Sibelius Academy, Black Box, Helsinki
Centre for Music and Technology 24.4.2019
Based on poems by the Turkish poet Gülten Akın and the voice and cello of Anni Elif Egecioglu, the piece is in three parts:
Sözler (Words), deals with words that are trapped into a mouth, would like to fly, but it is said that who will let them fly will be caught.
The second part, Neyi (What), is about the fragile balance between words and life, on a rope drawn on the void. The author asks the acrobat to tell her “what to write and why”.
The third part Leke (Stain) questions about the “other voices”, the “world's voices” that surround us.
As in my previous two doctoral concerts, the piece involves a performative and visual part: I have been collaborating with dancer/choreographer Suvi Tuominen and video artist Marek Pluciennik, who designed also the performative objects.
Anni Elif Egecioglu, voice & cello
Veli Kujala, 24/tone accordion
Hanna Kinnunen, alto flute
Mikko Raasakka, bass clarinet
Markus Hohti, cello
Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp
Emil Holmström, piano
Paola Livorsi, composition and electronics
Juan de Dios Magdaleno, live electronics
Marek Pluciennik, processed live video, objects, video art
Suvi Tuominen, dance and choreography
Esme Karakaya, costume designer
Anders Pohjola, Jon-Patrik Kuhlefeldt, sound engineers
Sirje Ruohtula, lights designer