Marianna Henriksson: AD OLIO
Harpsichordist Marianna Henriksson performs early 17th-century Italian songs with trumpeter Verneri Pohjola and sound designer Tuomas Norvio. They explore the varied emotions in the music of the seconda prattica: Frescobaldi, Merula, D’India, Peri and Strozzi.
The aim is to give new perspectives on the emotional contents of the songs and to search for a musical encounter amidst this material. The artists improvise on and arrange the musical materials, creating emotional stages that are related to the affects in the original music. In that way, they look for an access to emotions that were expressed in music that is culturally and timely remote to us.
In connection with the Uniarts Helsinki Research Pavilion in Venice, the Sibelius Academy is organising a Nordic research symposium "Encounters, Discussions, Experimentations: Art, Research and Artistic Research in Music” together with its partners, the Arne Nordheim Centre for Artistic Research at the Norwegian Music Academy and the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg. The two-day event focuses on music and the multifaceted interrelationships between music and research, as well as artistic research in music. One of the aims of the event is to generate Nordic collaboration to foster the planning and organising of research symposia/conferences and research projects as well as publications.
The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.