Posts tagged "FMQ 2017"
More real than reality

More real than reality

Composer Ville Raasakka creates hyper-realistic music using sources ranging from individual sounds collected in everyday life to entire concerts. His work Hypermarket and hypercommodity for shopping items, piano and chamber orchestra highlights the utter insanity of consumerism.
Jovanka Trbojević in memoriam

Jovanka Trbojević in memoriam

Composer Lotta Wennäkoski reminisces about her friend, the composer Jovanka Trbojević, who passed away in May.
The kantele - outside the box

The kantele – outside the box

Today, the kantele inspires composers and performers across genre boundaries. Musician Maija Kauhanen and composer Adina Dumitrescu discuss the instrument from their respective perspectives.
The legacy continues

The legacy continues

Holding a mirror up to the past can be burdensome. But it can also be a revelation. Both applied to trumpeter Verneri Pohjola as he took the bull by the horns and interpreted his father Pekka Pohjola’s music. At the heart of the winning formula was the trumpeter's own vision.
Tender, edgy free jazz

Tender, edgy free jazz

Overlook the name that suggests goth or heavy metal – Tampere trio Black Motor is one of Finland’s most versatile, appealing free jazz outfits.
Strong solo piano

Strong solo piano

Sarmanto is a very proficient pianist, and, surely one of the most individual ones of his generation in northern Europe.
The complete set

The complete set

The music on Jukka Eskola Soul Trio's album is straightforward, stylish and groovy Soul Jazz, almost directly from the 60s. However, the discerning listener will find details with a more recent time stamp.
Bop goes cool

Bop goes cool

Jukka Perko Tritone moves the onetime fierce music of Dizzy Gillespie to somewhat gentler realms, still not losing the original ideas and logics of the songs.
Nordgren’s Rites of Passage

Nordgren’s Rites of Passage

Pehr Henrik Nordgren’s music often has a ritual, pictorial quality that generates a powerfully disturbing sense of atmosphere, of foreboding, as this album perfectly illustrates.
Saariaho’s earthy colours

Saariaho’s earthy colours

The distinguished Meta4 string quartet's second volume of Saariaho's chamber music was released in 2016. At the heart of this album are two larger works: ...de la Terre (1991) for violin and electronics and Terra Memoria (2006) for string quartet.
Tüür’s Integration  of Energies

Tüür’s Integration  of Energies

The two clarinet concertos in this album demonstrate Tüür’s ability to suggest huge tectonic forces at work under dancing or drifting textures in higher instrumental registers.
Magical Nordic string trios

Magical Nordic string trios

Not an easy listening disc by any means, but a magical compilation that grows on you with repeated listening, not least because of the superb performance given by Trio Aristos.