PIA FREUND - MINNA TERVAMÄKI - MINNA PENSOLA / JAAKKO KUUSISTO
"FROM THE GRAMMAR OF DREAMS"
The interdisciplinary work brings together Kaija Saariaho, who has become known as an interpreter of vocal music Soprano Pia Freundin , violinists Minna Pensola / Jaakko Kuusiston , and star dancer Minna Tervamäki .
The texts used in Kaija Saariaho's "From the Grammar of Dreams" are Sylvia Plathin works. Powerful narration deals with life and death, escape to madness, and self-destruction and the fight against it. Despite all this, the painful nightmare in the finale of the work ends in daylight and life.
Soprano: Pia Freund
Violin: Minna Pensola / Jaakko Kuuusistp
Choreography, dance: Minna Tervamäki
From The Grammar Of Dreams (1988)
Costume and visualization: Erika Turunen, Minna Tervamäki, Pia Freund
Lights: Antti Kuivalainen
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Photos: Minna Hatinen
Pia Freund is one of our country's leading international sopranos. The versatile singer is especially known as an interpreter of Kaija Saariaho's vocal music. He is equally in his element on opera stages, as a soloist in large orchestras, at the chamber music and stove, and as an interpreter of music literature and poetry. He has become known for his particularly flamboyant musicianship and his ever-renewing way of communicating with various disciplines and composers of our time.
Minna Tervamäki is a dancer-choreographer who has had a great career as a star dancer in the Finnish National Ballet. At the heart of his dance language is the opening of state-of-the-art technology in new directions, whether it be jazz, flamenco, circus or the visual arts. Tervamäki made his debut as a choreographer with Something Else? Since then, he has created more than twenty works.
Minna Pensola is a chamber musician and a member of Meta4, the most internationally successful string quartet in Finland.
Pauliina Fred is a freelance musician specializing in historical flutes, a solo flutist for the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and an artistic designer and flutist for the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. Pauliina also plays regularly in Norwegian baroque orchestras (Baroque Orchestra, Paulus Baroque and Nivalis Baroque Ensemble) and is a founding member of the Bravade Recorder Quartet. Fred has given concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Pauliina's call can be heard in the releases of several record brands.
Louna Hosia is a versatile musician from Helsinki who specializes in early music. He regularly performs as a cellist and gambist in the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, the Ensemble Nylandia, the Concerto Copenhagen and the Cornucopia and Brú ensembles. Hosia teaches at the Western Helsinki Music College and the Sibelius Academy. Hosia is the Finnish champion of sawmill 2018.
Harpsichordist Petteri Pitko actively performs as a soloist and chamber musician and plays in the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO). He is the artistic director of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and a lecturer in early music at NOVIA University of Applied Sciences. Pitko has performed as a soloist with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta and the Central Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra, and as a chamber musician at numerous music festivals in Finland, Europe, China and South Korea.
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