The clarinet concerto Hysterisis by Michel van der Aa combines acoustic and electronic music, scored for clarinet soloist, ensemble, and laptop. Van der Aa explores the connection and interaction between the electronic part and the acoustic instruments. As an example, we hear vinyl record scratching in the electronics, later picked up by the percussion and strings.
..a physically flamboyant player of Olympian virtuosity…
The New York Times
As reported in the New Yorker it is not an uncommon occurrence for this consummate artist to bring his audience to its feet, even if the repertoire, or Kriikku himself, is being heard for the first time. A champion of contemporary music, Kari Kriikku is renowned for his interpretation of virtuosic new clarinet works written for him by composers such as Michel van der Aa, Unsuk Chin, Magnus Lindberg, Kimmo Hakola, Kaija Saariaho and Jukka Tiensuu.
On the concert we will also present music by Anna Berg, David Clay Mettens and Lei Liang.