Ilkka VolanenLighting and sound designer

in brief (6 examples of each area)


Employments


1982-, 1994-, 1999 - Helsingin Valo- ja äänityöpalvelu Oy lighting and sound designer
1997 - 1998
Museum of contemporary art, Kiasma
av designer
1992 - 1994
Espoo City Theatre
technical manager
1988 - 1990
Helsinki City Theatre
lighting designer
1985 - 1987
Radio City
chief engineer
1968 - 1982
Several jobs /free lance
dj, lighting and sound works



Scholarships and rewards


2011
Five years artist grant
The Art Council of Finland
2010
One year artist grant
Finnish Cultural Foundation
2009
Honorary Doctor of Arts
Theatre Academy
2009
Säde - award
Sound and Lighting designers Union
2008
Grant for artistic work
Finnish Cultural Foundation
2004
The Stage Prize for Theatre
the Art Council of Finland



Architectural lighting / Consultation services

City spaces
Master Plan Luosto, Sodankylä lighting design
Master plan City of Kemijärvi lighting design
City blocks concept City of Helsinki lighting design
Tikkurila Center City of Vantaan (groupwork) lighting design
Energy Park, Kokkola Kokkola Energy fountains and park lighting design
Hupisaari Park City of Oulu lighting design


Facades
Facade (1 part) Finnish National museum lighting design with Tarja Ervasti
Facade Kemijärvi kaukolämpö Oy lighting design
Pirkanpylväs tower Fingrid Oyj lighting design
Eurajoki landscape towers Fingrid Oyj lighitng design
Kaakkuri landscape towers Fingrid Oyj, Oulu Energy lighting design
Martinlaakso Power Plant Vantaa Energy lighting design
with Tarja Ervasti

Museums
Haltia the Finnish Nature Centre exhibition lighting design
Emma Espoo museum of Modern Art exhibitions av-systems
Maritime Museum of Finland Maritime Centre Vellamo main exhibition av-systems
Ethnographic museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki sound and lighting systems
Helsinki Art museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki sound and lighting systems
Hyvinkää Art museum City of Hyvinkää exhibition av-systems

Stages
Kiasma theatre Museum of Contemporary art av-systems
Revontulihalli Espoo City theatre av-systems
Olavinlinna Castle National board of antiquities stage sound and lighting systems
Vernissa stage Vernissa factory, Vantaa stage sound and lighting systems
Stage Pop/Jazz conservatory sound and lighting systems
Concert hall Finlandia-house lighting system (not present)

Museums and Galleries

(lighting, video and sound designs and execution)
Ethnographic museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki example: Mannerheim in Central Asia
Finnish national gallery Ateneum example: Hugo Simberg
Helsinki Art museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki example: Annie Leibovitch
Helsinki Art museum Meilahti example: Frida Kahlo
Helsinki City Museums Hakasalmi Villa several temporary exhibitions
Maritime Museum of Finland Kotka permanent exhibition

Teaching and research
1980 – 1997 Teaching lighting and sound expression Theatre Academy Dance and Lighting and Sound Design Departments
1980 – 1995 Academy of Fine Arts of Finland Several short courses
1980 – 1993 Several short courses all over Finland, Sweden and Denmark
Music
Ilmiliekeissä music, dance prodoction choreographer Marjo Kuusela
Opal D music, dance prodoction choreographer Arja Raatikainen
Engineroom compositions 1976 - 2011 4xcd box
Onnenlehti YLE, Tv-2 movie director Jotaarkka Pennanen
Turun palo YLE, TV-2 movie choreographer Marjo Kuusela
Suomen Piru YLE, TV-1 movie director Pekka Mandart

Installation Art Works
Kivessä elämä Tytyri mine, Lohja sound design
Junkfood Highway Kiasma, Helsinki Installation Art Work
Shadow Takes a Walk Usitt, Wichita Usa Installation Art Work with Tarja Ervasti
Color Umbrella Heurekan area, Vantaa Lighting and sound work
Insomnia Vernissatehdas, Vantaa Installation Art Work with Tarja Ervasti
Long Run Old Student House, Helsinki Lighting and sound work

Theatre works
Lighting and sound designs for theatres, organisations and contemporary dance companies

Groups

for example
Dance company Raatikko Vantaa Varvastanssit
Dance group Ulla Koivisto Helsinki Vaikka kuinka monta yötä – sitten
Dance company Vindhäxor Stockholm Catfishroad
Theatre group Porquettas Helsinki Walse Macabre
Theatre Raivoisat Ruusut Helsinki Oresteija
Theatre group Hiwak Karesuando, Sweden Máttaráhku Nieddat
Theaters
Kemi City Theater Kemi The Master and Margarita
Finnish National Theater Helsinki Uncle Vanya
Helsinki City Theater Helsinki Midsummer Night Dream
Finnish National Opera Helsinki Die Fledermaus
Lahti City Teatern Lahti Anna Karenina
TTT Tampere Niskavuoren nuori emäntä

Several tours in Europa and USA with dance companies Vindhäxor, Ulla Koivisto,theatre groups Porquettas and Hiwak and with Installation art work projects

Last years