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Helsinki Free Fall festival breaks genre barriors by improvisation


Helsinki Free Fall festival presents new, groundbreaking improvised music in an international concept that's like the music itself: always finding new forms and ways to come out in the best possible way. The father of Helsinki Free Fall festival is composer, saxophonist Esa Pietilä.

Programme in 2014: "Finland - Norway Improvised"

Composer-saxophonist Esa Pietilä and Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love have invited 12 Finnish and Norwegian musicians to create a unique, naturally forming programme, that consists of free improvisation and composed fragments. These brave twelve warriors are all experts on their field of jazz/electronic music, and masters of their instruments.

In Kellohalli hall, in the old butchery area in Helsinki the group creates duos, trios and other ensembles for letting the music fall free and letting all the talent shine on its full spectre. 

The headline concert on Sunday night features all 12 musicians playing Esa Pietilä's and Paal-Nilssen-Love's compositions.

The concept is premiered in Oslo in January 23 - 25 at Victoria Jazzscene.

See full programme and tickets here: 

Finnish artists:
Esa Pietilä, tenor sax
Sami Sippola, tenor sax
Ville Rauhala, bass
Simo Laihonen, drums
Jari Hongisto, trombone
Tommi Keränen, electronic

Norwegian artists:
Paal Nilssen-Love, drums
Øyvind Storesund, bass
Eivin Lønning, trumpet
Stine Janvin Motland, vocals
Klaus Holm, alto sax
John Hegre, electronics, noise guitar