• Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017
    5:00 pmG Livelab, Helsinki

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    WILD IS THE WIND
    Musica Nova Helsinki festival, G Livelab, Yrjönkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
    First time in Finland

    Uusinta Ensemble presents new pieces by Nordic Composers it has co-commissioned within the Nordlyd project, supported by Kulturkontakt and Nordisk Kulturfond. The pieces were premiered by Uusinta Ensemble in 14th of June 2016 at the Klang festival, Copenhagen.

    Danish Mette Nielsen has recorded the harbor sound landscape of her childhood city Odense and integrated childhood song memories of the members of Uusinta Ensemble into her new piece. Icelandic Hafdís Bjarnadóttir takes us into the world of meteorological data and weather field recordings. In a very personal work by Swedish Ida Lundén we will hear the breathing of her late father and also the inner sounds of his harmonium. Ville Raasakka's piece has insomnia and the sounds of a night time apartment as its themes.

    Composers Mette Nielsen and Ida Lundén will be present at the concert. In addition, the name of the new artistic leader of Uusinta Ensemble will be announced.

    Program

    Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (IS): Wind Roses for viola and ensemble, f.p. in Finland
    Ville Raasakka (FI): Traumerei for violoncello and electronics
    Mette Nielsen (DK): Odense Havn 1991/2016 for double bass, ensemble and sound tracks, f.p. in Finland
    Lars Petter Hagen (NO): Hymn for string trio, f.p. in Finland
    Ida Lundén (SE): Tyska mossarnas sugluft for flute, ensemble and sound tracks, f.p. in Finland

    JÓZSEF HÁRS, conductor
    MALLA VIVOLIN, flute
    MAX SAVIKANGAS, viola
    AAPO JUUTILAINEN, double bass
    MARKUS HOHTI, cello
    LIBERO MUREDDU, electronics
    UUSINTA ENSEMBLE

  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017
    6:00 pmKaukonen, Lapland, Finland

    Uusinta Ensemble will present at Hiljaisuus -festivaali (Silence Festival) togehter with Kallo Collective KWALK, a concert with elements of performing arts. The theme of the concert is encounters and evasion. Without narrative it takes the viewer through absurd moments of everyday life. The three masters of silent comic and three musicians create comic in space inspired by the compositions of Georges Aperghis.

    Kallo, Kurppa and Monckton, wizards of physical theater and clowning from the internationally known Kallo Collective come together with contemporary classical music trio performed by Holmström, Puusaari and Rautiola from Uusinta Ensemble. Music is by Aperghis and Uusinta Ensemble.

    Performers
    Kallo Collective: Jenni Kallo, Thomas Monckton amd Sampo Kurppa.
    Uusinta Ensemble: Joonatan Rautiola, saxophones, Maria Puusaari, violin and Emil Holmström, piano.

    Production: Kallo Collective
    Running time: 70 min
    Tickets 20 € in advance / 20 € at the door
    More information

  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017
    Viitasaari, Finland

    Uusinta Ensemble will perform at Time of Music Festival 2017, Viitasaari, Finland in several concerts. As the main appearance of the festival on July 7th, Uusinta Ensemble will perform a full lenght composition concert of young Finnish talent Sebastian Hilli.

    More details TBA in May 2017.

  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017
    Time TBAHelsinki Music Centre

    Uusinta Ensemble will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of composer Paola Livorsi by performing a composition concert consisting of her music.

    Program:

    In between (2007) for alto flute, clarinet in A/bass clarinet, horn, percussion, viola and violoncello     Finnish première
    Suonno (2003-04) for string quartet with 4-loudspeaker amplification (new version)     World première
    Onde (2009-2010) for string quartet    Finnish première
    New work (2017) for 2 singers, ensemble and live electronics (2017) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, cornet, trumpet, guitar and 2 percussionists     World première
    Ohnfad for soprano and electronics (2002)
    Senza parole, senza silenzio (2014-15) soprano and guitar

More concerts for 2017 TBA soon – please visit again!

List of All Past Concerts 1999-2017 (PDF)