• Sun
    19
    Jan
    2014
    4:00 pmHelsinki Music Centre

    Osmo Tapio Räihälä Zen (2011)

    Osmo Tapio Räihälä A Love Surplus (2010)

    Osmo Tapio Räihälä Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (2010)

    Osmo Tapio Räihälä Soliloque (2011-2013)

    Uusinta Ensemble

    Anni Haapaniemi, oboe

    Hannu Lintu, conductor

  • Thu
    10
    Apr
    2014
    7:00 pmTampere, Finland

    Klaus Wiede Oh, These Disgusting, Lovely Lovers

    Antti Auvinen Kaarea (2006/2007)

    Jarkko Hartikainen Magnetic (2011/2013)

    Antonin Servière Kumahdukset (2014) premiere

    Kimmo Kuokkala Ocra (2005-07)

    Uusinta Ensemble

  • Sat
    12
    Apr
    2014
    12:00 pmTampere, Finland

    Timo Alakotila Ilmari 24 (2010)

    Iamus Colossus (2012)

    Asko Hyvärinen valse griffyre (2002)

    Max Savikangas Gene-enhanced Väinämöinen sings cyborg Joukahainen into the black hole of virtual space (2006)

    Uusinta Ensemble

    Eija Kankaanranta, kantele

    Veli Kujala, accordion

    Susanne Kujala, accordion

  • 7:00 pmTampere, Finland

    Olli Virtaperko Dawkins (2007-08)

    Vincenzo Galilei Dialogo (1568)

    Johannes Kepler Harmony of the Spheres (1609)

    Juhani Nuorvala Prélude non retouché (2012)

    Veli Kujala CybOrgan (2012)

    Uusinta Ensemble

    Esko Valtaoja, speaker

    Susanne Kujala, organ

    Veli Kujala, electronics

    TampereRaw

  • Wed
    16
    Apr
    2014
    8:00 pmNew York

    Aaron Helgeson A Place Towards Other Place (2012)

    Alexander Khubeev Sounds of the Dark Time (2011)

    Joan Arnau Pàmies [IVflbclVIvln_c] (2011)

    Hikari Kiyama Joruri Death Metal (2014) MATA Commission

    Ilari Kaila Kellojen kumarrus 2006)

    Sampo Haapamäki Connection (2007)

    Uusinta Ensemble

    József Hárs, conductor

  • Fri
    18
    Apr
    2014
    11:00 amNew York

    Reading session

    Uusinta Ensemble

    József Hárs, conductor

  • Sat
    10
    May
    2014
    9:00 pmValencia
    Ramon Lazkano Wintersonnenwende-3 (2009)
    Sami Klemola Sostenuto (2013)
    Hèctor Parra Ona (2006)
    Ville Raasakka Trio for flute, viola and piano (2012)
    Ramon Lazkano Lur-Itzalak (2003)
    Ramon Lazkano Egan-2 (2007)

    Uusinta Ensemble

    Miguel Ángel García Cañamero, conductor

  • Sat
    13
    Sep
    2014
    St.Petersburg Contemporary Music Centre 'Remusik', Russia
    Beat Furrer Enigmas I-VI (2006-2013) mixed choir
    Lied (1993) for violin and piano
    a due (1993) for viola and piano

    With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

  • Sun
    14
    Sep
    2014
    6:00 pmSellosali, Espoo
    Beat Furrer Enigmas I-VI (2006-2013) mixed choir
    ...cold and calm and moving (1992) for ensemble
    Lied (1993) for violin and piano
    Voices-still (1998) for mixed choir and ensemble

    With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

  • Sat
    27
    Sep
    2014
    3:00 pmAutumn Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
    Beat Furrer Enigmas I-VI (2006-2013) mixed choir
    Lied (1993) for violin and piano
    a due (1993) for viola and piano

    Uusinta Ensemble

    Helsinki Chamber Choir

    Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

    With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

  • 8:00 pmAutumn Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Mon
    03
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 pmHelsinki Music Centre
    Mark Andre S1 (2012) for two grand pianos
    iv2 (2007) for cello
    Zu Staub (2005) for ensemble

    Uusinta Ensemble

    Eeva Rysä, cello

    Nils Schweckendiek, conductor

  • Sun
    11
    Jan
    2015
    8:00 pmForum Stadtpark, Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz
    Simon Steen-Andersen Run Time Error (2009) video installation
    Ville Raasakka a natural habitat 2 (2014) for amplified violin and viola (premiere)
    Simon Løffler b (2012) for 3 musicians, 3 neonlights, effectpedals and a loose jack cable
    Jagoda Szmytka Körperwelten (2008) for amplified string instrument, audio files and video
    Michael Maierhof Plastikquartett 2 (1997) for 4 players and plastic cups
    Peter Ablinger Weiss/Weisslich 3 (1990) for ensemble
    Malin Bång a r c h i n g (2013) for amplified cello, amplified tools and electronics

    Uusinta Ensemble (Helsinki, Finland) combines instruments, objects, bodily performance and electronics in its performative concert Klang-Objekt-Körper-Klang. In Simon Løffler's work 'b' neonlights are played with skin contact attached to electronics. Malin Bång has written a work for amplified cello and timber tools such as saw and rasp. Sounds from within the human body are heard in Jagoda Szmytka's work Körperwelten.

  • Fri
    30
    Jan
    2015
    6:30 pmKaustinen Hall
    Veli-Matti Puumala Three movements from Symbo
    Alexander Scriabin Etude op.74/4
    Veli-Matti Puumala Three preludes from Hommages fugitifs
    Tristan Murail Cloches D’adieu, et un Sourire...
    Veli-Matti Puumala Fragment from Caprifoglio
    Pierre Boulez Notations VI
    Luciano Berio Duet 'Henri' (arr. by Veli-Matti Puumala)
    Karlheinz Stockhausen Klavierstück VII
    Veli-Matti Puumala Nachklang (premiere)
    Gabriel Fauré Piano trio in D minor
    Helmut Lachenmann Toccatina
    Beat Furrer Aer
    Veli-Matti Puumala Envol
    Veli-Matti Puumala String Quartet
  • Wed
    11
    Feb
    2015
    7:00 pmHouse of Nobility, Helsinki
    Jérôme Combier Lichen
    Riikka Talvitie Village Party (premiere)
    Fred Lerdahl Time after Time
    Christian Winther Christensen String Quartet
    Pascal Dusapin Jetzt Genau!

    Uusinta Ensemble

    Magnus Lindberg, conductor

    Nicolas Hodges, piano

  • Fri
    03
    Jul
    2015
    Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari
    Harrison Birtwistle (UK) Pulse Shadows

    Uusinta Ensemble
    Quotuor Diotima (FR)

  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2015
    7:00 pmHelsinki Music Centre, Camerata Hall
    Jouni Hirvelä Akvaariotalot
    Kokiriko
    Saraceno impressions
    Macbeth fragments
    Cracked
    Unwindings
  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015
    2:00 pmAlminsali, National Opera, Helsinki
    Jens Peter Møller (DK) Trip Hazards
    JPeter Steinholt Mortensen (NO) Andre Førsteinntrykk
    JMark Andre (FR/DE) durch
    JØyvind Mæland (NO) Étude ralentissante
    JRicardo Eizirik (SE) Music while waiting/music while working

    Uusinta Ensemble
    Tomas Djupsjöbacka, conductor
    Mirjam Solomon, coloratura
    soloists from Helsinki Chamber Choir:
    David Hackston, Eira Karlson & Jukka Jokitalo

  • Tue
    10
    Nov
    2015
    8:30 pmBKA-THEATER, Mehringdamm 34, 10961 Berlin

    Sami Klemola Peak (2014)
    Annesley Black Aorko (2006/2009)
    Perttu Haapanen Rain Songs (2011/2013)
    Sarah Nemtsov Sechs Zeichen (2010)
    Johan Tallgren Quatuor à Royaumont (1999/2002)
    Maximilian Marcoll Compound No.4: FRICTION MACHINE ALARM
    SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION (2010)

    Uusinta Ensemble
    Special Guest: Maximilian Marcoll, percussion

    Unerhörte Musik (official website)

  • Mon
    30
    Nov
    2015
    7:30 pmHelsinki Music Centre, Camerata Hall

    As part of the Sibelius Academy Klang Series.

    Veli-Matti Puumala: Capriccio (2002) for two violins, two violas and two cellos
    Jouni Hirvelä: Saraceno impressions (2013/15) for string quartet
    Aino Tenkanen: Follow me! (2015) for guitar and string trio, f.p.
    Saara Lindahl: Between Time and Infinity (2015) for piano quintet, f.p.
    Gabriel Williams: String Quartet No. 5 (2015), f.p.

    Uusinta String Quartet with Sibelius Academy students Santeri Rautiainen, guitar, Fanny Söderström, piano, Laura Lamminmäki, viola and Inkeri Eirola, violoncello

    Tickets

  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2015
    8:00 pmVapaan Taiteen Tila, Vilhonvuorenkuja 15-16, 00500 Helsinki

    Everyday objects and the body as instrument and sound source, and the instrument as an extended body.

    Tickets: 10 eur/5 eur

    Hanna Eimermacher (DE): Transparentz for 3 glass bottle players and tape
    Max Savikangas (FI): Kaliki for violoncello and video
    Jagoda Szmytka (POL): Körperwelten for violin, electronics and video
    Sami Klemola (FI): Tranquillo for 4 effervescent tablet players and amplification
    Simon Løffler (DK): B for 3 performers, lightbulbs and electronics
    Tim Page & Salla Hakkola (US/FI): Under My Skin, f.p. for objects, four performers, and electronics

  • Fri
    05
    Feb
    2016
    8:30 pmTheaterhaus 2, Siemensstraße 11, D-70469 Stuttgart
    Sami Klemola Peak (2014)
    Ville Raasakka Vanishing Point (2013)German premiere
    Oscar Bianchi Partendo für Countertenor und Ensemble (2015, Uusinta Ensemble co-comission)

    Uusinta Ensemble
    Daniel Gloger, countertenor
    József Hárs, conductor

    ECLAT official website

    With kind support

  • Mon
    08
    Feb
    2016
    7:30 pmMusiikkitalo, Camerata Hall, Helsinki

    Oscar Bianchi (IT/DE) Docile Ascesa
    Max Savikangas (FI) Azonal for Viola and Ensemble (world premiere, Uusinta Ensemble commission)
    Oscar Bianchi Zaffiro
    Oscar Bianchi Partendo (Finnish premiere, Uusinta Ensemble co-comission)

    Uusinta Ensemble
    Daniel Gloger, countertenor
    József Hárs, conductor

    With kind support

  • Sun
    27
    Mar
    2016
    2:00 pmRupla, Helsinginkatu 16, 00500 Helsinki

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    In a still landscape or in rolling clouds one can see for a moment the outlines of people and faces. Experience vanishing images, fragile and soft sounds in the heart of East Helsinki, Kallio, on Easter Sunday March 27 at 2pm.

    Free entry

    Gérard Pesson's Vexierbilder: https://open.spotify.com/track/0SLNZ99pXNwQcjUm9ij59n

    Programme:
    Gérard Pesson (FR): Vexierbilder, Rom: après une lecture de Penna 4'
    Andrew Ford (AU): Female Nude 5'
    Niilo Tarnanen (FI): Ob 4'
    Salvatore Sciarrino (IT): All'aure in una lontananza 10'
    Tapio Nevanlinna (FI): China Chimes 3'
    Misato Mochizuki (JP): Intermezzi I 8'

    Uusinta Ensemble:
    Malla Vivolin, flue and alto flute
    Maria Puusaari, violin
    Väinö Jalkanen, piano

    The event on Facebook

    www.rupla.fi

  • Mon
    06
    Jun
    2016
    Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    Buffalo, New York

    Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers, will take place June 6-13 2016 at the University at Buffalo. June in Buffalo offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures, workshops, professional presentations, participant forums and open rehearsals as well as afternoon and evening concerts open to the general public and critics. Each of the invited composers will have one of his/her pieces performed during the festival. Evening performances feature faculty composers, resident ensembles and soloists renowned internationally as interpreters of contemporary music.
    More information

  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2016
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Five Nordic composers are premiered at this concert of the Klang Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark. Uusinta will perform works by Mette Nielsen (DK), Lars Petter Hagen (NO), Hafdis Bjarnadottir (IS), Ville Raasakka (FI), and Ida Lundén (SE).

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    3:00 pmNew Music October in Oulu Festival, Oulu Music Centre, Tulindberg Hall, Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, Oulu, Finland

    PROGRAM

    Elena Mendoza: Nebelsplitter (2008) for violin, viola, cello and piano Finnish Premiere
    Juha Pisto: Kaiyu-Shiki (2011) for violin, cello and piano
    Johan Svensson: Diamond Dust (2013) for bass flute, cello and piano Finnish Premiere
    Outi Tarkiainen: Into the Silence of the Woods (2012) for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano
    Enno Poppe: Wespe (2005) for soprano
    Sebastian Hilli: Paraphrase II (Giant Steps and Eden Acid) (2015) for flute/piccolo/bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano World Premiere

    Meeri Pulakka, soprano
    Uusinta Ensemble: Malla Vivolin, flutes, Angel Molinos, clarinets, Emil Holmström, piano, Maria Puusaari, violin, Max Savikangas, viola, Markus Hohti, cello

    In conjunction with the performance of Into the Silence of the Woods by Outi Tarkiainen, a media work entitled Silence of the Woods by director Karoliina Niemelä and Korpikomppania Dance Company will be shown (cinematography by Pirjo Lempeä and choreography Outi Räsänen.)

    New Music October in Oulu Festival Website

  • 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)