Global Fest 2018: Kaisa Siirala – Inhale, Exhale

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 19:00 to 20:00
Music Centre, Black Box
Ticket sales begin 18.06.2018 09:00
Tickets: 6.00 EUR-17.50 EUR€
Tickets available
Global Fest 3.–5.12.2018

The concert evokes sounds heard during travels to India and beyond. Kaisa Siirala applies elements of Hindustani musical concepts in her own music, and her compositions draw inspiration particularly from musical cultures of the East.

Kaisa has studied the Hindustani tradition and Indian bansuri flute during several trips to India. This experience enabled her to hear music in totally news ways, which has had a profound impact on her playing and composing.

In this concert, Kaisa Siirala is investigating the relationship between tradition, improvisation, composition and innovation. What happens when the core source of inspiration is coming from a culture that is not your own and how is this transformed and integrated into your own compositional voice and expression as a musician?

This concert is Kaisa Siirala's final recital for the Nordic Master of Global Music, GLOMAS.

Kaisa Siirala, bansuri flute, saxophones, composition
Musicians from the Global Music Programme of the Sibelius Academy


Global Fest 2018 is the third edition of an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing the Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Programme. The programme embraces cultural diversity and aims to cultivate intercultural communication, understanding and collaboration through music and the arts.

Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative and inspiring concerts, workshops and pop-up events featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet. The performers come from Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Catalonia, Finland, Greece, Iran, Israel, Nepal, Senegal, etc.

Further information:
Tiina Halonen, 040 710 4301,