Assi Karttunen

  • Hourly-paid Teacher, harpsichord, score playing, Docmus-tohtorikoulu, Sibelius Academy
    Hourly-paid Teacher, Vanha musiikki, Sibelius Academy

Artistic activities

ART PROJECTS (SOME OF THEM)

  • A concert in Germany, Halle Handel Museum in March 5th.
  • A concert in Norway, Nordlys-festival in January 28th.
  • A concert in Rome, Villa Lante in May 25th 2016.
  • A concert in Dublin, at the Royal Irish College of Music in September 8th 2016.
  • Et in Arcadia ego – an auditory meditation garden at the Music Centre 2016
  • A concert tour in Japan in autumn 2015: Tokyo, Nagoya and Hiroshima. The program included a new work for guitar and harpsichord by Paola Livorsi.
  • Summer 2014 premiers and contemporary repertory at the Viitasaari Time of Music festival, Rauma Festivo and in Nordic Historical keyboard Festival.
  • In the wood, in the hut, in the mind -performance at the Kajaani Poetry week 2014. Also in Sellosali, Järvenpää library, Nya paviljongen in Kauniainen, the perfromance was premiered in Music centre, Helsinki.
  • Concert at the DiP conference 2014 Jean-Philippe Rameau; Les Sauvages et autres pièces du claveçin.
  • Music Coordinator of art museum Amos Anderson´s Domus Pompeiana -exhibition 2007-2008, artistic designer of the three concerts
  • Leader and member of the innovation project of Sibelius-Academy: De la Pluralité des Mondes –performance 2006, TV-recording SIBA-TV
  • Member (harpsichordist-organist) of The Finnish Baroque Orchestra (former The 6th Floor Orchestra) for 11 years
  • Opera projects including Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck, Ulisse by Rebel, Orfeo, Tancredi e Clorinda,  Vespro della Beata Vergine, Madrigale amorosi e guerrieri by Monteverdi, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, Il Mondo della Luna by Haydn, Clemenza di Tito and several other operas by Mozart, St Mathew´s Passion by Bach and several other works by Bach and Handel.
  • The founder of The Elysian Fields -workshop including concerts 2005-2016, see the website.

TV-PROGRAMS

RECORDINGS

  • Ariosa Early italian repertory 1999 (Jubal)
  • Memento Mori Froberger (Alba) 2005
  • L´Egyptienne, Nouvelles suites by Jean-Philippe Rameau (Alba) 2009
  • Upcoming: Beyond the River God 2014 (Divine Arts Recording Group)

TOURS

  • Tour in Japan 2015: Tokyo, Nagoya, Hiroshima.
  • EUBO tours 1995-96 in Europe and in Marocco
  • Baltic and Russia 1991 and concerts in Sweden 1992, Germany, Estonia (2001) and France (2001).

Research and publications

PUBLICATIONS

The Heritage of Humanism in the French Cantata 1700-1730. (Est -series of publication)

Retorinen L’Obscurité – historiallinen tiedostaminen muusikon työprosessissa Musiikki-lehti 2014

The rhetorical moaning – les sons glissés as musical gestures. Trio 2013

The music-related gestures of la danse grotesque in Rameau’s Les Sauvages. Trio 2016.

‘Can one wade twice into the same Seine?’ Ruukku Studies in Artistic Research

https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/135929/141480

An Article in British Harpsichord Society’s publication.
Composing and Performing New Harpsichord Music

Issue No. 9 Published by ‘The British Harpsichord Society’ AUGUST 2015

Proceeding articles:

– ”The performer´s relationship to the score, the tradition, the composer´s performing intentions”. TEAK CARPa-colloquium 2011

– ”A painting on the skin.” http://www.embodimentofauthority.net/ Sibelius-Academy

– ”A painting on the skin – rhetorical actio in the French 18th -century music”

Suomen musiikkitiede 100v. juhlajulkaisu

– ”The rhetorical irony – Embodied research of musical rhetoric.” Ironian kehollinen retoriikka- musiikillisen retoriikan kehollista tutkimusta.

https://www.jyu.fi/hum/laitokset/musiikki/tutkimus/symposium2012/konferenssijulkaisu#Konferenssijulkaisu

PRESENTATIONS

DiP conference 2014 in Helsinki La danse grotesque in Rameau’s Les Sauvages

LONTOO SONGART -festival in June 2012

“Cantate; a nexus of living meanings.” 3rd Annual Meeting of the SongArt Performance Research Group

London, Thursday, 21 June, 2012

STOCKHOLM Sixteenth Nordic Musicological Congress 7-10 August 2012 Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Assi Karttunen & Päivi Järviö: “Rhetorical actio in the body of the baroque music performer –Embodied figures in a recitative by Michel Pignolet de Montéclair.”

GENT Orpheus Institute 2012 3.10.-5.10. 2012

Research Festival From Known to Unknown – Possible Worlds for Artistic Experimentation in Music.

Assi Karttunen & Päivi Järviö: “Silence as Presence – Embodied Rhetoric of French Baroque Music” presentation and  a concert.

DUBLIN The Royal Irish College of Music, September 8th 2016

Assi Karttunen, DMus, postdoc-researcher

A recital lecture: Practise-led research on the musical gestures embedded in François Couperin’s harpsichord music

 François Couperin (1668-1733): Le Quatrième (et dernier) livre de pièces de clavecin (1730) L’exquise, allemande ; Les Pavots ; Les Chinois, 27e ordre.

HELSINKI Arts Without Borders AWB conference at the University of the Arts, October 2016

A paper  and an experimenting demo with soprano Annami Hylkilä

Merging borders – historical research and artistic research as interdisciplinary approaches to music studies

Expertise

  • HIP
  • performance practice
  • phenomenology
  • harpsichord
  • basso continuo
  • embodiment
  • practice-based research
  • early music
  • rhetoric
  • artistic research
  • performance studies

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