Global Spring: The Percussionist’s Mind  

Dialogue with Vija Moore, Sami Karkar and Markus Snellman

The relationship percussionists share with sound and rhythm is deeply rooted in the everyday auditory experiences that surround us. From the hum of a washing machine to the rumble of thunder or the delicate sounds of raindrops, every sound becomes a potential source of expression in the hands and minds of percussionists. 

This discussion delves into the creative processes of three Global music students – Vija Moore, Sami Karkar, and Markus Snellman – as they unveil their compositional inspirations, elucidate their methods of communication with fellow musicians, and articulate their unique artistic expressions as percussionists. Join us as we explore the multifaceted world of rhythm and sonic innovation through their perspectives.  

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

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16.5.2024 at 18:00 – 19:00


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission

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