NYKY En­sem­ble and Liisa Pentti +Co: Ref2022

Thu 17.11.2022
Fri 18.11.2022

Helsinki Music Centre’s Black Box
Mannerheimintie 13

Premiered in 2020, the inspiration for the work Ref2020 was Brian Eno’s piece Reflection (2017). In the reproduction of the work, Ref2022, a live adaptation of Brian Eno’s music comes to life as a coproduction of the Sibelius Academy’s NYKY Ensemble and Liisa Pentti +Co.

The work, created together with six dancers, suggests a new kind of connection between contemporary dance and Eno’s music where the meditative music creates singing and historicity of movement.

In every moment the dancers continually modify their movement paths with microscopic precision by observing the dialogue between movement and mind and constantly making choices about space and timing. The rich and unpredictable movement language acts at times as a counterpoint to the soundscape and sometimes independently, without a primary relationship to the music.

Ref2022 is a light work in dark times. The music and dance create a landscape inside which the viewer can allow themselves to experience floating, timelessness and dreams that occasionally remind us of a past that perhaps never was.

Tickets (18 € / 6,50 € / 11,50 €) can be bought here.


Choreography and direction
Liisa Pentti

Libero Mureddu

Brian Eno

Arranging and transcription
Esther Calderón Morales and Jaakko Kilpeläinen

Jaakko Kilpeläinen

Corinne Mustonen, Pinja Poropudas, Satu Rekola, Kardo Shiwan, Katri Soini and Ronja Syvälahti

NYKY Ensemble
Cliodhna Scott, flute
Ita Nagode, saxophone
Ilta Attila, saxophone
Tiia Toivanen, percussion
Sesili Saneblidze, violin
Tamar Gvazava, viola
Tomass Ančs, cello
Anders Hellesund, double bass
Mariia Maselska,
Iivari Aalto, keyboard
Troels Lorenz, accordion
Esther Calderón Morales, live-electronics

Music coaching
Libero Mureddu

Lighting design
Ina Niemelä

Lighting technician
Jukka Kolimaa

Sound technician
Marko Myöhänen

Costume design
Tua Helve

Artistic advisor
Pia Lindy

Leevi Räsänen, Libero Mureddu and Hanna Nyman

Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Liisa Pentti +Co

Supported by
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the City of Helsinki and the Finnish Cultural Foundation

Photo: Sari Antikainen