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Curiouser and Curiouser

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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MATA welcomes Sweden’s Curious Chamber Players for a night that moves from the primeval depths skyward. Bolivian composer Carlos Guittiérez Quiroga’s Jintilli posits the beginnings of the world with natural sounds born of natural materials. Tomi Räisänen’s Stheno imagines the Gorgon’s mourning, what Pindar says was the basis for all music. Wang Lu and Malin Bång’s music deals with the detritus of the urban – Berlin’s constant remaking in the case of Bång’s palinode and the daily life of Xi’an, Wang’s hometown, in her MATA-commissioned work Urban Inventory. Johann Svensson’s diamond dust gives life to the tiny ice crystals that together form the clouds. The evening ends with a new work from MATA’s own Todd Tarantino.

Tomi Räisänen (Finland): Stheno (2006), AP
Todd Tarantino (USA): … all words are already decided (2011/2015), WP
Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga (Bolivia): Jintili (2012), AP
Wang Lu (China/US): Urban Inventory (2015), WP – Festival Commission
Johan Svensson (Sweden): diamond dust (2013), AP
Malin Bång (Sweden): palinode (2013), AP

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Tomi Räisänen

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Tomi Raisanen

The Finnish composer Tomi Räisänen studied composition at the Sibelius Academy. Before entering the Academy he read music at the University of Helsinki studying musicology and composition. Räisänen completed his studies by participating in several international composition masterclasses. Räisänen’s list of works contains compositions from solo pieces to chamber and choral music, and includes orchestral pieces and concertos. Räisänen’s music has been widely performed and broadcast in more than 40 countries across the world. In year 2007 Räisänen won the Irino Prize in Japan with his work “Stheno”. In year 2002 he was awarded with the 2nd prize in the international composition competition “2 Agosto” in Italy. He has also gained success in other competitions in Finland and Australia.