introduced by Mieskuoro Huutajat
, a Finnish
which was formed in Oulu
in 1987, under
/conductor Petri Sirviö
. They made their first performance
on December 6th of the same year.
The art-form is intended to be slightly tongue-in-cheek
, with the participants being dressed as a formal
choir, but all signs of music are stripped from the songs, and often
many of the lyrics
are removed too.
The music is then reworked into a form suitable for shouting, with
complex rhythmic patterns
, and a hint of melody re-added. Many
of voice are catered for, from bass
The performance can be quite entertaining, if a little amusing,
concentrating on the rhythmic pattern and the facial expressions
of the performers.