(c) Jaakko Paarvala

(c) Jaakko Paarvala

The founder and artistic director of Tulkinnanvaraista is Juho Laitinen, a cellist and a composer.

As a cellist he has focused on large-scale works of the historical avant-garde and modernism, such as Giacinto Scelsi’s Trilogy,
Morton Feldman’s Patterns in a chromatic field and John Cage’s 26’1.1499” for a string player. He views the study and performance of these works as a holistic process during which technical, philosophical and aesthetic aspects of the music are fused together into a psychological-physical-spiritual whole.

His compositions deal with ambiguous characteristics in the physicality of sound, an open-minded approach to new sounds made by new instruments and the promotion of a non-hierarchical, freely associative art experience.