Juhani Nuorvala, described by Juha Torvinen as an “electro-acoustic urban minimalist”, seeks inspiration from widely varied sources. With the enthusiasm of an explorer, he has delved into microtonality, French spectral music, techno and rock. It all becomes organically fused into his own idiom, often characterised by a frenzied rhythmic drive. “Nuorvala seeks various ways to combine these apparently distant phenomena; in fact, the opposition or juxtaposition of two contrasting elements characterises many of his works,” writes Kimmo Korhonen. Nuorvala’s output comprises widely differing works, in genres from the radiophonic to the symphonic. His Garage Symphony is a good example of the urban nature of his music, drawing inspiration not from nature but from a basement, the default setting of a rock band.