Tulkinnanvaraista instantly proved to be essential.
— Jukka Isopuro, Helsingin Sanomat, 12 October 2011
 

PREVIOUS CONCERTS


 

23 April 2017
Dream Chanting
Space for Free Arts, Helsinki

Charlie Morrow (USA)
participants of Dream Chanting workshop
students of Sibelius Academy

Program:
solo works by Kazuo Fukushima, Heinz Holliger, Urška Pompe, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Uroš Rojko and Kaija Saariaho
dream chanting led by Charlie Morrow


8 & 10 April 2017
LOVE AND PHILOSOPHY
TITANIK GALLERY, TURKU
FORUMBOX, HELSINKI

Hanna Kinnunen, flutes
Teija Kivinen, violin
Juho Laitinen, cello and voice
Jyrki Myllärinen, guitar
Maria Puusaari, violin
Otto Tolonen, guitar

Program:
Helmut Lachenmann: Toccatina & Salut für Caudwell
Juho Laitinen: Sillalla & a song of being there & Music with parentheses
Alvin Lucier: Love Song & Music on a long thin wire & Tapper
Christian Wolff: Duo for Violins
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Tempus loquendi


5 & 12 march 2017
to and fro in shadow
Galleria midori

UMUU Trio
Pasi Eerikäinen, violin
Juho Laitinen, cello
Jouko Laivuori, piano

Program:
Morton Feldman: Piano Trio

 


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

20–22 january 2017
VIIi kallio new music days
space for free arts

BERIO – BRYARS – GLOBOKAR – KAGEL – NEWMAN – RAUTAVAARA – REICH – RILEY – satie – STRAVINSKY – WIDMANN –  XENAKIS – zimmermann – zorn    


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

13 december 2016
umuu: la forza del destino
pitskun kulttuurikirkko

UMUU Orchestra
Juho Laitinen, conductor
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin

Program:
Earle Brown: Centering
Elliot Carter: Figments 3 & 6
Alvin Lucier: Fideliotrio
Salvatore Sciarrino: Introduzione all'oscuro
Iannis Xenakis: Morsima–Amorsima


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

6 NOVEMBER 2016
A TULKINNANVARAISTA MINI-FESTIval
KORJAAMO CULTURE FACTORY, VINTTI

Nico Couck, guitars (BE)
George Cremaschi, double bass and electronics (USA/CZ)
Juho Laitinen, cello and electronics
Charlie Morrow, song (USA)
Marianne Schuppe, voice (CH)


29 OCTOBER 2016
JANE RIGLER (usa)
space for free arts


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

25 SEPTEMBER 2016
CHRISTIAN WOLFF: MICROEXERCISES
PITSKUN KULTTUURIKIRKKO

UMUU Ensemble
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele
Michal Konopinski, clarinet
Kaisa Kortelainen, flute
Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion
Juho Laitinen, musical direction and melodica
Carly Lake, horn
Charis Pazaroulas, double bass


Photos by Timo Pyhälä

 

9 may 2016
maria puusaari, violin // antez, percussion (Fr)
G18


11 april 2016
daAn vandewalle, piano (be) // juho laitinen & UMUU cello trio
g18


12 march 2016
jan lehtola, organ // Umuu string trio
paavali church


15 february 2016
elisa järvi, piano // best of VII Kallio new music days
g18


 

22–24 january 2016
VII KALLIO new music days
space for free arts

Anderson – Aperghis – Berio – Crane – Davidovsky – Globokar – Heikkinen – Johnson – Laitinen – Mantovani – Perich –  Reich – Riley – Simanainen – Tenney – Xenakis

 


 

12 december 2015
introducing the umuu orchestra
balder hall

UMUU Orchestra
Juho Laitinen, conductor
Tuomas Lehtinen, baritone
Taavi Oramo, clarinet

Program:
Frederic Rzewski: Coming together
James Saunders: assigned #9
Giacinto Scelsi: Kya
Matthew Welch: A Drone Symphony
Christian Wolff: 37 Haiku
 


22 november 2015
juho laitinen, cELLO
VIIKki church

Giacinto Scelsi: Trilogy (The Three Ages of Man)


18 october 2015
Hanna Kinnunen, flutes // Ernst reijseger, cello (nl)
VIIKki church


 

16–19 SEP 2015 PHILL NIBLOCK (USA)


19 september 2015
Phill Niblock: music and film
KORJAAMO CULTURE FACTORY

Darren Acosta, trombone
Thomas Buckner, voice (USA)
Hanna Kinnunen, flute
Sami Klemola, Petri Kumela, Otto Tolonen & Timo Tuhkanen, electric guitars

UMUU Orchestra

Juho Laitinen, musical direction and cello
Phill Niblock, video and sound projection

 

17 SEPTEMBER 2015
Lecture by Phill Niblock
helsinki Music centre

 

16 september 2015
music by Phill Niblock
PORI art museum

Thomas Buckner, voice
Juho Laitinen, cello
Phill Niblock, sound projection


17 may 2015
Juho Laitinen & Friends: Improvised music
space for free arts

Juho Laitinen, cello
Juuli Markkanen, oboe
Pau Rodriguez, clarinet
Antti Salovaara, bassoon


8 may 2015
La Monte Young: Composition 1960 #7
korjaamo culture factory

UMUU Orchestra:
Josu Izco, clarinet
Teija Kivinen, viola
Juho Laitinen, cello and voice
Juhani Nuorvala, analog synthesizer
Mikko Raasakka, bass clarinet


19 april 2015
The International Nothing (de) // Kallio Slaaki
VIIKki church

The International Nothing:
Kai Fagaschinski, clarinet
Michael Thieke, clarinet

Kallio Slaaki:
Mika Kallio, percussion
Mikko Hassinen, percussion
Anssi Nykänen, percussion


15 march 2015
Luigi Nono: Fragmente–Stille, an Diotima
VIIKki church

UMUU Quartet:
Jukka Rantamäki, violin
Pasi Eerikäinen, violin
Pisku Ristiluoma, viola
Juho Laitinen, cello


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

23–25 january 2015
vi Kallio new music days
space for free arts

Berio – Birtwistle – INNANEN – KALLIO – Lachenmann – Laitinen – Lam – Makan – Polansky – Simanainen – Tenney


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

4 december 2014
Terry Riley: In C
helsinki music centre

UMUU Orchestra:
Sara Antikainen, flute
Ilkka Aunu, piano
Minna Karppanen, piano
Kaisa Kortelainen, flute
Sirkka Kosonen, voice
Juho Laitinen, cello and musical direction
Maria Löschner, accordion
Antti Ohenoja, melodika
Laonikos Psimikoukou, electric guitar
Outi Pulkkinen, voice
Mikko Raasakka, clarinet
Annika Venäläinen, oboe
Artturi Winstén, clarinet


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

19 october 2014
a Tulkinnanvaraista mini-marathon
G18

AMIGOSKI, tapes and samples
John Eckhardt, electric bass and electronics (DE)
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Juho Laitinen, cello & Hanna Kinnunen, alto flute
Anna Petrini, recorders and electronics (SWE)
Outi Pulkkinen, voice


Photos by Jorma Airola

 

12 may 2014
Juho Laitinen & Friends: improvised music
Wegelius hall, Sibelius academy

Martta Jämsä, flute
Juho Laitinen, cello
Sikri Lehko, saxophone
Olli Mikkonen, piano
Laura-Leena Pauni, flute
Marcell Petö, piano
Outi Pulkkinen, voice
Jone Takamäki, wind instruments
Iiris Tötterström, cello


 

30 march 2014
MicroFest Helsinki
organ hall, Sibelius academy

Josu Izco, clarinet
Juho Laitinen, cello
Tuomo Matero, double bass

Produced with Sibelius Academy.


10 february 2014
Juho Laitinen, cello // Samuel Stoll, microtonal horn (CH)
g18


24–26 january 2014
V Kallio new music days
space for free arts

Gann - Hynninen – Ikonen – Laitinen – Lucier – Pliousnine – Reich – Smalley – Sound Dentistry – Tuhkanen


9 december 2013
Kimmo Hakola & Juhani Nuorvala & Eija Kankaanranta // 
Lucio Capece, prepared saxophone and bass clarinet (DE)
g18


11 november 2013
Kari Heinilä, flutes // ASTMA (RUS)
g18


14 october 2013
Sergio Andrés Castrillon, cello // Seth Josel, electric guitar (de)
g18


12 may 2013
Juho Laitinen & Friends: improvised music
space for free arts

Mikko Innanen, saxophones
Mika Kallio, percussion
Seppo Kantonen, keyboards
Juho Laitinen, cello
Heikki Nikula, bass clarinet
Jone Takamäki, wind instruments


8 april 2013
Seppo Kantonen, Roland V-piano // Veli Kujala, quarter-tone accordion
g18


11 march 2013
Susanne Zapf, violin and voice (de) // Sound Dentistry
g18


11 february 2013
Theo Nabicht, contrabass clarinet (de)
organ hall, Sibelius academy

Produced together with Sibelius Academy.


10 december 2012
Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field
Juho Laitinen, cello & Jouko Laivuori, piano
g18


13 november 2012
Thomas Buckner, voice (usa) // Mika Kallio, percussion
g18


8 october 2012
Piia Komsi, cello and voice // Robert Piotrowicz, analog synthesizer (pl)
g18


14 may 2012
Heikki Nikula & Asko Heiskanen, bass clarinets // Ere Lievonen, harpsichord (NL)
g18


16 april 2012
Ritva Koistinen, kantele // Alexei Pliousnine, prepared electric guitar (rus)
g18


12 march 2012
Mikko Innanen, wind instruments // Otto Tolonen, guitar
g18


13 february 2012
Jone Takamäki, wind and percussion instruments // 
Sirkka Lampimäki, Hanna Kinnunen & Juho Laitinen
g18


12 december 2011
John Eckhardt, double bass (de) // Janne Tuomi, percussion
g18


14 november 2011
Robin Hayward, microtonal tuba (de) // Juho Laitinen, cello
g18


10 october 2011
Streifenjunko, tenor saxophone and trumpet (no) // Jaap Blonk, voice and electronics (nl)
g18