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Kimmo Nissinen (k.n kadoogen)
  • 51, Male
  • Kajaani
  • Finland



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Musical instruments of junk since 1997

 Kimmo Nissinen a.k.a  k.n kadoogen  is luthier, musician and artist from Kajaani - Finland.

Puhelin: 0405698361

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Blind Pilots, Fin (1992 -1995)

Luthier, Designer of recycling materials / Muusikko ja kierrätysmateriaali-muotoilija ja -soitinspesialisti.

- Studied in Ikaalinen school of arts and crafts to become a luthier 1990.

- Designer of the Pumpeli Statues for the Oulu Music Video Festival 1998 - 2008 (www.omvf.net).

Musical career

- Started to play in musical groups in the early 80’s in Vuolijoki / Kajaani. Bands at the time were the Wheels, Spirit Blues Band and AZMA.

- Oulu years 1990 - 2011:

- Blind Pilots, Rautakanki, Onsegen ensemble.

- k.n. kadoogen's experimental "Spacewashingmachine ääniä” 2003 .

- Film music by using recycling musical instruments.

- Tampere 2011 - 2014: "Krooninen vanhuus" experimental music with Olli Levänen.


- ”Soivaa taidetta - recycled sounds” 2003 -2004: Kajaani, Oulu, Helsinki, Oulu 2004

- "Toinen kierros: Junk & Funk" B-Galleria, Turku 2006

- Kierrätysmateriaalisoittimia Bar & Cafe Pªskª kaupunni, Oulu 2007

- ”Kiertolaiset – Poste Restante” Kirjasto 10, Helsinki 2007

- Exhibition at Taitoshop, Oulu 2009.

Group exhibitions

- Jaani Föhr ja Kimmo Nissinen: Valokuvia ja Soittimia Visuaalinen keskus, Oulu 1998

- ”Pysäkki” Oulu and Kajaani Museums of art 2002 - 2003

- ”Formscape” Barents area design exhibition: Oulu, Petrozavodsk (Rus), Luleå (Swe), Umeå (Swe) and Bodö (Norway) 2005 – 2006

- Skitta!” Guitar exhibition, Sibelius-museum Turku 2006 - 2007

- ITE / ART BRUT- musical instruments, Petäjävesi 2008

- Northern Life - Finnish Art & Design, Beijing, China 2009

- ITE-Soi / Recycling material Musical instruments Kaustinen 2009.

- "Aistikaaos / Chaos of the Senses" OMA,Oulu 2011.

- "Encore", Tietomaa Science Centre, Oulu 2011-2013

- "Prototyyppi 2012" at Oulu region.

- “Aistimus”,  Tampere 2012

- “Ite keskellä”,  Petäjävesi 2012

- "ManseDesign",  Tampere 2013

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
From myspace cigar box maker.
What instruments are you building or playing?
Stringed instuments, drums and electroacoustics.

Kimmo Nissinen (k.n kadoogen)'s Blog

Handmade guitar to Conan O'Brien

Posted on July 11, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This funny and amazing thing happened to me already 2006 when I made this "Weight Watcher" guitar in Oulu, Finland but I found the link just recently. Here is the story:



Chaos of the senses Exhibition at Oulu Museum of arts. (OMA, Oulu, Finland)

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 5:30am 1 Comment

The banner outside OMA (Oulu Museum of Arts). March 3:rd 2011.


Chaos of the senses / Aistikaaos was the exhibition of art where everyone can feel, see, hear and even smell the art!



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At 11:53am on February 4, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

At 12:28am on February 4, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 3:52am on August 21, 2013, Mark Lillo said…

I have been looking through your pictures, you have some very creative guitars. Nice work!

At 2:35pm on October 12, 2010, Ted Crocker said…
At 12:16am on October 11, 2010, Henry Lowman said…
PLEASE post some of your work on the AVANT GUARD site! :-)
At 8:27am on October 10, 2010, darren brown said…
nice works very inventive .
At 5:48am on October 10, 2010, Nancy Barnes said…
Hello and welcome! Your creations are fantastic.
At 4:20am on October 10, 2010, Randy S. Bretz said…
Welcome to the Clubhouse...Kimmo, glad to have you here with us!!!!
At 3:16am on October 10, 2010, Ted Crocker said…
Hi Kimmo, welcome to the Clubhouse!

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