90, 1919, Japani... Tokio... SUO-MI... HEL-SINK-I...!

by Leif Segerstam

Fragments from Symphony No. 144 , Fragments from Symphony No. 144

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Leif Segerstam

90, 1919, Japani... Tokio... SUO-MI... HEL-SINK-I...!

Music Finland


Inspired by the global arch between Finland & Japan not only mentally but also physically in the realities of experiencing the atmospheres of surfing business class Finnair direct flights...

I tried to capture in some exclaiming words part of ahaa -thoughts stirred up from the subconscience when clickings between the ears marked links from using the positive Hamlet question mutation as sparking ignition of the thoughts (To question or not to question...! THAT is To Be...!)

Maybe it is possible to feel the potentials of "connecting" people between the Occident & Orient in musical baths of free-pulsative sounds like in my fragments for 144th Symphony being emballage for the voice-line heralding line an oracle some "Truth felt..."


2222 4331 13 2, 2pno, str, sopr solo [pic, ehn, bcl, cbsn]


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Premiere Fp: Sibatomo Ensemble, cond. Yukihiro Notsu, Kanade Koizumi, soprano, 5 Jun 2009 Helsinki
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