24-Hour Finn at Q2 With Nadia Sirota

24-Hour Finn at Q2 With Nadia Sirota<img

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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“A Sibelius-Free Day of Continuous New Music from Finland” says Q2

Further, Q2 says,
“…From start to ‘Finnish’ on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Q2 gives the internet airwaves over to Finland. 24-Hour Finn is the first in a series of continuous, day-long spotlights of different facets of today’s diverse and thriving New Music scene. Nadia Sirota, who just returned from touring in Iceland and Europe, hosts 24-Hour Finn.

Finland’s independence was deeply tied to pivotal musical figures like Jean Sibelius, so it comes as no surprise that, as a people, the Finns are deeply invested in their culture and music. 24-Hour Finn highlights music from a colorful spectrum of three generations of Finnish composers, including those already in the pantheon and those still making a name for themselves at school.

Tune in throughout the day to hear Q2 world premieres of countless recordings from Finnish-focused record labels Ondine and Alba and discover new sound worlds previously unexplored. Featured composers include Eero Hämeenniemi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho, Iiro Rantala, Jukka Tiensuu, Maria Kallionpää, Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Seppo Pohjola, Lotta Wennäkoski, Rene Ertomaa, among many more….”