Thursday 20th September
When it comes to the form of the music/ sound, the aim is to question dualisms like organised sound/ unorganised sound; field recording/ recording of a specific performance; improvisation/ rehearsed performance, and map the space between them.
However, Vallisto is reluctant to elaborate on the content of the work, since he hopes it will emerge without explanations. For him, the form is to experiment with, and the content is a manifestation of the principles that inform the work.
Outside Lost Weight, Vallisto does sound and music for short films, installations and multimedia pieces, as well as other music.
In Scape, the distancing method is applied to material plundered from nature programs, with a more playful approach resembling club visuals. The footage is processed with both analogue and digital techniques, resulting in a piece that poses the question: "Why do humans need to perceive nature as aesthetic?"
Pirskanen works with contemporary dance, physical theatre/ performance art, and video.