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Fredagar på Sibbe: defunensemble

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Founded in 2009, defunensemble is one of the most followed success stories in Finnish contemporary music right now. To meet the needs of a rapidly evolving music scene, defunensemble focuses on the systematic and professional performance, development and commissioning of electroacoustic music. The ensemble is made up of the country’s leading musicians and sound engineers, who bring to life both early analogue classics and the most recent digital innovations. With their street-credible projects, which take an open-minded approach to numerous different sub-genres of experimental music using electricity, the ensemble has won over a wide range of audiences both nationally and internationally – and the upward push continues.

The Helsinki-based defunensemble has already given concerts for about 12 years. In addition to their own concerts, they have appeared at nearly 50 different festivals/concert series in 13 different countries, including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, ISCM Tallinn, November Music ‘s-Hertogenbosch, dOCUMENTA Kassel, Flow Festival Helsinki, KLANG Copenhagen, Chiffren Kiel, BIFEM Bendigo, Kontraklang Berlin, Festival Loop Brussels, Helsingin juhlaviikot, Vertixe Sonora, SLÁTUR Reykjavík, Nordic Music Days, Musica nova Helsinki, ME_MMIX Palma de Mallorca, Musiikin aika Viitasaari, KLANG Helsinki, New Directions Piteå and AFEKT Tallinn/Tartu. The ensemble has already presented half a hundred world premieres, including works by Peter Ablinger, Alexander Schubert, Christian Winther Christensen, Hikari Kiyama, Timothy Page, Jan Anderzén, Asta Hyvärinen, Kimmo Kuokkala, Riikka Talvitie, Jarkko Hartikainen and Veli-Matti Puumala.

The defunensemble, consisting of flautist Hanna Kinnunen, clarinettist Mikko Raasakka, pianist Emil Holmström, cellist Markus Hohti, sound engineers Timo Kurkikangas and Anders Pohjola and composer Sami Klemola, has also created imaginative collaborative projects with artists such as Islaja, M.A. Numminen, cellF neurosynthesizer, Tapani Rinne & Tuomas Norvio, Ensemble Adapter, contemporary circus group Circo Aereo, Helsinki Chamber Choir, NYKY Ensemble, Pink Twins and KOELSE.

The Sibelius Museum concert will feature Hanna Kinnunen, flute, Mikko Raasakka, clarinet, Emil Holmström, piano and Anders Pohjola, sound engineering.


Minna Leinonen: Pheme 
Mikko Raasakka, clarinet
Anders Pohjola, electronics

Simon Loeffler: september08 
Emil Holmström, synthesizer
Anders Pohjola, electronics

Michael Beil: Die Zwei
Hanna Kinnunen, flute
Emil Holmström, piano
Anders Pohjola, electronics

Kaija Saariaho: NoaNoa
Hanna Kinnunen, flute
Anders Pohjola, ele

Enno Poppe: Arbeit
Emil Holmström, synthesizer
Anders Pohjola, electronics