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John Franek: Milan Premiere with Syntax Ensemble

Eagerly looking forward to the premiere of my work "Tuolenaitku" with the Syntax Ensemble at Sala Puccini in Milan on the 29th of October!


Tuonelaitku takes its harmonic and affective inspiration from the writings found in the Kalevala about Tuonela, or the Underworld, within Finnish Mythology.

The title Tuonelaitku comes from the combination of Tuonela, the realm of the dead, and Itku, the weeping and cries from it's inhabitants. In this work I attempt to use the familiar idea of lamentation and Funebre aesthetics and elevate them into a fresh, otherworldly soundscape.


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