Sibafest: Pop-up program 24.1.-3.2.2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:30 to Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 20:00
Many locations
Pop-up- program
Free entry
Your lunch date with Sibafest!

The pop-up program opens a window to the own artistic projects of students, teachers and personnel at the University of the Arts Helsinki. The program is free of charge, usually takes place around lunchtime in both Sibelius Academy premises as well as in more public places. Admission free.

Program in alphabetical order

Sat 27 Jan at 11.20
Thu 1 Feb at 12.00
Main Foyer, Helsinki Music Centre

AINON plays music that is composed to fit this line-up, taking into account every musician’s personality. The music takes the listener on a journey across different moods. The music is partly improvised, and influenced by renaissance music, contemporary music and jazz.

Aino Juutilainen, cello, composition
Satu-Maija Aalto, violin, viola
Suvi Linnovaara, saxophone, clarinet
Joonas Leppänen, drums

DURATION: 20 min


Aura Visala & Isabella Shaw: In One Sound Rejoice
Mon 29 Jan at 14.30
Main Foyer, Helsinki Music Centre

A baroque program focusing on Civil Peace. War-and-peace-themed songs by Henry Purcell tell a story of civil discord, the pain of battle and conflict, and its resolution in will-fully chosen peace and harmony.

Aura Visala, harpsichord
Isabella Shaw, mezzosoprano
Emil Mahjneh, baritone

DURATION: 30 min


Carmen 1918
Wed 31 Jan at 19.30
Black Box, Helsinki Music Centre

A theater version of the opera Carmen, set in Viipuri / Vyborg in 1918 against the backdrop of the newly independent Finland and the outbreak of its Civil War. The piece is spoken in Karelian, without subtitles.

Performers: Tiina Ekola, Jaakko Perilä, Jussi Lankoski, Maija Hartikainen, Tatu Järvinen, Jussi Taipalharju, Solja Lönnroth, Milja Havas, Antto Hinkkanen, Olli Salmi ja Manu Penttilä
Concept and director: Juho Liira (Theater Academy)

DURATION: 1 h 15 min
LANGUAGE: Karelian / Finnish


Duo Humour
Thu 1 Feb at 12.00
Restaurant, Sibelius Academy, Töölönkatu 28
Fri 2 Feb at 12.00
5th Floor, Kamppi shopping centre

In the hands of Duo Humour, Sid Hille’s piece ‘Promenades’ for bandoneon and decachord turns into a piece for accordion and guitar. In three parts, you’ll hear the spirit of the French streets resound, as if you were passing by.

Sini Kuusela, accordion
Henrik Holmström, guitar

DURATION: 10-15 min


Maya Tutu Collective: Peace
Wed 24 Jan at 12.30
Main Foyer, Helsinki Music Centre

‘Peace’ is an improvisation-based musical reflection on conflicts and mutual understanding.

Sofia Keto-Tokoi, violin, voice
Tuuli Malve, violin, voice
Maija Sihvola, violin, voice
Iiris Tarnanen, voice

DURATION: 20-25 min


Mikko Heikinpoika
Thu 25 Jan at 13.00
Sun 28 Jan at 12.00
5th Floor, Kamppi shopping centre

Mikko Heikinpoika is a throat singer, multi-instrumentalist and a music producer. When performing live, he uses live looping techniques to create deep soundscapes.

Mikko Heikinpoika, throat singing, igil, tongue drum

DURATION: 15-20 min


Outi Pulkkinen
Fri 26 Jan at 12.15
5th Floor, Kamppi shopping centre

Voice artist, poem singer and bowed lyre player Outi Pulkkinen proposes her latest research into the connection between voice and mind. Aside from her artistic work, Pulkkinen teaches folk music, voice control, holistic improvisation and presence at the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Outi Pulkkinen, human voice, bowed lyre, poem

DURATION: 15-20 min


Tikka & Linnovaara
Mon 29 Jan at 12.00
Tue 30 Jan at 12.00
5th Floor, Kamppi shopping centre

Tikka & Linnovaara is a new, promising duo of saxophone players, who explore the borders of music by improvising. They play the tenor saxophone and push their acoustic performance even further by using different pedal effects. The duo creates both relaxing and frenzy soundscapes.

Suvi Linnovaara, tenor saxophone
Jarno Tikka, tenor saxophone

DURATION: 20 min


Sibafest Open ping-pong tournament
26 Jan – 3 Feb during opening hours of the Music Centre
Lower Foyer, Helsinki Music Centre

Come and experience the secrets of table tennis on Sibafest’s own electro-acoustic ping-pong table, open to everyone! A multi sense experience method, inspired by sports, music and sound art, awaits you. On top, we organise an open ping-pong tournament for all students and staff at the University of the Arts. Apart from honour and glory, the winner receives an authentic hand-made Sibafest challenge trophy.

Registrations by filling in a form in the lower foyer. The tournament chart and match times will be published once the festival starts.


Further information:
Jeroen Sebrechts, 050 560 9798,