Metsä is forest in Finnish, and also the title of Tytti Arola's piece for violin and tape, setting the theme for this evening concert. The young Manchester ensemble Distractfold and conductor Rei Munakata, guide us through this shimmering musical forest with works by six contemporary Nordic composers. Besides regular instruments, the ensemble uses objects, solenoids and transducers.
The young ensemble Distractfold from Manchester, specialise in performing instrumental, electro acoustic and mixed chamber music of the 21st century. Currently they are busy curating and producing the 2017 Cut and Splice Festival, which is taking place in Manchester. Alongside work in their hometown, Distractfold perform regularly in festivals and concert series at home and abroad.
Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (IS) The cancerous cell 7´
Two performers and electronics
Christian Winther Christensen (DK) Nachtmusik 7’
Alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Tytti Arola (FI) Metsä 9’
Violin and tape
Johan Svensson (SE) ampèrian loops 16’
Piccolo/bass flute, bass clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, keyboard and electronics [solenoids, transducers and vibrators]
Hanna Hartman (SE) Circling Blue 8'
Øyvind Torvund (NO) Neon Forest Space 11’
Electric guitar, clarinet, percussion and tape
This event is part of Nordic Matters, a year-long exploration of arts and culture from Åland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Please note, this event is free but ticketed. Tickets do not guarantee entry and admission is on a first-come-first-served basis for those with tickets. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time to avoid disappointment.