Heikki Lindgren – synth, Esa Ruoho – processing
The concert has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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HLER is a collaboration between ambient music composers Heikki Lindgren (Vongoiva) and Esa Ruoho (Lackluster) from Helsinki, Finland. They have been releasing music and playing live solo since the 90s and in 2018 they decided to collaborate with a minimal approach to sound. The rare and very expressive Peruvian monophonic synthesiser Atomosynth Mochika XL was chosen to be the singular sound source for the live performances. Heikki does sonic mining with the monosynth and Esa processes the results in real time with Ableton Live and Renoise. The outcome takes the audiences to a journey through the deepest depths of the oceanfloor, sends them flying with migratory birds along the Earth’s magnetic field, finally passing through the ionosphere’s static towards the Kuiper belt. And then gently return back to Terra with a purified mind.