Global Spring: Rhythm signs improvisation performance 

Discover a fresh approach to improvisation and music composition centered around rhythm and sound. This workshop introduces participants to a novel system of rhythmic signs that seamlessly translate into dynamic rhythms, captivating sounds, and creative variations. Step into a realm of music-making where rhythm is the language, communicated through intuitive signs and brought to life by performers through interpretation. 

Central to this collaborative experience is the real-time co-composition, where performers actively engage in choosing their instruments and shaping the musical landscape together. Join us as we delve into the art of rhythmic communication and collective creation, exploring new possibilities for musical expression and collaboration. 

Further information: Eeva Hohti, 

Global Spring 13.-17.5.2024

Global Spring is an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global music programme. The global music studies embraces pluralistic, fluid approaches to sound, culture and identity, creating new hybrid musical spaces through intercultural dialogue and collaboration. This year’s festival has the special theme of percussion and rhythm. Expect a feast of inspiring concerts, workshops, and discussions that highlight diverse approaches to working with rhythm through the hands of performers from around the world, celebrating the diversity of our planet.

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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.


17.5.2024 at 19:30 – 20:00


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

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