In search of new ways to perform early music.
Aino Peltomaa | voice, harp, percussion, electronics
Ilkka Heinonen | jouhikko (the bowed lyre), viola da gamba, G-violone, vocals, electronics
Juho Myllylä | blockflutes, 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.