Leo Records Christmas sale

Rank Ensemble’s debut cd, ‘Papilio Noblei’, is part of Leo Records’ Christmas sale this year – just 2.50 pounds (2.80 euros) per cd!!

http://www.leorecords.com/?m=christmassale

If you don’t own this fine gem yet, now would be a great time to pick one up… And at that price you can pick some up as Xmas gifts for all your friends!

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Triple Quartet Project in Helsinki

This past week the Triple Quartet Project – Rank Ensemble, Ensemble Parkour, & KROCK – met up in Helsinki, for several days of rehearsals and workshops. A grand time was had; looking forward to the next phase of the project!

Thanks once again to Nordic Culture Fund & Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland for their kind support.

Open rehearsals Saturday Jan. 7th, ESKUS Helsinki

Rank Ensemble, together with some of our partner Ensembles from Stockholm, KROCK and Ensemble Parkour, will be meeting for three days of rehearsals in Helsinki in the first week of January 2017, culminating in an open workshop at ESKUS performance centre in Helsinki on Saturday January 7th, 2-4pm.

Feel free to drop by! https://www.facebook.com/events/2031850987041459/

Esitystaiteen keskus, Suvilahti, Puhdistamo, Kaasutehtaankatu 1/33, 00540 Helsinki

Many thanks to Nordisk Kulturfond for their generous support of this project:

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Rank Ensemble on YLE Radio 1 & YLE Areena

Rank Ensemble’s concert last week at the Tampere Biennale will be broadcast on YLE Radio 1 on Wednesday April 20th, at 22:05 Helsinki time:

http://yle.fi/radio/yleradio1/suora/

…after which it will be available online at YLE Areena for one month, at the following link:

http://areena.yle.fi/1-3328551

Drop by and listen!

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Video: Rank Ensemble @ MuTeFest’15

Very exciting: full video of Rank Ensemble’s concert at MuTeFest’15 from last November – world premieres of Sami Klemola’s ‘Tranquillo’ and Fredrik Gran’s ‘Vox Terminus’, paired with the first work ever written for the Ensemble, Shinji Kanki’s ‘Towards White’.

Thanks to Taiteen edistämiskeskus for their support towards this concert.

This week: Rank Ensemble performs at Tampere Biennale

This Wednesday, April 13th, Rank Ensemble is proud to be performing the opening concert of Tampere Biennale 2016!

http://tamperemusicfestivals.fi/biennale/en/programme/festival-programme/wed/luuppiliittymia-ja-visuaalista-musiikkia/

13.4.2016, 7pm, Vanha kirjastotalo (Musiikkisali), Tampere. 13/10 €

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Niilo Tarnanen (FIN): Holliday Junction (2015) (world premiere)
Fredrik Gran: (SWE) Vox Terminus (2015)
Juho Laitinen (FIN): RhytmiCone Jam (2012)
James Andean (CAN): To Then the None – miniature (2015)
Alejandro Olarte (COL): Korkealla Hiljaisuuden (2013)
Timothy Page (USA): Toipilas (2016) (world premiere)

Video: Rank performs Fredrik Gran’s “Vox Terminus” – clips

Here are some clips from Rank’s premiere performance of Fredrik Gran’s Vox Terminus, at MuTeFest’15, Helsinki Music Centre, November 21st 2015:

Video courtesy Marek Pluciennik.

Thanks to Taiteen edistämiskeskus for their support towards this concert.