Encounters Club – Tribute to Pan Sonic

Fri 01/02/2019 21:00 - 22:30
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A tribute to the Finnish group Pan Sonic (1993–2009), which was a forerunner in experimental electronic music, and, in particular, to its late member, Mika Vainio (1964–2017).

Initiated by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korvat Auki – Society for Contemporary Music, festival’s opening club is a tribute to the Finnish group Pan Sonic (1993–2009), which was a forerunner in experimental electronic music, and, in particular, to its late member, Mika Vainio (1964–2017).
The individual pieces, composed by four sets of composers from different musical backgrounds, make full use of various elements, including live electronics, self-made instruments, electroacoustic instruments and video art.
Haruspex: Uusi teos  
Ava Grayson, iPads 
Tuomas Ahva, electronics
Jouni Hirvelä & Atte Häkkinen: Laser Nocturne 
Jouni Hirvelä, electronics 
Atte Häkkinen, electronics 
Ville Hiilivirta, horn 
Joonas Seppelin, horn 
Heikki Nikula, clarinet 
Jaani Helander, cello 
Xavi Castelló Aràndiga, percussions
Tytti Arola & Thorkell Nordal: About Crickets 
Heikki Nikula, clarinets 
Jaani Helander, cello 
Xavi Castelló Aràndiga, percussions
Ilpo Jauhiainen & Petteri Mäkiniemi: Music for Pan Sonic tribute Concert
Heikki Nikula, bass clarinet 
Jaani Helander, cello 
Ilpo Jauhiainen, granular synthesiser 
Petteri Mäkiniemi, ginette
Composer duos:
Artists from Korvat Auki perform with musicians from the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
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