What a peculiar time we’ve been witnessing for almost a year now or even more depending on where you’ve been. I fell sick of the virus last year and was diagnosed as a “Covid long hauler” in the beginning of the 2021. I’m slowly getting myself back in the books of the living as you can see in the new lay out of the web sites.
Last year even though all the horribleness I was lucky to be able to perform in a big performance production “TREQUANDA” by choreographer/artistic director Veronika Riz. The project happened in Berlin and in Bolzano Italy, in the autumn of 2020. We got to do the performances with the live audience just before everything was shut down because of the rapid increase of the pandemia. I’ll post more captured photos and video of the performance soon here. The project will continue in a form of a tour in the end of 2021.
Due to the cluster of this virus I’ve been experiencing the only way to continue creating has been writing and composing. I’ve submerged myself in the comforting sound scapes and writing all the poems and lyrics that never had time before to emerge. The latest sound works will be released as albums this spring 2021. The first album is a collection of poems and compositions in Finnish and carries a name of “EHKÄEP”. It has been made under a project name MEU KÄVI TÄÄLLÄ (link below). The album will be released independently in the end of March 2021. Stay tuned for more in the upcoming weeks!
Also the somatic short film “THE DREAMERS” got a new project funding from the Arts Promotion Center Finland so the work with film can continue. The whole crew is thrilled.
The premier of my latest solo work “I’m the Monster” from the solo-trilogy that I’ve been drafting and crafting since 2019 was postponed from this spring to the future because of the pandemia. “I’m the Monster” will premier as a second part of the trilogy in the City Theater of Kuopio Finland in the end of the year / the beginning of 2022 and it’s co-produced by the Dance Theater Minimi/Mikko Makkonen. Because of the delay I’ll be continuing to work with the trilogy through the work of “MESSY MEDITATIONS” – it will be the first part of the trilogy. “MESSY MEDITATIONS” will be released as form of an album as well as a performance & video work.
I hope that you are safe and healthy while reading this and even if not I hope you can continue to dream of new and unknown futures with me.