Thu 28.11.2019 -
19.00 to 20.00

Petri Kumela - Classically Twisted Guitar

Thu 28.11.2019 -
19.00 to 20.00
Estimated duration: 1 hours
Petri Kumela
Ticket sales start  
Thu 12.09.2019 - 09.00
From 23 €
Cloakroom charge: Cloakroom charge paid by the organizer
No intermission. Please order refreshments before concert. »
Top guitarist Petri Kumela stretches the idea of a classical guitar recital with two specially constructed guitar and two world premieres.
In the recital of Petri Kumela classical guitar strays from its beaten paths to uncharted territories, tempted by two specially constructed guitar and two world premieres.

New and old intertwine on many levels in ”The Tempered Suite” by Sebastian Hilli. It updates the baroque dance suite not only by its musical language, but also in the selection of dances and the tuning of the instrument. It is played on a microtonal guitar that has individually movable frets for each string, which enables moving towards (and past) the temperaments of the baroque.

In the new work by Perttu Haapanen the traditional craftmanship of instrument construction and the latest technology meet in a musical house of mirrors. The piece consists of composed and improvisational material and is a stop on the road to a larger staged work by Haapanen, Kumela and puppet theatre artist Alma Rajala. It is performed on a so-called active acoustic guitar that Kumela has been involved in developing as a part of an inter-nordic research team led by Otso Lähdeoja from the Finnish Academy. Inside of a classical concert guitar are installed microphones and actuators, which don´t affect the acoustical properties of the guitar, but give it extra properties. By connecting the guitar to a computer its sound can be processed and manipulated almost without limits, but the sounds still come from the guitar, without additional speakers.

Live electronics will be handled by the composer Haapanen and puppet theatre artist Alma Rajala will appear as a guest in the concert.
Organizer contacts: 
Petri Kumela:, p. 0407203074
Sebastian Hilli
The Tempered Suite
Perttu Haapanen
New work
Tickets and costs
Type of ticket: Event with admission fee
Basic ticket: 23.00 €
Student: 11.50 €
Child under 16 years: 1.50 €
Pensioner: 11.50 €
Unemployed: 11.50 €
Serviceman (military or non-military): 11.50 €
Other price Group ticket, min. 10 persons: 18.00 €

Prices including handling charge

Cloakroom charge: Cloakroom charge paid by the organizer
Additional details
Petri Kumela
Perttu Haapanen
Alma Rajala

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