Maria Puusaari — At extremities of pure tones
At extremities of pure tones (Äänesten äärirajoilla) is Maria Puusaari’s fourth doctoral concert.
Music had to change after the Second World War had destroyed the old ideals. Are we on the eve of another change? Maria Puusaari’s fourth doctoral concert is a musical reaction to her feelings arising from climate change and the destructive war in Ukraine.
The extremities of musical expression are mapped through classic post-World War II works and two new commissioned works. Jarkko Hartikainen’s new work reaches the origins of bodily communication, while Maija Hynninen reflects on energy consumption through the artistic work of a violinist and a composer.
Could they produce the electricity required for the electronics used in the new composition themselves, ecologically? The concert culminates in George Crumb’s string quartet “Black Angels – Thirteen Images from the Dark Land”, commenting on the horrors of war.
- Maria Puusaari, violin
- Airo quartet: Maria Puusaari and Reeta Maalismaa, violins, Olga Reskalenko, viola, Pinja Nuñez, cello
- Anna-Sofia Anttonen, saxophone
- Jon-Patrik Kuhlefelt, audio technology
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