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Simon Steen-Andersen’s On & Off and To & Fro at Helsinki Klang Concert Series

On October 3, 2011 the renowned Finnish chamber ensemble, Uusinta, performs a selection of three contemporary composers as part of their Klang “Kohu” concert series.

Simon Steen-Andersen is one of these composers and the ensemble will perform his portrait work On and Off and To and Fro (2008) for cello, vibraphone, saxophone and 3 megaphones. A combination of wit and imagination with extraordinary ideas of music characterise this well-known work, which is a part of Simons portrait CD “Pretty Sound” from 2009 released by Dacapo Records and nominated for the P2 award “Listen to New” 2011.

In addition to Simon’s work, Uusinta performs composer Kimmo Kuokkala’s Kirvis for string quartet, post-apocalyptic Univuat (The Sleepers) for trio and two Salvatore Sciarrino works, Tre duetti con l’eco and Tre notturni brillianti.

Date: Monday October 3, 2011

Place: The Helsinki Music Center, Mannerheimintie 13 a
FI-00100 Helsinki
Time: 6 pm. 

Price: 5 euro