Chamber concert

Kaija Saariaho 70: The Sound of Visions

Friday

14.10. 17.00

Pikisaari

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Performers

Oulu Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Musicians

Concert program

Kaija Saariaho:

Ciel étoilé
Aure
Cloud Trio
Mirrors
Oi kuu
Nymphéa
NoaNoa

It has been said that the journey into the music of Kaija Saariaho forces the traveller to meet both the deepest and most dazzling dimensions of one’s subconscious. From the electric vibrations of the spheres deep into the cellular sounds; Saariaho’s tones work their way to the places words can’t really describe. On Friday 14th October the Oulu Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Musicians celebrate the most remarkable composer of our time, the award winner Kaija Saariaho, as she celebrates her 70th birthday.

The programme of the day describes the artist’s universe embracing art faithfully: the orchestra, divided into small chamber ensembles, offers glimpses of Saariaho’s music at several locations around the unique milieu of Pikisaari. The audience can visit the venues between 5 PM and 8 PM. Each concert is performed multiple times, allowing visitors to plan out their journey from one destination to another, stopping to immerse themselves in sound and find their own way towards new music – and the unknown. Sophomore students from the Oulu University of Applied Sciences dance instructor course join the musicians in the performance.

Free admission.

In co-operation with: Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Orkesterin Pulssi ry., Oulu University of Applied Sciences and Kulttuurisaari

Venues and programmes

Vanha Lämpökeskus, the studio of Sakari Matinlaurin
Pikisaarentie 17 E
Showtimes: 5 PM, 5.45 PM, 6.30 PM, 7.15 PM
Duration: about 12 min

Ciel étoilé
Fanni Hoppari double bass
Petri Hänninen percussions

Aure
Iida Zelensky violin
Sofie Spanget Takkula cello

***

Vanha villatehdas, the studio of Kari Södön (2nd floor)
Pikisaarentie 17
Showtimes: 5 PM, 5.45 PM, 7.15 PM
Duration: about 20 min

Cloud Trio
Laura Kangas violin
Anfisa Troitskaia viola
Peter Gospodinov cello

***

Mallassauna
Pikisaarentie 15
Showtimes: 5.30 PM, 6.20 PM, 6 PM, 7.45 PM
Duration: about 10 min

Mirrors
Carlotta Petri flute
Sofie Spanget Takkula cello

Oi kuu
Carlotta Petri
flute
Greta Ernesaks cello

***

Kulttuurilaboratorio
Pikisaarentie 15 B1
Showtimes: 6 PM, 7.20 PM
Duration: about 26 min

Nymphéa
Maija Wesslund violin
Heidi Ilmolahti violin
Helinä Nissi viola
Greta Ernesaks cello
Tapio Lappalainen live electronics
Riku Seilonen lights and sound engineering

NoaNoa
Emma Tessier flute
Tapio Lappalainen live electronics
Riku Seilonen lights and sound engineering
2nd year dance teacher students from Oulu University of Applied Sciences improvisation

Dancers 6 PM: Inka Hartikainen, Laura Hellstén, Helmi Kantola, Emmi Luoto, Iisa Ojala, Kristiina Pakarinen, Laura Tujula
Dancers 7.20 PM: Laura Hakola, Emilia Isomaa, Sarah Kabcak, Mette-Maarit Mustonen, Aino Mykrä, Roosa Pyöli, Kerttu Tuomala, Vilma Valkeameri