Projects


Solitude

Solitude
Photo by Katri Naukkarinen

In the multidiscipline and multidimensional solo performance by clarinetist Lauri Sallinen, music opens into space, playing becomes dance and the lonely finds a community. Choreographer Mikko Hyvönen directs the music and the movements of the musician to generate a performance that leans towards contemporary dance. The electronic sound design by composer Libero Mureddu transforms the monophonic into the multiphonic, and the interactive video created by Teo Lanerva brings a resonating presence into the space.

Music: Luciano Berio, Franco Donatoni, Olivier Messiaen, Outi Tarkiainen, Steve Reich
Musician, performer, concept: Lauri Sallinen
Choreography: Mikko Hyvönen
Electronics: Libero Mureddu
Lighting & video design: Teo Lanerva
Costumes: Roosa Marttiini
Photos: Katri Naukkarinen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Support: Kone Foundation, Helsinki Festival
Residency support: Hiljaisuus-festivaali

Performances:
7.6.2017 Silence Festival (work-in-progress)
18.7.2017 Kuhmo Chamber Music (work-in-progress)
30.8.2017 Helsinki Festival (world premiere)
31.8.2017 Helsinki Festival

Solitude
Photo by Katri Naukkarinen





The Land of a Thousand Tangos
– Finnish tango in a brand new bottle

Henrik Sandås ja bandoneón
Photo by Atelieri O. Haapala

The Land of a Thousand Tangos is a concert program for clarinet, bandoneón and orchestra, featuring the most beloved Finnish songs as entirely new versions. The idea for the performance was to find the original spirit of the Finnish tango- melodies, through releasing them from their commercial burden. The results are powerful and emotionally rich distillations served in glowing and colourful bottles.

Performances:
Lapland Chamber Orchestra, premiere (October 2014)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra (March 2015)
Lappeenranta City Orchestra (October 2015)
St. Michel Strings (November 2015)







Spring Bubbles
– waltzes, marches and other delicacies

Henrik Sandås ja bandoneón
Photo by Sigel Eschkol

Spring Bubbles is a concert program for clarinet and orchestra, serving a rich smorgasbord of tasty musical delicacies from Finland and abroad. The main focus is on waltzes, although the concept of the waltz is approached from many angles: there are waltzes from Japan, France, the Middle East – but also from the North. The most beloved, old Finnish songs and dances are presented in new versions. Spring Bubbles is cooked and served by the musical chef, clarinetist Lauri Sallinen.

Performances:
Lapland Chamber Orchestra, premiere (May 2015)






Dusky Christmas Light
– beloved Finnish Christmas music

Henrik Sandås ja bandoneón
Photo by Jani Seppänen

Dusky Christmas Light is a concert program of Finnish Christmas music arranged for vocalist, clarinet and orchestra. Well-known carols and hymns are presented in new arrangements, where ethnic influences and the warm glow of the strings are united with the original, artless spirit of the hymns. Dusky Christmas Light glides over Bach chorales to Sibelius’s Christmas carols, pausing to enjoy the most delicate moments of the Finnish Christmas music.

Coming on December 2017