Aino Tenkanen
Aino Tenkanen
Composer
Originally from Turku, Finland, I am a 28-year old composer now based in Hyvinkää. I'm currently completing a Master of Music degree in composition at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of professor Veli-Matti Puumala. Important works include my chamber opera Darwinfinches, made in collaboration with writer Klaus Maunuksela, and my work for symphony orchestra, Zoom In Zoom Out, completed for the FRSO. This work takes its inspiration from different camera techniques. I'm currently working on a piece for choir and live-electronics about SSRI medicines and its effect on the mind. As a composer, I'm interested in collaborating with other artists, exploring metaphors, and conjuring strong images in my music. I also work as a producer, an organisation activist, and as a composition and music theory teacher. In all of my roles, I take pride in bringing people together and creating safe spaces that allow us to wonder through the world of music.

UNEEN PUTOAN There is no exact translation of Uneen putoan in English. It might best translated as ‘I'm falling into a dream/sleep’ or ‘I'm dropped into a dream’. In Finnish [...]

UNEEN PUTOAN

There is no exact translation of Uneen putoan in English. It might best translated as ‘I’m falling into a dream/sleep’ or ‘I’m dropped into a dream’. In Finnish the word ‘uni’ is two-fold, meaning both the act of sleeping and the dreams you have while sleeping. I took inspiration from the physical experiences we have when falling asleep such as the feeling that you’re floating in air, falling down, or the sudden flinch that can wake us up. This piece was written for and dedicated to the International Contemporary Ensemble (NY) and had its premiere at the Viitasaari Time of Music festival in July of 2018.