Join members of the defunensemble (Finland) as they discuss their unique artistic contributions to electroacoustic music, and answer your questions following their concert streamed online directly to an HKUST audience. This event will be conducted online.
About the artists
Founded in 2009, defunensemble has established itself as one of the most important contemporary ensembles in Finland. Defunensemble gives premieres of electroacoustic repertoire both classic and current, and actively commissions new works incorporating the latest technologies. Artistic director Sami Klemola’s innovative concert concepts draw from different sub-genres of electroacoustic music, bringing new street credibility to the contemporary classical scene. The virtuoso musicians and sound designers of defunensemble are some of Finland’s most active figures in their fields, and the ensemble has been quickly gathering international renown. Defunensemble has performed over 100 concerts, appearing at every major festival in Finland and many beyond, including Musica Nova Helsinki (Finland), chiffren — kieler tage für neue musik (Germany), November Music (Netherlands), Loop Festival (Belgium), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Re:new music, and Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival Klang (Denmark). The group has premiered works by Antti Auvinen, Hikari Kiyama, Ville Raasakka, Perttu Haapanen, Pink Twins, M. A. Numminen, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, Peter Ablinger, Christian Winther Christensen, and Gilbert Nouno, among others.