Magnus Lindberg’s recent appointment as composer-in-residence of the New York Philharmonic has spurred a new interest in contemporary Finnish composition. Join Mr. Lindberg and counter)induction for this special evening as he introduces his own works and those of his compatriots, including the New York premiere of his Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (2008), Clarinet Quintet (1992), Kaija Saariaho’s Pres for cello and electronics (1992), Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Homunculus for String Quartet (2007), and Jukka Tiensuu’s NOUS (2010). This is a rare opportunity to hear the special insights of one of the foremost Scandinavian composers of today, in an intimate and inviting setting.

Finnish composer and New York Philharmonic Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg studied at the Sibelius Academy with Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen, and co-founded, with colleagues including Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho the “Ears Open” Society, dedicated to the exploration of the European avant-garde.

Formal organizational techniques such as serialism and musique concrète were important features of his early works. In the 1990s he became more concerned with harmonic structure, and a broad range of styles including minimalism, free jazz, and rock became evident in his work. Throughout the 1990s he became increasingly drawn towards large-scale forms, describing the orchestra as his favorite “instrument.”

Counter)induction is a composer/performer collective committed to the notion that contemporary music can and should be both accessible and challenging. c)i celebrates the diversity of contemporary music by presenting the best, most innovative new music to both new and established audiences.



Photo Courtesy of ensemble mise-en

MON – 1-23-12 – 8:00 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)