Composer Dmitri Kourliandski has gone into exile in France with his wife and three children. "Contemporary art is a form of political opposition," he says. A quiet childhood under Brezhnev, in a family of the Russian intelligentsia where "no one talked about war", where they listened to Shostakovich but also to jazz.
Wilma Pistorius was born in South Africa and started playing the cello when she was four years old. From an early age, she has been fascinated by the expressive possibilities of music and has been playing with music in her imagination for as long as she can remember.
Ville Raasakka’s works are performed by the Klangforum Wien (Vienna), the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, der/gelbe/klang (Munich), Mise-en Ensemble (New York), Dal Niente (Chicago), Ensemble Lemniscate (Basel) and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra at the most esteemed festivals such as Eclat (Stuttgart), June in Buffalo (Buffalo), Tage der Neuen Musik Bamberg (Bamberg), Festival Archipel (Geneva) and […]