Open call for Ukrainian musicians for the stage performance DISKO JA KUOLEMA

Company Uusi Maailma is seeking for three Ukrainian musicians staying in Finland for the performance: 

  • one keyboardist AND
  • two musicians whose instruments alternatively could be wind instruments (brass or wood, excluding altto saxophone), string instruments (cello, viola, violin), or accordion. 

In total, there will be seven live musicians in the performance, four of whom are from Company Uusi Maailma (altto saxophone, guitar, bass, drums).
DISKO JA KUOLEMA (DISCO AND DEATH) is a visual concert where musicians will move according to the
choreography at the stage. In the performance we use light and theatrical haze effects. Occasionally there
will be very dark at the stage, where the performers move among technical equipment and props. The 8th
performer is a ballet dancer with contemporary approach.
The rehearsals and performances will take place at Cultural Center Villa Rana in Jyväskylä. We are primarily seeking for musicians from Jyväskylä or the surrounding areas. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by the project.
Work languages are Finnish and English. Unfortunately, the project can not provide an interpreter for the
Ukrainian language.
Part of the music has been composed for DISKO JA KUOLEMA (composer Pekka Huttunen), and part are
cover songs. There will be 10-15 pieces of music in total. In the performances all songs will be played
without sheet music. Samples of cover music for the performance, and of the original music with sheet music
can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/lhvly7r9juc3cg13txk0m/AN4WFs77R-RGVeDqr3LhaQg?rlkey=m6zxc8wnyeo11zz2wb9dembdi&dl=0
Free-form application letter by email to seija@uusimaailma.org
Attachments of the application:

  • Curriculum vitae or free-form presentation of your professional background and experience
  • A free-form introduction video about yourself
  • A sample of you playing one of the original compositions for DISKO JA KUOLEMA (composer Pekka
  • Huttunen): choose one song from the samples to play.
  • A sample of your playing of your own choice either as an attachment or link 
  • Attachments can be uploaded to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/AS11QeuQIUPptDNUcwFy 

The names of the attachments should include the applicant’s name, or the attachments can be compressed into a single file (eg. zip, rar) named with the applicant’s name. If you have problems with the uploading of files, please contact: eero@uusimaailma.org 
The open call has opened 16.5.2024. The application time will be open until suitable candidates have been found. However, the application time will end in mid-June 2024 at the latest. All applicants will be contacted.


Schedules and salaries:
Music rehearsals / 25 euros per hour: 

  • 29.-30.6.24: 4 hrs per day
  • 4 x 4 hrs in August-September, dates to be agreed later

Main rehearsals: 6 hrs (3+3) per day / 25 euros per hour  

  • 16.-18.7.24
  • 29.-31.7.24
  • 11.-13.9.24
  • 0.10.24

Performances: 2 performances each day / 250 € per day

  • 11.-13.10.24 

Applicants must be able to commit to all the dates. Unfortunately we can not pay salary for your individual practice times.
Company Uusi Maailma (CUM) is a multidisciplinary performing arts group based in Jyväskylä. The group
was founded in 2006 and has performed in five countries. An example of the group’s previous productions:
CUM BOYS vol 4 – The Children of Cosmos (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK4tSrffB6o
DISKO JA KUOLEMA project is funded by the City of Jyväskylä and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. Cultural Centre Villa Rana is the main partner of the project.

Further information:
Seija Hakkarainen
Executive Director / Company Uusi Maailma
+358 50 562 0476 / seija@uusimaailma.org
www.uusimaailma.org