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ID: 500378945
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500378945

 

Record Type: Person
Kurenniemi, Erkki (Finnish electronic musician, inventor, and filmmaker, 1941-2017)

Note: Finnish pioneer of electronic music created one of the world’s first digital synthesizers and other instruments including the Sähkökvartetti, a device for simultaneous group compositions. He assembled an electronic music studio in a school loft in the 1950s and from 1962 until 1974, he worked as a volunteer assistant at the University of Helsinki’s Department of Musicology, where he built another studio for electronic music. He received a bachelor’s degree in science from that university’s department of theoretical physics in 1968. He also made several experimental 16mm films that explored technology, nature, and sex.

Names:
Kurenniemi, Erkki (preferred,V,index)
Erkki Kurenniemi (V,display)

Nationalities:
Finnish (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
musician
filmmaker
multimedia artist
painter
animator
computer artist
inventor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Hämeenlinna (Kanta-Häme, Finland) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Unidentified Named People and Firms
 ........  Kurenniemi, Erkki (I,U)

Biographies:
(Finnish electronic musician, inventor, and filmmaker, 1941-2017) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Erkki Kurenniemi ........ [GRISC]
..................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Kurenniemi, Erkki ........ [GRISC Preferred, VP]
....................................  Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
....................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [GRISC, VP]
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Artforum [online] (2004-) obit.
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