Ekko festival nr. 15
Ilpo Väisänen (Kvitnu / FIN)
Fri 02. November
21:15 - 22:00
Fongaard Stage - 1st floor - Østre
19:00 - 03:00
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Ilpo Väisänen is known for his live acts that combine ruff synthesizer noise with scrap metal industrial semi-electronic devices. Ilpo was the other member of Finnish duo Pan Sonic, one of the most ground-breaking and innovating projects in contemporary electronic music. His love for dub music has given birth to his own label Kangaroo where he releases under pseudonym I-LP-O. 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.

Day Program
Vestre Stage - Ground Floor Oram - 1st Floor - Østre Fongaard Stage - 1st floor - Østre