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Gretsch School of Music Recital Hall

Maailma ympärilläni käy yhä nopeammalla vaihteella, ja minä – AEKI trio in Georgia (USA)

The second performance of my trio for clarinet, saxophone and cello, commissioned by AEKI, this time in Georgia Southern University Gretsch School of Music.

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Maailma ympärilläni käy yhä nopeammalla vaihteella, ja minä – AEKI trio in Georgia (USA)
Maailma ympärilläni käy yhä nopeammalla vaihteella, ja minä – AEKI trio in Georgia (USA)

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01. maalisk. 2022 klo 19.30 UTC-2

Gretsch School of Music Recital Hall, 1332 Southern Dr, Statesboro, GA 30458, USA

About the event

AEKI ensemble performs Leevi Räsänen's  trio "Maailma ympärilläni käy yhä nopeammalla vaihteella, ja minä" at  Georgia Southern University Gretsch School of Music. 

About the piece: Time and pacing, the experiencing of time through music is something I’ve found an increasing interest in lately. Needless to say, the world around us is getting more and more bizarre every minute. Just to mention a few things: frequent natural disasters, pandemic, capitalist exploitation of people and our planet, toughening political attitudes... whew. As for me, I’ve always found stillness and peace in music and I tend to think about time spent inside music as time outside of the realm of reality.

When I’m sitting in a concert, time seems to stop. There aren’t any phones or noti&cations, news headlines or crises but instead, I get to go inside my head and my thoughts. This is something that I want to offer to listeners of my music as well. Sometimes the music might be so slow that you get lost and start thinking about the next day’s groceries, whereas sometimes the music will suck you right back in and demand your full attention. Sometimes there is just blooming and blossoming harmony and the joy of sound waves for your ears to enjoy.

AEKI ensemble Sara Aratake, clarinet Hsin-Di Shih, cello Antoine Flores Gracia, saxophone

"AEKI ensemble represents Artistic Exchange for Knowledge and Inspiration. We are a group of three musicians (clarinet- Sara Aratake, cello- Hsin-Di Shih and saxophone- Antoine Flores Gracia) based in Finland interested in using music as a way to enrich global musical connection between different communities. Each of us come from different countries (U.S., Spain, and Taiwan) but we were able to meet and make music together because of our connection to music. We believe that the use of music could be a significant tool in tying together people across different backgrounds!

In May of 2019 we had a life changing experience in Cambodia where we premiered a new work by a Cambodian composer, discussed musical life in Finland with local musicians, and gave several workshops. After the trip, we felt inspired to continue this project and explore more possibilities in this group. So far we have commissioned 5 pieces from Cambodian, Mexican, and Finnish composers."

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