SibA Research Days 2021

SibA Research Days 2021

The annual SibA Research Days are co-organised by the DocMus and MuTri Doctoral Schools of the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts, Helsinki. It provides a space, where Sibelius Academy students and teachers from various artistic, scientific and applied research disciplines come together to learn from, share and connect with each other and collaborate on problem-solving and shared areas of interest.

The event will be held online.

Event website


Register for the event, only registered members can participate. The deadline for the registration is 1st of March 2021, 16:00.


Monday 8.3.2021

10:00 Opening words by Dr. Saijaleena Rantanen, the Director of the MuTri Doctoral School, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki  

10:15–11:05 Session 1

10:15 Lucy Abrams-Husso: Institutionalizing Uptown: A study of contemporary music practice in New York Cities 1960-1970

10:45 Martin Galmiche: Tackling spatial and social injustice in music education: A systems view of AÏCO in Lyon, France

11:05–11:10 Pause, 5 minutes

11:10–12:00 Session 2

11:10 Lauri Kilpiö: Aspects on Texture and Sound as Motivic Components in my Orchestral Work Sinfoninen kuva

11:40 Ville Raasakka: Material Ecology in Musical Composition

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:00­–14:00 Session 3

13:00 Spiros Delegos: A Modal Heterotopia: Signs of Makam Modality in Interwar Rebetiko

13:30 Riikka Talvitie: Mimesis, Metaphor, Modeling — a script as a composing tool

14:00–14:05 Pause, 5 minutes

14:05–15:25 Panel discussion: Embodied listening and expression in the arts

Professor of Music Education, Marjaleena Juntunen , Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki – Chair
Professor, Susanne Jaresand, Artistic Director, Luleå University of Technology, Ballet Academy Stockholm
Professor of Dance Pedagogy, Eeva Anttila, Teak, Uniarts Helsinki
Theatre Director, Erik Söderblom
Harpsichordist, Doctoral candidate, Marianna Henriksson, Docmus, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki

15:25–15:30 Pause, 5 minutes

15:30–16:30 Keynote: Professor of Music Education, Heidi Partti, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki

End of day 1

Tuesday 9.3.2021

10:00–11:00 Session 4

10:00 Pauliina Valtasaari: Career supervision and mental coaching for orchestra musicians

10:30 Anne Elisabeth Piirainen: Jewish, Russian, French…? Exploring cosmopolitan tendencies in the clarinet music of Yulian Krein

11:00–11:05 Pause, 5 minutes

11:05–12:00 Session 5

11:05 Helga Karen: Webern as an inspiration

11:25 Adriano Adewale:Berimbau – uncovering the sonic wisdom of a musical bow

11:55–13:00 Lunch

13:00–14:00 Keynote: Professor Neil Heyde, Visiting Professor, DocMus, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki, Head of Postgraduate Programmes, Royal Academy of Music, University of London:
Finding ‘real’ questions and ‘inventing’ responses? Dispatches from the artistic research front.

14:00–14:05 Pause, 5 minutes

14:05–14:45 Session 6

14:05 Paola Livorsi: Sounding Bodies: a Space Exploration through Bodies and Voices

14:25 Jouni Hirvelä: Composing with movements – Embodiment of violin playing as compositional material

14:45–14:50 Pause, 5 minutes

14:50–15:40 Session 7

14:50 Maria Puusaari: Leading as a Method for Interaction and Communication in the Performance–Practice of Contemporary Music

15:20 Antti Snellman: Promoting Self-Directedness: an Educational Double-Edged Sword?

15:40–16:00 Ending words – Professor Tuire Kuusi, Docmus, Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki

Web posters

Pia Siirala: Aspects of hearing with music of the indigenous people of northeastern Siberia

Uljas Pulkkis: Coefficient of variation as a measurement of orchestration timbre homogeneity

Goncalo Cruz: Bagpipes


Further information

Uljas Pulkkis
Doctoral Student, Sibelius Academy





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