Sound performance: “Music for 4 Sculptures in 15 Pieces in 9 Movements for 2 Performers” by Jonna Kina and Lauri Supponen
Premiere of the sound performance “Music for Four Sculptures in Fifteen Pieces in Nine Movements for Two Performers” by Jonna Kina and Lauri Supponen at the Kumu Art Museum. After the performance, there will be a conversation with the artists.
The context of the composition comes from Kina’s exhibition on the third floor (“Jonna Kina. Four Sculptures in Fifteen Pieces”), which is based on fragments of sculptures by August Weizenberg and Amandus Adamson estroyed in the 1944 bombings of Tallinn. The composition seeks to find parallels for the themes of decay and breaking through the sounds of the trombone and percussion instruments. The work is notated on several individual index cards, which are shuffled.
Jonna Kina graduated from the Finnish Academy of Arts and from Aalto University, School of Arts, Department of Photography. She has also studied in the School of Visual Arts, New York and in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Kina’s works have been widely presented in numerous international exhibitions and festivals: the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Berlinale Forum Expanded, the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA, the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne etc.
Lauri Supponen is a composer who grew up in Brussels and studied composition in London, Berlin and Helsinki. Lauri Supponen often works in collaboration with musicians, dancers, dramatists, visual artists and other composers. His works have been premiered by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern and BBC Singers at leading European contemporary music festivals, such as the Gaudeamus Music Week, Aldeburgh and the Viitasaari Time of Music. Supponen’s work has been supported by the Kone Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and he is currently on a scholarship from the Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation.
Annaroosa Lampela is a Finnish trombonist with a passion for modern music. Solo and chamber music are especially close to her heart. Lampela is eager to expand the image of the trombone in more fragile and gentle directions. She collaborates with several composers and actively organises concerts and projects. Lampela is a founding member of the contemporary music quartet Hai. Lampela studied at the Sibelius Academy from 2013 to 2019 under Darren J. Acosta and Valtteri Malmivirta.
Petteri Kippo is a percussionist based in Finland. Having graduated in 2019 from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Kippo has worked with numerous ensembles and orchestras, such as the Uusinta Ensemble and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Kippo also works as a percussion teacher at the Espoo Music Institute EMO. Through his affiliation with contemporary ensembles and as a soloist, Kippo has worked extensively to premier contemporary works for percussion. Kippo is a founding member of the celebrated Awake Percussion quartet.
Supporters: Finnish Institute in Estonia, Arts Promotion Centre Finland