Global Spring: A blank canvas — Merve Abdurrahmani

“Al Blank canvas” is Merve Abdurrahmani’s Bachelor’s concert

Sharing a common thread of rhythmic music and contemporary global music, in this concert, Merve Abdurrahmani and five other Global musicians perform improvised and comprovised music. The focus of this bachelor concert will be on the creation of new soundscapes through tolerance, openness, intercultural dialogue, and collaboration.

You are warmly welcome to explore the sounds of the past, present, and future! 


  • Merve Abdurrahmani, voice, piano
  • Susjaira Kerpens, voice, looper, percussion
  • Oscar Beerten, voice, violin
  • João Luís, voice, electronics
  • Adriano Adewale, voice, percussion
  • Sergio Castrillón, cello

Global Spring 16.-20.5.

Global Spring is an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Department. The Global Music Department embraces pluralistic, fluid approaches to sound, culture and identity, creating new hybrid musical spaces through intercultural dialogue and collaboration. Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative and inspiring concerts, featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet.

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Additional Information:  Eeva Hohti


18.5.2022 at 18:00 – 19:00


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission.

Further information

We want to create a safe event experience even during the corona. Please read the safety instructions here before arriving at the event.

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