Select a Showcase
Top international artists coming from across Europe will showcase their work through a number of different approaches, instruments, lights, colours and languages.
All shows are unique but nonetheless share two common features: they are dedicated to young audiences and have each achieved national acclaim. Check out the amazing productions you will be able to see at YAMsession 2021!
Artist: Sophie Aupied / Claire Lebrun
Target audience: 6 - 15 years
What happens when two musicians from the very classical conservatory decide to create in the manner of a pop group? They sweep away all the preconceived ideas and clichés on their instruments. Thanks to an astonishing complicity, they reveal their songs with colourful and lively melodies, moving from dreamlike sound atmospheres to squeaky and sometimes gently contemporary atmospheres… The project "Tourne Sol" is a duo that connects the accordion, the double bass and the voices of the musicians. Whether the « tournesol » (sunflower) turns back or faces the suns, it doesn’t matter afterall, the « tournesol » (sunflower) is the symbol of a world that turns to openness, nonconformism and above all a symbol of hope.
Artist: Esko Jarvela / Tero Hyvaluoma
Target audience: 6 - 18 years
Teho.'s musicians are extremely versatile professionals, who know the Nordic Folk Music tradition inside out. The duo is an open-minded, humorous and intense violin marsh that does not shy away from tossing traditional violin uses to replace them with its own views. It seamlessly combines "Finnish violinism", "Norwegian halling", "Swedish-polish bebopy", western swing and new, self-composed folk music woven with a harsh swing and sassy grip. Järvelä and Hyväluoma combine musical elements widely and creatively, they master their instruments on a virtuoso level giving them unlimited musical possibilities.
Global Composition Live
Artist: Rune Thorsteinsson
Target audience: 10 - 16 years
Global Compositions is an award-winning, compositional travel adventure. The project originates from a world tour where multi-instrumentalist and composer Rune Thorsteinsson played with musicians from all over the world music cultures. Among other things, a samba orchestra in Rio, gumboot dancers in Johannesburg, poetry reading and pencil beats in India, cave concerts in the Faroe Islands and much more. For the concert, live music, documentaries, travel stories and audience interactions are mixed. Rune Thorsteinsson has received Carl Prize, Danish Music Awards, 6 stars in Gaffa and 5 hearts in Politiken for Global Compositions.
Avant les mots
Artist: Emmanuel Ricard / Guylaine Cosseron
Target audience: 6 months - 8 years
On an imaginary island, a duo of sound explorers invents a story. With the spontaneity of the first moments of life, when language was without words, pebbles, shells, pieces of wood and metals come to life. Whispering and vibrating, primitive songs and multiple sounds, instruments and objects rub and clash while joining the voice. From these explorations, great harmonic curves are drawn and give birth to rhythms and melodies as surprising as they are familiar. Avant les Mots takes the audience close to the stage, out of time, into an unusual musical universe, an emotional bubble conducive to creativity and the awakening of the senses.