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Published on Jan 29, 2016
[To see subtitles, turn them on from the bottom bar] Flash Flash (2005) is an opera about Andy Warhol with music by Juhani Nuorvala and text (in English) by Juha Siltanen. This recording is from a semi-staged concert performance of the middle act, 'Väliaika' ['Intermission'], at the Musica Nova festival, Helsinki 2009. It's an aria of the character C, sung here by Tuula Paavola, alto. The opera is in an alternative tuning system known as 11-limit Just intonation. Ensemble Avanti! (viola, cello, 2 keyboard synthesizers, percussion) conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk. With Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano, Markus Nieminen, baritone. Kaisa Salmi, set design, Kimmo Kahra, direction. The stills are by Mikko Ryhänen. Text of aria: He sucks He sucks He sucks you up He sucks you up like a nightmare Like a freak shrink throwing a nuthead’s ball Like a fair god of spring doing an encore with a fall.