This year's Nordic Music Days was, as ever, a triumph. Presenting some of the most exciting music being written today in Scandiavia, the festival featured a number of Edition·S composers: Steingrimur Rohloff, Rune Glerup, Simon Christensen, Simon Steen-Andersen, and Jexper Holmen.
The opening concert in Helsinki included Rohloff's mighty Der Erste Mensch. A spectacular performance was given by the Tapiola Sinfonietta under conductor Nils Schweckendiek and a video of it is available to watch here.
Later in the week, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra took on Steen-Andersen's Double Up. This edgy and unpredictable, yet at times almost playful, work you can watch here.
We are already looking forward to next year's festival!