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  • Piludu, Vesa (2010)
    The present article is focused on the detailed analysis of how Stravinsky, Nijinsky and other artists of the Ballets Russes’ company reinterpreted Russian folklore elements in order to create two famous ballets: Le Sacre du Printemps and Petroushka. Puppet theatre, folk and popular tunes, rituals and myths of a fantastic Russian paganism were used by the company not to revitalize a nostalgic idea of the past, but to forge an innovative avant–garde art and to shatter the most oppressive classic ballets’ stereotypes and clichés. Their project had an impressive outcome, in spite of the initial scandals and the painful conflicts among the egocentric company’s members. Stravinsky’s and Fokine’s ideas were fundamental for the formation of modern and contemporary dance’s aesthetics. Choreographers of different nationalities and backgrounds had build up more than five hundred Sacre’s versions, and most of them are quite different from the original. Nowadays being faithful to Stravinsky means to follow the iconoclastic spirit of this cosmopolitan composer. In the first years of the new millennium the Finnish choreographer and dancer Tero Saarinen created innovative and quite surprising versions of the two Stravinski’s ballets: using video–art and presenting introspective performances, the dancing bodies expressed existential problems and a touching protest against our voluntary self–sacrifice to technocracy and sadistic competition. Some reflections of well known musicologists and experts of dance history, and in particular some relevant concepts of semiotics of culture — as Juri Lotman’s ideas about the dynamic adaptation of archaic symbols to the cultural context’s changes — can help us to analyze challenging phases in the creation of substantial philosophical fundaments of modern and contemporary dance.
  • Vainio, Martti; Suni, Antti; Järveläinen, Hanna; Järvikivi, Juhani; Mattila, Ville-Veikko (2005)
  • Vainio, Martti; Järvikivi, Juhani (2007)
  • Harviainen, J. Tuomas; Frank, Katherine (Sage Publications, Inc, 2016)
    Drawing on ethnographic and interview data collected from the United States and Finland on lifestyle (‘‘swinging’’) events, this article explores the implicit and explicit rules influencing negotiations for group sex as a type of play. Participants maintain a sense of freedom and spontaneity while acting within situational constraints—ethical expectations, preexplicated rules, implicit rules, and complex negotiations that occur during the play itself either openly or more subtly. Because it has implications for the participants’ everyday lives, lifestyle group sex is a phenomenon on the border between games and adult play. Through an analysis of the rules and social contracts arising in group sex, we demonstrate how participants learn to read interactions at group sex events in the way that players learn game systems and how they can and do become ‘‘good players’’ in such situations.
  • Karjalainen, Mira (Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, 2007)
    Commentationes Scientiarum Socialium
  • Arppe, Antti; Carlson, Lauri; Linden, Krister; Piitulainen, Jussi Olavi; Suominen, Mickael; Vainio, Martti; Westerlund, Hanna; Yli-Jyrä, Anssi Mikael (CSLI publications, 2005)
    CSLI Studies in Computational Linguistics ONLINE
  • Karjalainen, Mira (Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 2010)
  • Vainio, Martti; Suni, Antti Santeri; Raitio, Tuomo; Nurminen, Jani; Järvikivi, Juhani; Alku, Paavo (2009)
    This paper describes a new flexible delexicalization method based on glottal excited parametric speech synthesis scheme. The system utilizes inverse filtered glottal flow and all-pole modelling of the vocal tract. The method provides a possibil- ity to retain and manipulate all relevant prosodic features of any kind of speech. Most importantly, the features include voice quality, which has not been properly modeled in earlier delex- icalization methods. The functionality of the new method was tested in a prosodic tagging experiment aimed at providing word prominence data for a text-to-speech synthesis system. The ex- periment confirmed the usefulness of the method and further corroborated earlier evidence that linguistic factors influence the perception of prosodic prominence.
  • Tolonen, Mikko (2008)
  • Janhunen, Juha (Plateau Publications, 2010)
  • Vainio, Martti; Aalto, Daniel; Järvikivi, Juhani; Suni, Antti (Universite de La Rochelle, 2006)
    This paper presents results from a study on the tonal aspects of quantity in Finnish lexically stressed syllables. Fourteen speakers produced a set of 66 utterances where the quantity and structure of the lexically stressed syllable was system- atically varied. The tonal aspects of the syllable nucleus and nucleus and coda in case of closed syllables was stud- ied in the framework of the Target Approximation theory as formulated by Yi Xu. The results show a clear tendency to- wards the quantity distinction and bimoracity in general in Finnish to be signalled tonally by a dynamic falling tone as opposed to a static high tone in short (one mora) nuclei.
  • Elomäki, Anna (Lit Verlag, 2009)
    “Sittlichkeit” (siveellisyys) is one of the key concepts used by Finnish women’s rights activists when they in the beginning of 20th century demanded the rights for political participation. But how is the term siveellisyys, the meaning of which a modern Finnish reader easily connects with prudish sexual morality, related to political participation and suffrage? I argue that in the Finnish suffragists’ argumentation for the vote the term has a clear public and political dimension, which can be best understood through the concept of Sittlichkeit as it appears in Johan Vilhelm Snellman's political philosophy influenced by Hegel’s system of concepts, referring to the political nature of action and getting a meaning close to “civic”. I will focus on explicating the interplay of two of the meanings that the term siveellisyys gets in women's texts: that of the Snellmanian idea of the political nature of action, and that of pure sexual morality. I argue that on one hand suffragists use the term siveellisyys similarly to the Snellmanian concept of Sittlichkeit to enable women to be considered as political actors and to construct an idea of political action which they contrast to party politics. On the other hand, in its meaning related to sexual ethics, the term siveellisyys is used to indicate that not all women are capable for political action.
  • Kahla, Elina (Finnish Society for Byzantine Studies, 2005)
  • Mixdorff, Hansjörg; Vainio, Martti; Werner, Stefan; Järvikivi, Juhani (Université de Provence, 2002)