Arctic Paradise Contemporary gathers contemporary music professionals to Helsinki

In February 2019 Music Finland’s Arctic Paradise Contemporary will gather international contemporary music professionals to network with their Finnish counterparts in Helsinki.

Arctic Paradise Contemporary (organised in Helsinki between February 1–4 2019) is a tailored networking and showcase event, which brings a selection of international guests together with the key players of the Finnish contemporary classical scene. The event showcases some of the most up-to-date musical talent, ensembles, musicians and composers from Finland, and helps professionals build new international networks.

The event includes concerts, networking, panel discussions and other activities in wintery Helsinki. We will bring a group of approximately 15 international gatekeepers to the event: artistic directors of festivals and ensembles, music publishers, conductors and music journalists.

The musical part of the event consists of Musica nova Helsinki festival concerts and a showcase concert programme. The event’s aim is to provide a comprehensive picture of the most interesting contemporary music in Finland today, to enable new international partnerships and networks, and to strengthen the internationalization and renown of Finnish contemporary music professionals.

Confirmed international guests at Arctic Paradise Contemporary are:

  • Anna Berit Asp Christensen, SPOR Festival (DK)
  • Erik Enström, Norrbotten Neo (SWE)
  • Sabine Franz, Ensemble Recherche, (GER)
  • Björn Gottstein, Donaueschinger Musiktage, (GER)
  • Anneke Jansen, Asko/Schönberg Ensemble (NL)
  • Christian Karlsen, kapellimestari (NL/SWE)
  • Graham McKenzie, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK)
  • Trine Boje Mortensen, Edition Wilhelm Hansen (DK)
  • Oliver Rappoport, Festival Mixtur Barcelona (ESP)
  • Tobias Rempe, Ensemble Resonanz (GER)
  • Bert Palinckx, November Music (NL)
  • Michelle Castelletti, Oxford Festival of the Arts (UK)
  • Christos Carras, Onassis Cultural Center (GRE)
  • Neva Elliott and Kate Ellis, Crash Ensemble (IRL)

Performers at Arctic Paradise Contemporary:

  • Bravade
  • defunensemble, Tapani Rinne ja Tuomas Norvio
  • Finnish Baroque Orchestra
  • Tommi Hyytinen, natural horn
  • Elisa Järvi, quarter-tone piano
  • Petri Kumela, guitar and Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
  • Olavi Louhivuori, percussion, Joonas Ahonen, piano and Emil Holmström, piano
  • Juulia Pölönen, kantele
  • Lauri Sallinen, clarinet
  • Tölöläb
  • Uusinta ensemble

Compsers at Arctic Paradise Contemporary:

  • Antti Auvinen
  • Sampo Haapamäki
  • Jarkko Hartikainen
  • Sid Hille
  • Sebastian Hilli
  • Minna Leinonen
  • Lauri Mäntysaari
  • Tuomas Norvio
  • Juhani Nuorvala
  • Hannu Pohjannoro
  • Tapani Rinne
  • Lauri Supponen
  • Outi Tarkiainen
  • Jukka Tiensuu