Oct
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

MolOt Ensemble (St Petersburg)

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Tulkinnanvaraista hosts new music ensemble MolOt from St Petersburg, Russia.

MUSICIANS
Alexei Isaev, flute
Alexander Zakharenko, clarinet
Alexei Glazkov, piano
Artur Zobnin, violin
Alexei Govorov, cello

PROGRAM
Alexey Glazkov: Quiet music for sleeping (2015)
Stanislav Makovsky: Duo (2014)
Mehdi Hosseini: SârukhâniII (2016)
Alexander Radvilovich: Pierrot dreams (2013)
Alexander Khubeev: Prism of dualism (2012)
Yaroslav Sudzilovsky: Menuet & Czardas (2016)
Michael Gordon: ac/dc (1996)

MolOt Ensemble was founded in 2012 under the umbrella of Russian Composers' Union Youth Department. Naturally the group focuses on presenting newest Russian music but also includes international key works in their repertoire. MolOt organizes its own eponymous festival and has released a cd of works by young Russian composers.

In this concert a wide spectrum of recent music by Russian composers of different generations is heard. Concluding the varied sonic phenomena MolOt performs one of their favourites, "ac/dc" by post-minimalist Michael Gordon.

This concert is presented in collaboration with Sibelius Academy, Russian Musical Union and the International MolOt Group. The entry is free for all.

Sibelius Academy, T building (Töölönkatu 28)
Wegelius Hall, 4th floor

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Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

open rehearsal on Stockhausen's Zeitmaße

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Part of UMUU Ensemble's mission is to help create an open platform for exchanging ideas about new and experimental music. Therefore we warmly welcome you to come and observe the shaping of this complex score and hear musicians try out various solutions to the problems inherent in Karlheinz Stockhausen's woodwind quintet Zeitmaße.

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Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Zeitmaße

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UMUU-yhtye presents the seminal woodwind work "Zeitmaße" (1956) by Karlheinz Stockhausen in four popup situations over the town. Like in "Gruppen" for three orchestras from the same period, the composer examines the possibility to organize durations and tempi according to serial principles.

As is often the case with Stochausen's music, the work is both deeply philosophical and at the same time humorous.

MUSICIANS
Emil Fuchs, bassoon
Juho Laitinen, conductor
Hanna Kinnunen, flute
Taavi Oramo, clarinet
Nils Röömussaar, English horn
Kristiina Salmi, oboe

SCHEDULE
12:00 Akateeminen kirjakauppa
13:30 Galleria Anhava
16:00 Alppipuiston huvimaja (weather permitting)
17:30 Sörnäinen metro station


The performances are free for all.

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Nov
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Music for eleven strings

UMUU Orchestra plays works by Kagel, Smolka, Scelsi, Saunders, Lucier in a 11-piece string setting. YLE Radio 1 will broadcast the concert at a later date.

UMUU Orchestra
Juho Laitinen, conductor

PROGRAM
Alvin Lucier: Group Tapper (2002)
Erkki Salmenhaara: Elegia 2 (1964)
Giacinto Scelsi: Natura renovatur (1967)

-- intermission --

James Saunders: assigned #5 (2002)
Mauricio Kagel: Sextet (1953/1957)
Martin Smolka: Squeking wings (2012)

 

The concert is free of charge.
Programs can be purchased for 10€ at the door.

 

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Apr
20
to Apr 23

Dream Chanting workshop and performance

Inspired by Charlie Morrow's practice of combining lucid dreams to inner song, the Tulkinnanvaraista season is concluded with a workshop and performance that is free and open to all.

We meet followingly:
Thursday 20 Apr at 10–12 Sibelius Academy, N Building, room 213
Friday 21 Apr at 10–12 Sibelius Academy, T Building, room 313
Sunday 23 Apr at 12–14, performance at 15 Vapaan taiteen tila

You can join in whenever you want. At the end of the workshop an informal presentation will be held on Sunday 23 Apr at 15:00. Also students of Juho Laitinen's new music performance practice course at Sibelius Academy, Laura Ahola, Manca Dornik and Livia Schweizer, will perform some of the music they've worked on over the course of the year.

Everyone is welcome to join in at any time!

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Apr
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Love & Philosophy

An evening of hardcore experimentalism: Alvin Lucier’s sound installations frame the virtuosic and philosophical classic by Helmut Lachenmann. The proto-minimalist violin duo by Christian Wolff and two new works by Juho Laitinen complement the program.

PERFORMERS
Teija Kivinen, violin
Juho Laitinen, cello
Jyrki Myllärinen, guitar
Maria Puusaari, violin
Otto Tolonen, guitar

PROGRAM
sound installation at 18–18:50
Alvin Lucier: Music on a long thin wire (1977)

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Helmut Lachenmann: Toccatina (1986)
Christian Wolff: Duo for violins (1950)
Juho Laitinen: Music with parentheses (2017)
Juho Laitinen: a song of being there (2016)
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Alvin Lucier: Group Tapper (2004)
Helmut Lachenmann: Salut für Caudwell (1977)
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Alvin Lucier: Love Song (2016)

 

Tickets: 10–30€, pay what you wish.

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Apr
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tulkinnanvaraista on tour: Lachenmann & Zimmermann in Turku

Photo:  Lebrecht Music and Arts

Photo:  Lebrecht Music and Arts

Tulkinnanvaraista brings to the old capital a selection of historical and more recent experimental music. The philosophies of Marxist thinker Christopher Caudwell and King Solomon are presented in hyper-virtuosic works by the manns Lachen and Zimmer. The recent works of Juho Laitinen reach out towards the hazy dreamlands that cannot be outlined by means of articulation. The solo by Alvin Lucier acts as a sonar to outline the dimensions and resonant characteristics of the cello and the surrounding space.

This is a free event.

PERFORMERS:
Hanna Kinnunen, flutes
Juho Laitinen, cello
Jyrki Myllärinen, guitar
Otto Tolonen, guitar

PROGRAM:
Juho Laitinen: Sillalla (2014)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Tempus loquendi (1963)
Juho Laitinen: a song of being there (2016)
Alvin Lucier: Tapper (2002)
Helmut Lachenmann: Salut für Caudwell (1977)

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Jan
20
to Jan 22

VIII Kallio New Music Days

Another glorious weekend of beloved classics of the avantgarde
and other not-new music.


Friday 20 Jan 2017 at 19:00

Darren Acosta, trombone
Hanna Kinnunen, flutes
Michal Konopinski, clarinet
Juho Laitinen, cello
Anna-Kaisa Pippuri, oboe
Pisku Ristiluoma, viola
Hannu Vasara, violin
Mirka Viitala, piano


Luciano Berio: Sequenza VII (1969)
for oboe

Maurizio Kagel: Con voce (1972)
for three players

Chris Newman: New songs for social conscience (1991)
for voice and piano

Terry Riley: String Trio (1961)

Erik Satie: Sonneries de la Rose+Croix #1 & 3 (1892)
for piano

Igor Stravinsky: Pour Paolo Picasso (1917)
for clarinet

Iannis Xenakis: Keren (1986)
for trombone

Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Tempus loquendi (1963)
for flutes

 

Saturday 21 Jan 2017 at 19:00

Sergio Castrillon, cello
Linda Fredriksson, saxophones
Ilmari Heikinheimo, percussion
Seppo Kantonen, keyboards
Juho Laitinen, game leader
Arttu Partinen, electronic instruments
Timo Tuhkanen, electric guitar
Sami Vehmersuo, voice


John Zorn: Cobra (1984)
for improvising musicians

 

Sunday 22 Jan 2017 at 18:00

Darren Acosta, trombone
Hanna Kinnunen, flutes
Michal Konopinski, clarinet
Juho Laitinen, cello
Jyrki Myllärinen, electric guitar
Anna-Kaisa Pippuri, oboe
Pisku Ristiluoma, viola
Tuukka Tervo, sound technician
Otto Tolonen, guitar
Hannu Vasara, violin
Mirka Viitala, electric organ


Gavin Bryars: Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet (1975)
for ensemble

Vinko Globokar: Dialog über Wasser (1994)
for guitar and electric guitar

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Oboe Quartet (1957)

Steve Reich: Pendulum Music (1968)
for four electroacoustic pendulums

Jörg Widmann: Fantasie (1993)
for clarinet

 

TICKETS

20€/12€/5€ (grown-ups / pensioners / students and all others)
50€/30€/12€ (whole weekend)
free for students of University of the Arts
 

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Dec
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

UMUU: La forza del destino

UMUU Orchestra
Juho Laitinen, conductor
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin

PROGRAM
Elliott Carter: Figment 6 (2011)
Iannis Xenakis: Morsima-Amorsima (1962)
Salvatore Sciarrino: Introduzione all’oscuro (1981)
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Elliott Carter: Figment 3 (2007)
Alvin Lucier: Fideliotrio (1987)
Earle Brown: Centering (1973)

The concert will be broadcast on Wednesday, December 21 at 22.05 on YLE Radio 1.

 Tickets: 10–30€, pay what you wish.

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Nov
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

A Tulkinnanvaraista mini-festival

The Tulkinnanvaraista mini-festival at Korjaamo Culture Factory presents an international selection of great performers of experimental music.

Belgian guitarist Nico Couck, a member of the innovative Champ D'Action ensemble, investigates possibilities in movement, exposed as physical energy, texture of sound and the relationship between performer and instrument. American bassist George Cremaschi resides in Czech Republic and works particularly with free improvisation and extended techniques. His compositions hover about music, sound art and noise.

Swiss Christian Kobi is interested in the saxophone's "inner sound". A multitude of extended techniques bring to fore the natural resonance and dynamism of the instrument. American Charlie Morrow, who lives in Finland, performs "dream songs" as well as sound and conceptual art. From Switzerland comes also Marianne Schuppe, who will perform Morton Feldman's utterly amazing vocal work Three Voices.

Due to unfortuned illness Christian Kobi will not be performing at Tulkinnanvaraista mini-festival. Instead we will hear a performance by Juho Laitinen. Laitinen presents an ephemeral musical moment and a piece by Tristan Perich that examines the counterpoint of man and machine, as the cellist plays along with a self-made 1-bit electroacoustic system.

PERFORMERS:
Nico Couck (Belgium), electric guitar
George Cremaschi (USA/Czech Republic), double bass and electronics
Christian Kobi (Switzerland), saxophone CANCELLED!
Charlie Morrow (USA), voice
Marianne Schuppe (Switzerland), voice
Juho Laitinen, cello and electronics

Tickets: 10€, 20€ or 30€. Pay what you wish.

Charlie Morrow, one of the Tulkinnanvaraista mini-festival performers, holds a chanting workshop at Sibelius Academy's Wegelius hall on Monday, November 7 at 4 - 5.30pm (address: Töölönkatu 28, Helsinki). The workshop is open to the public.

According to Morrow chant song is a timeless and universal activity and works ritually to reach special states of mind and body. Morrow states that all the material is part of his effort to enter into that basic communication common to primitive, folk, child and crosscultural sound making. 

The chanting workshop will be held in collaboration with Sibelius Academy. Material for the workshop can be downloaded from the link below.

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Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Song of Being There

Tulkinnanvaraista artistic director Juho Laitinen presents his new piece for voice and cello, along with Wolfgang von Schweinitz' harmonies in just intonation and Tristan Perich's utterly original take on electroacoustics.

Free entrance.

PROGRAM
Tristan Perich: Formations (2011)
Wolfgang von Schweinitz: Plainsound-Litanei (2004)
Juho Laitinen: A Song of Being There (2016, first performance)

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Oct
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jane Rigler (USA), feat. Thomas Buckner (USA), Jone Takamäki and Juho Laitinen

Flutist, composer, and improviser Jane Rigler creates pieces that play with hidden languages, recall ancestral songs, incorporate playful game techniques and ask the performers to imagine and improvise. In this concert Jane will perform original works such as the calling (2013), which connects her concern for people, languages, environmental awareness, animals and nature using sounds she collects during her travels. She will also re-perform various pieces from her album, Rarefactions (Neuma, 2015) that juxtaposes dense, breathtaking agility on the instrument with subtle, intimate, practically inaudible resonances as they travel through the flute tube.

Baritone Thomas Buckner, our old friend, will perform Karen Power's Quack Moo Sigh, a recent work where the performer improvises with a recorded and processed version of himself.

Multi-instrumentalist Jone Takamäki and cellist Juho Laitinen will then join in for a group improvisation.

Tickets: 0€ for students of the Art University, 5€ for other students, 10–30€ for everyone else ("pay what you wish").
 

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Oct
28
12:15pm12:15pm

Jane Rigler's Deep Listening workshop

In connection with her concert on Saturday the 29th, flutist, composer, improviser and certified Deep Listening© practitioner Jane Rigler will lead us to the fascinating world of Deep Listening, which is a practice initiated by Pauline Oliveros and "includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself.  It cultivates a heightened awareness of the sonic environment, both external and internal, and promotes experimentation, improvisation, collaboration, playfulness and other creative skills vital to personal and community growth. Plus it’s a ton of fun."

The session is open to public and free. The meeting point for those wishing to join in is the 1st floor lobby next to the library at the Music Center at 12:00. Call Juho at 050-3725832 if you can't find us.

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Sep
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

UMUU plays Christian Wolff's Microexercises

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UMUU Ensemble will open the sixth Tulkinnanvaraista season at Pitskun kulttuurikirkko with Christian Wolff’s experimental, playful, Satie-esque work Microexercises. Following the principles of the ensemble, the UMUU musicians approach the piece indirectly through psychophysical and improvisatory exercises. The aim is to develop processes of rehearsing and performing from the perspective of multisensoriality and free association.

Christian Wolff: Microexercises (2006/2007)

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

Tickets: 10–30€, pay what you wish.
Ticket sales starts an hour before the concert on the venue, cash only.

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