Erkki Kurenniemi is a Finnish electronic music pioneer. He is best known as an inventor of electronic music instruments from 1963-1973. DIMI-trio is an electronic/experimental music group performing with Erkki Kurenniemi's electronic instruments. Kai Lassfolk played DICO, Mikko Ojanen played DIMI-A and Jari Suominen played the Electric Quartet instrument. Electric Quartet is a collective instrument consisting of a main unit with tone generators and a sequencer and a set of controllers for electrical saxophone and drum machine. DICO is a monophonic synthesiser with a digital sequencer and DIMI-A is a two voice synth with a sequencer equipped with a digital memory. DIMI-A is probably the most noticeable of Kurenniemi's instruments because of it's futuristic touchpad interface. Here is good SOS-article of Erkki Kurenniemi (http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep13/articles/erkki.htm).
DIMI-trio's music has a lot of personality with raw digital sounds but also interesting and beautiful sound's with surprisingly warm touch. I think this demonstrates clearly the fact that with human touch the most bizarre digital machines can produce warm music with lot of depth and character.
Thanks to the Academy for a very inspiring day!
|Music Academy's Pro Tools Studio|
|Verde Audio's tube gear.|
|Music Academy's Euro-modular.|
|DICO in good hands.|
|DIMI-trio in action. From left to right; DICO, DIMI-A, Electric Quartet.|
|DIMI-A's user interface.|
|Electric Quartet with sax and drum controllers.|