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PROGRAM 2022


Exhibition | 5–11 July

Claudia Molitor: Listen to my World

Viitasaari Bus Station | Free entry

This project is part of the Sounds Now project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and co-commissioned by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wilde Westen, SPOR festival, Time of Music, Transit, and Onassis Stegi. 


Exhibition | 5–29 July

Time of Music 40 years

Viitasaari Library | Free entry
Open Mon, Wed, Thu 12–6pm, Tue, Fri 12–4pm
Opening hours during weekends will be announced separately


Concerts

Tuesday 5th July | 7 pm

Venture Capital Punishment 

Viitasaari Arena | Tickets 30/22€

Talea Ensemble 

James Baker, conductor 

Mark Applebaum: Venture Capital Punishment – Pre-Apocalyptic Etudes (a.k.a Rites of a Moribund Tribe) (world premiere) 

Mark Applebaum’s Venture Capital Punishment was commissioned by the Talea Ensemble with support from a grant from New Music USA. The engagement is also supported by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mellon Foundation.



Wednesday 6th July | 5 pm

Eupepsia Dyspepsia

Theatre | Tickets 25/18€

ICTUS

Anna Mendelssohn, narrator, projections
Eva Reiter, viola da gamba, recorder, additional instruments
Tom Pauwels, electric guitar, additional instruments
Tom de Cock, percussion, additional instruments
Alexandre Fostier, sound, light 

Eva Reiter & Karin Harrasser: Eupepsia Dyspepsia – An Archive of Appropriations

Eva Reiter: Una boca para Don Januario Soriocó
Anonymus: Hanacpachap cussicuinin
Angelica Castello: Tarantella from Tres Texturas Arácnidas
Fredy Vallejos: Tres minicaturas
Marin Marais: Prélude a-moll
Angelica Castello: Pavana Onirica from Tres Texturas Arácnidas
Eva Reiter: Er tötet den Strauß mit einer Nadel
Robin Hoffmann: Birkhahn Studie
Eva Reiter: My iron-spurred lady
Angelica Castello: Canarie de Mercado from Tres Texturas Arácnidas
Jorge Sánchez-Chiong: NoPasaCalle – Primer Viaje
Diego Ortiz: Recercada segunda

 
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This event is part of the Sounds Now project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, with co-commission and co-production by following partners: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Onassis Stegi, SPOR festival, Time of Music, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, and Wilde Westen.


Wednesday 6th July | 7 pm

Femenine

Viitasaari Church | Tickets 30/22€

Talea Ensemble 

Julius Eastman: Femenine 


Thursday 7th July | 4.30 pm 

Constant Interchange of the Most Various Kinds

Theatre | Tickets 25/18€ 

ICTUS 

Eva Reiter, paetzold and viola da gamba*
Tom Pauwels, electric guitar 
Tom de Cock, percussion
Andrea Mancianti, live-electronics
Alexandre Fostier, sound
Fausto Romitelli: Seascape*
Andrea Mancianti & Tom De Cock: Set I
Eva Reiter: Improvisation with pitch pipes
Bryn Harrison: Return
Andrea Mancianti & Tom De Cock: Set II

James Saunders: constant interchange of the most various kinds


Thursday 7th July | 7 pm

”Democracy Is an Illusion”

Viitasaari Arena | Tickets 25/18€

International Ensemble Modern Academy

Alexander Sinan Binder, conductor 
Quentin Nivromont, IRCAM electronics 


Sebastian Hilli & Jenny Jokela: Hibernation (Finnish premiere)*
Tania Leon: Indigene
Samir Odeh-Tamimi: Ahinnu II
Philip Venables: Illusions

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* Commissioned by Time of Music, IRCAM, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, and International Ensemble Modern Academy, with support by Ulysses Network, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Thursday 7th July | 10 pm

Afraid of Nothing

Viitasaari Church | Tickets 18/13€

Jennifer Torrence, percussions 

Mark Applebaum: Aphasia
Yvette Janine Jackson: Deliberate (Afraid of Nothing)
Celeste Oram: _ . . / . _ _ / . / . _ . . / . _ . . /
Trond Reinholdtsen: Solo from Institute for Post-Human Performance Practice


Friday 8th July | 4.30 pm

Answer Machine Tape, 1987

Theatre | Tickets 18/13€

Zubin Kanga, piano

Philip Venables: Answer Machine Tape, 1987 (world premiere)
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Answer Machine Tape, 1987 was commissioned by Zubin Kanga with the support of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship and Royal Holloway, University of London; Time of Music (Finland), November Music (Netherlands), and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK) with the support of Sounds Now project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union; and Festival d’Automne à Paris (France).


Friday 8th July | 7 pm

Sound Theatre

Viitasaari Church | Tickets 30/22€

Quartetto Maurice*

Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart 

Luigi Nono: Fragmente – Stille, An Diotima for string quartet*
Chaya Czernowin: Immaterial


Friday 8th July | 10 pm

Metals & Drums

Viitasaari Arena | Tickets 25/18€

Ulysses Percussion Ensemble 

Rémi Schwartz (Percussions de Strasbourg)


Iannis Xenakis: Metaux (Pléiades) 
James Alexandropoulos-McEwan: a/mi(d)st a/noise_and, -[d]is_interference/// (world premiere)*
Mioko Yokoyama: Talking Metals, Talking Drums (Finnish premiere)*
Per Nørgård: Square and Round
Malika Kishino: Sange 

The Finnish Broadcasting Company broadcasts the concert. 


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* Commissioned by Time of Music, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, and Warsaw Autumn, with support by Ulysses Network, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Saturday 9th July | 2 pm

The Present Artist and the Absent Composer

Theatre | Tickets 25/18€

Andreas Borregaard, accordeon*
Zubin Kanga, piano 

Marcela Lucatelli: Drift*
Claudia Molitor: You touched the twinkle on the helix of my ear
Per Nørgård: Anatomic Safari*
Nicole Lizee: Scorsese Etudes
Alexander Schubert: WIKI-PIANO.NET

Zubin Kanga’s performance is supported by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship.


Saturday 9th July | 4.30 pm 

Voice Affairs I

Viitasaari Arena | Tickets 25/18€

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart 

Youmna Saba: I covered the planet with a dried leaf
Dániel Péter Biró: Asher Hotseti Etkhem* 
Cynthia Zaven: Madrigal d’Essilio
Raed Yassin: A Short Biography of a Snake
***

Part of the Sounds Now project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Saturday 9th July  | 7 pm

Shadows for the Future

Viitasaari Church | Tickets 25/18€

Quartetto Maurice 

Mauro Lanza: The 1987 Max Headroom Broadcast Incident
Minna Leinonen: Three Point Eight (world premiere, commissioned by Time of Music)
Fausto Romitelli: Natura morta con fiamme
Claudio Panariello: On the possibility of cultivating shadows 

The Finnish Broadcasting Company broadcasts the concert.


Saturday 9th July | 10 pm

Voice Affairs II

Viitasaari Arena | Liput 18/13€

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart 
Aya Metwalli

Samir Odeh-Tamimi: Jarich
Aya Metwalli: Cabaret Macabre
Samir Odeh-Tamimi: VROS
***

Part of the Sounds Now project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Sunday 10th July | 2 pm 

Curating Diversity course outcomes

Viitasaari City Hall | Free entrance 

***

Part of the  Sounds Now project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Sunday 10th July | 5 pm

Composer course final concert

Parish Hall | Free entrance 

Schallfeld Ensemble 
International Ensemble Modern Academy

Tímea Hvozdíková
Li He 
Mathias Schmidhammer 
Zhuosheng Jin 
Matteo Gualandi 
Þorkell Nordal 
Jinwook Jung 

(premieres)
***

Part of the Ulysses project, co-funded by Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Sunday 10th July | 8 pm

Mothertongue

Viitasaari Church | Tickets 30/22€

KammarensembleN

Christian Karlsen, conductor 
Isabel Pfefferkorn, mezzosoprano 
Charles Uzor, tape 
Andreas Borregaard, accordion*

Philip Venables: My favourite piece is the Goldberg Variations*
Charles Uzor: Mothertongue


Monday 11th July | 2 pm

Composed theatre collaboratory course final concert & outcomes

Theatre / School Area | Free entrance 
***

Part of the Ulysses project, co-funded by Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Monday 11th July | 5 pm

Composer and accordion course, final concert

Parish Hall | Free entrance 

Quartetto Maurice
Davide Wang 
Robert Ruohola 

(premieres) 

The rest of the programme will be published later.


Monday 11th July | 8 pm

The System of Nature

Viitasaari Arena | Tickets 30/22€

Schallfeld Ensemble 

Mauro Lanza & Andrea Valle: Systema naturæ

***

Part of the Ulysses project, co-funded by Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


The lower price is for students, retirees and members of Viitasaaren Kesäakatemia association.


Venues

Viitasaari Areena, Urheilutie 9
Church, Kirkkotie 9
Theatre, Koulukuja 8
Parish Hall, Pappilantie 6
School Centre, Koulukuja 2
City Hall, Keskitie 10
Music School, Koulukuja 8


Festival office during the festival: Digikeskus / Lennätin, Keskitie 4


The program will supplement and changes are possible.