Live setup Madame Claude experimontag, Berlin 8/2012 (Like Ihokas @ Facebook)
Jukka Hautamäki is media artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. Hautamäki has been composing and performing experimental electronic music since 1993.
With Ihokas moniker Hautamäki has maintained a unique kind of style while avoiding the most common solutions. His music could be described as abstract ambient noise with a twist of ambivalent emotions.
Ihokas live music is combination of digital sound processing, live sampling, and diy sound modules and it is usually accompanied by video projection. In his video art, Hautamäki uses connections between painting, digital still images and abusive image processing.
Hautamäki is founding member of Turku based experimental electronics association Kokomys. He has held interactive sound art and electronics workshops in Finland, Estonia, Poland and Germany. 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.
Hautamäki aka Ihokas has collaborated and performed together with A-P Lehtola [DJ Darth], Tatu J. Lund [Cytrus] , Pessi Parviainen, Jarkko Lahti [Rihmasto], Sebastian Ziegler (GER), Dennis Tan (GER/SNG), Tatu Metsätähti [Mesak, Mr. Velcro Fastener]. He has performed in Europe and United States. The music has been released on albums and V/A compilations by Turbo Records (CAN), Lumi Records (FIN), [aanite] (FIN), Luumu Recordings (FIN), Acidsoxx Musicks (USA).
2012/8 Madame Claude, Berlin
2012/5 Labas Biennale II, Helsinki
2012 /2 Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi
2011 /12 Ges21, St. Petersburg, Russia
2011 /7 Ceej’s rooftop, New York, USA
2011 /6 Hautamäki & Tan, Finnpore Tour 14.-22.6.11. GER/POL/LAT/EST/FIN
2011 /1 dev/art/#5 BlackBoxe, Paris, France