ILONA KORHONEN ENSEMBLE – TARKKA PÄÄ, TANIA MIELI AANIA-9

Contemporary Ethnic Polyphony

Ilona Korhonen Ensemble CD cover

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"Tarkka pää, tania mieli" is Ilona Korhonen's composition for seventeen female voices. The composition is based on the texts of Larin Paraske – the most renown Ingrian runo-singer of all times. The themes of the compostion deal with humanity, community and solitarity.

Ilona Korhonen is a musician, composer and is currently writing a PhD in folk music at the Folk Music Department of Sibelius Academy. "Tarkka pää, tania mieli" is part of her PhD. Ilona Korhonen Ensemble was founded in 2008 in order to perform Ilona Korhonen's compositions for female choirs.

The members of the ensemble are:

Riikka Ahokas, Hanni Autere, Helmi Camus, Anna Fält, Heidi Haapoja, Lotta Hagfors, Maija Kauhanen, Anna E. Karvonen, Amanda Kauranne, Ilona Korhonen, Emmi Kuittinen, Pia Rask, Juulia Salonen, Ulla Silvennoinen, Anni Tolvanen, Nora Vaura ja Emilia Kallonen.

Tarkka pää, tania mieli

1. Intro

2. Laulasihan

3. Kanteleen synty

4. Lauloin ennen

5. Kuka luuli

6. En itke

7. Mänin merel

8. Passipo

Recorded at Kallio-Kuninkala in September 10th 2008
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Taito Hoffrén
Graphic design by Tero Vesterinen
Photos by Antti-Jussi Savolainen (choir), Ilona Korhonen (singers), Sami Repo (Ilona
Translations Girilal Baars & Pekko Käppi

c & p KANTELEEN ÄÄNIÄ 2009
ISRC FI7KA0900008—15
EAN: 64 3002409 0123

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