Ensemble Gamut!

Aino Peltomaa I Vocals, Medieval harp, percussion, electronics

Ilkka Heinonen I Jouhikko – Finnish bowed lyre, vocals, percussion, electronics

Juho Myllylä I Recorders, vocals, electronics

Ensemble Gamut! is a fresh, experimental collective of early music and folk music specialists, who are constantly searching for new ways to perform early music. They combine historical instruments and electronics in an innovative way, and have created their own unique world of sounds using medieval and renaissance music, Finnish folk tunes, improvisation and modern soundscapes.

The name of the ensemble is derived from medieval music theory (Guido of Arezzo), but also means a colour reproduction, a subset of colours. Kamut means “friends” in Finnish, and the word Kamu is also a shorthand way to refer to Finnish folk music (kansanmusiikki).

Their debut album, UT was released on 4 December 2020 on Eclipse Music. The title refers to the Swedish word for being outside, going out, or being without someone (utanför), as well as being the first note of the scale. Gamut – Gamma ut! On 25 November 2022, Eclipse Music released RE, the second album of Ensemble Gamut!.

Ensemble Gamut! has performed extensively from club gigs to museums, medieval churches and concert halls.

UT is one of the most interesting sounding albums I’ve heard in a long time, and it’s wonderful to hear “obsolete” instruments used to such great effect.

Jon Davis / Exposé Online (02.01.2021)

”The mix of traditional sounds with ancient dance and devotional music, delivered with such love and attention to detail, is a heady brew. Refreshing, soothing, intriguing and enlightening, there’s a wonderful flow through the album in an enthralling and cleansing journey.”

Jez Rowden / The Progressive Aspect (13.12.2020)

”The combination is rich and works well. — A pleasant feeling of space has been created in post-production. The mood ranges from meditative to raucous. — Many of the tracks are as catchy as any pop tune.”

Riikka Hiltunen / FMQ (05.02.2021)

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