Erkki Kurenniemi,

artist, physicist

venue: Orangerie
Born in 1941 in Hämeenlinna, Finland, Erkki Kurenniemi is a pioneer of electronic music. A former student of mathematics, theoretical physics, philosophy and nuclear physics, he founded the electronic music studio for the Department of Musicology at the University of Helsinki in 1961–62. Working on media art, happenings, and short films, Kurenniemi also built several electronic musical instruments for himself and for others, such as Ralph Lundsten, Osmo Lindeman, and M. A. Numminen. In the early 1970s he developed a series of digital synthesizers, called DIMI.

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