Kanteleen Synty added to my playlist

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Amazingly talented Rune singer and friend Ilona Korhonen is coming to the Southbank Centre for a concert on Sept 28! She’s been researching this traditional Finnish music genre for 20 years, it’s very interesting to hear her talk about it and beautiful to listen to.

Earlier this year Ilona and I collaborated in this wonderful piece ‘Kanteleen Synty’, a song about the origin of the Kanteleen instrument, in Rune lau, a traditional Finnish genre in music. Performing knitters on prepared needles and DIY interface generate the soundscape as an intrinsic sonic fabric of life made from field recordings taken in the locality of the performance venue.

Live performance on February 4, 2017, during the opening of the Maunulatalo community centre in Helsinki.

Produced by M-Cult, supported by Creative Europe. Recorded by Kalle Kuisma. Photos by Jaime Culebro.

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