Season concert

Peculiar Sounds


05.10. 19.00

Madetoja Hall

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André de Ridder


Eriikka Maalismaa violin
Oulu Sinfonia

Concert program

Carola Bauckholt Atempause
Sanna Ahvenjärvi and Tapio Lappalainen Water (2019–2020)

Veli Kujala Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra ”Auseil”

André de Ridder, a specialist in modern music, takes up the most interesting songs of our time with Oulu Sinfonia.

The German Carola Bauckholt is one of the pioneers of experimental music. Her Atempause, completed in 2001, transforms the sound of breathing into a mechanical phenomenon. Sanna Ahvenjärvi’s and Tapio Lappalainen’s joint work, 2023 Teosto Prize winner Water moulds the various shapes and forms of the element into a musical art that feeds the imagination. Veli Kujala has become one of the most celebrated names in Finnish music. The creation of his violin concerto was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s fantasy short stories. Dedicated to the Oulu-born violinist Eriikka Maalismaa, the work has been praised as a cinematic experience disguised in the shape of a traditional concerto. The concert will be organized in co-operation with the Ostrobothnian Contemporary Music Festival.


Duration about 1 h 50 min (incl. intermission)

Tickets 29 € normal/ 24 € pensioner / 16 € student, unemployed, child (3–17 yrs)
Free entry to the concert for Kaikukortti holders (limited amount, must be purchased in advance from Oulu10 service point).


Prices include service fee. Order fee 2 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster shops or 1,50 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster online shop will be added, excluding tickets purchased at Madetoja Hall ticket booth and Kaikukortti-tickets.