Rising conductor farms 34 acresNews
The New York Times has discovered Santtu-Matias Rouvali and visited him on his farm.
He and his wife, Elina, live in the property’s main house but make use of all the surrounding buildings. They include a sauna, a guesthouse with music and pole-dancing studios, and a garage with a room for Rouvali to slaughter and skin the game he hunts, like ducks and deer. He fishes in the nearby lake, where he was having a beach built (along with a waterfront sauna). They eat everything he kills and fill the table with dishes made from other local ingredients, such as foraged chanterelles or new potatoes from a neighbor.
“I need this,” Rouvali said, “to kind of rest and have a mental break and not really think about music.”
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