Wednesday the 26th of March. Finally the concert day has arrived! I woke up with my right hand aching quite badly. At breakfast I could hardly move my fingers anymore, and was getting a bit worried about tonight’s concert… I should have had score reading today, but luckily my teacher couldn’t make it, which gave me a bit more time for practising and concert arrangements. I spent all morning trying to relax my sore right arm. I practised two times really slowly through my piece Piano Delirium for tonights concert, then I had to copy and send of a bunch of papers for work (at sea), lunch, went to buy flowers and sparkling wine for the concert tonight, back home for an other shower and putting on make up. I still finished of the speeches for the days concert and went through them and sent them to Matilda for getting them corrected and printed out.
At 16.30 I went to the concert hall Pietilän sali and met for the first time live the lovely Minnakaisa Kuivalainen, producer of Tampere Biennale. She is a blessing for this concert! Thanks to her we were fortunate enough to get Tampere Biennales graphic designer Manu Alakarhu to help us with the layout of the programme, got it printed etc.
At around 17 o’clock my musicans started dropping in for testing the acoustics and at around 17.20 also my composer friends Lauri Supponen, Jens Lindqvist, Dante Thelestam and Sergio Castrillón arrived, as an un-official Korvat Auki Helsinki enforcement and support team.
|Preparing the loudspeakers for the concert|
The whole concert went surprisingly well! We had no technical problems (even though we had electronic music in the program!), everyone showed up, all pieces went well, all composers were there to bow at the end of the piece, all my speeches went okay, we had exactly enough flowers for everyone, the concert was successfully recorded and there was more audience than expected, over 50 people! I was happy to notice there were many un-familiar faces as well, so also new people found their way to the concert! The only small minus was that there was a too few programme copies, so they ended halfway, and that the concert was 10 min longer than planned… But luckily I had planned to be a concert-host already before this happened, so at least everyone got to know who was playing what piece and written by whom. But everyone was very happy with the concert and with how everything went and Minnakaisa was positively surprised by the large amount of audience (in contemporary music standards)!
|The audience before the concert began|
Korvat auki ry ja Tampering ry esittävät yhteistyössä Tampere Biennalen kanssa:
Korvat Auki Tampere!
Korvat Auki Tampere!
Biennale soi Metsossa
Keskiviikkona 26.3 klo 18
Pietilä-sali, Pääkirjasto Metso
Tervetuloa ensimmäiseen Korvat auki –yhdistyksen sävellyskonserttiin Tampereella! Konsertti järjestetään yhteistyössä nykymusiikkiyhdistys Tampering ry:n ja Tampere Biennalen kanssa osana kolmipäiväistä tapahtumaa ”Biennale soi Metsossa”. Korvat auki ry:n konserteissa esitetään uusimpia teoksia nuorelta säveltäjäsukupolvelta sekä Helsingistä, että Tampereelta. Konserteissa kuullaan kamarimusiikkia, teoksia soolosoittimille ja elektroakustisia teoksia nuorten huippumuusikoiden esittäminä. Tervetuloa seuraamaan sekä Korvat auki ry:n että Tampering ry:n toimintaa kotisivuillamme www.korvatauki.net ja www.tampering.fi!
I. "We're right behind you Altantis"
II. "Forward's the only way to go"
III. "If I forget Thee oh Earth"
Ville Hautakangas, piano
Matilda Seppälä: Itus – for solo violin (säv. 2013)
Tatuarttu Ruponen, viulu
Pauli Marttinen: Suite for Solo Fourth Horn (säv.2013) ke.
III. Alla marcia
VI. Allegro (attacca)
Ilona Keltti, käyrätorvi
Cecilia Damström, piano
Sergio Andres Castrillón: Parade for a fuddle soul
Jens Lindqvist: Strukturen kitaralle ja nauhalle
Kalle Autio, kitara
|Me playing Piano Delirium, Matilda turning pages for me|
|Pauli Marttinen and Ilona Keltti|
|Kalle Autio playing Lindqvist|
|Jens Lindqvist applauding his guitarist|
|Lauri Supponen raising a toast for Korvat Auki Tampere|
|Henri Sokka after the concert|
|Sergio Castillón and Lauri at Tuulensuu|
|The famous Tuulensuu potato wedges for only 4 euros!|