Dmitri Bortniansky – Kol Slaven (with Omnisphere and Roland RD-700SX)

via IFTTT That’s me, playing the beautiful “Kol Slaven” (The Glory of Our Lord in Zion) by Dmitri Bortniansky. Using Omnisphere’s “Cathedral Carillon” patch and the “Silky Way” synth pad from my Roland RD-700SX. I just hope that my playing makes justice for this stunningly beautiful hymn! ????

Busy weekend

I had quite a busy weekend… On Saturday I was accompanying the tenor Perttu Mathlin in the Turku Baptist Church in Turku, Finland, and on Sunday I played the piano at the local Pentecostal Sunday service here in Uusikaupunki, and later in the evening I accompanied an amateur choir at a Lutheran evening mass in[…]

Excerpts from a project

Hi there everybody! Just wanted to say that here’s a link to a YouTube video that has excerpts from the aforementioned Finnish gospel album for which I provided keyboard and some other instrument tracks: Enjoy! The songs are in Finnish, but you might recognize some of them.

Israel Houghton & New Breed

Yeaaah… Well, I attended a VERY interesting concert in Keuruu, Finland… The American singer and worship leader Israel Houghton and his band New Breed gave their first ever concert in Finland… What a concert! Crazy musicians and singers playing their hearts out for 3 hours almost non-stop 🙂 Wow! And all that because they want[…]

Coming home from a gig

Some beautiful landscape footage from my trip back home from a gig (I was accompanying the tenor Perttu MAthlin in an Israel-related Christian congregation in Pori) … How dares someone call Finland an UGLY country?!??!!? I put my song “Dream” as the background music, since it fits the content very well in my opinion 😀

Holy, Holy, Holy

I recorded today this old beautiful God-praising hymn tune with Spectrasonics Omnisphere… it’s such a great software synthesizer! Thank you Spectrasonics for your hard work in making such a wonderful software instrument! Here’s the link for the track: https://soundcloud.com/mikey-a/holy-holy-holy-played-with-omnisphere

Updates

So… I decided to offer you a little update about what has been going on with me recently… Well, I’m almost finished finalizing the keyboard tracks for a record project produced by a friend of mine… Finnish Christian music, Finnish and foreign songs sung in Finnish… I’ll tell you when the album is going to[…]

Another gig

I had quite a work-filled weekend… On Saturday in Central Finland with the singer Eija Merilä, then on Sunday in the province of Satakunta on the west coast of Finland… there was a regional Pentecostal conference in the community of Nakkila… I was there with the tenor Perttu Mathlin… and I also accompanied later the[…]

Concert on last Friday at the Turku Cathedral…

Attended a concert at the magnificent medieval Turku Cathedral, the oldest church in Finland… it was actually the opening ceremony for the 200th anniversary of the Finnish Bible Society, so there were also some speeches by e.g. the Archbishop of the Finnish Lutheran Church, the mayor of the city of Turku, the head secretary of[…]

Played at an Israel-related seminar and feast

I had an Israel-related weekend… On Saturday I played piano at an Israel-related seminar in the local Lutheran congregational center. I also SANG (and will never do that again because my voice is horrible) … On Sunday I played at an Israel meeting at the local Pentecostal Church… The weekend was quite interesting. Mr. Harri[…]

Hymnal collection from 1702

Got this from the Finnish Literature Society’s webstore… a replica and critical edition of “Yxi Tarpelinen Nuotti-Kirja” (A Necessary Book of Sheet Music), a Finnish hymnal collection published in 1702… Quite an interesting book, there are many very beautiful hymns with very old-fashioned lyrics (the Finnish poetical tradition hadn’t developed yet and the language is[…]