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How does the beginning of apocalypse sound like, the short moment when only grannies and seagulls are alive? AINON leads the listener on a journey trough time and space, creating strong pictures that one can stop by. It creaks and floats until all of a sudden begins a rhythmical texture that one can cling to. AINON is a Helsinki-based ensemble that was founded in 2017 by the cellist-composer Aino Juutilainen. The music is influenced by jazz, contemporary music and classical music. It is a mixture of composed and improvised music, all written for these specific players. The band recorded their debut album in July 2019 and it will be released on We Jazz Records in September 2020.

Aino Juutilainen – cello, compositions, Satu-Maija Aalto – violin, alto violin, vocals, Suvi Linnovaara – saxophone, clarinet, flute, Joonas Leppänen – drums