Runoi’s Kantele Camp Live Streams June 16-20, 2021

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May 24, 2021

The events and lessons of the Runoi’s Kantele Camp can be followed online on the camp’s youtube-channel.  The events are free and the lessons are available via paid links. Live streaming by Jarmo Romppanen from Videotuotanto Vauhtiluiska Oy.

Some events may be published retrospectively. The details of each stream will be informed closer to the event.

The lessons (some changes are possible):

After the live stream is published and you have bought the link, you are able to look at it when ever you want.

Wed, June 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Kantele lessons /Arja Kastinen.                                                                                               (In Finnish and in English.) 5-string kanteles in E-minor, 10- and 11-string kanteles in D-major.

1) Information about the tradition, different kanteles, different scales and tunings 2) About the hollow kanteles in Ilomantsi 3) Improvisation Exercise 5) A runosong melody (No. 168) and the basics of making kantele variations on it 6) Applying the learned to other runosong melodies (165, 258, 157) 7) Listening to some archive recordings of kantele and runosong: discussing about the differences and possible conflicts between the written and practiced music  Buy

Wed, June 16, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Runosong lessons /Liisa Matveinen (in Finnish only).

1) The runosong metre, poetic foot, syllables, stylistic means, normal and broken tetrameters 2) Analyzing some examples of runosong texts 3) Learning the first melody (with the text) 168   Buy

 

Thu, June 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Kantele lessons /Arja Kastinen.                                                                                                (in Finnish and in English)

1) No. 168 with variations, different roles of the kantele when using it with runosinging, working on the arrangement  2) Changing the tonic of the runosong melodies on different places of the scales of kanteles 3) Combining different metres: No. 619 & 142, 166 & 637, archive recordings 4) Improvisation Exercises 5) Runosong melody No. 165: one possible accompaniment part, different timbres 6) Runosong melody No. 222: applying the learned, changing the metre 7) The meaning of the pause and the small details, different experiences of different individuals  Buy

Thu, June 17, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Runosong lessons /Liisa Matveinen (in Finnish only).

1) Singing different texts on the same melody 2) Singing the same text with different melodies   Buy

 

Fri, June 18, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Kantele lessons /Arja Kastinen.                                                                                                     (in Finnish and in English)

1) Improvisation Exercise 2) Some new playing techniques (harmonics, muted sounds, bow, pick, stick slide etc.) 3) Museum kantele replicas and their use 4) Paying attention to the participant’s own music (improvisations/arrangements/compositions) 5) Wedding tunes (43, 44, 46, 82) & a couple of other new melodies (497, 672)    Buy

 

Fri, June 18, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Runosong lessons   /Liisa Matveinen (in Finnish only).

1) Making own texts alone or in groups 2) Composing new melodies or using traditional melodies for the texts        Buy

 

Sat, June 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Kantele & Runosong lessons /Arja Kastinen & Liisa Matveinen. (in Finnish and in English)

1) Practising and building up the arrangements of runosongs from Simana Sissonen and Mateli Kuivalatar 2) Practicing the individual kantele parts and singing parts 3) Improvisation exercises       Buy

 

Sat, June 19, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Kantele & Runosong lessons /Arja Kastinen & Liisa Matveinen. (in Finnish and in English)

1) Practising and building up the arrangements of runosongs from Simana Sissonen and Mateli Kuivalatar 2) Practicing the individual kantele parts and singing parts 3) Improvisation exercise      Buy

 

Sun, June 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Kantele & Runosong lessons /Arja Kastinen & Liisa Matveinen. (in Finnish and in English)

The final practise for the concert.    Buy

 

 

The events

The evening of Simana Sissonen, June 16, at 7 p.m. In Finnish only. Raimo Sissonen tells about the old home place of Simana Sissonen (1786–1848) in Mekrijärvi. Liisa Matveinen sings Simana’s runosong.

Concert at the Sissola, June 17, at 7 p.m. Arja Kastinen will play the museum kantele replicas. Duo Liisa Matveinen & Tellu Turkka will sing runosongs from Iro Sissotar and Mateli Kuivalatar. (Photo: Roosa Juvonen)

The evening of Mateli Kuivalatar (1771–1846), June 18, at 7 and about at 8 p.m. In Finnish only. The event is in two parts. At first Liisa Matveinen will introduce the museum buildings of Mateli at the Rune Singer’s Village and sing some songs from Mateli. This part may be recorded and published retrospectively. The evening continues about at 8 p.m. by the fire, where Tenka Issakainen talks about spells and traditional folk healing – Mateli Kuivalatar was known as a powerful healer.

The final concert, June 20, at 2 p.m. at the Runonlaulajan pirtti. The participants of the course will perform. There will be runosongs from Simana Sissonen and Mateli Kuivalatar, and also some new music made by the participants during the course.