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, collaborating, sharing ideas and influences, bringing us closer together”, says André de Ridder, the artistic director of Musica nova Helsinki.

The festival programme includes an abundance of music from today’s most intriguing composers from both sides of the Atlantic:  Americans Tyondai Braxton and Bryce Dessner perform their own pieces as soloists, and Iceland, a rising phenomenon in art music, will be represented by Anna Thorvalsdottir and Daníel Bjarnason. Additionally, the festival will feature the premiere of the long-awaited opera FLASH FLASH – the two deaths of andy warhol by Juhani Nuorvala.

Explore the programme »