Monday, 28 January 2019

Talking about "Note" in Radio Vega

Last week's Friday I talked with Kike Bertell and Eva Kela about the etymology of the word "note" and random thoughts around that word in the radio channel Vega (a Swedish speaking channel) in the Finnish Radio. It was aired on yesterday (on Sunday) and is available until the 27th of February. Have a listen (in Swedish) under this link.  And have a great week everyone! 

Eva Kela, Kike Bertell and me at Radio Vega in the program "Ordet läcker"

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Piano Quintet Minna coming to Tampere

Was mentioned (at the very end) in this Sunday article by Helsingin Sanomat! My first Piano Quintet "Minna - Pictures from the Life of Minna Canth" will be performed by TampereRaw on March 24th in the Tampere Hall and will be broadcast by the Finnish Broadcasting Company! The concert also contains the work Hele by Lotta Wennäkoski and Naisen muotokuva by Minna Leinonen. Very much looking forward to the concert! And for Finnish speakers; here is a good chance to test which work by Minna Canth you could read in the meanwhile! Welcome!

Minna Canth, Minna Leinonen, me, Lotta Wennäkoski and conductor Maria Itkonen

Monday, 14 January 2019

Opera Rehearsals Have Begun

Rehearsals for my children opera "Djurens planet" have begun a week ago! Absolutely love the wonderful cast, the musicians, the director Martina Roos, the stage designer Anna Kontek, the children's choir, the story by Monica Vikström-Jokela, basically EVERYTHING about this project! All music by yours truly. (In this pic posing in the National Opera for Svenska Folkskolans Vänner's magazine.) 

The premiere 15.3.19 is already sold out so be sure to book your tickets asap for one of the two remaining shows on Saturday the 16th of March at the National Opera

Photo by Anna Kujala for @svenskafolkskolansvanner Magazine