Microtonal Music Studios Research and Study Programme Exhibition and Event Week

Microtonal Music Studios Research and Study Programme Exhibition and Event Week




17:30 – 21:00


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Vernissage/ Avajaiset 21.11.2022 18:00-20:00

Participating artists: Tugce Albayrak, Anna Hakula, Natalia Hogue, Miikka Lehto, Meriheini Luoto. Mateo Mena, Alex Raitanen, Teemu Ruissalo, Jarkko Räsänen, Zuzu Zaakaria.

Microtonal Music Studios is a project directed by Timo Tuhkanen

The first Microtonal Music Studios Research and Study program exhibition and event week explores the practices of participating student practices through spatial sound, microtonality, instrument making, and embodied performance. As well as an installation the week contains discussions, concerts, and performances from all participants. More events and programme will be announced so please stay tuned for it!

This week will focus on spatial sound and microtonality with the main installation being a 8-speaker surround sound system. Each day students will work with the system and present old and new works during the day.

Programme for the week
27.02.2023 Monday
Opening from 18:00 to 21:00

28.02.2022 Tuesday
Event 18.00 – 19.30 – Film Screening: Li Zhenhua, Prisoner’s Dilemma, visiting curator Li Zhenhua is presenting his film.

03.03.2023 Friday
Event 17.30 – 21.00 – Concert
Natalie Hogue, live music coding in Super Collider

04.03.2023 Saturday
Event 17.30 – 21.00 – Concert
Timo Tuhkanen, microtonal improvisation for guitars 

05.03.2023 Sunday
Event 17.30 – 21.00 – Concert
Meriheini Luoto, solo improvisation for violin
Teemu Ruissalo & Alex Raitanen, tonic play live

About Microtonal Music Studios: Music Outside Keys and Cultures

Microtonal Music Studios is a relational art project with an aim to create a community and place around musical instruments. It takes the form of an educational, non-national, post-genre, and decolonized musical space for experienced musicians as well as beginners to experiment in. It is a physical space in which the whole process of musical production is included: from the conception, design and making of musical instruments, through the practice, playing, composition and interpretation of music, to the recording and the physical as well as digital distribution and promotion of instrument designs, concerts and albums, to the listening, hearing experience, and discourse of music. This all encompassing thinking-through-making is what gives the project a specific aim of directly addressing directly structural issues of diversity and canon within the music establishment. This relational practice investigates what could be achieved if the whole of musical production (from conceiving and building instruments, to choosing tonalities, to playing and listening to music) would be actively included in the future aesthetics of music. What kind of cultural formations happen when musical sounds are not controlled by any dominant idiom? How can the general audience be made more aware that musical tones, intervals, and pitches, are culturally constructed and held up by vested interests and structural norms?

Each year the Research and Study Programme supports ten students and five visiting researchers/artists at the studios.

Mon 27 Feb 2023 – 05 Mar 2023 17:30 – 21:00


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Uudenmaankatu 23 F
00120 Helsinki