AKI CEDERBERG

Aki Cederberg on Helsinkiläinen kirjailija, muusikko ja elokuvantekijä. Cederbergin suvussa on merimiehiä, pappeja ja lääkäreitä, mistä ehkä juontuu hänen vaellusviettinsä ja monet hänen mielenkiinnon kohteistaan, joiden jäljillä hän on matkustanut laajasti. Cederberg on kirjoittanut kirjan Pyhiinvaellus: Matkalla Intiassa ja Nepalissa (Salakirjat 2013) ja hänen kirjoituksiaan on julkaistu mm. The Fenris Wolf kirja-antologioissa, sekä muissa julkaisuissa ja lehdissä. Hän on ollut osana yhtyeitä joiden kanssa hän on julkaissut levyjä, järjestänyt näyttelyitä ja esiintynyt eri maissa. Hänen osana Halo Manash yhtyettä tekemänsä elokuva Taiwaskivi on julkaistu DVD-kokoelmalla "Back to Human Nature" Njuta Films toimesta. Cederberg on myös osa Radio Wyrd podcastia. Cederbergillä on kulttuurialan tutkinto ja hän työskentelee kirjoittamisen ja elokuvatuotannon parissa. Hän asuu Helsingissä ja harrastaa nyrkkeilyä. 

Tämä sivusto kokoaa yhteen Cederbergin kirjoitukset, matkat sekä meneillään olevat työt.

Aki Cederberg is a writer, musician and filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. Coming from a hereditary line of seamen, priests and doctors, his disposition and many of his interests and passions can perhaps be derived from these ancestral streaks. Relating to his engagement with various esoteric traditions and realms of knowledge and culture of which he has sought first-hand experience, as well as his interest in sites of mythological or historical significance both ancient and modern, he has travelled extensively. Cederberg has written a book published in finnish language titled Pyhiinvaellus ("Pilgrimage", Salakirjat 2013), as well as contributed to The Fenris Wolf book anthologies and several other publications. He has been part of several musical groups, with whom he has released albums and films, as well as conducted exhibitions and tours both in his homeland and abroad. The film Taiwaskivi, made as part of Halo Manash, was released on the DVD-collection ”Back to Human Nature!” (Njuta Films). Cederberg is also a part of the Radio Wyrd  podcast. He has a Bachelor of Culture and Arts (directing and scriptwriting) and currently works in writing and film production. He lives in Helsinki, and enjoys boxing.

This website functions as a resource on his writings, travels and current works.

 

FILM

INSTRUMENT OF HIMMLER (2014)

Director: Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen

Yrjö von Grönhagen: Aki Cederberg

A documentary film about Finnish student, Yrjö von Grönhagen, who decides to leave University of Sorbonne and walk from Paris to Helsinki in the spring of 1935. On his way, in Germany, he meets Heinrich Himmler, who is attracted by a traditional Finnish instrument, kantele. Himmler employs Yrjö as researcher to the Ahnenerbe institute to find the Aryan roots from the runic singing culture of Finnish Carelia.

 

HALO MANASH - TAIWASKIVI

TAIWASKIVI, A film made as part of the group HALO MANASH, is included on the DVD-collection Back to Human Nature! (Published by Njuta Films and anthologized by Carl Abrahamsson)

“Back to human nature!” contains new cinematic work by four Swedish artists and one Finnish audiovisual group. Dynamic, consciousness-expanding and awareness-raising, these films range from minimalistic meditations, animated analyses, over ritualistic reverence and psychic soulsearching, to primordial possession. With minimal means, these artists have created unique multidimensional visions of an inner state of mind and, more importantly, of experimental magical attempts to overcome the frustrations we all experience in contemporary culture, urbanized globalisation and technological stress. Their results are colourful cinematic talismans, beamed from five highly creative mind-entities to the world outside."
"Halo Manash’s audiovisual shamanism spellbinds our apprehensions and breaks open our heads. With an archaic and atavistic animism straight from our primordial psyche, these groundbreaking Finnish artists seduce and impregnate the viewer with a stern sense of ritual force."
"This remarkable Finnish duo explore mystical and magical realms with a frenzy that evokes pure elemental forces. In their own words: “In Halo Manash, sound and movement come together as rhythmical language that facilitates communion with elemental beings. Our aim is to revitalise one of the oldest subconscious forms of communication, to open the gates with the aid of music and widen the horizon of perception concerning states of otherness lying in-between the cardinal directions.” Taiwaskivi sets an encouraging tone for a new primordialism in contemporary art. We are human beings and hence we are imbued with an ancestry stemming from nature and how we relate to nature. Arcane, archaic, anachronistic, anarchic... The spiritual realm lies hidden in powerfully commited behaviour that transgresses the “civilised” mannerisms with which we have been force-fed. The tempo of Taiwaskivi challenges our media-fragmented minds. We are used to ultra-rapid editing of a massive amount of information. Halo Manash offer us the exact opposite – an antidote: a slow generation of energy stemming not from information but from primordial wisdom, and from the poetry of human beings as non-corrupt organisms in tune with the elements."

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HALO MANASH - 'R.A.S.H.N.K.A-RA' (LP + DVD + A2 POSTER)

HALO MANASH, redrobed and clothed in ash, has a completed a helical cycle, r.A.S.H.n.k.a-RA. Archaic sounds and visions from the heights and depths, elemental ambience and primal thundering. Various instruments such as horns, kanglings, bells, cymbals, drums, singing bowls, damaras, rattles, chimes, bones, selfmade instruments, vocals, voices, and the elemental sounds themselves give form to a work that is
sometimes serene, sometimes fierce and chaotic.

Everything is in pairs: thus r.A.S.H.n.k.a-RA itself consists of two distinct creations/destructions:

IN 4 ELEMENTS (DVD) was realized/received in 4 circulations of the sun and consists of 4 parts. 

IN POLARDUAL (LP) is the dark twin, and was received /realized in 2 circulations of the sun, consisting of two parts.

Full-colour gatefold LP lmt to 500 including a DVD + A2 POSTER. Released by KAOSTHETIK KONSPIRATION

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For other works by Halo Manash, visit Halo Manash website. 

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.
H.H.
Olen ollut ja olen edelleen etsijä, mutta olen lakannut kysymästä tähdiltä ja kirjoilta; olen alkanut kuunnella opetusta, jota vereni minulle kuiskii.