UML 2018

Soon starts my last year as an artistic director of New Music October Festival in Oulu. This year focuses on microtonality with special focus on the music by Juhani Nuorvala, who will also hold a masterclass in microtonal composition. I will premiere a new solo work for quarter-tone accordion called Two Creatures by American maestro Kyle Gann. Together with my colleagues of MikroEnsemble we will premiere new duo by Markku Klami for clarinet and quarter-tone accordion, a new work by Itzam Zapata, and pieces by six students of the masterclass. Other premieres include a new work by Dimitri Papageorgiou (performed by Matti Pulkki on accordion), which is funded by the prestigious Siemens Music Foundation.