Helsinki Meeting Point

a place in Helsinki for improvisation and instant composition

And that’s the story that goes on – interview with Saara Rautio

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Saara has been co-producer of the Helsinki Meeting Point for three years and a crucial contribution in its development and continuity. This time she returns as a performer. Don’t get deceived by the looks, she’s really a punk harpist!

As uncompromising a musician as ever plucked a harpstring, Saara Rautioshares her time between solo contemporary works, orchestral repertoire, and improvisation. Able to make the harp sing, squeak, squeal or bark, her visceral playing has the capacity to provoke, delight or inspire.  Don’t let the sweet smile and seraphic harpistry fool you: this is not a girl you would want to come up against in a dark musical alley!


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