Fire in the North Sky Cd

Suunta-yhtye ja Nick Hennessey on äänittänyt elokuussa 2016 cd-levyn Fire in the North Sky -tarinankerronta- ja musiikkituotannosta. Levyhankketta voi tukea Crowfunder-joukkorahoitussivustolla.

After an inspirational August recording session at the Sibelius Academy’s Kallio-Kuninkala Studios just outside Helsinki, Adverse Camber’s new CD Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland (Saatuja Sanoja) could be yours! If we can pre-sell 80 copies, we can roll the presses in time for our 7 date October tour.
Full of songs and stories from the Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland live performance, you can pre-order your copy of the CD now. Choose from a range of ’super fan’ rewards and support the recording more by buying an exclusive package of CD or show benefits, including meeting the artists for a post-show drink. Check out the rewards list for details.


Fire in the North Sky

Suunta-yhtye on mukana Fire in the North Sky – Saatuja sanoja -tuotannossa Iso-Britanniassa. Suunnan kanssa tarinankerronta- ja näyttämöesityksessä on mukana Nick Hennessey Englannista. Tuotannolla on ollut kaksi kiertuetta Englannissa ja Walesissä 2014 ja 2015. Seuraava kiertue on luvassa 2016 lokakuussa Englantiin.
Fire in the North Sky sai erittäin hyvän vastaanoton, se pääsi merkittävän kansallisen sanomalehti The Guardianin viikon merkittävimpien teatteriesitysten listalle!

Travel to the extremes of the Finnish landscape – the vast forests and lakes, the harshness of winter, the intoxicating summers. Experience authentic creation myths, tales of Finland’s epic heroes and journey with them to the dark river of the underworld.

Leading UK storyteller Nick Hennessey and Suunta Ensemble make these 2000 year old stories come alive with a touch of offbeat fun, enchantment and evocative music that moves between dancing flutes, infectious rhythms and hauntingly beautiful sung melodies.

Suunta @ Yle Radio 1

Suunta concert from Kaustinen Hall in Yle Radio 1

Torstaina 3.6. klo 19.03-21.15 Kansanmusiikin konsertti-ilta

Klo 19.03 Suunta-trio: Anna-Kaisa Liedes, Kristiina Ilmonen ja Timo Väänänen. (Äänitetty Samuelin Poloneesissa, Kaustisella 13.3.).
n. klo 19.40 Pohjoismainen Nomas-yhtye.
n. klo 20.40 Gong Linna yhtyeineen Kiinasta. (Äänitetty Kaustisen kansanmusikkijuhlilla heinäkuussa 2009)




Suunta: Anna-Kaisa Liedes, Timo Väänänen & Kristiina Ilmonen

Suunta: Anna-Kaisa Liedes, Timo Väänänen & Kristiina Ilmonen

Suunta combines experimental improvised and composed music with visual material in an exciting new collaboration of three musician-explorers of world music, a live-electronics sound designer and a media artist. Combining acoustic instruments with electronics and the limitless possibilities of the human voice creates the completely new sound of Suunta ensemble. The versality of the electric kantele blends in with the ancient tones of archaic woodwinds and global percussion, giving room for the live electronics to transform the sounds instantaneously from serene landscapes into a furious turmoil. There are a fair amount of traditional/folk music nuances to be found in the music, implicating the musicians’ deep knowledge of the Finnish and Finno Ugric traditions and creating a soundscape of free ethno avant garde with utmost respect to the roots.

The three musicians Timo Väänänen, Anna-Kaisa Liedes and Kristiina Ilmonen all have a long and extensive experience in the Finnish folk/world music scene in various projects, ensembles and solo work ranging from traditional folk music to avant garde expression. They have separately made prominent careers as performers, composers and pedagogues and are now pursuing their new collaboration Suunta since 2008. The new project incorporates also one of the most wanted sound designers/studio engineers of the current Finnish folk scene, Marko Myöhänen, who dives into a more creative role as a fourth musician of the group with his live electronics. As an audiovisual concert option in a suitable occasion/venue, the group can also incorporate the interactive live video performance from one of the most interesting media artists in Finland, Kati Åberg, who improvises with her global images as freely as the musicians do with their sounds.

The original idea for the project was born in a planetarium, under images of the stars, which enabled navigation. From this, the starting point for the first concert series became the Direction (in Finnish “Suunta”) and movement from the deeps of the ocean towards the surface and that thin crust of our planet, where people live their lives, work, create and feel. Movement, the sea, nature and people, their actions and rituals, all leave their marks on the performance.