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News: (fi) Kari Kriikku: “Michel van der Aan musiikissa on kiehtovaa outoutta”

Sorry, this entry is only available in Finnish. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Michel van der Aa saapuu festivaalin residenssisäveltäjäksi. Hänen teoksiaan soi avajaiskonsertissa 1.2. sekä Tapiola Sinfoniettan konsertissa 9.2. Lisäksi hänen 3D-oopperansa Blank Out saa Suomen ensi-iltansa 4.2. Alla ote festivaalilehdessä... Read more

Events: Blank Out

A breathtaking combination of opera, 3D-media, poetry, eighties beats and techno. Blank Out pushes operatic boundaries taking the art form to a next level. Nova is proud to bring the opera to Finland so soon after its world premiere, already hailed as historic. As in his other works, composer Michel van der Aa continues to break with tradition, mixing disciplines and media to create uniquely structured works. ‘Blank Out’ is based upon the life... Read more

News: Musica nova 2017 opening concert released

The opening concert of Music nova 2017, conducted by new Artistic Director André de Ridder, features both world and Finnish premieres: two fresh voices of the next generation of Finnish composers as well as two internationally renowned composers, who represent groundbreaking developments of contemporary classical music in the 21st century. Radio Symphony Orchestra’s concert will feature a world premiere from an American composer Tyondai... Read more

News: Finnish premiere of Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out at Musica nova

A breathtaking combination of opera, 3D-media, poetry, eighties beats and techno. Blank Out pushes operatic boundaries taking the art form to a next level. Nova and the Finnish National Opera is proud to bring the opera to Finland so soon after its world premiere, already hailed as historic. As in his other works, composer Michel van der Aa continues to break with tradition, mixing disciplines and media to create uniquely structured works.... Read more

Page: Media 2017

Media Accreditation until 23.1. Accreditation requests (with concert + media info): tiedotus(a)musicanova.fi Contact: tiedotus(a)musicanova.fi / + 358 44 5661903 The material below is free to use for journalistic purposes related to Musica nova Helsinki. Credits must be included. Press photos 1.2. Radion sinfoniaorkesteri / Radio Symphony Orchestra: TELEKINESIS 1.2. Avajaisklubi / Opening club 2.2. UMO & Kari Ikonen: Twelve Fn Kies 2.2.... Read more

Events: The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

The opening concert of Music nova 2017, conducted by new Artistic Director André de Ridder, features both world and Finnish premieres: two fresh voices of the next generation of Finnish composers as well as two internationally renowned composers, who represent groundbreaking developments of contemporary classical music in the 21st century. As a European premiere, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra is to perform Play by young American composer... Read more

Events: Introduction to Blank Out with Michel van der Aa

...A pre talk of Blank Out is arranged on 4th February at 18.45-19.15 at the Almi Hall Foyer. The artistic director André de Ridder interviews composer Michel van der Aa. The talk is in English.... Read more

Events: Meet the composers

...Vesa Lehtisalo interviews composers Jarkko Hartikainen and Michel van der Aa. More about the Tapiola Sinfonietta concert... Read more

News: Whole program published!

Contemporary art music meets modern electronic at Musica nova Helsinki. Alongside new classical music the festival, under the theme of Open Spaces, will also be focusing more strongly than before on electronic music and avant-garde pop. The chief guests are Grawemeyer Award-winning Michel van der Aa from the Netherlands, American composer, guitarist and multimedia artist Tyondai Braxton, the stargaze collective of the festival’s German Artistic... Read more

Events: Tapiola Sinfonietta: Open Spaces

Composers of two generations meet in space. The concert begins with Ramifications by Modernist master György Ligeti paired with Open Spaces by one of his musical successors, Austrian Georg Friedrich Haas. Both are studies of physical and musical space in the way they place the musicians and open the harmonic and scale system to microtonality. Acoustic instruments, electronic recordings and digitally-processed tones sound side by side in the... Read more

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