Video opera by Fausto Romitelli and Paolo Pachini a at aave festival November 28th at Helsinki Music Center

AAVE Festival and NYKY Ensemble / The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki present:

Friday 28.11.2014 at 7pm
Helsinki Music Centre, Sonore Hall (Mannerheimintie 13 A, Helsinki)

Free entry!

NYKY Ensemble, the contemporary music group of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts, will perform the video opera An Index of Metals by Fausto Romitelli and Paolo Pachini on Friday the 28th November at Helsinki Music Centre. The performance combines vocals, a chamber music group, multimedia projection and electronics. The last piece by the Italian cult composer is produced by NYKY in collaboration with AAVE.

According to Fausto Romitelli, “The piece aims to transform traditional opera into an all-encompassing sensory experience that pushes the viewer into a molten substance that is both enlightened and musical—a lava stream of sound, shape and colour where the narrative is replaced by sensations of hypnosis, merging and trance.”

Lauma Ilsuma, flute
Juuli Markkanen, oboe
Helmi Malmgren, clarinet
Laura Vaittinen, trumpet
Lauri Kilpinen, trombone
Anna-Maija Perttunen, soprano
Laura Röntynen, piano and keyboard
Christoffer Isaksson, electric guitar
Sebastian Dumitrescu, electric bass
Elias Lassfolk, violin
Tim Hansson, viola
Sara Viluksela, cello
Christian Øland, conductor
Niko Laasonen, sound engineer, live electronics
Jaakko Kulomaa, live electronics
Davis Ozolins, assistant sound engineer
Otto Olavinen, video technician

Coaching and programme design: Tuija Hakkila
Live electronics coaching: Andrew Bentley
Producer: Libero Mureddu

Further information: Libero Mureddu / Tel. +358 40 710 4267 /

The NYKY Ensemble is a contemporary music ensemble formed in autumn 2009 and operating under the aegis of the Sibelius Academy. With its regular concerts it serves as a forum for modern music projects initiating students in contemporary musical trends.The line-up depends on the works to be performed. Each concert is preceded by a rehearsal period led by a musician specialised in contemporary music. The ensemble has worked under the artistic direction of Heikki Nikula, Heini Kärkkäinen, Jouko Laivuori, Anssi Karttunen, Mikael Helasvuo, Tuija Hakkila, Jukka Savijoki, Eija Kankaanranta, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Anu Komsi, Ilmo Ranta, Max Savikangas,Tim Ferchen and Anssi Karttunen.