Sara Pajunen (violinist and composer) has earned classical music degrees in both the United States and Finland and currently studies in the Contemporary Improvisation department at New England Conservatory (Boston). She has released six albums in connection with her Finnish ancestry, including the most recent with Aallotar on German record label Nordic Notes (June 2018). Centering around themes of immigration, change, home, and progress, Pajunen’s work asks us to find the threads that connect us beyond time and culture, to look toward commonality rather than difference.