A song cycle for vocal students in early stages of their studies
"Intellectually stimulating and teasingly funny art of our time."
"This three-hour, precisely timed sound structure is a confusing, constantly moving deconstruction of language, voice and sound. […] The bizarre fascination that the spectacle has created will not get out of your head so quickly."
"Voice Box was full of tongue in cheek [...] that allowed the audience to fully join in."
"The avant-garde business trip to the green creates a situational border experience with a feel-good program."
"The audience […] experiences an masterfull musical performance, which is then deconstructed in an irritating sequence of events at different locations in a deliberately bizarre manner."
"Delightful and playful experimental opera from young Finnish composer"
"The most enthusiastic reception got 'ettette' by Miika Hyytiäinen"
"Genuinely avantgardistic German music theatre."
"Musically the performance is excellent."
Carnets Parisiens is a grand opéra de chambre, a private notebook about Miika’s experiences in Paris. It combines the culinary extravaganza, seeing Notre Dame burn from your own window, the idea Paris as the center of control and wealth and the vocal specialties of the French language. It is funny, intense, absolutely too much and not shamed of it.
The piece will be premiered in parts during 2021.
(Copyright of the photos: Hoitenga and Kankaanranta: Maarit Kytoharju, Komsi: Ville-Paul Paasimaa)