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Created on Friday, 30 September 2016 20:44
Tomorrow, the 1st of October our new MicroEnsemble is going to perform in Sonore-hall of Helsinki Music Center. The program features five compositions from ensemble's composition course, which was organized in Kuopio in connection with PasiMusic festival. Our guitarist is also going to premiere a new composition for quarter-tone guitar and live-electronics by Christopher Trapani.
On Sunday the 2nd of October I am playing in a feature concert of Esa Pietilä in the Gloria theatre in Helsinki. The program includes three of Pietilä's most recent compositions for his three weird duos, a duo with classical guitarist Petri Kumela, a duo with kantele-player Eija Kankaanranta and a duo for Kujala-Pietilä Treatment featuring also some live-electronics.
Created on Saturday, 27 August 2016 17:56
Our new CD Hyperorganism has received very enthusiastic feedback. The largest Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat wrote: "In his compositions Kujala ventures joyfully in the whole universe... Frenetic groove, ethnic rhythms and uninhibited imagination carry away involuntarily." Music from the disc has already been played in several programs of the Radio 1 of the Finnish Broadcasting Company and their reviewer wrote: "The entirety is convincing, newest and most interesting music of our time... The music of Veli Kujala resonates in a startlingly fresh and uncompromisingly original way." The latest review was just a few days ago in the largest Swedish language newspaper of Finland, Hufvudstadsbladet: "Kujala moves effortlessly and inventively through different styles, ages and aesthetics... The music of Veli Kujala brings together universum, human, present and eternal perspective."