PRESS RELEASE 7.3.2013
IHME Club Presents: Felix Zenger & Samuli Kosminen, Mopo, Phantom
“This is probably the closest I have ever come to making live music a miraculous* experience. It is particularly wondrous to be on stage and to experience the communication opening up in so many directions. Messages ricochet back and forth between the music makers, and yet everything depends on the tension between artist and audience – on that glorious, tingling connection that takes over all of our senses.” – Tommy Lindgren
* Ihme means miracle in Finnish
IHME Club 2013 is planned by musician Tommy Lindgren. On Saturday 13 April IHME Days will continue into the night when a group of artists take the stage, each with their own soundscape.
The first encounter in a joint gig between Beatbox artist Felix Zenger and percussion wizard Samuli Kosminen will set the mood. Rhythms, buzzes, live sampling, and an improvised conversation between two different drummers. Rattling and raging to go after Zenger and Kosminen are the brilliant Mopo – the jazz trio of Linda Fredriksson, Eero Tikkanen and Eeti Nieminen, whose attitude is more snotty punk than cool bop. As night approaches, we will hitch a ride on the wings of the internationally up-and-coming Phantom. This nebulous spectre spawned by Hanna Toivonen and Tommi Koskinen offers gorgeous electronic indie pop, soulful singing and great visuals.
Old Student House, Great Hall, Saturday 13.4. at 22:00 – 04:00, free entry, minimum age 18. Read more here.
about the Club: Tommy Lindgren, tommy(at)donjohnsonbigband.fi, tel. 040-5196 777
about the IHME Contemporary Art Festival: Executive Director Paula Toppila, paula.toppila(at)ihmefestival.fi, tel. 045 1240096
IHME Contemporary Art Festival / Pro Arte Art Foundation Finland
Pro Arte Art Foundation Finland seeks to promote art as a resource for democratic society, and as an important part of human life and everyday existence. The Foundation’s aim is to enhance the status and visibility of visual art, to improve the relationship between visual art and the public, and to make it more accessible. The Foundation’s work is international in scope and directed at anyone interested in culture. The Foundation produces the annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival, consisting of a commissioned work of art in a public space, as well as lectures, discussions, and art-education projects.