RÄISÄNEN

Tomi

Balloon Work (2011)

Past Performances

July 20, 2017 :: Kuhmo Chamber Music festival :: Alberto Mesirca • Harri Lehtinen • Tuija-Maija Nurminen • Blanca Gleisner • Niall Chorell • Hugo Ticciati :: Kuhmo Arts Centre (Koulukatu 1), 6:15pm :: Kuhmo (Finland)

May 19, 2016 :: junctQín keyboard collective: Elai Lau • Joseph Ferretti • Stephanie Chua • Heidi Saario • Rob MacDonald :: Toronto (Canada)

Oct. 29, 2011 :: Curious Chamber Players: Anna Melander • Kristine Tjøgersen • Karin Hellqvist • Frederik Munk Larsen • Malin Bång • Rei Munakata, cond. :: sound, North East Scotland's festival of new music :: Newton Dee Community :: 19h30 :: Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)

Oct. 28, 2011 :: Curious Chamber Players: Anna Melander • Kristine Tjøgersen • Karin Hellqvist • Frederik Munk Larsen • Malin Bång • Rei Munakata, cond. :: sound, North East Scotland's festival of new music :: Salmon Bothy (Links Road, Portsoy) :: 19h30 :: Portsoy (Scotland, UK)

Oct. 27, 2011 :: Curious Chamber Players: Anna Melander • Kristine Tjøgersen • Karin Hellqvist • Frederik Munk Larsen • Malin Bång • Rei Munakata, cond. :: sound, North East Scotland's festival of new music :: King's College Chapel, University of Aberdeen (High Street) :: 19h30 :: Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)

Oct. 27, 2011 :: Curious Chamber Players: Anna Melander • Kristine Tjøgersen • Karin Hellqvist • Frederik Munk Larsen • Malin Bång • Rei Munakata, cond. :: sound, North East Scotland's festival of new music :: Aden Country Park :: 13h00 :: Mintlaw (Scotland, UK)

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5 musicians: Guitar, 4 Balloons
Duration 4-5 min.
First performance on October 27, 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland by the Curious Chamber Players: Anna Melander, Kristine Tjøgersen, Karin Hellqvist, Frederik Munk Larsen and Malin Bång, conducted by Rei Munakata

Programme Note

Balloon Work is written for five musicians. Four of them play balloons producing squeaky, breathy, rubbing and inflating sounds. The fifth musician (who is not required to be a guitarist) plays the back of the guitar with a friction mallet to create whalesong-like sounds. Not a single normal musical note is played in this piece. But then again, what is “normal” in music? :: Tomi Räisänen, 2021