The Finnish sound excites in New York
New York based collective named counter induction will arrange a concert with contemporary Finnish music at New York's Scandinavia House on 23 January. The concert, titled "Listening in Suomi: Magnus Lindberg and the New Finnish Sound", will feature works by Magnus Lindberg, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jukka Tiensuu, all introduced by Magnus Lindberg himself.
Finnish music has been prominently featured in New York in the past months. Magnus Lindberg is currently the composer-in-residence of New York Philharmonic orchestra for the third year in a row, and Kaija Saariaho has composer residency with the Carnegie Hall for the season 2011–2012.
Also other Finnish composers have been acknowledged in the concert scene and media. For example, the New York Times reviewed very positively Avanti! Chamber Orchestra's New York concert with works by Saariaho, Lotta Wennäkoski and Tiensuu. Jenna Vainio's beatbox concerto Fujiko's Fairy Tale was discussed in New York Times as well in the beginning of 2012.
Merja Hottinen / Fimic
20 January, 2012