Nico Muhly. Photo: Bedroom Community.
Tue 22.8.2017 07.00 pm Huvila Festival Tent, Helsinki
Helsinki Festival


On the border between art music and pop


Nico Muhly
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Samae Koskisen Korvalääke


Confessions is a series of 14 songs for a singer and Baroque orchestra. The collaboration between Nico Muhly and Teitur was inspired by the hypnotically mundane videos from the early days of YouTube. Small and insignificant uploads reveal surprising things about our environment: the topic of a song can be, for example, the wonderful scent of freshly-opened printer paper. The result is both funny and touching.

One the most significant composers of his generation, Nico Muhly balances intriguingly on the border between art music and pop. Inspired by baroque and period instruments, Muhly has worked closely with, for example, Björk, Philip Glass, Grizzly Bear, Pekka Kuusisto, and Antony and the Johnsons. Teitur is a Faroese pop phenomenon, whose delicate and instantly recognisable sound perfectly fits Muhly’s lingering and poetic compositions.

The evening begins with Samae Koskinen’s acclaimed live band Samae Koskisen Korvalääke.

Duration: 2 h 45 min (incl. intermission)