This month’s featured artist, Veera Kaijanen, is an international touring performing artist who has spent past years with the top entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil.
She specializes in hoola hoop dancing as her act as well as tight rope walking. The goal of this project, Revontulet, was to create an instrumental track that evokes the emotion in her audience to match her performance on stage with her hoola hoops. Obviously, these projects don’t pop up every day! Challenge accepted.
Step by step, our team layered a combination of keyboards, live drums, drum programming, electric bass, electric guitars and ambient layers of vocals to create the sound scape. The final product is something proud of, fit for the stage.
Watch Veera perform to “Revontulet”:
*This live performance was at GOP variety theater in Hanover, Germany.
Audio version of “Revontulet”:
The composer of Revontulet, is a favorite client of mine and also a touring performing artist, Kimmo Olavi. He recommended Veera to our team as we have helped him produce a few of his original pieces as well.
NOTE FROM KIMMO, the composer of this piece:
Kimmo: Writing the song started from the movement of the hoola hoop. We talked with Veera that they look like the northern lights, and I sat on the piano and composed the track inspired by that visual image. Then I timed the melody together with Veera’s hoola hoop tricks, and we were ready to produce the track with Kati O Toole and the StudioPros production team. The process was again, amazing. It’s great to hear track by track how it molds. It’s like painting on canvas. You add layers and layers and layers, until the northern lights are there.
An Interview with Vera on Revontulet:
How was the StudioPros process for you? Was it difficult to work online?
Difficult? Not at all! I feel actually that it was very solid and easy way of working. Also, very quick. The work presented was always very professional. StudioPros was listening very well. My needs and result arrived in my email faster than I thought. Every single time. I really like this way of online working. It opens so many new doors for artists and makes things possible even from other side of the world.
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