Footprints on snow are more anonymous than our everyday habits. Every move we make will leave traces behind. All data will be saved somewhere.
So i hope you don´t mind if your moves will be secretly observed since you enter Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Keep your eyes open! Someone in lobby (forest in local slang) whom you might know well can follow your steps. Exiting? Irritating? Harassing? If you are here, you are in. You participate. You made 6 steps. You hanged your coat to 35th hang from left. Relax! Trace of numbers will be left behind anyway. Even if do not do enything, it is still possible to describe it through changes of environment around you. You sit in lavatory, but Real Madrid will score 2 goals during that time. And someone will pick up these numbers, save them and apply. In this case it will be me. Even your most pointless action can influence upcoming performance. And your will can´t change anything. Even if you sit 27 minutes in toilet. Before kick off tonight´s show you will not have any idea how your „kinetic footprint“ will affect a performance. Don´t worry! It all will be done by machines, matter and human body. Your work is done for now. Enjoy!
A cornerstone of Erik Alalooga´s musical expression is an analytical interaction with matter and self-made objects. Basic unit of composition isn´t a note, but periodically repeated pattern. Different methods are used to launch these cycles. Motors launch and keep running mechanical objects, which´s cycle creates clearly distinguishable sound-pattern.
Physical play with objects and matter allows manipulations with impulses, rhytms and speeds. It will provide necessary layer of dynamical improvisation to current artpiece. Use of electronic loopers allows to pick up short sections of sounds from object´s sonic expression and to combine different patterns. Inaccuracy of manual loopers will guarantee presence of organic human touch in technology-based artpiece. It can create endless amount of rhythm bases for sonic layers to add. General structures of pieces are pre-composed, but inaccuracy described above, allows to use playful improvisation.
Erik Alalooga´s background as installation- and performing artist reveals strongly in visual expression of objects, space and performer. Therefore best perceptual impression can be recieved mainly in live performances. Visual separation will lose a essential quality from complete artpiece.
Improtest is concert series that brings improvisational music from local and foreign authors to local audience. The concerts have been taking place since 2005 once a month.