Eva Alkula, Ville Hyvönen
Coffee Evolution [i]
8.30 - 9.30pm
Memnon take Finnish Kantele playing and sound
tradition to a new modern level by approaching it from totally different
perspectives; Memnon combines the unique sound of the Kantele with
scandinavian electronic minimalism, and broadens the classical Kantele
tradition to encompass experimental audio landscapes.
Eva Alkula graduated from the Sibelius
Academy, where she specialised in the study of contemporary and
classical Kantele music. Between 1999 and 2000 she studied the Japanese
Koto at the Hokkaido University of Education in Sapporo, Japan.
In Memnon Eva performs with a newly designed 39-string electric
Kantele built by Koistinen Kantele.
Ville Hyvönen is a sound designer
and producer working on a wide range of theatre and music projects,ranging
from rock to contemporary electronic music and modern stage-drama.
During Memnon's performance Ville uses a laptop computer to sample
and manipulate Eva’s Kantele playing, in real-time.
The Memnon performance on Friday evening was
great success in Coffeevolution, and the small space worked very
well for their set. Pictures taked by Juha Huuskonen are to the
right. Eva and Ville are also members of Grey Zone, and will perform
as part of that group on Saturday 26 Nov at Bates Mill. For more
information about the event please go here: