Media artist Jukka Hautamäki (b. 1971), born in Oulu, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Hautamäki works with found materials, electronics, sound, light and video.
Hautamäki’s sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound. His live setup consists mainly of diy sound devices, which he manipulates in real time by changing components and reconnecting circuits. Hautamäki experiments with elements such as under-hood work lights, solar cells, electromagnetic sources, coil mics, diy amps and radio waves.
Hautamäki will adress the concept of “forced” improvisation: his intentional challenge of using difficult interfaces, and turning chaos and trash-aesthetics into instruments of live electronics. He experiments by integrating bodily performance with media technology and by changing the roles of output and input in a live-setting. His music style could be described as abstract noise with a rhythmic twist.
Hautamäki has performed live in Europe and North America. Performance venues include La-bas Biennale, HIAP, AAVE and Lal lal lal Festival in Helsinki, Ges21 in St. Petersburg, Avatar Centre in Quebec City, Mengi in Reykjavik, Electric Knife and Music Hackspace in London, Madame Claude in Berlin and Trans Pecos, CT-SWaM at Fridman Gallery in New York and he has kept interactive sound art and electronics workshops in Finland (Kiasma, Art & Craft School Robot, HelSE, MUU, Aalto University), UK, Netherlands, Italy (Maker Faire Rome), Germany, Poland and Estonia.
He has participated in numerous residency programs including: HIAP in Helsinki, Finland (2015), Migaa.eu laboratory in Kaunas, Lithuania (2015), Skaftfell in Seydisfjordur, Iceland (2014), Field_Notes – Deep Time laboratory in Finnish Bio Art Society, Kilpisjärvi, Finland (2013), Avatar Centre in Quebec City, Canada (2012), Mustarinda in Hyrynsalmi, Finland (2012), New York Culture Institute in New York, US (2011), Finnish Atelje Foundation in St. Petersburg, Russia (2011).
He has also worked as a sound designer for animations and short films. These works have been featured in Finnish national tv, film festivals and art museums.
Trans Pecos concert 9/2015, New York, US.