Lullabies for grown-ups
‘Lullabies for grown-ups’ is a production that interprets – sometimes gently, sometimes harshly – the constant onslaught of sound and images from the news and the social media that assaults our consciousness in this tempestuous world. Finland at 100 years old is part of a world where we share the same horrors and fears but also the same small everyday things. The production explores the boundary between music on the one hand and documentary sounds and images on the other. Lullabies have been used throughout history to sing children to sleep and to describe the horrors of the world. The dramaturgy of this concert is based on the dynamics of lullabies. The concept was created by Päivi Takala, but the creative team has made a substantial contribution through improvised sequences and through development of working methods. The visual design is by Ezra Gould, winner of the Oulu Music Video Festival in 2016.
Petra Poutanen-Hurme, kantele, ethnic instruments, voice, electronics, sound objects
Kaj Mäki-Ullakko, trumpet, electronics, sound objects
Alejandro Olarte, synthesisers, sound objects
Päivi Takala, violin, electronics, sound objects