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Our Nordic theme kicks off with alternative strands of a transnational project: on the one hand, music and photography or video flow into a sensual, melancholy experience...

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Our Nordic theme kicks off with alternative strands of a transnational project: on the one hand, music and photography or video flow into a sensual, melancholy experience. On the other hand, for some time Anne-Mari Kivimäki’s “Suistamo” series has focused on the borderland between Finland and Russia, or a chapter in the history of the Karelian region. For the first time, the accordionist brings her artistic project (and doctoral thesis) to Austria. Born in 1976 in Tampere, Kivimäki studied at the Sibelius Academy (University of the Arts) in Helsinki. Inspirations for her work include traditional music from Finland and Russia, archive recordings of legendary folk musicians, the power of shamanistic elements (like the frame drum), as well as contemporary classical and minimalist forms. Her Suistamo series reflects the idea that history is kept alive by storytelling. Incidentally, the Finnish musician plays on a Russian two-row Notka accordion.

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