Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo – saxophone, Risto-Matti Marin – piano

The concert has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo and Risto-Matti Marin have been performing together since 1998. In 2007, they began to explore the favourite music of their youth, heavy rock, and combined it with classical contemporary music to create a wholly new genre: heavy chamber music.

In 2007–2009, performing under the name Metallifonia, they gave a huge number of sold-out concerts in Finland and the USA, appealing to both classical and heavy rock fans. After this active touring phase, they have occasionally revisited their Metallifonia repertoire, for instance when opening for Apocalyptica at the sold-out Huvila tent at the Helsinki Festival in 2012.

Part of this hysterically funny and virtuosic programme is now featured at the Tampere Biennale, preceded by music by Kimmo Kuitunen and Matthew Whittall.

The concert ends at about 13.15.


Kimmo Kuitunen (*1968): Saxes (1998)
Matthew Whittall (*1975): Leaves of Grass – 12 Preludes for Piano after Walt Whitman (2005–2009)
6. On the beach at night
7. A noiseless patient spider
8. Thou orb aloft full-dazzling
Pasi Lyytikäinen (*1975): Jumpe! (2007)
– intermission –
Yngwie Malmsteen
(*1963) – Jennah Vainio: Far Beyond the Sun (1989)
Van Halen (sov. Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo): Mean Street (1981)
Max Savikangas (*1969): Black metal (2007)
Christian Holmqvist (*1974): Götterdämmerung (2008)
Yngwie Malmsteen (sov. Risto-Matti Marin): Krakatau (1988)

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