Three female voices combine with a fragile double bass, a well-rooted cello and percussion instruments that are older than humankind. ‘Garden’ creates a space where we like to tarry and spend some time looking round.
This work explores whether an understanding of how small a part we play in the continuum of human generations might make people embrace a way of life where our planet is not considered in the light of the opposing forces of resource exploitation and nature conservation but is seen as one big, flourishing garden.
The work combines contemporary vocal polyphony, jazz improvisation and sound art.
Josefiina Vannesluoma, vocals
Selma Savolainen, vocals
Virva Immonen, vocals
Sirja Nironen, cello
Mikael Saastamoinen, double bass
Jesse Ojajärvi, percussion
Mikko Sarvanne, composer, electronics
All ensemble members: objects, percussion, vocals
Sibafest 25.1.–1.2.2020 is an attentive, profound, inquisitive and experimental festival that allows our voices to be heard and to join together. The artistic director of the festival is Aija Puurtinen.