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Museum of Sound is a nomadic project on the move, rooted in the essence of sound and listening. Artists Tommi Grönlund and Rikke Lundgreen conceived the initiative during the
preparation for the ‘Mika Vainio 50Hz’ exhibition at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki in autumn 2020. The late Mika Vainio (1963-2017) was in the habit of inviting friends to his home, so that they could listen to music recordings in silence, with full concentration. In Museum of Sound, the aim is to create a similar situation, an empty room full of sound.
For the 2024 edition of Electropark, Museum of Sound will be realised from 19 to 22 June in the space of the Teatrino in Palazzo Ducale, in collaboration with the Conservatorio N. Paganini and the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. A listening room where visitors can sit in complete silence and listen to a selection curated specifically for the festival theme entitled Resonances.
Tommi Grönlund and Rikke Lundgreen present a selection of pieces from Mika Vainios' catalogue spanning several decades. The tracks were recorded both under Vainio's name and under his
pseudonyms Ø or Philus. Museum of Sound intends to bring listening back as a focused and priority activity. Without distractions, listeners can create a narrative from their own connotations and simply experience sound.
On the occasion of the opening on 19 June and the Music Festival of the N. Paganini Conservatory on 21 June, Grönlund and Lundgreen will accompany the audience in a guided listening session.

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