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Rauhan Orkesteri performing on stage at INSTAL 05, bare feet, woolen hats

Rauhan Orkesteri

Rauhan Orkesteri

What we wrote about them at the time

Adding a pure fire music/free jazz branch to the recent and impressive blossoming of Finnish experimental music, and doing so with joyous wonder, Rauhan Orkesteri seem to be sprung from pure earth. Their playing seems to capture the creak and rustle of the forest, but always with an exhilarating tension let loose in some of the most unconfined maniacal and bare-knuckle group thinking currently on offer.

Putting their hearts and limbs on the line, their intense group communions, full of brash and unpredicatable turns, earth-pounding rhythms and stratospheric cries, horns, stuttering and vocalising, never seems less than in pure service to the joyous soul of their uncompromising musical freedom.

This is their first show in the UK.

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a man blows a wind instrument in front of a gong

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

brightly coloured clothes are worn by two men playing wind instruments

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

a saxophonist towers over small toys lying on a stage

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A stage crowded with musicians from Finland

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Rauhan Orkesteri performing on stage at INSTAL 05, bare feet, woolen hats

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Bucolic scene on stage in the arches, double wind pipes and crossed legs

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

two wind players lit from behind

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

a man blows a wind instrument in front of a gong

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

brightly coloured clothes are worn by two men playing wind instruments

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

a saxophonist towers over small toys lying on a stage

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

A stage crowded with musicians from Finland

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Rauhan Orkesteri performing on stage at INSTAL 05, bare feet, woolen hats

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

Bucolic scene on stage in the arches, double wind pipes and crossed legs

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre

two wind players lit from behind

▴ Credit: Bryony McIntyre