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."
Torstainen (Finnish for ‘Thursdaily’) had a spontaneous and somewhat untypical beginning: During 2021 I had ideas of piano miniatures, quick and clear, one idea, write it down without too much reflection. After a while I realised that these ideas often took place on Thursdays. It was altogether very likely, I haven’t composed much for piano, I seldom compose without a clear deadline and Thursdays seem to be so ambiguous and lack any clear personality.
But somehow this spontaniety became the heart of the piece. Clear ideas that last for one day and then disappear. With a similar spontaneity Fidan Aghayeva-Edler asked for a new piece to be premiered at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2021. In the final form, we never hear all the miniatures. Instead, parts of them a chosen with a system that combines aleatory and structuralism. Now the clear, and somehow naïve obvious character of the miniatures makes sense: we never hear them as a full, but only as short sections, repetitions and memories.