L’Age D’Or #2 Concert


Monday 25.11.2019  h. 19:00

L’Age D’Or concert series & Myymälä2 welcome Brooklyn-based percussionist Andrew Drury for two sets of improvised music with Helsinki-based musicians.

Set 1
Andrew Drury (percussion)
Jone Takamäki (woodwinds)
Lauri Hyvärinen (guitar)

Set 2
Andrew Drury (percussion)
Natalia Castrillón (harp)
Sergio Castrillón (cello)
Hermanni Yli-Tepsa (violin/double bass)

Tickets 5 € – Cash only!


is a drummer/composer whose work embraces the continuum from tradition to exploration. A long time student of the legendary drummer Ed Blackwell, Drury is known for his lyrical and propulsive drumming, distinctive compositional voice, inventive use of extended techniques, and a live performance energy that is primal, refined, and visually captivating. Performing in Jazz, Free Improvisation, and idioms spanning New Music, Post-Rock, and other genres, Drury has performed in 30 countries and on over 50 recordings.


is a reed player who has been active in the Finnish avant garde and improvised music scene since the late 70s. In 1981 he received the first ever Pekka Pöyry Award and in the same year released his self titled debut (one year before Universal Mind) with Antti Hytti and Samppa Salmi. Between 1983 and 1989 Takamäki was involved in the Edward Vesala’s Sound and Fury workshops, and was also part of the group Roommushklahn with Raoul Björkenheim (guitars),Antti Hytti(bass),Tom Nekljudow(drums and percussion)and Jarmo Savolainen (keyboards). In 1991 he joined the ECM signed Finnish jazz/rock/improv collective Krakatau, founded and run by Raoul Björkenheim. In 1997 he co-founded the group Otná Eahket with Antti Hytti and Tom Nekljudow, and in the early 2000s co-founded large ensemble Suhkan Uhka.

Lauri Hyvärinen (b. 1986, Helsinki) uses guitar as his main sound source. His sound and music related activities are of theoretical and practical nature, of which improvisation remains as his primary medium and interest. Hyvärinen utilises the possibilities of improvisation, compositional and minimalist structures in search for shared and intensified social and spatial constructions

is a harpist and music teacher born in Colombia. She graduated from Caldas University (Colombia), and also studied harp, chamber music, symphony orchestra, music theory and ear training at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia). In addition, she worked as a music and harp teacher at Fundación Nacional Batuta, the national system of children and youth orchestras in Colombia, among others. Currently she is studying for her masters degree in Global Music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

is an artist interested in sound and any creative manifestation. As composer his work incorporates several formats including instrumental acoustic, electroacoustic, acousmatic and multimedia. His pieces have been performed and premiered in several places along Europe and the Americas. As performer he experiences a constant activity as cellist of new music, free improvisation, improvised works with new technologies and collaborations with theatre performers, poetry and contemporary dance. Currently he lives in Helsinki where develops an active career as performer, composer, improviser, curator, educator, and researcher.


Hermanni Yli-Tepsa – musician from Sodankylä, now based in Fiskars. Plays on double bass and violin.



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