Sound Art

Hautamäki’s sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. By reconnecting electric circuits he creates possibilities for unexplainable sonic phenomena, to which he reacts by improvising with sound. He is curious to study methods for creating sonic narration in relation to magic and hauntology, and turning trash- aesthetics into instruments of live electronics.

Hautamäki works with elements such as underhood work lights, electromagnetic sources, coil mics, diy amps and radio waves. He is interested in how the design of the interfaces of his sound devices affect the artistic process of performing with live electronics. What is the relationship between art, craft, electronics and lo-fi aesthetics in his sound art practice?

In his live electronics performances he experiments with interfacing, by integrating bodily performance with media technology. Hautamäki will adress the concept of “forced” improvisation: his intentional challenge of using difficult interfaces, and using chaos for inventiveness. Music style could be described as abstract ambient noise with a twist.

Hautamäki has performed live in Europe and North America. Performance venues include La- bas Biennale, Lal lal lal and AAVE festival in Helsinki, Ges21 in St. Petersburg, Mengi in Reykjavik, Avatar Centre in Quebec City, Electric Knife in London, Madame Claude in Berlin and Harvestworks, Trans Pecos, Fridman Gallery in New York.