Feel Helsinki: Nicolas Mizen & Samuel Phua
This performance will represent what the saxophonist job is all about: playing transcriptions as much as original repertoire. The Gubaidulina´s Duo Sonata for bassoons, such a good example of modern counterpoint using extended techniques, has been adapted for baritone saxophones. If this piece contains modern effects such as microtones, multiphonics and harmonics, the second piece by Stockhausen is written for saxophones in a more classical way. Coming from his ambitious opera Donnerstag aus Licht, this Knabenduett (Children´s duet) is dedicated to his son.
Gubaidulina – Duo Sonata for Bassoon (transcription for baritone saxophones), 14’
Stockhausen – Knabenduett for soprano saxophones, 4’
Feel Helsinki is a new urban festival for the whole family, taking place at the Helsinki Music Centre on 8 June. Uniarts Helsinki organises well over a thousand events for the public on a yearly basis, but Feel Helsinki is the first opportunity to enjoy the talents of the university’s students and alumni in one place through a day-long event. The festival has program that is especially tailored for children.
Feel Helsinki invites people to come together and engage all of their senses by enjoying food, wine, art and meaningful discussions. The main partner in the event is the Viini magazine, which will turn the Helsinki Music Centre into a hub of interesting pop-up restaurants, offering delicious menus.