Peter Phippen and Dr. Arja Kastinen musically fuse to create possibly the most serene,original collaboration of innovative music available today. A GRAMMY Award nominee, Peter Phippen is an innovative performer of world flutes. Researching the performance technique and history of his vast collection of antique and contemporary anthropological aerophones ultimately led him to bring this knowledge to concert stages, educational facilities and recordings.
Dr. Arja Kastinen
specializes in 19th century Karelian kantele improvisation. The kantele is a stringed instrument of the Karelian and Finnish peoples that is played by plucking the strings. Kastinen's performances are experimental journeys into the dim and distant past seeking to uphold tradition while creating new sounds."
- Dr. Kathleen Joyce Grendahl