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Johanna Sulkunen Solo

LiteraturHaus , København N

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Discoveries in the sonic universe of human vocal sounds and electronics invite you to a room that resonates in all of us.

On her third album Koan, Johanna Elina Sulkunen has launched a new project, this time as a solo, called Sonority. The project invites to a multilayered travel of sounds of a human voice mixed with electronics and touching on life's big questions. The name of the album, Kōan means: a paradoxical anecdote or riddle without a solution, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and provoke enlightenment.

All the sounds on the album are based on vocal sounds and field recordings from Japanese Buddhist temples and manipulation of them– electronically. Johanna travelled to Japan in 2016 to record in temples and collect sounds. In her words: "I had to contextualize the text and the project that I'm working with somehow. I also wanted to record the sounds and objects in the te...

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