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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

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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: 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

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

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: 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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Sorry, this entry is only available in Swedish. 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. Bruno Mantovani: Cadenza no. 1 (2018) Från stjärnelev vid Paris statliga konservatorium (CNSMDP) har Bruno Mantovani gjort en internationell karriär och återvänt till huset som dess nuvarande chef. Som tonsättar-dirigent har han samarbetat länge med... Read more

Events: Edgar Allan Poe: Dreamland & The Raven

The visionary tales of the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) have been inspiring artists for over a hundred years. Among the most recent composers turning to his tales of mystery have been Poul Ruders and Toshio Hosokawa. The celebrated Danish contemporary composer Poul Ruders (b. 1949) chose to set to music Poe’s poem Dreamland describing a journey beyond space and time. The images evoked by the poem of a land of dream and... Read more

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