Sat04Feb20175:00 pmG Livelab, Helsinki
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.
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
Thu08Jun20176:00 pmKaukonen, Lapland, Finland
Uusinta Ensemble will present at Hiljaisuus -festivaali (Silence Festival) togehter with Kallo Collective a world première of a concert with elements of performing arts entitled KWALK. The theme of KWALK 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.
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
Wed05Jul20173:00 pmTervamäki Chapel, Viitasaari, Finland
Uusinta Ensemble will perform at Time of Music Festival 2017, Viitasaari, Finland in two concerts. The first appearance will take place on July 5th at 3 PM at the Tervamäki Chapel, presenting a carefully designed program of chamber music composed over the last 25 years by prominent Finnish composers (for more info please click on their names).
There is a bus transportation to the concert leaving at 2 PM from Viitasaari bus station. The price of the return ticket is 10 €.
Jukka Tiensuu: Plus II (1992) for clarinet and cello
Ville Raasakka: Short cuts (2005/17) for clarinet
Kaija Saariaho: New Gates (1996) for flute, harp and viola
Max Savikangas: Kranker
Matthäus (2006) for flute and viola
Outi Tarkiainen: Sanasi,
kiveen uponneet (2011) for cello
Lotta Wennäkoski: Ciphers (2013) for flute, harp and viola
Malla Vivolin, flute
Lauri Sallinen, clarinet
Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp
Max Savikangas, viola
Markus Hohti, cello
Fri07Jul20177:00 pmViitasaari Church, Finland
Uusinta Ensemble will perform at Time of Music Festival 2017, Viitasaari, Finland in two concerts. As the second and main appearance at the festival on July 7th at 7 PM in Viitasaari Church, Uusinta Ensemble will perform in the composer portrait concert of young Finnish talent Sebastian Hilli. In the program, Paraphrase II – ”Giant steps and eden acid” (2016) was commissioned and premiered by Uusinta Ensemble in 2016 at the New Music October Festival, Oulu, Finland. A concerto for guitar and small ensemble, confluence/divergence (2013–15), will receive its world premiere by guitarist Perti Kumela and Uusinta Ensemble.
Elogio de la sombra for string quartet (2015) *
Lume for alto saxophone and piano (2013)
Paraphrase II – ”Giant steps and eden acid” for flute (picc, b.fl), clarinet (bcl), piano, violin, viola and violoncello (2016)
confluence/divergence for guitar solo, flute, percussion, harp and violoncello (2013-2015) World première
Jósef Hárs, conductor
Petri Kumela, guitar
Uusinta Ensemble (Malla Vivolin, flute, Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, N.N., alto saxophone, Emil Holmström, piano, Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp, Petteri Kippo, percussion, Maria Puusaari, violin, Max Savikangas, viola, Markus Hohti, violoncello)
* Quatuor Bozzini (Clemens Merkel and Alissa Cheung, violins, Stéphanie Bozzini, viola and Isabelle Bozzini, violoncello)
Fri20Oct2017Time TBAHelsinki Music Centre
Uusinta Ensemble will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of composer Paola Livorsi by performing a composition concert consisting of her music.
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!