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Muovi is piece for vocal trio, plastic objects and electronics. The vocalists are imitating sounds of plastic machines creating a rich and meditative soundscape. Plastic is versatile: it can be flexible and bend without breaking, there is fluidity and continuation – but then again plastic can be hard and snappy. Plastic has a bad reputation as a demonized material. Can we find compassion towards the machines if we start to speak their language?

The piece is a commission by vocal ensemble Signe and it is featured in their trilogy album Onomatopoesia: Phonemes.

Record release concert of Phonemes album at Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki 19.11.2021

Performance by Signe: Josefiina Vannesluoma, Riikka Keränen and Selma Savolainen and Kaj Mäki-Ullakko, sound

Filmed by Tuomas Tenkanen and Ella Kiviniemi, Edited by Tuomas Tenkanen, Audio mix by Kaj Mäki-Ullakko

The composition of the piece supported by:

Signe, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland

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