Sunday, December 23, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Koelse at Brainbashers: 2012 Fest, Tampere, 24.11.

Koelse performs at Brainbashers: 2012 Fest. During afternoon we give a workshop on urban/technological shamanism. Later, a gig.

More info at Kovaydin Vastarinta site.

Monday, November 05, 2012


Does KOELSE have SISU?

We will find out wed 7.11, when we participate on Dash and Dem:s "Show your sisu" project at Baltic Circle Festival.

Aika / Time: KE / WED 7.11. 19:30
Paikka / Location: Mediakeskus / Media Centre Lume, Hämeentie 135 C
Hinta / Price: 25 / 15 €
Kieli / Language: suomi / Finnish
Kesto / Duration: ~ 1 h 30 min
Lisätiedot / More info

Please arrive to the venue already 19:00 because the show will be filmed.

KOELSE will have a short 3-minute  set in the beginning of  the show.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Video from Evergreen opening

We played in the opening of Maria Dunckers "Evergreen" exhibition in XL-artspace, Tomi edited this video  from the gig.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wärkfest this weekend

This weekend we will be at Cable Factory participating the Wärkfest

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finissage at Suomesta 25.8

Koelse 101 sequencers finissage with MocTA
Saturday 25th of August from 5 PM to 2 AM.
Potsdamer Straße 91, 10785 Berlin

Koelse 101 Sequencers exhibition at Suomesta Gallery 
is celebrating its finissage on Saturday 25th of August with guest performers. This celebration integrates with MocTA - Museum of contempary Trash Art, during the long night of the museums.

Association of Experimental Electronics (Koelse) has built a trasholicious installation inside Suomesta Gallery using electronics that have dropped out of consumer rotation. A space full of noisy lo-fi disturbance sound mayhem is to be expected. This particular concept is part of Koelse’s 10-year anniversary festivities.

Association of experimental electronics is a group of experimental electronics paramours. They gather old consumer-electronics and transform it into sound producing devices.
Koelse have been roaming around the world’s art-centers, galleries, wastelands and squats since 2002. They build installations, play concerts, teach workshops and party around their waste.

The "Lange Nacht der Museen" (Long Night of the Museums), one of the yearly highlights of the Berlin Culture Summer will again be celebrated in 2012. The first and unique Trash Art Museum, founded in 2008 by the Munich artist ADLER A.F. and known as MocTA, Museum of contemporary Trash Art, will also participate.

The Trash Art Museum shows works of art created from recycable materials from USA/Miami/New York, Switzerland, Austria, Taiwan, Poland, Mexico, Berlin, Passau, Kiel, and Munich. Artists from the International Trash Scene show performances, photographs, collages,videos, painting, Trash-Percussion, and installations.

Project gallery for Finnish Contemporary art
Potsdamer Straße 91, 10785 Berlin

Museum of contemporary Trash Art: MocTA
The world´s first and only Museum for Trash Art, Potsdamerstr. 91,10785 Berlin,Tel. 0179-6101195,

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Next Copenhagen

Next KOELSE will be heading to Copenhagen, where we will participate both Copenhagen Art Festival and Alt_Cph. We are there from 28.8-2.9. We will be movng around town, so check the schedule to find us:

KOELSE PARADE 12.00-16.10
Den Frie 
PARADE Den Frie - Charlottenborg
40 min. (via Bredgade)
PARADE Charlottenborg  - Nikolaj
15 min (through Magasin passagen)
PARADE Nikolaj - Højbro Plads/Gl. Strand 
15 min. (via Gl. Strand and back)
GL. Strand/Højbro Plads
PARADE fra Strand/Højbro Plads - Overgaden
30 min. (via Knippels Bro)
PARADE Overgaden - Alt Cph
40 min. (via Torvegade - Amager Fælledvej - sundholmsvej)
Alt Cph

Music in and around Copenhagen centre.

14-17: Workshop at Alt Cph with following concert

Intimate concert at TBA café in Copenhagen centre

Koelse (FIN) is a group of experimental electronics enthusiasts. They gather old consumer-electronics and transform them into sound producing devices. With these devices they play concerts, build installations and walk the streets in an inviting fashion to let people join and play with them

This year Alt_Cph and Copenhagen Art festival collaborate on a project with Koelse at it’s core.
Kolese will be part of both the program at Alt_Cph and Copenhagen Art Festival using their DIY instruments and Mobile Units to join the two art events in an interactive musical and artistic project. Throughout their stay, Kolese will have a stand at the fair, where you can come see them work on their projects.

Their first project will be a music parade where they will be walking with their DIY instruments through the city with pick-up points at each of the five contemporary art centers behind Copenhagen Art Festival, ending up at the fair to play an opening concert. The musical parade will start at Den Frie Kunsthal Wednesday at 12.00 o’clock and go on to Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Gl. Strand and Højbro Plads and then on to Overgaden before walking to Alt_CPH on Amager. Check for full parade info here: LINK (linkes til planen ovenfor m googlemaps)

Thursday they will walk in and around Copenhagen centre and play at makeshift places.

Friday they have an open workshop at the Alt_Cph art fair from 14.00-17.00 in collaboration with Ben, Rør & Stampes (DK) a project space who likewise enjoy making DIY instruments, This workshop will end in a concert at the fair.

Saturday Kolese will set up shop in one of Copenhagen’s lionized bars where they unfold their instruments in an intimate concert.

Koelse’s projects have been seen and heard around Europe on festivals, museums, galleries and alternative art spaces since 2002.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Last week in Berlin

Still one week to see our exhibition in Berlin. So drop by at Suomesta Gallery Potsdamer Straße 91.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Getting ready for the wasteland festival

We are now preparing ourself for the wasteland festival next week. We suggest you do the same.

Wasteland festival, Kouvola 20-22.7.2012

Monday, July 09, 2012

Suomesta Gallery, Berlin 4 - 25 Aug

Suomesta Gallery 4 - 25 Aug: Association of Experimental Electronics and Mikko Lipiäinen
Exhibition opening 4 Aug at 18

101 Sequencers

About the artist

Association of experimental electronics is a group of experimental electronics paramours.
They gather old consumer-electronics and transform it into sound producing devices.
Koelse have been roaming around the world’s art-centers, galleries, wastelands and squats since 2002. They build installations, play concerts, teach workshops and party around their waste.

For the exhibition Koelse builds a trasholicious installation using electronics that have dropped out of consumer rotation. A space full of noisy lo-fi disturbance sound mayhem is to be expected. This particular consept is part of Koelses 10-year anniversary festivities.

There's an Invisible Place far away

About the artist:

Mikko Lipiäinen is an artist/activist who operates in the intersection of media, performance and socially engaged art. He is interested in the cross-pollination of the concepts and practices between online and non-online worlds. In his art practice he wants to have a role of a participator/facilitator and seldom works as individual. In his recent works he has focused on the online worlds’ effect on activist identities.

In this minimalistic video installation artist Mikko Lipiäinen meditates on the 21st century's encyclopedic knowledge production and its effect on netizens' worldview by dramatizing the editing process of Wikipedia article 'The Great Pacific Garbage Patch'.

Encyclopedic knowledge is an essential component in modern man's worldview. Since Encyclopédie was published during the later half of 18th century a vast collection of verified facts produced by experts of knowledge invaded the grounds of earlier forms of storytelling, thus allowing the producers of new kind of universal common knowledge - the encyclopedians - to control the worldview of the masses around the globe.

Wikipedia phenomenon continues Enlightment’s encyclopedia project aiming to make us all encyclopedians, the producers of commonly accepted truths. More interestingly, as a byproduct it also makes the battle between the multitude of non-established truths and The Established Truth visible in a very effective way.

Potsdamer Straße 91, 10785 Berlin
Openinghours: Tu–Sa 1-6pm

Friday, June 29, 2012

Koelse documentary now online


Documentary film about KOELSE by Jari Kykkänen has now its own website. Go ther and watch the 33min documentary online, enjoy.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Olohuone Turku

2012-06-04-DSCF1488.JPG Next we will visit Turku at the Olohuone festival. Our piece is titled "Touch me" and it concists of our DIY musical instruments and a special touch sensitive mat where audience can play our instruments by touching each other

 We do not exactly know yet where we will be, but we will drop by at opening club on wednesday at Kirjakahvila.

After that we will be out there in the city somewhere every day till saturday. You can ask about our whereabouts from the infopoint, (formerly known as kulma 2011) at the Läntinen Rantakatu in the Kristiinankatu end. We will also be at the ending club at the Cafe Aula

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Exhibition in Pori 29.4-20.5

Next we will be setting up our 101 Sequencers exhibition at Gallery 3H+K in Pori. This year we are celebrating our 10 th anniversary, so we will have a very special setup coming. 

We will build our most challenging setup ever, that will feature sequencers throughout our history, and a massive amount of completely new devices. 

At our opening on 28.4 we will also publish a book about our 10-year long journey, so be there and be sure to have some cash with you so you can own a copy of this beauty.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Wastelandfest trailer out now

Jättömaa 2012 festivaali Wastelandfestival 2012 20.7.-22.7.2012 @ Kouvola

Monday, April 02, 2012


AAVE is hounting the northern suburbs of Helsinki, the AAVE-alternative audiovisual
event. Events will be held mostly in Malmitalo 12.-15.4.2012.

KOELSE will be performing on sunday 21.00. Be prepared for a very special audiovisual experience.


AAVE (in English: ghost, spectre) – will have its days of haunting 12. – 15.4.2012. Our festival of moving images will once again show a rich selection of different phenomena in audiovisual art, completely free of harge. From the coldness and darkness of the winter people are waking up to the rays of early spring, and walking towards the light that radiates across the small Malmi square. AAVE radiates. Polar Night is finally over. It is a time to join our hands together in our energetic gathering and wonder the mysteries of the moving images.
In this year our primary attention is on the live cinema performances and in the relationship between analogue film and digital media. We believe that this discussion has just started. We are glad to show works in Super 8-, 16-, 35 mm and digital formats.
To the delight of our audiences we will be bringing back our screening program of Japanese movie delicatessen, edge-of-the-art/ cutting edge art selections of both domestic and international media art and a historical program of the women animators from Soviet Union. Our new theme En Garde! will guarantee a sharp taste of the spiciness of the 21st century avant-garde. Our collaborators among others are AV-arkki, National Audiovisual Archive, FixC Cooperative and Impakt–festival, our soul sibling from Netherlands.
Our main venue is Malmitalo, but we will also haunt in Lasipalatsi exhibition space, XL Art Space, Finnish National Theatre Stage Club and Porvoonkatu bar. The lecture / panel discussion session between the structural film / film performance artist Guy Sherwin (GB) and media artist Oliver Whitehead (FI) is organized together in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. In Malmitalo the media artist Markus Renvall (FI) will have a two day experimental chroma-key –video workshop for children of any age and their parents. Welcome to the shine of AAVE!
Yours ghostly,
Artistic directors Ivan Punzo & Kari Yli-Annala

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Koelse live at Polymer Tallinn 22.3

Koelse will perform tomorrow 22.3.2012 at Reuse exhibition opening at Polymer Culture Factory in Tallinn. Very special show coming, and interesting exhibition. 

Exhibition Opening Thursday 22 March 2012 17:30
Art Container Gallery/ Culture Factory Polymer
10 days, down and dirty at Polymer.
REUSE is a showcase of functional art made in the “Polymer Style.” The works of art share themes of repurposed materials, improvisation and elegant solutions.
Join us at the exhibition for refreshments and demonstrations of the works of art.
REUSE: THE POLYMER CHALLENGE is part of the educational program of Polymer titled Polykool.
Works by:
Linda Al-Assi (Estonia)
Erik Alalooga (Estonia)
Ryan Left (Canada)
Sara Millazo (Finland)
Ig Noir (Estonia)
Justin Tyler Tate (America/Estonia)
Trashlab/Error edition (Finland/Estonia)
Curated by Ernest Truely (USA/Estonia)

Also exhibiting:
Jukka Hautamäki (Finland)
Albert Laine (Finland)

Additional performance at the opening by
Koelse (Finland)
Association of Experimental Electronics

Supported by
Pixelache (Finland)
Culture Factory Polymer
The art program of Culture Factory Polymer  and Art Container is supported by Estonian Ministry of Culture and Estonian Endowment of Culture

Kultuuritehas Polymer
Madara 22/ Ülase 16
info: (+372) 55 94 12 11
(+372) 55 43 961
(+372) 51 93 70 03

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Video & photos from the Image club

Uploaded some videos from the Korjaamo gig. Also some photos on my photoblog.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Give your money to the wasteland festival

Wasteland festival in Kouvola is collecting donations for their 2012 festival. Go to Holvi website and give your money for a good cause. 

And remember to go to the Wasteland festival next summer  

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Image club 10.03

Check the Image-club at Korjaamo next saturday. Lineup includes Itetune, Cleaning women and KOELSE. Also Boys of summer DJ:s.

Do not miss.
Place: Korjaamo Vintti, Helsinki
price: 10e advance/12e door

20:00 DJ
23:00 KOELSE
01:45 DJ


More info:


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cultural tram gig cancelled

Gig atg the Cultural tram cancelled, Cultural tram burned down.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Talking trashlab, Antti Ahonen friday 17.2

Antti Ahonen from KOELSE will be talking on the Talkingh trashlab series on friday at Aalto media factory

Welcome to the first lecture in the ‘Talking Trash(lab)’ series by Antti Ahonen (Koelse, FI), on Friday 17th February, 17.30-19.00 at Aalto Media Factory.
“How I learned to stop worrying and love trash”
The question of trash is very essential today, as the rate our limited natural resources is turning into hazardous waste is constantly accelerating. Will we drown in our own waste, or is there an answer to this question? If there is, should we search for it in technology, activism, philosophy, religion, history, art or somewhere else? Is the end of consumer-culture near, or will we be saved by singularity, green politics or our own actions?
Antti Ahonen from Koelse will tackle these topics, explaining how he learned to stop worrying and love trash.
Express your attendance on related facebook event.
More info about Trashlab & Talking Trash(lab) series:
How to get to the location:

Koelse documentary premiere

2011-01-29-_MG_8687.CR2 Long waited KOELSE documentary by Jari Kykkänen will be premiered this week.

The movie is about young men who form a group called the Association of Experimental Electronics (KOELSE). They gather electronic devices thrown away by people and build musical instruments and art installations from them. Their opinion of music, fun and the culture of consuming differs from the masses. What others see as a worthless piece of junk is valuable technology for them. Their whole idea is based on the idea of reusing this carbage. KOELSE is not really a band, it´s also not really an art community. It´s more like a way of life that relies on doing together and using the old technology again. The documentary is a part of an ongoing process of making a full lenght movie. address: Art Lab Nilsiänkatu 10, 2. floor. 00510 Helsinki time: Thursday 16.2., 18-20 (screening at 19) lenght of the movie 33 min after the movie KOELSE will play a live gig.

Bring your own booze

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today, Teatteri Minä Minä

Maippi (who you might remember from VJ:ing on our gigs) has her own project Teatteri minäminä 
going on right now. Concept is, that anyone can come and perform in her theater.

We thought we perform something today.
Round five I think.

address is Viipurinkatu 6.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Some setbacks

Ollis car burned down yesterday, destroying among other things 20 or so sequencers for our 101 sequencers project. So our demo-day today will not show 50.5 sequencers as we were planning, but we will present as many as we have.

So wellcome to our studio, today 19.30.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Maker faire helsinki?

Word is on the street that there are some plans for a "Maker faire" type of event in Helsinki. Behind the process are Altparty and Finnish Hacklabs, Pixelache will propably participate somehow and KOELSE as well. Hacklabs have a form you can fill if you want to participate, and Altparty will be having a planning meeting at Korjaamo restourants balcony on 4.2.2012 14-16 if you want to participate te arrangements. Thats all I know at the moment.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Next we build sequencers


2012 is a 10 year anniversary year for KOELSE. One of our anniversary projects is upcoming 101 sequencers exhibition in 3H+K gallery Pori 29.4-17.5. Our aim is to build 101 different sequencers and build a massive audiovisual entity out of them.

You can follow our process in

We will also have an open demoday at our studio saturday 19.30. Leave us a message for more details.