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Music for the Pan Sonic Tribute Concert

by Aihio



A mastered live recording of our performance at the Tribute to Pan Sonic concert at the Helsinki Music Centre, February 2019. We are joined by Jaani Helander and Heikki Nikula from the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on cello and bass clarinet, respectively. The concert was part of the Musica nova Helsinki 2019 festival and it was organized by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Korvat auki ry.

Our idea has been to develop a new kind of musical expression in which the aesthetics similar to Arvo Pärt and Olivier Messiaen meet those of West African musics, through the minimalist and sometimes brutalist aesthetics of Pan Sonic.

"In the Tribute to Pan Sonic concert the composer, music producer and sound artist Ilpo Jauhiainen and the musician, composer and instrument maker Petteri Mäkiniemi will present a partially improvised new work in which electroacoustic composition, minimalism and experimental electronic music meet West African musical influences, in a form inspired by Pan Sonic’s abstract, subdued and uncompromising aesthetic." (from the festival's programme)


released March 12, 2019

Petteri Mäkiniemi (Ginette)
Heikki Nikula (bass clarinet)
Jaani Helander (cello)
Ilpo Jauhiainen (Afrorithmic synthesizer)

Composed by Petteri Mäkiniemi and Ilpo Jauhiainen. Additional improvisation by Heikki Nikula and Jaani Helander

Mixed by Ilpo Jauhiainen

Mastering by Niklas Silen

Cover art: Ilpo Jauhiainen
Photo: Maarit Kytöharju
Warm thank you: Pan Sonic (Mika Vainio and Ilpo Väisänen); Heikki Nikula, Jaani Helander, Erik Roos, Tuukka Aimasmäki, Janne Kivistö, Anne Teikari, Petra Piiroinen, Niilo Tarnanen, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Korvat auki ry and Musica nova Helsinki. And of course the wonderful audience who made the concert feel even more special.


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Ilpo (Ilpo Jauhiainen, b. 1977 Finland) is a composer, music producer and sound artist. He works collaboratively and globally across the arts. His musical interests revolve around the possibilities and combinations of music and sound art, new global musical styles, contemporary classical and generative music. ... more

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