Iiro Rantala: Twelve Months
Having led his own ensemble “Trio Töykeät” for nearly 20 years, the Finnish jazz pianist and composer Iiro Rantala has now also launched a successful solo career parallel with his numerous other artistic projects. In Brussels he will perform his own composition, Twelve Months, a round-the-year weather review of a country with harsh climatic conditions: Finland. Inspired by the four seasons (like Vivaldi) and mixing in the mid-seasons so typical of Finland, Rantala’s music goes through all the 12 months of the Finnish calendar year. His interpretation conveys people's states of mind in the face of the prevailing weather conditions, which nearly always give cause for disappointment.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs