pan sonic (& mika vainio) news
Pan sonic split in 2009. Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen continue with their respective solo careers. All the latest news can be found from:
Mika Vainio @ Facebook [co-administered by pHinnWeb]
Mika Vainio: Official Site
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Official booking info:
Media Loca (Berlin) has started to take care of the bookings of Pan sonic (inactive), Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen, including both their solo and other side projects (Mika Vainio/Lucio Capece, Ilpo Väisänen/Angel, etc).
Further info from Mo Loschelder of Media Loca: mo [at] media-loca.com .
Pan sonic gig info @ Media Loca [inactive]
Mika Vainio gig info @ Media Loca
Official record label info:
Final Pan sonic live performances
Pan sonic's final live gigs will take place in December 2009.
Friday 11 December 2009: Zone @ Secession, Vienna, Austria. Friday 18 December 2009: Bios, Exploring Urban Culture, Athens, Greece.
After this, there will be one more Pan sonic album on Blast First Petite early 2010, as announced earlier on. Mika and Ilpo will continue with their own solo projects.
In effect, this means the split of Pan sonic (though it's hard to say if there wouldn't be any Vainio/Väisänen collaborations in the future) - this info has been also confirmed to pHinnWeb by Mo Loschelder of Media Loca, Pan sonic's booking agency.
In any case, rest assured pHinnWeb will continue to list any future projects of Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen.
Mika Vainio's new album on Touch
Mika Vainio has a new solo album out on Touch (UK), called Aineen musta puhelin / Black Telephone of Matter (TO:72).
More info @ pHinnWeb blog.
New Pan sonic album scheduled to January 2010
Blast First Petite announces the new Pan sonic album in January 2010. The catalogue number will be PTYT 039. Also the joint release with Keiji Haino is finally out. Pan sonic's collaboration 7" with Sunn O)))) seems to have been sold out already.
More info @ pHinnWeb blog.
Mika Vainio to Helsinki's Flow Festival, 14 August 2009
Mika Vainio will do a solo gig at Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland, on Friday 14 August 2009.
Mika Vainio @ Flow Festival
Pan sonic at Kvitnu_live, Kiev, Ukraine, 6 June 2009
Date: 6 June 2009
Venue: club Cinema, 1 Entuziastiv str., Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
Showtime: 11 pm
Performers: Pan sonic, Pomassl, Zavoloka, Kotra, etc.
Info @ Kvitnu Info @ Last.fm
More forthcoming Pan sonic gigs from Last.fm:
Friday 5 June 2009: Rote Sonne, Munich, Germany
Saturday 6 June 2009: Kvitnu_live @ Cinema Club, Kyiv, Ukraine
Friday 12 June 2009: A2, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Saturday 13 June 2009: Ikra, Moscow, Russia
Friday 26 June 2009: Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw, Poland
Still no confirmed info on the release date of Shall I Download A Black Hole and Offer It To You by Keijo Haino and Pan sonic.
An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage
Pan sonic's Sonar 2008 gig @ Last.FM
Pan sonic gig at Sonar festival of 2008 can be downloaded through their Last.FM page:
Mika Vainio's music for Kenneth Kvarnström's dance work Hohto/Shine
Mika Vainio provides the music for choreographer/dancer Kenneth Kvarnström's latest work, Hohto/Shine, now running at Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki. Based on the compositions of the 17th century composer William Lawes, Vainio creates manipulations of the composer's music, both slowed down and running backwards, as Helsingin Sanomat writes on 2 March 2009.
Info @ Finnish National Opera Helsingin Sanomat article (in Finnish) Finnish National Opera/Finnish National Ballet
Lucio Capece & Mika Vainio: Trahnie (CD, Editions Mego)
Mika Vainio will have an album made with Lucio Capece out on 3 March 2009 (Editions Mego, Austria). More info at pHinnWeb blog.
Pan sonic vs Keiji Haino: Shall I Download A Black Hole And Offer It To You (live 2008 album, Blast First Petite)
Blast First Petite announces a live album of Pan sonic performing together with Keiji Haino in 2008. The album will be out early 2009, according to the label.
Artist: Pan sonic vs. Keiji Haino
Title: Shall I Download A Black Hole And Offer It To You
Cat.no.: PTYT 014
Label: Blast First Petite (UK)
Pan sonic vs. Keiji Haino video clips @ pHinnWeb blog
Mika Vainio cover version of Kate Bush on Recovery + a gig at Kvitnu Fest (Ukraine)
Mika Vainio does a cover version of 'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush on various artists compilation Recovery. 10 x 7" box set, a numbered edition of 500, release date 1 September 2008, label: Fractured Recordings (UK).
Also, Mika Vainio will appear at Kvitnu Fest (Lviv, Ukraine), 24-26 October 2008.
Ø: Oleva -- Mika Vainio's new album on Sähkö Recordings (FIN)
Mika Vainio's new album under his Ø (pronounced "ohm") alias, called Oleva ("The Existing", SÄHKÖ-023), will be released in July on Helsinki's Sähkö Recordings.
More info @ pHinnWeb Blog.
Mika Vainio's new 7" out on Touch (UK)
Mika Vainio has a new solo single, 'Behind the Radiators' (TS06), on the 7" series of UK's Touch, in June 2008. More info here.
Pan sonic DVD Kuvaputki out now
Edward Quist's DVD Kuvaputki ("Cathode Ray Tube"), filmed on Pan sonic 1999 tour, is out now.
More info @ pHinnWeb Blog.
Mika Vainio to join The Vladislav Delay Quartet
Berlin-based Finnish artist Vladislav Delay (a.k.a. Sasu Ripatti) launches an ensemble called The Vladislav Delay Quartet; featuring Mika Vainio of Pan sonic on electronics, Derek Shirley on double bass, Lucio Capece on saxophones & bass clarinet and Vladislav Delay himself on drums.
The debut performance of The Vladislav Delay Quartet will take place on Friday 11 April 2008 at My Favourite Thing festival at Radialsystem, Berlin, Germany.
More info @ Vladislav Delay site
Angel: Kalmukia CD out now
Angel (a.k.a. Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic with Dirk Dresselhaus of Schneider TM) has a new CD called Kalmukia out now on Mego Editions.
More info here.
Mika Vainio @ 24 Drone People Festival (Stockholm) & iDEAL 10 (Berlin)
Mika Vainio will appear at 24 Drone People festival (23 - 24 February 2008) of Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden. Other performers include among all Stephen O'Malley, Hildur Gudnadottir, CM von Hausswolff and Jean-Louis Huhta. More info at iDEAL Recordings and Stockholm New Music.
Mika Vainio will also perform at iDEAL 10, 12 April 2008, Berlin, Germany (details TBA).
Pan sonic vs. Keiji Haino @ Volksbühne, Berlin, 15 November 2007 / A Pan sonic/Keiji Haino album on its way?
Pan sonic meets Keiji Haino at Berlin's Volksbühne, on Thursday 15 November 2007. Also Mr. Schmuck's Farm will appear.
In Tonstudios an unterschiedlichen Orten Europas braut sich Unheilvolles zusammen: Nach Informationen aus gewöhnlich gut unterrichteten Kreisen arbeiten gegenwärtig zwei Giganten der Noise-Musik erstmals an einem gemeinsamen Album: Pan sonic, berühmt-berüchtigtes Elektronik-Duo aus Finnland mit Wohnsitz in Berlin und Barcelona, treffen auf Keiji Haino, Ausnahmegitarrist aus Osaka, der bereits vor zwei Jahren mit einem fulminanten Konzert als Solist bei Zeitkratzer in der Volksbühne und zuletzt durch seine Auftritte bei einem Projekt mit dem Künstler Raymond Pettibon und dem Theatermacher Schorsch Kamerun in den Sophiensaelen für Furore sorgte. Bevor er nach getaner Arbeit zurück nach Japan fliegt, stellen Haino und Pan sonic das mit Sicherheit hochgradig explosive Ergebnis ihrer Kollaboration exklusiv in der Volksbühne vor.
Auch im Vorprogramm wird ein erlesenes Kooperations-Projekt präsentiert: Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM) und Hildur Gudnadóttir (Múm), die unter dem Namen Mr. Schmuck's Farm bereits ihr gemeinsames Album Good Sound veröffentlicht haben.
Pan sonic vs. Keiji Haino
Date: Thursday 15 November 2007
Venue: Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Time: 2100 hours -> (Grosses Haus)
Pan sonic meets Arne Deforce @ Etoiles Polares Finland festival, Ghent, Belgium, 15 December 2007
Pan sonic will perform together with Belgian cellist Arne Deforce at Etoiles Polares Finland festival that will take place at Vooruit Arts Centre of Ghent, Belgium, 12-15 December 2007. Other Finnish performers at the festival comprise Jimi Tenor, Kimmo Pohjonen, Aavikko, Magyar Posse, Shogun Kunitoki, Circle, Cleaning Women and more.
Magyar Posse / Circle / Pan sonic meets Arne Defore / Aavikko & Samuli Alapuranen Various Vooruit venues December 15, 2007
More info @ pHinnWeb blog.
Whitehouse (UK) & Mika Vainio live @ Tavastia Helsinki, 28 October 2007
More info at pHinnWeb blog.
Ikuinen, new Ø 12" now out on Sähkö Recordings
Finland's Sähkö Recordings announces that the new 12" by Ø (pronounced "ohm") a.k.a. Mika Vainio of Pan sonic, called Ikuinen ("Eternal"), is out now.
Format: 12" (45 rpm)
Date: July 2007
B: Ikuinen - Version
Info & sound samples @ Sähkö Recordings
Katodivaihe finally out
Mika Vainio's new album, Revitty, out on Wavetrap / an unofficial MySpace page / album delay
Mika Vainio has a new solo album, Revitty ("Torn"), out on Wavetrap (UK). More info here.
Pan sonic has now an unofficial MySpace site.
Other news: it seems Pan sonic's new album has been delayed again... more info on this page as soon as I get some myself...
Angel & Hildur Gudnadottir: In Transmediale (Oral)
Angel (a duo of Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic and Dirk Dresselhaus a.k.a. Schneider TM) have released an album In Transmediale with Icelandic cellist Hildur Gudnadottir (who also appears on Pan sonic's forthcoming Katodivaihe album) on Oral label (Montreal, Canada).
Angel & Hildur Gudnadottir
In Transmediale (CD)
Oral (Montreal, Canada)
1 September 2006
1. In Transmediale (70:35)
credits: Cello - Hildur Gudnadottir
Effects [Oscillator & Feedbacks] - Dirk Dresselhaus, Ilpo Väisänen
Recorded by - Eric Mattson
Mastered by - John Sellekaers
Artwork & photography (inside photos) - Eric Mattson
Photography (cover) - Ilpo Väisänen
Note: recorded at Club Transmediale, 2 February 2005, Berlin, Germany.
Entry @ Discogs.com
Katodivaihe, the new Pan sonic album out January 2007
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"Pan sonic have signed exclusively to blastfirstpetite worldwide for their next three albums. Their first album with BFP to be released in December 2006 will be their sixth studio album released to date. Titled Katodivaihe / Cathodephase, the fourteen new tracks were recorded in Berlin between 2005 and 2006.
All the tracks were recorded & performed by Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen. The album includes three tracks (1, 8 & 14) with cello, played by Hildur Gudnadottir. Hildur also has her own solo album released this year.
The album is available as a CD and a limited edition, double vinyl package."
artist: Pan sonic
title: Katodivaihe / Cathodephase (CD/ltd. 2-LP")
label: Blast First Petite (UK)
cat.no: PTYT 06
date: January 2007
1. Virta 1. / Current 1.
2. Lähetys / Transmission
3. Koneistaja / Machinist
4. Hyönteisistä / About Insects
5. Laptevinmeri / Laptev Sea
6. Kuumuudessa muodostuva / Forming in Heat
7. Kertsilogia / Herzlogy
8. Suhteellinen / Comparative
9. Kytkennät / Connections
11. Hinaaja / Tugboat
12. Tykitys / Cannoning
13. Leikkuri / Cutter
14. Virta 2. / Current 2.
Distribution: Cargo UK
Additional Pan sonic info from blastfirstpetite:
"Promoters: those wishing to contact Pan sonic can write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward it to them. There is no extensive Pan sonic touring planned around the release of the new album. Small sequences of live dates in Europe are regularly organised by email@example.com who can best advise you of their schedule, technical & financial needs.
Information is often scarce about Pan sonic live shows as they prefer to place their trust in the local promoter to advertise as they think fit. Therefore we are not going to even attempt to keep updated info on this site and we are unawere of any other site so equipped.
Pan sonic are playing a number of collaborative show in late 2006 and early 2007 with Italian contemporary music ensemble Alter Ego under the title "Microwaves" including an appearance on 26th November 2006 at the prestigious Hudderfield Contemporary Music Festival.
In early 2007 they are also planning to record a soundtrack for documentary filmmaker Mika Taanila. Mika Vainio also has been recording work with Keiji Haino, and a 20-minute piano piece with Oscar Pitto in Rome 17th March '07 and from 26th May to 18th June '07 he performs in Geneva, live music to a solo dance by Cindy Van Acker.
Journalists: Should be aware of their reluctance to be interviewed by email. firstname.lastname@example.org will however endeavour to provide answers to specific pertinent questions when so requested. All the previous Pan sonic albums can be found via Blast First / Mute, as can historical background information, but in these modern times, a quick Google & Wikipedia is going to reveal more than anyone would probably need to know. 'There is no theory for Pan sonic. We have no plan. We just make the music.' - Mika Vainio."
A Pan sonic track from Katodivaihe, 'Koneistaja/Machinist', also appears on The Wire Tapper 16, given away with The Wire magazine (UK) issue 274, December 2006.
Pan sonic in Los Angeles photographs
Photographs of Pan sonic playing live in Los Angeles, 16 September and 21 September 2006, by Wild Don Lewis: here.
Pan sonic video interview @ Brainwashed
Here you can see Pan sonic's video interview (25 minutes, Quicktime Streaming Video) at Brainwashed.
"This is an extra special treat, to feature Pan sonic live and an interview with Mika Vainio. The duo of Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen are on a very brief US tour and Mika talked with us about the evolution of the group, the most recent release -- the massive four-CD Kesto, collaborations, and the forthcoming release on Blast First (Petite), due in November. Look for brief clips of music videos too."
Includes also excerpts of Pan sonic's early September 2006 performance in Boston. Mika talks about the forthcoming album, mentioning Pan sonic uses acoustic sound sources now...
Mika Vainio on Yokomono 3
The third Staalplaat Soundsystem Yokomono loop LP compiled on the occasion of the Avanto Festival 2005 in Helsinki. The theme: Helsinki and its environmental sounds. Mika Vainio, one half of Pan sonic, was commissioned to produce a seven-minute composition. Petri Kuljuntausta from Helsinki was, in turn, asked to provide a composition of an equal length responding to Vainio's piece. The sound material to be used for the compositions, field recordings from the turn of the 1960s and 1970s made at the Hietalahti shipyard in Helsinki, was discovered in the special effects archive of YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company. These sounds have a personal dimension for both composers: Vainio spent part of his childhood living near the dockyard, while Kuljuntausta has used sounds recorded from inside ships' hulls as material for his earlier works.
Side two of the record presents Alexei Borisov, Andrey Kiritchenko, Blixa Bargeld, Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Jason Forrest, Main, Merzbow, Staalplaat Soundsystem, Un Caddie Renversé Dans l'Herbe and Zbigniew Karkowski with five loops from each featured artist and their own sound environment.
Pan sonic & Hilduz Gudnadottir @ Le Lieu Unique / Mika Vainio featured on Soundtrack for an Exhibition, France
Pan sonic & Hilduz Gudnadottir @ Ideal eclectic experimental festival. Where: Nantes Le Lieu Unique, 7 April 2006, France.
Mika Vainio is featured on Soundtrack for an Exhibition, 8 March - 11 June 2006 @ Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, France.
Alter Ego chamber ensemble (Italy) with Pan sonic (Finland): Microwaves @ Berlin's MaerzMusik, 25 March 2006
Pan sonic will appear with Alter Ego chamber ensemble (Italy) at MaerzMusik, the Berliner Festspiele, a festival for modern music, on Saturday 25 March 2006. Venue: Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
Music by Pan Sonic and works based on Pan Sonic material:
Atli Ingolfsson: SNAP (2005) GP
Yan Maresz: Link (2005) GP
Giovanni Verrando: Harmonic domains #2 (2005) GP
Riccardo Nova: THIRTEEN – 13x8@terror generating deity (2005) GP
Alter Ego, chamber ensemble
Manuel Zurria · flute
Paolo Ravaglia · clarinet
Aldo Campagnari · violin
Francesco Dillon · violoncello
Oscar Pizzo · piano/keyboard
Eugenio Vatta · sound direction
Pan Sonic: Mika Vainio / Ilpo Väisänen, live electronics
A commissioned work by the Stockholm New Music Festival, Festival Archipel, MaerzMusik | Berliner Festspiele, IRCAM and Romaeuropa Festival, with the support of the French embassy in Berlin.
Since many years Alter Ego has turned its attention to projects with artists coming from different musical experiences.
This relationship with the various musicians is a total one: not a mere migration among the different musical genres, a constant in these last years, but an osmosis that may exalt its artistic potentiality while increasing its capability of communication towards an audience more and more demanding and attentive.
In Microwaves the idea is to reverse the terms of a musical relation between the genre "cultured" and electronics "underground" through a complete synergy among the various artistic elements: a journey that starts from the recording material of one of the most interesting electronic groups of our days, Pan Sonic, and arrives, while updating itself, at the aesthetics of the composers belonging to the "cultured" area (Atli Ingolfsson, Yan Maresz, Giovanni Verrando, Riccardo Nova). The next step is to come back – a more ambitious challenge – to sender, that is to the Pan Sonic group, that in its turn rearranges the material, so completing the cycle. A kind of ring, or even better, an endless spiral that regenerates itself relentlessly.
Microwaves, the neologism devised by the magazine "Vital", gives a name to the mass of unutterable sounds that in the second half of the nineties, from Pan Sonic on, submerged the world of the non commercial electronic music. Electronics created with sounds coming from unthinkable sources and transformed in a digital rhythm infinitesimally broken up and then recomposed by computer. The feeling one breathes is decidedly very near to the most minimalist techno music, but it turns out more and more eccentric: the sounds are so lyophilised and repeated through syncopation, jumps and noises that the result is the very negation of the dance.
To move the audience's attention from the physical and passive fruition of dance music to a dynamic confrontation with the musical creation means to assert the dignity of listening, a lesson taken over by the pioneers of the electronic musical research during the fifties and sixties such as Stockhausen, Nono, Xenakis, Lucier. A remarkable revolution for us, accustomed to associate the electronic and rhythmic music to dance music tout court.
The project has been commissioned and co-produced by the New Music Festival in Stockholm, Berlin MaerzMusik, Festival Archipel of Geneva, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Ircam in Paris and RomaEuropa Festival.
This concert is affectionately dedicated to the memory of Fausto Romitelli.
MaerzMusik 2006 / Sonic Arts Lounge
ALTER EGO & PAN SONIC
@ Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin
Saturday, 25 March 2006 - 22:00 hours
Tickets 13,80 EUR
John Duncan, Mika Vainio & Ilpo Väisänen: Nine Suggestions CD
John Duncan has released with Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen a CD called Nine Suggestions (cat.no. AQ 08) on Italian label Allquestions. More info about the release here.
Pan sonic UK live @ No-Fi NCL
Pan sonic live: Friday 13th January 2006 @ The Sage Gateshead (UK). With Taylor Deupree and Richard Chartier.
Early Mika Vainio on a compilation
A compilation More Arctic Hysteria/Son of Arctic Hysteria (November 2005, Love Records/Siboney, Finland) includes a track of Gagarin-Kombinaatti featuring Mika Vainio of Pan sonic playing drums.
>From the album's liner notes:
(track) 17. Gagarin-Kombinaatti:
Raskas ('Heavy') 2'01
(Koski - Onnela - Vainio - Wikström)
recorded in 1984, previously unreleased
Janne Koski (scrap metal), Tapio Onnela (srap metal, el.drill), Mika Vainio (drums), Wici Wikström (synths)
Gagarin-kombinaatti ('Gagarin combinate') was formed in the early 1980s in the town of Turku, an important breeding ground for later Finnish electronica. The industrial noise of Einstürzende Neubauten, Koski says, taught one to hear the sounds of the city as beautifuyl, but also served as appropriate protest music against the policy of tearing up the old urban milieu. This home recording really sums up the term "heavy metal". Some of the group members also played in a short-lived act called Kodinkoneorkesteri, which utilized a coffee machine, an electric razor and other handy household instruments. In the 1990s, Vainio formed Pan sonic with Ilpo Väisänen.
Mika Vainio appears on The Men Album by Jarboe, formerly of the Swans. Here's the track description from The Wire magazine of October 2005:On 'Dark Strong Sauce', Pan sonic's Mika Vainio relates a fractured tale of a meal he shared with Jarboe. "It's a true story from when Pan sonic was touring with Swans", she notes. "The way he says its with his beautiful accent is very sensual, and shows a private, personal moment."
Forthcoming Pan sonic gigs
Synch, Athens, Greece, 1-3 July 2005. Version: The Other Music, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: MS Stubnitz (yes, the festival is held on a boat!), UK, 8-10 July 2004. Festival International de Benicàssim, Madrid, Spain, 4-7 August 2005.
New VVV & Mika Vainio solo
Vega/Vainio/Väisänen (Pan sonic with Suicide's Alan Vega) will publish on Austria's Mego label their new CD called Resurrection River (MEGO 075).
Mika Vainio has a new solo album called Kantamoinen (SÄHKÖ-020 CD) out on Finland's Sähkö Recordings. You can see the full details here.
Forthcoming 2005 Pan sonic gigs
15.2. Belgium-Louvain - STUK Arts Centre
22.1. IT-Rome - Spazio Boario (with Suicide)
22.2. IT-Rome - Spazio Boario (with Suicide)
Whatismusiconathon Australian Tour:
1.3. AU-Melbourne - Horti Hall
2.3 AU-Richmond - Corner Hotel
3.3. AU-Melbourne - Hifi Bar
4.3. AU-Melbourne - The Forum
5.3. AU-Melbourne - The Forum
6.3. AU-Melbourne - Corner Hotel
8.3. AU-Sydney - Luna Park Big Top
9.3. AU-Surry Hills - Gaelic Club
10.3. AU-Surry Hills - Gaelic Club
11.3. AU-Brisbane - Powerhouse
12.3. AU-Brisbane - Powerhouse
Pan sonic receives Finnish State Prize for Arts
The Arts Council of Finland has announced the annual State Prizes for Arts on November 9, 2004. The recipients are film director Klaus Härö, choreographer Marjo Kuusela, and electronic music duo Pan sonic. Each prize is worth 13.000 euros.
Read more here.
Pan sonic live: 9 November 2004, Coimbra, Portugal.
Pan sonic September-October 2004 gigs
Wed 1 September: La Bâtie: Festival de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Sat 4 September: Centre Dart Comtemorain, Geneva, Switzerland
Sat 11 September: Sonarsound Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Thu 23 September: Richards on Richards, Vancouver, Canada
Sun 26 September: Berlin, Germany
Fri 15 October: Torino, Italy (Supermarket)
Sat 16 October: Catania, Italy (Zo)
Tue 19 October: Napoli, Italy (Galleria Toledo)
Wed 20 October: Rome, Italy (Sensoralia/Romaeuropa, Auditorium)
Thu 21 October: Athens, Greece (Bios)
Fri 22 October: Venezia, Italy (Biennale Musica)
Sat 23 October: Bologna, Italy (Link)
Fri 29 October: Paris, France (Le Tryptique)
Pan sonic @ Musiques Innovatrices (France) & Mika Vainio @ Synch (Greece)
Pan sonic will appear at the experimental music festival Musiques Innovatrices, Saint-Etienne, France, 10-18 June, 2004.
Mika Vainio will appear at the eclectic music festival Synch, Lavrio Technological & Cultural Park, Athens, Greece, 3-5 June, 2004.
Pan sonic page: new URL
pHinnWeb has moved to a new address, http://www.phinnweb.org/. It also has a brand new mirror site, http://phinnweb.bombsquad.org/.
Therefore Pan sonic page can now be found under http://www.phinnweb.org/panasonic/
(mirror page http://phinnweb.bombsquad.org/panasonic/)
The old site at http://www.phinnweb.com/panasonic/ WON'T BE UPDATED ANY MORE, so please, change your bookmarks and links, and also feel free to spread the info!
Ilpo Väisänen will appear at Mutek festival of Montreal, Canada, in June 2004. See the site for more info.
Pan sonic 4-CD album box set Kesto coming in May
Kesto 4xCD album box set will be available on May 17th, 2004. Kesto (234:48:4) is a brand new quartet of compact discs from Pan sonic, available only as one complete set. The title means "strength" or "duration", entirely appropriate in both the size of this work (over 4 hours of new music) and the scale of the band's adventures since the release of their last album, Aaltopiiri, in 2001.
Press release info and tracklist at Mute
Pan sonic with Erkki Kurenniemi at Berlin Biennale
27 March 2004, 10 pm
Sonic Arts Lounge @ Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstrasse 24, 10719 Berlin Wilmersdorf:
"The Dawn of DIMI"
An evening with Erkki Kurenniemi, Mika Taanila, Pan sonic and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. Presenting Mika Taanila's film on Erkki Kurenniemi, with live from Kurenniemi/Pan sonic/Hausswolff.
See also: http://www.maerzmusik.de.
Pan sonic to Tampere Biennale + gigs in Scotland with Wire
@ Klubi, Saturday 3 April, 2004
9 pm - 4 am
Tickets 10 euros
Elektroniklubi with Sähkö Recordings:
Live: Pan sonic, Jori Hulkkonen & Acid Kings.
The legendary new wave band Wire, doing some Triptych Festival gigs in Scotland with Pan sonic:
@ The Venue, Edinburgh, UK
Wed April 28 '04
live: Wire, Pan sonic, Liars
@ Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK
Thu April 29 '04
live: Wire, Pan sonic, Liars
@ The Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Fri April 30 '04
live: Wire, Pan sonic, Liars + a DJ set by John Peel
Pan sonic at iDEALFESTIVAL 2004
iDEALFESTIVAL 2004 takes place March 11-14, 2004, at Nefertiti in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other performers: The Bug, Fennesz, Pole, Kevin Blechdom, Mira Calix, etc. More info at Ideal Recordings site.
Pan Sonic live concert on Swedish radio
Swedish radio is going to broadcast Pan Sonic live concert that was recorded at Norbergfestival 2003, Sweden 2003-07-24 - 26.
Date for the broadcast 19 November 2003
Time 21.03 (+1 GMT)
Pan sonic @ Observatori 2003 Festival, València, Spain
October Friday 31st '03
Observatori 2003, 4th International Festival of Artistic Investigation of Valencia, will be celebrated from October 30th to November 2nd. Throughout four days and three nights, Observatori will bring together the work of more than 100 artists in different spaces of the city. Artist nameswill include Ryoji Okeda, Thomas Jirku, Isolée, Murcof, Noto, Mikael Stravöstrand, Pan Sonic...
Complete line-up etc.:
Horsemeat rockabilly cowboys rockin' & reelin' in Gothenburg & Brussels:
GOETEBORG ART SOUNDS, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN 11-19 October, 2003http://www.gas-festival.com/featuring classical / improvised / sound art / beat performers: Pan sonic, Zeitkratzer, Jon Balke and Magnetic North Orchestra, Ryo Co, Nobukazu Takemura, Barry Guy, Maya Homburger, Jeck-Tetreault-Yoshihide, Goeteborgs Symfoniker, Jaap Blonk, Dhafer Youssef and Electric Sufi, Pharoah Sanders Quartet, etc. ARGOSFESTIVAL, 22-25/10/2003 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 22/10 Logos ensemble plays works by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, George Brecht, Maurizio Kagel, Cornelius Cardew, Ernst Jandl, Moniek Darge and Godfried-Willem Raes, Philip Corner & Phoebe Neville, Friction/Films: Fluxusanthology, early works by Bill Viola and Steina & Woody Vasulka, DJ Prairie 23/10 Michelle Teran, Pita, Kevin Drumm, POP, DJ Prairie 24/10 Halli Kalli, Zbigniew Karkowski, Merzbow, Whitehouse, MAZK, Kapellmeisters Schallplattenparade 25/10 Massimo, Pan Sonic, Nurse, Lucifera
Pan sonic at Throbbing Gristle reunion in 2004...
MANY HAPPY RETURNS "A Celebration of Industrial Musics in the 21st Century" Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti will briefly regroup to present RE~TG, a weekend of music, art, film and performance culminating in an exclusive set by THROBBING GRISTLE. The location will be Pontin's Holiday Resort, Camber Sands, Sussex, U.K. RE~TG will take place on 14th-16th May 2004
Full RE~TG details are at these locations:
14 May 2004 Coil Carter Tutti Black Dice Lydia Lunch Alec Empire Soft Pink Truth V V E films + videos 15 May 2004 Thee Majesty Scanner Richard H. Kirk Matmos Mego Tag Team Daniel Miller DJ Project Dark Big Bottom People Like Us Jack Sargent films + videos 16 May 2004 Throbbing Gristle PanSonic Merzbow Andrew Weatherall DJ Thighpaulsandra Jim O'Rourke Simon Fisher Turner John Lacey DJ films + videos 14-16 May 2004 Site specific Artworks by Jake & Dinos Chapman. Rare film works from the Derek Jarman archive. Site specific sound installations 24-Hour in-house TV programming. Exclusive merchandise. And many more Industrial attractions
Pan sonic in Moscow video should be found at:
Pan sonic's appearance with Erkki Kurenniemi's instruments at Helsinki's Kiasma Theatre on November 21, 2003, can be found on The Dawn of DIMI DVD (June 2003), which includes Mika Taanila's documentary film Future Is Not What It Used To Be on Kurenniemi and other related material. More info here.
Pan sonic are due to perform at this year's Avanto festival of Helsinki (21-24 November 2002) with Erkki Kurenniemi's original electronic instruments that he designed and built in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
a new release
Angel (Ilpo Väisänen + Schneider TM): S/T
[BLEEP 18, Bip_Hop Records, Marseille, France]
Due out in October 2002.
"Collaborative project of Schneider TM and Ilpo Väisänen (1/2 of Pan sonic). A mixture of old industrial, minimal or noisy wall of sound made with Ilpo's self-made analogue-synthesizer ('Typewriter'), CD player and the most fucked up electric guitar Schneider could find."
Pan sonic's appearance with Keiji Haino in Tampere has been CANCELLED because of a double-booking for the former.
Pan sonic will perform 30 October in Tullikamari, Tampere, with Japanese Keiji Haino, the noise guitarist known from his Fushitsusha trio. Alongside Mika and Ilpo, he also plays together with Finnish freejazz musicians on his brief tour here.
Keiji Haino dates:
26.10. Kuopio, Anti-Festival (solo percussion)
29.10. Turku, the Muiseum of Wäinö Aaltonen (solo percussion)
30.10. Tampere, Tullikamari (with Pan sonic)
1.11. Helsinki, Gloria (with Finnish freejazzers)
pan sonic meet the unimitable peaches at barcelona's sonar festival, june 2002!
pan sonic meet chicks on speed! london 26 april 2002.
see more info at the cos tour calendar.
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