POSTCARDS ‘NEW MUSIC AND I’

'What does new music mean to you?'

 

Violinist Mieko Kanno asks and collects personal narratives of musicians, composers, and other stakeholders of UML in the form of a postcard, transforms them into musical narratives and interventions, and culminates in a series of short performances during UML in October 2022. Kanno has a hypothesis: the UML community have their own sense of history and ownership about new music. This is informed by the work of sociologist Richard Sennett, whose materialism philosophy says that people appropriate a culture when gaining their personal ownership of it. What is new music to the people of UML? What kind of values do we see in varied postcards ‘New Music and I’? And how might such values affect the future of new music for UML and larger society?

 

• A few lines of music composition for violin (so that I can play)

• Some instructions for music-making

• A short memoir of your most significant experience in new music

• A short description of your favorite new music

• A graphic score

 

You can write anything you like, as long as it fits into a postcard (A6, or 105x148mm, one side only) and it is legible without the use of a magnifying glass. The idea is that I will make short performances or improvisations out of a selection of the postcards at UML 2022. All the postcards will be given to the UML archive after the event.

If you send it by 5.10 you might just find your card performed during the festival! Mieko Kanno welcomes postcards ongoing throughout the month of October.

Send digital postcards to:

mieko.kanno@uniarts.fi

If you send it by 30.1 you might just find your card performed during the festival! Mieko Kanno welcomes postcards ongoing throughout the month of October.

Send digital postcards to:

mieko.kanno@uniarts.fi