Category Archives: current music

Grammy 2024 victory with Helsinki Chamber Choir

Our recording Saariaho: Reconnaissance was announced winner in the Feb 4, 2024 round of Grammy Recording Academy Awards in LA, in the category of Best Choral Performance. Our team included conductor Nils Schweckendiek, Uusinta Ensemble, and Helsinki Chamber Choir. We collaborated this project with the composer Kaija Saariaho in person about one year before her death. I was able to interview her for the part of my dissertation that deals with her earlier work. You can purchase the winning recording here.

Lecture on Sep 23 on my recent compositions

This Thursday September 23, 2021 I will give a lecture on the “Aikamme musiikin luentosarja” lecture series, an established institution in Helsinki, about my recent ideas and practices in composition: . My lecture will include viewings of performances and talk in Finnish, and probably a Facebook livestream possibility for the wider audience will be provided.