Jani Ruscica’s Flatlands will be performed by harpsichordist Matias Häkkinen, saxophonist Linda Fredriksson and electronic musician Sara Milazzo at Helsinki Music Centeron 16 August at 6 pm.
Flatlands is a combination of sound art, installation and an improvised concert. In the project three musical instruments were created based on visual sources from different historical periods. All three instruments are highly symbolic and embody the cultural values reflected in the imagery they are based on. The original images are associated with the notion of silencing. This makes sound – and thereby also hearing, listening and the act of being heard – the primary manners of reception. The three instruments also require their players to master entirely new techniques of playing.