Feel Helsinki: Fugaiu Novo – Songs from Nowhere
Fugaiu Novo is a music collective that employs a diverse set of instruments, including keyboard, string instruments, bowed string instruments, wind instruments as well as percussion. The core in the collective is film-like compositions by Joni Stein and the perfect blend of four voices. Stein has created his own style of vocals, prioritising the sounds and allowing the audience to make their own interpretations about the meanings of the words. Fugaiu Novo doesn’t represent any specific place or time, giving us a convenient getaway from the world as we know it.
At Feel Helsinki, Fugaiu Novo will consist of the following performers:
Joni Stein – vocals, piano
Onni Rajaniemi – vocals
Merve Abdurrahmani – vocals
Erika Hammarberg – vocals
Antti Ahoniemi – double bass
Okko Saastamoinen – drums
Janne Saarinen – oboe, English horn
Sanna Salonen – clarinet, bass clarinet
Tuomas Salo – flugelhorn
Feel Helsinki is a new urban festival for the whole family, taking place at the Helsinki Music Centre on 8 June. Uniarts Helsinki organises well over a thousand events for the public on a yearly basis, but Feel Helsinki is the first opportunity to enjoy the talents of the university’s students and alumni in one place through a day-long event. The festival has program that is especially tailored for children.
Feel Helsinki invites people to come together and engage all of their senses by enjoying food, wine, art and meaningful discussions. The main partner in the event is the Viini magazine, which will turn the Helsinki Music Centre into a hub of interesting pop-up restaurants, offering delicious menus.