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A LIVE (Art First Records 2017)


gives a wide, up–to–date perspective to young generation contemporary classical and experimental music of Finland. The studio live album – recorded 2016 at Theatre Universum –consists of contemporary solo and chamber works for accordion commissioned by accordionist Harri Kuusijärvi during 2013–15. A Live includes compositions from composers concentrated on contemporary classical, avant-garde and jazz.

The album is published June 9th 2017 as a digital album along with videos on YouTube by Art First Records, a Helsinki based independent music label focusing on local underground culture. The video production is made by Hekla Productions. A Live has been supported by Koneen Säätiö and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

01 // Sauli Zinovjev: Chained


Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion


02 // Lauri Supponen: Ti-ti-uuu

Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion

Jyrki Myllärinen, electric guitar


03 // Ville Vokkolainen: Fractals

Aleksi Trygg, violin

Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion

Sergio Castrillón, cello


04 // Jussi-Matti Haavisto: Being

Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion

Tarmo Anttila, double bass


05 // Sergio Castrillón: Lake-Six

Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion


06 // Artturi Rönkä: 11 Scenes

Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion

Ilkka Laivaara, flute

Antti Turtiainen, oboe

Markus Kaarto, clarinet

Asko Padinki, bassoon


BONUS EPISODE // Timo Alakotila: Verso la Nuova

Recorded in Helsinki Music Centre Camerata Hall.

Aleksi Trygg, 5-string viola

Harri Kuusijärvi, accordion

Tarmo Anttila, double bass

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