Global Fest: Between the volcano and the slope

Artistic Research project presentation and film screening by Sergio Castrillón (Lecturer Global Music Department)

Artistic Research project collaboration by Natalia Castañeda, University of Barcelona and Sergio Castrillón, Global Music Department Sibelius Academy.

This project traces a comparative temporality between a billion-year mountain time and human transience, through images and sound. These absurdly differentiated durations intersect in the experience of a journey where the body being pulse and breath, sustains our gaze and stops in the conflict that our progress entails. Thus, this audiovisual project brings a performativity where the body gives rhythm to the fiction.

Further information: Janne Ikäheimo,

Global Fest, 13.-15.12.2023

Global Fest 2023 is the 8th edition of an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Department.

Bringing together artists from many corners of the world, the Global Music Department focusses on intercultural dialogue and collaboration, creating new artistic work together and fostering a sense of global citizenship. Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative, inspiring concerts and pop-up events, featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet. Featuring performers from diverse corners of the world.

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Mannerheimintie renovation project

Access to the Musiikkitalo from the direction of Mannerheimintie will be difficult. We recommend that you allow enough time for your arrival and use the entrance on the side of Kansalaistori if possible. According to current information, the entrance to Mannerheimintie will also remain in use throughout the renovation, but pedestrian routes can be challenging at times.

We recommend following the official information channels of the renovation project, where you can find the most up-to-date information.


13.12.2023 at 15:30 – 17:00



Mannerheimintie 13 A

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

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