finnish acts in it's field.
Fonal Records will release the next album by Kemialliset Ystävät titled
"Ullakkopalo" in the summer of 2010. The album has been prepared
carefully during the last two years. It contains music that is extremely
dense: the tracks consist of dozens of layers of sounds and instruments.
"Ullakkopalo" requires the listener to focus and preferably also have
good audio equipment played at a sufficient volume. Since such
conditions can rarely be found at peoples homes and the reproduction of
the music live is near impossible the idea of a listening event was
conceived. We want to revive and re-invent this way of spreading music.
It is also a tribute and a recovery attempt to the death sentenced
phenomenon, the album as a whole. In spite of this the project is not
intended as mere nostalgia: the music itself is radical, fresh and has
the smell of the present day.
Before the album there are a few lectures on interesting and educational
topics. Presentations last approximately 20 minutes each. Writer,
composer and sound artist Petri Kuljuntausta speaks on the topic of
animal music, Lars Mattila who also plays on "Ullakkopalo" speaks of
hidden architecture in its various manifestations. In addition there is
a surprise performer. The introductions will be in Finnish.
If you wish to participate as a member of the press please contact us
and we will help with all practical things like accomodation and travel.
Jan Anderzén / Kemialliset Ystävät / 050 587 0270 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sami Sänpäkkilä / Fonal Records / 050 584 1486 / email@example.com