ILPO VÄISÄNEN

live   -   raster noton, kvitnu, editions mego / kuopio, finland

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Together with Mika Vainio, Ilpo Väisänen was part of the Finnish duo Pan Sonic, one of the most ground-breaking and innovating projects in contemporary electronic music. In a musical form in which sequencing and recording music using computers is standard, the group was known for recording everything live, straight to DAT (Digital Audio Tape) using home-made and modified synthesizers and effect units. In December 2009 their split was announced, and Mika and Ilpo continued with their own solo projects.
Ilpo’s former releases on his own label Kangaroo, a sub-label of Raster-Noton, have clearly shown his personal affinity with dub music.
Apart from that he is also playing some kind of free-form noise with a tendency to drone with Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) in the duo Angel / Die Angel with the latest outcome: "Entropien I" on the Berlin based label Cosmo Rhythmic.
ANGEL has performed in Europe and North America at festivals like:
Send&Receive, US-Winnipeg / CTM, DE-Berlin (various editions) / Les Siestes Electriques, FR-Toulouse / Teatro Fundamenta Nueve, IT-Venice / Synch, GR-Athens

Ilpo Väisänen is equally working on his solo productions, often under his alias I-LP-O In Dub.

In order to generate his sounds and soundscapes Ilpo Väisänen rarely uses more than the simplest of devices: analog keyboards and other oscillators he's fabricated himself. In an age of digital ubiquities, his economy of means and anachronistic aura almost constitutes a challenge, indeed a provocation.
One discovers this postulate within the solo releases that Väisänen has issued since 1995. His world permanently fluctuates between hot and cold; composed of creaks, whistles, strange noises and rhythmic improbabilities, it's a world oftentimes futuristic, yet prehistoric.


In order to get an idea of his current music (including some unreleased!) check this out:




Latest Releases:

2015 I-LP-O In Dub ‎- Communist Dub (editions mego)
2016 Ilpo Väisänen - Syntetisaattori Musiikkia Kuopiosta (Kvitnu)
2017 Die Angel - Entropien I ‎(Cosmo Rhythmatic)
2017 I-LP-O In Dub ‎- Capital Dub Chapter 1 (editions mego)






ILPO VÄISÄNEN booking contact : MO[AT]MEDIA-LOCA.COMT

Die ANGEL (Ilpo Väisänen & Schneider TM) booking contact : INFO[AT]FOLKWISDOM.NET


ILPO VÄISÄNEN

  • December Dates with MEDIA LOCA : Charlemagne Palestine : Sat, 02. Dec 2017 Mühlheim an der Ruhr (DE) Shiny Toys Festival Electric Indigo : Fri, 01. Dec 2017 Linz (AT) UNTEN, DJ Set Fri, 08. Dec 2017 Rome (IT) Largo, 5 1 1 5 9 3 live Fri, 29. Dec 2017 Tel Aviv-Jaffa (IL) Alphabet, DJ
  • Summer break is over! Full September for Media Loca artists : ELECTRIC INDIGO Sat, 02. Sep 2017 Hamburg (DE) Resonanzraum, Big Data Weekend Fri, 08. Sep 2017 Eupen (BE) Meakusma Festival, 5 1 1 5 9 3 live [stereo version] Sat, 23. Sep 2017 Schwaz / Innsbruck (AT) Klangspuren Festival, 109.47 degrees Live + DJ S
  • Coming up in June : June 14th ELECTRIC INDIGO – „Ableton User Group“ presentation @ Panke, DE-Berlin June 15th – 18th ACID MARIA – „Remix Regenedered“ workshop @ Rheinische Fachhochschule, DE-Cologne June 16th PATRICK PULSINGER live w/ Irl @ Grelle Forelle, AT-Vienna Ju
  • Rafael Anton Irisarri w/ Carsten Nicolai and Riuichi Sakamoto : Only a few days ago Rafael Anton Irisarri has been working w/ Ryuichi Sakamoto 坂本龍一 & alva not @ Phillip Johnson Glass House, engineering for a very intimate concert.