UMUU: Christian Wolff – Microexercises (2005)
Tickets 22/14 € | Duration approx. 60 min
UMUU Ensemble: Darren Acosta, Lassi Kari, Hanna Kinnunen, Juho Laitinen
Christian Wolff (born 1934) is a notable composer of experimental music, a professor of classic Greek and Roman literature and culture, and a close associate of avant-garde composer John Cage.
Wolff’s music focuses on the social and psychological processes of collaborative playing, where creative decision-making and subsequent tonal constellations are seen as a collective effort arising from communication and absolute presence. Microexercises is a custom composition for the New York Miniaturist Ensemble, who only perform pieces with a maximum of 100 notes.
UMUU, known for their interpretations of John Cage and Christian Wolff’s music among other things, functions as a part of the Tulkinnanvaraista forum which advocates for experimental music and ethically and socially sustainable art. The forum is led by multi-instrumentalist, composer and scholar Juho Laitinen.