In the multidiscipline and multidimensional solo performance by clarinetist Lauri Sallinen, music opens into space, playing becomes dance and the lonely finds a community. Choreographer Mikko Hyvönen directs the music and the movements of the musician to generate a performance that leans towards contemporary dance. The electronic sound design by composer Libero Mureddu transforms the monophonic into the multiphonic, and the interactive video created by Teo Lanerva brings a resonating presence into the space.

Music: Luciano Berio, Franco Donatoni, Olivier Messiaen, Outi Tarkiainen, Steve Reich
Musician, performer, concept: Lauri Sallinen
Choreography: Mikko Hyvönen
Electronics: Libero Mureddu
Lighting & video design: Teo Lanerva
Costumes: Roosa Marttiini
Photos: Katri Naukkarinen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Support: Kone Foundation, Helsinki Festival
Residency support: Hiljaisuus-festivaali

7.6.2017 Silence Festival (work-in-progress)
18.7.2017 Kuhmo Chamber Music (work-in-progress)
30.8.2017 Helsinki Festival (world premiere)
31.8.2017 Helsinki Festival
28.3.2018 Tampere Biennale, Finland (concert version)
31.7.2018 Crusell Week, Uusikaupunki, Finland
3.1.2019 Kuhmo Winter, Kuhmo, Finland

Photo by Katri Naukkarinen

The Land of a Thousand Tangos
– Finnish tango in a brand new bottle

Henrik Sandås ja bandoneón
Photo by Atelieri O. Haapala

The Land of a Thousand Tangos is a concert program for clarinet, bandoneón and orchestra, featuring the most beloved Finnish songs as entirely new versions. The idea for the performance was to find the original spirit of the Finnish tango- melodies, through releasing them from their commercial burden. The results are powerful and emotionally rich distillations served in glowing and colourful bottles.

Lapland Chamber Orchestra, premiere (October 2014)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra (March 2015)
Lappeenranta City Orchestra (October 2015)
St. Michel Strings (November 2015)

Spring Bubbles
– waltzes, marches and other delicacies

Henrik Sandås ja bandoneón
Photo by Sigel Eschkol

Spring Bubbles is a concert program for clarinet and orchestra, serving a rich smorgasbord of tasty musical delicacies from Finland and abroad. The main focus is on waltzes, although the concept of the waltz is approached from many angles: there are waltzes from Japan, France, the Middle East – but also from the North. The most beloved, old Finnish songs and dances are presented in new versions. Spring Bubbles is cooked and served by the musical chef, clarinetist Lauri Sallinen.

Lapland Chamber Orchestra, premiere (May 2015)
Sinfonietta Lentua (January 2018)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra, school concerts (November 2018)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra, school concerts (December 2018)