and we are rotating with it (2023)
Photo: Minna Leinonen
The earth's rotation is accelerating.
29th of June 2022 was the shortest day ever measured. Sometimes, quite often, it feels as if the rhythm of the world is speeding up along with the earth and one must strain to keep up with it. Mostly, however, the days happily float by, until at some point you notice that time has flown forwards.
The piece was commissioned by the fantastic Kamus quartet for Our Festival 2023 and is dedicated to them.
29th July 2023 Our Festival
Kamus Quartet Terhi Paldanius, 1.violin, Jukka Untamala, 2.violin, Jussi Tuhkanen, viola and Petja Kainulainen, cello