SibA Re­search Days 2022

SibA Research Days is an annual event, showcasing the Sibelius Academy doctoral studies.

Paperisipllua, kynä ja kuulokkeet lattialla
photo: Veikko Kähkönen

Research Days will be held in person and online in hybrid format. Programme will be updated regularly. Please note that if the COVID restrictions prevent an in-person event, the Research Days will be entirely online. 

Programme on Tuesday 8 March

Aleatoric & Folk Music, Chair: Lucy Abrams-Husso

9:45 Opening words – Anu Vehviläinen (DocMus)

10:00 Helga Karen: “(Not Just) Leaving It To Chance” (Paper in English in person)
10:30 Emilia Lajunen: “A Village of Haunted Fiddlers — Archive recordings as a resource” (Lecture Recital in English in person)

11:00 Coffee Break in Agora

11:20 Grant Writing and Research Funding: Veli-Markus Tapio (SKR), Sebastian Lindberg (Ehrnrooth) (ENG)

12:20 LUNCH

Performer Communication and Agency, Chair: Krishna Nagaraja

13:40 Jaska Lukkarinen: Philly Joe’s Beat – The rhythmically communicative aspects of Philly Joe Jones’s comping (Lecture Recital in English in person)
14:10 Lucy Abrams-Husso: Perspectives on Performer Agency in Electroacoustic Works for Clarinet (Paper in English in person)

14:40 Coffee Break in Agora

15:00 Keynote: (Agora): Jukkis Uotila: Jazz Improvisation (Online)

16:00 Reception in Agora

Programme on Wednesday 9 March

Discontinuity & Music Education, Chair: Jaakko Lukkarinen

10:00 Matei Gheorghiu: Dissecting various types of discontinuity (Lecture Recital in English in person)
10:30 Martin Galmiche: Music and music education as spaces (Paper in English online)

11:00 Coffee Break

11:20 Score Edition & Score-Tool

Markus Virtanen: From the Archive to the Concert Hall: On editing and performing Ann-Elise Hannikainen’s works for violin and piano (Lecture Recital in English in paper, featuring Linda Suolahti, violin and Tiina Karakorpi, piano)
Uljas Pulkkis: Audibility prediction of target instrument sound in orchestration (Paper in English in person)

12:20 LUNCH

Symphony & Improvisation, Chair: Uljas Pulkkis

13:40 Kimmo Hakola: The idea of a symphony (Paper in English online)
14:10 Libero Mureddu: Joy Against the Machine #4: a computer-controlled algorithmic score for improvisers (Lecture Recital in English in person, featuring Livia Schweizer, flutes, Aino Juutilainen, cello, Ville Herrala, double bass and Libero Mureddu, piano and electronics)

14:40 Coffee Break

15:00 Keynote: Jan Schacher: Live play’ intertwines Uncertainty, Contingency, and Affect: From Performance Practice to Research Attitude (in English in person)

16:00 Closing Words – Päivi Järviö (DocMus)


The registration to participate in the event is open to 7 March 2022. Please specify in your registration form if you would like to attend in person or online. In the event that COVID restrictions prevent an in-person event, the Research Days will be entirely online. 

Working group

  • Uljas Pulkkis
  • Krishna Nagaraja
  • Lucy Abrams-Husso
  • Jaakko Lukkarinen
  • Iryna Gorkun-Silén

More information


8.3.2022 at 10:00 – 9.3.2022 at 17:30


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Agora lounge


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.

Location on map

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