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[…]

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

Missio Finlandia 2012

Hi there again! So much has happened during last two weeks… I’ve been accompanying the singer and evangelist Eija Merilä during a mission tour held by Dr. Chauncey Crandall and his wife Deborah Crandall from Palm Beach, Florida… Quite busy and exhausting but at the same time very rewarding two weeks, I must say… We[…]

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[…]

Yesterday’s “gig”

I attended a meeting in the local Lutheran “church home” (Seurakuntakoti in Finnish) of Pyhämaa, a nice old little “village” 25km north… had a terrible flu, my brain was totally blocked – but still I managed to play one piece (which happened to be Amazing Grace)… The place was really nice, too bad the piano[…]

About yesterday’s concert…

So… yeah, I had a gig yesterday at the Pentecostal Church of Uurainen… I was accompanying the Finnish gospel singer Eija Merilä and playing some songs from my first album “Anthem”. The place was jammed with people, we performed quite well and people bought my album. And I believe our great God was also there.[…]