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JUHO LAITINEN (FINLAND)

KIAN HOSSEIN/ BABAK LOTFI / ARMAN MOGHADAM
April 24, 2017
FIROUZEH NAVAI
April 24, 2017

Juho Laitinen is a cellist and performer composer and artistic director. His passions include: Music in just intonation as a discrete art from. Pieces of furniture as instruments. Installation and performance art. A non-hierarchical free-association-based art experience. As a cellist Laitinen focuses on multisensory performances of large scale works of the avant-garde and modernism. As one of the handful of cellists worldwide he has taken on Glacinto Scelsi’s Trilogy and presents it alongside poetry, tai chi and sonic meditation. In his compositions Laitinen elaborates on various ambiguities, such as multiphonics of a string instrument artefacts produced by inbreath-singing or the unpredictable musical behavior of electronic equipment. Tulkinnanvaraista, the concert series led by Juho Laitinen , has brought to Finnish audiences over 100 performers of experimental music form 15 different countries. His orchestra UMUU of 1-30 musicians investigates and presents historical experimental repertoire. Laitinen has studied in Turku, London, New York and Helsinki. In 2013 he graduated with a doctorate from Sibelius Academy where he explored aspects of experimental compositions as well as argued for holistic, process-based presence in music in his Manifesto on sounding. Laitinen also teaches at Sibelius Academy and has written some 100 for various music publications. His work has been supported by Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Art Council and Finnish Music Foundation in particular.

PROGRAM

Concert

  • Trad: Dream chart
  • Giacinto Scelsi Maknongan
  • Juho Laitinen Study in multiphonics
  • Iraj Sahbai Le chant persan
  • Juho Laitinen
    • Music in parentheses
    • A song of being there

Electronic/Experimental

  • Juho Laitinen Wulfie
  • Phil Niblock Disseminate
English