SimoAlitalo  
 
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Simo Alitalo is a Finnish sound artist and a radio producer. His installations and sound environments have been exhibited in Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Auckland Art Gallery, Artemisia Gallery in Chicago, l'Oel de Poisson in Quebec City, and in Singuhr, Berlin which is one of the major sound art galleries in Europe. He has also exhibited in many international events like Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth, Australia, Sound Symposium in St. Johns, New Foundland, Canada, Klangraum-Raumklang festival in Cologne and SoundCulture02, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He is currently working on a large scale outdoor installation for the City of Tampere, that will employ an advanced sound projection and mobile phone technologies. Since late 1980īs Alitalo has produced radio documentaries, and radio art projects for the Radioatelier unit of Finnish Broadcasting Co (YLE). His works for radio have been aired by ABC and 2SER-FM(Australia), SFB and Deutschland Radio (Germany), RAI (Italy) ORF (Austria). Together with Tuike Alitalo he has produced and curated several different art projects and exhibitions in Finland since 1970's. Simo Alitalo is an active member of the sound art and acoustic ecology communities. He is founding member of international World forum for the Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) and the Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology. Alitalo has written and lectured about sound art and theory and soundscape studies. He works as a educator and has taught sound art, sound theory, audiovisual dramaturgy, film sound and radio theory in many Art Schools and Universities in Finland. Simo Alitalo has studied philosophy, musicology, history of civilization and linguistics at Turku University. He is currently working on his doctorate project in Fine Arts What do we know by hearing. An artistic research project on sound art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland. Accessed 02.01.2008 from http://interact.uoregon.edu/medialit/wfae/library/newsarchive/2005/01_jan_feb/index.htm
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The Transit of Venus Sound Installation Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki Finland Edit
unknown Sound Installation Auckland Art Gallery New Zealand Edit
unknown Sound Installation Artemisia Gallery in Chicago USA Edit
unknown Sound Installation Singuhr, Berlin Germany Edit
unknown Sound Installation Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth, Australia Australia Edit
unknown Sound Installation Klangraum-Raumklang festival in Cologne Germany Edit
unknown Sound Installation SoundCulture02, Phoenix, Arizona USA Edit
unknown Radio Work 2SER-FM Australia Edit
unknown Radio Work SFB Germany Edit
unknown Radio Work Deutschland Radio Germany Edit
unknown Radio Work RAI Italy Edit
unknown Radio Work ORF Austria Edit
Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology Founder - Finland Edit
Curation Projects - with Tuike Alitalo Finland Edit
unknown Sound Installation Sound Symposium in St. Johns, New Foundland 1983 Canada Edit
The Transit of Venus Radio Work Radioatelier unit of Finnish Broadcasting Co (YLE) 1999 Finland Edit
The Transit of Venus Radio Work ABC 1999 Australia Edit
Coffeepercolator 2000 Experimental Theatre Turku Theatre 2000 Finland Edit
Collection dhiver - Winter Collection Sound Installation lOel de Poisson in Quebec City 2002 Canada Edit
Boom Boom Boom (when I almost lost my faith in John Lee Hooker) Experimental Theatre Turku Theatre 2002 Finland Edit
Viileaa /Sounds Cool Sound Installation - 2003 Finland Edit
Encounters/Kohtaamisia Sound Installation Location One, 26 Greene St, NYC 2006 USA Edit