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Ahti & Ahti: Nokivesi [VINYL] (more mars)

The Finnish duo of Niko-Matti Ahti and Marja Ahti, merging musique concrète with narrative elements in an album titled Nokivesi (soot-water) that presents a two-part work using a collage approach to acousmatic sound and documentary elements of elderly people, through themed field recordings along with modular synthesizer and digital processing.

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Marja Ahti-assemblage, recording

Niko-Matti Ahti-assemblage, recording

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Limited edition of 280 copies

Label: more mars
Catalog ID: mm38
Squidco Product Code: 34118

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Greece
Packaging: LP
Recorded 2018-2021, by the artists.

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"Ahti & Ahti is the duo of Finnish sound artists Marja Ahti and Niko-Matti Ahti. Operating on the fringes of the musique concrète tradition, their work combines recordings of spaces and events, beings and objects, carefully aligned in an associative way.

Nokivesi (soot-water) embraces sound montage and cut up conversations alongside instrumental and electronic sound, combining the complexity of the field-recorded sounds and compositional sensitivity. Originally created as a radiophonic piece for the Oscillations Radio Marathon in 2020, the piece outlines a fragmented story told by two voices about a person living isolated on a remote island, a tragic and comic figure. The hermit kept in touch with the nearby residents, but he also stimulated their curiosity and imagination living apart from the mainstream society.

The story lays the foundation to a musical work that combines acousmatic sound and documentary, utilizing a variety of thematically associated field recordings, modular synthesizers and digital processing in order to create a sonic environment that consists of a number of discrete musical parts. These parts are intermittently interrupted, but also connected by the voices of two elderly persons."-More Mars"

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Artist Biographies

"Marja Ahti (b. 1981) is a Swedish-born sound artist living and working in Turku, Finland. Ahti works with field recordings and other acoustic sound material combined with synthesizers, feedback and tape treatments, organizing sounds in a loosely associative way. Besides her solo work, she is currently active in the duo Ahti & Ahti with her partner Niko-Matti Ahti and as a member of the Himera artist/organizer collective."

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Niko-Matti Ahti, Turku, is a composer from Finland, b Best known for his work alongside his partner Marja as Ahti & Ahti. Niko-Matti has been an active participant in the Finnish underground since the late 1990s, including the groups Avarus, Kemialliset Ystävät, Kiila, Orange Hora, Päivänsäde, and Slaughterhouse Quintet.

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Track Listing:


1. Nokivesi (Part 1) 20:54


1. Nokivesi (Part 2) 17:17

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Vinyl Recordings
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Electroacoustic Composition
Field Recordings
Spoken Word
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Duo Recordings
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