Young Artists of the Winer: Piirainen Blom Company #pariterapiaa
This recent stage production, #pariterapiaa [couple therapy], features the musical partnership of guitarist J–P Piirainen and beatboxer and singer Venla Ilona Blom, in synergy with two folk dance couples. Choreographed by dancer Hanna Poikela, all three pairs move in overlapping and intertwining patterns through the space, causing musical and kinetic chain reactions, causes and effects. The modern sound and experimental techniques of the musicians are contrasted by old Nordic dances and song lyrics.
Piirainen Blom Company:
Venla Ilona Blom, beatboxing, vocals, songwriter
J-P Piirainen, guitar, songwriter
Hanna Poikela, Riina Hosio, Elssa Antikainen, Jyrki Antikainen, dance
Viivi-Maria Saarenkylä, accordion
Olli Sippola, violin
Young Artists of the Winter is a concert series featuring recent graduates of the Sibelius Academy with excellent academic merits. As with Young Artists of the Summer, the purpose of the concert series is to find a new angle on the time-honoured tradition of the début recital. Each recital reflects the performer’s profile, expressive desires and artistic vision.