Sat, April 29, 2017
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2017-04-29 7:00 pm
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble Presents "otherworld Finland" at Finnish Kaleva Hall
Rent Romus & Heikki Koskinen present a re-envisioning of Romus' musical odyssey, the Otherworld Cycle for small ensemble. As well as preparing fpr their tour to Southern Finland in May they also honor 100 years of Finnish Independence as a country.
The Otherworld Cycle is a set of original songs with improvised vocal transitions written for ensembles ranging in size from 5-15 performing musicians. The music is inspired by the epic poems of the Kalevala, Karelian regional folk song form, and Sami Joik elements of the native peoples of Northern Finland. The ensemble arrangements utilize voice, double bass, saxophones, brass and percussion, augmented by traditional Karelian and Finnish instruments such as kantele, bells, handmade reed instruments, and overtone flutes.
“The other world is a place we all carry with us. Deep inside it manifests as unknown melodies while walking down the street, a feeling of Déjà Vu for people and places we’ve never been before, and a kinship with people we’ve never known."
Finnish Kaleva Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street