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Events: FLASH FLASH – the two deaths of andy warhol

Juhani Nuorvala’s opera, FLASH FLASH, is a portrait of the American artist Andy Warhol – a lonely man surrounded by the masses. Warhol’s various existences – always scandalous – as a painter, filmmaker, media personality, and a thinker, crystallise many of the cultural and societal changes that characterise the most recent iteration of the Western cultural paradigm. Also insinuating their way into the picture are the United States and the... 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

News: Additional concert for Edgar Allan Poe themed compositions on Fri 13.2.

The Finnish National Opera, one of the main organizers of Musica nova 2015, has announced an additional concert for the two Edgar Allan Poe themed compositions. The pieces will now be presented also on Friday, 13 February, in addition to Tuesday, February 10. Many artists have found Edgar Allan Poe’s (1809-1849) texts wildly inspiring – this time Poul Ruders and Toshio Hosokawa. Ruders’s Dreamland describes the journey beyond... Read more

News: A film director turns to opera

The acclaimed film director Zaida Bergroth tells of her debut as a stage director: In May 2014 I got an unexpected phone call from Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera, asking me how my diary looked for early 2015 and whether I would be interested in stage-directing Toshio Hosokawa’s opera The Raven at Musica nova Helsinki. After some initial hesitation, I agreed to do it. I’ve directed short and feature films, but... Read more

Events: Zagros Ensemble

The first half of the concert features two works for string trio, by two young composers currently making waves in Europe and beyond: Anna Thorvaldsdóttir and Morris Kliphuis. The latter’s humuorously titled “Space Opera” moves effortlessly from contemporary classical into a jazz-infused idiom. A composer who grew up with both a classical as well as jazz background, he is also an award-winning performer, one of the most sought after... 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: Welcome to Musica nova Helsinki 2017!

I am very excited to present my first programme as Artistic Director of Musica nova. It’s a privilege to share my passion for new music with you. I am grateful for your and their trust, and to return the favour, let us take you on a journey in Music Space. My main belief when it comes to building a festival programme is to not „only“ choose great music to be played, but to make going from one concert to another (also physically, from one... Read more

News: Musica nova examines musical dialogues across the Atlantic

Finland’s largest contemporary music festival, Musica nova Helsinki, has published its upcoming programme. The festival will be held during 1–10 February 2019. ”This year’s festival explores many examples of cross-Atlantic musical and cultural dialogues – at a time when North America and Europe may be drifting apart politically. But on the contrary, a new generation of composers and performers form a community across those borders,... Read more

News: Musica nova begins!

Musica nova Helsinki, Finland’s biggest contemporary music event, will be engaging in dialogue with contemporary music from the 6th to the 14th of February 2015. It will bring numerous composer and artist visitors of international repute to the Finnish capital and present a cross-section of leading names in Finnish contemporary music. The festival this year offers a record number of free events. Shining in the role of soloist and soprano in the... Read more

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