Global Fest 2017: Venla Ilona Blom – Beat // Vibration
Beat // Vibration is a concept created for a group of musicians to explore the two essential musical elements of rhythm and resonance. Venla Ilona Blom is a vocal artist who has spent the past few years studying beatboxing, percussive vocal sounds and traditional singing techniques from around the world. Using this concept, she combines powerful rhythms, dynamic polyphonic singing and wild improvisation to create new music performed by a diverse ensemble representing different nationalities and musical backgrounds.
Venla Ilona Blom (FIN) - beatboxing, vocals, body music
Megan Stubbs (USA) - cello, percussions, body music
Venla Sandgren (FIN) - body music and percussive dance
Anna Murtola (FIN) - vocals and body music
Christofer Rodulfo (AW) - percussions
Karmen Rõivassepp (EST) - voice
Nathan Thomson (AUS) - double bass
Katja Thomson (FIN) - viola
Stiliana Ravelska (FIN) - violin
Lotta-Maria Pitkänen (FIN)- violin
Paavo Malmberg (FIN) - sound design
Global Fest 7–9 Dec 2017
Global Fest 2017 is the second edition of an annual festival featuring students, teachers and alumni representing the Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Programme. The programme embraces cultural diversity and aims to cultivate intercultural communication, understanding and collaboration through music and the arts. Expect a feast of dynamic and inspiring concerts, workshops and pop-up events featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet.