Sat 13 May 2017 7.30 pm

St Rumbold’s Cathedral, Mechelen, Belgium


Timo Kurkikangas, electronics

Helsingin kamarikuoro

Nils Schweckendiek, conductor



ALEJANDRO VIÑAO: New composition (premiere)

SAMPO HAAPAMÄKI: Maailmamaa (Belgian premiere)


FINNISH INDEPENDENCE goes hand in hand with being a part of an interconnected world. Jean Sibeliuswas a global citizen who drew inspiration from folk tradition. Finland became independent in 1917, during the Great War, and this European conflagration provides the basis for the new composition by Alejandro ViñaoSampo Haapamäki’s highly virtuosic work Maailmamaa (Global Country) for 16 solo voices and electronics explores the tension between nationalist thinking and the utopia of a monocultural global country.


Tickets: 10–19 € from the Festival website


In collaboration with:

Festival Vlaanderen / Mechelen hoort stemmen,

Tenso Network Europe