Samuli Kosminen is one of Finland’s top drummers/percussionists. As a musician, composer and producer, Kosminen has collaborated with numerous renowned Finnish and foreign artists such as the Kronos Quartet, Hauschka, Jónsi (from Sigur Rós), Valgeir Sigurðsson, Emiliana Torrini, Trey Anastasio, Death Vessel, Sasha Siem, Pekka Kuusisto, Matti Bye, WHS (a Finnish contemporary circus and visual theater group) and many others. He has been featured on over 80 albums. For the past decade his main collaborators have been the Icelandic band Múm and the Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen.Originally as drummer, now as an explorer of flea-market percussions, beat apparatuses, melody making toys, clonky machines and tuneful data processors, Kosminen has discovered new and strange dimensions of rhythm and sound. In collaboration with Olafur Eliasson, he realized a specific sound composition for Inside the horizon for the Grotto.
Perceived as a "soundscape", this composition is diffused through twenty speakers along the installation. Designed from recordings made in the artist's studio, the sound work oscillates between raw material, concrete and electronic music sound sometimes leaving visitors uncertain as to the real nature of what they hear. While the visitors move between the columns, space and sound meet through movement. Additional sound elements by Kosminen and Eliasson are audible at particular spots within the exhibition.