Kuva:

Maiju Pohjanheimo

Projects

Linko

Otra

Linko plays contemporary  folk music with influences from jazz and improvisation or, as Maarit calls it, Folk' n Jazz. How does it sound?

 
The producer and the pianist, Timo Alakotila, is one of the most recognised Finnish composers and musicians in the international folk music scene. The music is mainly based on compositions of Maarit Saarenkunnas. The beautiful, naturally easy and playfull  sound of soprano saxophone is created by swedish-born Elias Frigård. Helsinki-based Heikki Saarenkunnas provides a tasteful and solid ground for the music with his double base. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/LinkoBand

Otra is a group of musicians who draw from Finnish traditional music and poetry, adding contemporary spices to it.

 

More information on Otra's home page:

https://otramusic.wordpress.com/

Irma Avantgarde

Irma Avantgard is an improvisation group, which gets together two to three times a year to have fun with the wildly creative elements in music. So far the Irma-group has produced only one concert. It is highly likely that Irma will remain mainly as a joyfull musical playground and concerts will rarely be heard. Irma group  is lead by Meri Tiitola.