Melodies in Concrete – WeW! 10th Anniversary Concert
Contemporary Music Festival What Ever Works! celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a concert on Turku Day. Free entry!
Kimabe, 10min, première
Kimmo Laaksonen, electric guitar
Olli Lehti, xylorimba
Heta Odoumonhou, dundun, shaker (perc. 1)
Akim Color, talking drum, bongot (perc. 2)
What it is to play? 20 min (2018-2020) première
Prepared piano ja prepared violin,
PART I “Knock knock, who’s there? Silence”
PART II “I came here to fight”
PART III “The instrument is broken”
EPILOGY “Let’s play together”
Kari Olamaa violin,
Milla von Weissenberg, piano
What exactly it is to play? What do a child’s first attempts at playing an instrument have in common with the honed virtuosity of a professional musician? What it is to play? is a work in exploration of play and playing. Roles and settings are turned upside down one after the other, and finally the audience is invited to join in the collaborative play with the help of tuned wine glasses.
Äiti ja Isä 10 min, première
For flute, cello and audio
Anna Sofia Kallio, flute
Teemu Mastovaara, cello
Audio material developed from recordings of the flutist mother and cellist father alternates with material composed for their instruments. The work is an intuitive attempt to find the father and mother’s own voices and hear them together. The childhood home and its old piano are also present in the landscape of sounds.
When you become Two, What Will You Do? n 6 min, première
For song and audio
Sanna Kuoppala, mezzosopr.
”Maa ja Metalli – from the sound art work 5 Elements”, première
Acousmatic music and motion
Elisa Ryynänen, dancer
Henri Vartio, synthesizer