DEADLINE: May 16th, 2022
ÄÄNIAALTO is an annual sound oriented new media festival. ÄÄNIAALTO spans into multiple days presenting striking sonic oddities in the form of performances, installations, workshops and open lectures. Throughout its different editions, ÄÄNIAALTO has become a linking platform between emerging promises in the field and established artists. The aim of ÄÄNIAALTO is to create a fluent network in the sonic new media scene of Helsinki and an open culture accessible to anybody interested in learning and engaging with the new media’s practices.
ÄÄNIAALTO VII calls for interdisciplinary artworks, open lectures and hands-on workshops including topics of robotic instruments, generative systems, DIY/custom instruments, nonlinear narratives in sound performance, live coding, multichannel audio installations, and the intersection between biology and sound among other explorations. Applicants are allowed to submit more than one proposal.
The theme for this year is “ECHO-systems”, to be understood as reflection of energies and pulses in an environment. Delays, different densities, changes in temperature and pressure might create illusions of ECHO-systems. Depending on the assemblages we make, we can enable interaction between each of these parts. How can we create ECHO-systems that highlight communication? How can different ECHO-systems function together enhancing sustainability? The theme could be freely shaped according to the participant’s own vision, inviting audiences to individually explore and create their own narrative hidden in these ECHO-systems.
02.–03.09.2022 @ Vuotalo (https://www.vuotalo.fi/en/about-us
Audiovisual performances and workshops
23.–24.9.2022 @ Vapaan taiteen tila (https://vapaantaiteentila.fi/en/info
ÄÄNIAALTO is a free-of-charge event empowered by the voluntary work of DADA ry’s members in collaboration with Aalto University and the University of the Arts Helsinki.