Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski


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  • University of the Arts Helsinki, Centre for Music & Technology of the Sibelius Academy, and ImproLab

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  • ISEA2017

    Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski is a French interactive media and sound artist based in Finland where she teaches at the University of the Arts Helsinki, in the Centre for Music & Technology of the Sibelius Academy. She has been the Head of this centre since 2013. She opened in fall 2013 the Exploratorium on sonic and bodily gestuality introducing to artistic based research thinking and ethics, and using improvisation as a tool for experiments. In 2011 she was a founding member of the interdisciplinary improvisation research group at the CM&T with musicians and dancers and in 2012 a co-teacher of the ImproLab. She performs improvised sounds with objects in space and is a member of the electroacoust ensemble Aquatrio for live water sounds and live electronics. Her work with sounds follows an experimental and phenomenological approach, focusing on the physicality and materiality of sounds in specific spaces and places and how they arouse in us dynamic, sensual and material images.


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  • Finland


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