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2.12. – 22.12.2019
defunensemble 10 years! 

Concerts: 2. and 3.12.2019
Exhibition:  5. – 22.12.2019   Opening Thursday 5.12.2019  h.17:00
Live performances: 8.12., 15.12, 22.12.  h.15:30 

 

Monday  2.12.2019
6 pm Michael Maierhof & Sami Klemola –
Michael Maierhof and Sami Klemola improvises with cello and turntables. Friction takes the kinetic energy of motion and dissipates it through a material and the surrounding atmosphere in the form of vibrating pressure changes. Energy exists, it doesn’t disappear, it can only change forms.
Free entrance

7 pm Andrew Bentley & Alejandro Olarte –
Andrew Bentley and Alejandro Olarte are part of the Manialog ensemble which loves electric sound, sound synthesis, custom algorithms, and live performance. These ingredients make Manialog´s music a vibrating and deep experience of numbers, bits, and waves.
Free entrance

Tuesday  3.12.2019
6 pm  Concert by Hanna Hohti, viola & Terhi Paldanius, violin

Programme:
Nico Muhly: Keep in touch
Kate Whitley: Duo for violin and viola
Missy Mazzoli: Vespers for violin
Brian Petuch: The Pequod
Free entrance

Live performances :

Sunday 8.12.2019    Mikko Raasakka  clarinet
Sunday 15.12.2019  Hanna Kinnunen  flute
Sunday 22.12.2019  Markus Hohti  cello
All performances begin at 3:30 pm.
Free entrance

 

Exhibition 5.12. – 22.12.2019
Heta Kuchka & Minna Leinonen (premiere) sound-installation Here and away
Opening: Thu 5.12. at 5 pm, with defunensemble members
Free entrance

Here and Away takes the viewer on a journey to the favourite places of the original members of defunensemble: an untouched forest, the bunkers of Taivaskallio, the open sea, the neighborhood of Kallio, and the amusement park. The musicians were deeply involved in every part of the creative process, giving viewers insight into their individual personalities. Spending time together at their favourite locations was a valuable and inspiring creative method.

The musical composition is based on the verbal descriptions of the musicians themselves and improvisations. We hear the wind playing the flute by the open sea, a duet with a clarinet and a bird in a sunny forest, a harpist imitating a rollercoaster, a pianist depicting the sounds of his neighborhood in Kallio, and an interpretation of the cellist’s childhood memories. The journey culminates in the musicians returning to each of these special locations to perform a private concert for the landscape.

 

About defunensemble:

Formed only as recently as in 2009, defunensemble has astonishingly fast established itself as one of the most important contemporary music groups in Finland. The ensemble’s vigorous mission is to systematically delve into the world of electroacoustic music. Defunensemble gives Finnish premieres of the most essential electroacoustic repertoire both classic and current, while simultaneuosly actively commissioning new works incorporating the latest technologies. With artistic director Sami Klemola the ensemble’s concert concepts have proven to be highly innovative, blending different sub-genres of the electroacoustic persuasion with an unprecedented street credibility—any dusty notions of classical music are soon forgotten. A serious professional undertaking, the musicians and sound desingers of defunensemble are some of the most most active personalities in the Finnish contemporary music scene. After conquering the major Finnish festivals, the ensemble is already gaining international pull, their concert calendar is filling rapidly.
– Jarkko Hartikainen

During its brief history defunensemble has already performed over 100 concerts and at over 20 different festivals, the most notable being Tampere biennale (FI), Time of Music (FI), Musica nova Helsinki (FI), Helsinki Festival (FI), Flow Festival (FI), Klang Concert Series (FI), Crusell Music Festival (FI), Nordic Music Days (FI, SE), dOCUMENTA (DE), chiffren – kieler tage für neue musik (DE), November Music (NL), Loop Festival (BE), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (GB), Re:new music (DK), ISCM World Music Festival (EST) and  Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival Klang (DK). Defunensemble has premiered works by – for example – Tim Page, Antti Auvinen, Hikari Kiyama, Ville Raasakka, Perttu Haapanen, Pink Twins, M. A. Numminen, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, Peter Ablinger, Christian Winther Christensen, Alexander Schubert and Gilbert Nouno.

Members:

Hanna Kinnunen                     flute
Mikko Raasakka                      clarinet
Lily-Marlene Puusepp            harp
Emil Holmström                      piano
Markus Hohti                           cello
Timo Kurkikangas                   electronics
Anders Pohjola                        electronics
Sami Klemola                          artistic director

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