Do, 28. November 20 Uhr „Finnische Musik für Cello solo“ von und mit Juho Laitinen
Juho Laitinen is a cellist, composer, teacher, writer and curator. As a performer he has a particular interest in the traditions of American and European modernism, avant-garde and experimental new music. His repertoire includes works by Cage, Scelsi, Xenakis and Young and has a leaning towards microtonal and electroacoustic music. Improvisation is his passion.
Juho’s compositional work focuses on ambiguous characteristics in the physicality of sound; an open-minded approach to new sounds made by new instruments; and the promotion of a non-hierarchical, freely associative art experience. Among his key works are the Fluxus-inspired „Zen for Bow“, the quadraphonic „More or less prdeictable waveforms“ and the microtonal pseudo folk song „Bear´s Lament“.
Juho teaches at Sibelius Academy and has written articles for Finnish music publications on Lucier, Puccini, Warsaw Autumn, crossover and other subjects. He directs the annual „Kallio New Music Days festival“ that concentrates on the historical avantgarde as well as the all-year international Tulkinnanvaraista recital series promoting experimental musicianship of our time.
Juho studied at the Conservatory of Turku and the Royal College of Music in London and additionally in Rome and New York. Currently he is putting the finishing touches on an artistic doctorate on experimental musicianship at Sibelius Academy. He is grateful for the support of his artistic pursuits given by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Kordelin Foundation, Finnish Arts Council, National Performing Arts Research Academy, Finnish Performing Music Promotion Center, Lehtinen Foundation, Finnish Composers‘ Union, Foundation for Promotion of Finnish Music, the city of Helsinki and Sibelius Academy.
Juho Laitinen: Karhun valitus (2010) – Max Savikangas: Kaliki (2003) – Juho Laitinen: Study in multiphonics (2011) – Pekka Jalkanen: Glubnyi (2012) – Juho Laitinen: Openings (2013) – Tapio Tuomela: Pendulum (1985) – Juho Laitinen: Zen for Bow (2012)