10/2015 LéSpace, Helsinki
Blue Planet is a continuation of the work of Kanon Melia (2013-14), in which human instability, caprice, dramaticism and self-referentiality are observed through a mythology of the tree. On the blue planet the myth comes to an end, the tree falls, and the woodland nymphs must renounce their identity. Here starts a mind-blowing journey from the soil to the upper regions of space, light and the heart beat. Through a fictional and historical metamorphoses the performers find themselves on a poetry of earth that is ceasing never.
We have adapted different composer's musical compositions detached from their eras, so that they can be approached as pure energy from their initial context and representation. An ever-continuous synthesis of singing and dancing, Opera Physical is the overall auditory effect changing an acoustic classic sound into an electronic genre from Daft Punk to Händel.
Idea, concept and production: InstantKarma / Music arragement and conduct: Niina Vicktoria Tamminiemi /
Direction & Choreography, performers: Laura Pietiläinen & Niina Vicktoria Tamminiemi / Musicians: Kumi Komori (piano), Riku Tsokkinen (cello), Johannes Wist (base guitar) /
Sound design, original music, video: Johannes Wist / Lightning design: Sofia Palillo & Joonas Lampi / Scenography: InstantKarma ja Veera-Maija Murtola / Costumes: Laura Pietiläinen & Niina Vicktoria
Music: G. F. HÄNDEL: Ombra Mai Fu / DAFT PUNK: Touch / W. A. MOZART: Der hölle Rache / H.PURCEL: Cold song / J. WIST: From the dark, Souls / H.VILLA- LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No:5 / THE BEATLES: Because
3 & 4/ 2015 Kallio Church, Winter Garden of Helsinki City, Church, Helsinki
A powerful opera physical performance spiringing from the quietness to overcome human suffering and surrender to the universal joy of life.
STABAT MATER -Stabat Mater, is a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary, variously attributed to the Franciscan Jacopone da Todi and to Innocent III. It is about the Sorrows of Mary. The musical setting of the Stabat Mater sequence is composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi in 1736, in the final weeks of his life.
InstantKarma's STABAT MATERI the work opens out through song, music and choreographic expression The use of electronic soundscapes alongside of the acoustic classical music expands the overall auditory effect.
Idea, Concept, Music arragement and Conduct: : Niina Vicktoria Tamminiemi /
Direction & Choreography: Laura Pietiläinen & Niina Vicktoria Tamminiemi /
Performers: sopranos Laura Pietiläinen & Niina Vicktoria Tamminiemi, mezzosoprano Reetta Sariola /
pianist Maritta Manner, trumpetist Eero Savela /
Sound design: Johannes Wist / Lightning design: Sofia Palillo / Cosutmes: Laura Pietiläinen, Niina Vicktoria Tamminiemi & Reetta Sariola
Music: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Blue Planet, work in progress, residence Château de Monthalon, France 2015
Wood Nymphs - variation II, Outdoor and indoor spaces open onto the Wood Nymphs mental scenery. Suomesta Gallleria, Berlin 2014
The Genius of The Climate, performance. Berlin 2014
Cold song in yellow, short-show Berlin 2014
Trees, street-performance Helsinki 2013
Kanon Melia - Wood Nypmhs. Galleria Forum Box, Helsinki 2013
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