Finnish Eve as part of the ilb Berlin
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Sep 20, 2014 07:30 pm
Jimi Tenor, one of Europe’s most innovative electronic musicians, is curating a Finnish evening for the ILB, featuring Johanna Sinisalo, who wrote the screenplay for the Nazi sci-fi comedy Iron Sky, the cosmologist and political activist Syksy Räsänen, and the outsider artist Maria Candia, alias Megatron Braineater.
Speaker: Denis Abrahams
Price: 8 Euro / reduced 6 / pupils 4
Johanna Sinisalo born in 1958 in Sodankylä, writes novels in the »Finnish Weird« style, a style that unites Finnish writers who have turned down the realistic tradition. Her debut novel Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi (2000; En. Not Before Sundown) was awarded the Finlandia Literature Prize. Sinisalo’s books have been translated into about 20 languages. Auringon ydin (2013; tr. The Core of the Sun) is her seventh novel.
Megatron Braineater is the pseudonym of Finnish science-fiction author Maria Candia. In her four-volume »psychedelic space opera« »Kapteeni Shiva« (tr: Captain Shiva) she, among other things, makes use of what the genre has to offer in order to play around with gender issues and the classic understanding of sex-based roles and our understanding of gender. How the series came about is also quite unorthodox. The books were published by the small record label Flamongo. The artist sometimes also performs as a DJ.
Jimi Tenor was born as Lassi Lehto in 1965 in Lahti, Finland. He lived in Berlin, New York and London until he returned there in 2005. Working in the boundary zone between Jazz, House and experimental pop, Tenor has recorded an album with the African music legend Tony Allen (»Inspiration Information 4«, 2009), among others, and has collaborated with several orchestras. His passion for self-made instruments is also apparent in the album »Itetune« (2011). In 2014 he received the John Peel Play More Jazz Award. http://www.jimitenor.com