SibA Research Days 2019

Maanantai, maaliskuu 18, 2019 - 10:00 - Tiistai, maaliskuu 19, 2019 - 19:30
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Research Days

Welcome to the annual SibA Research Days March 18-19, co-organised by the DocMus and MuTri Doctoral Schools!

This event is presented in the spirit of collaboration, exploration and discovery. The aim is to provide a space, where students and teachers from the various artistic, scientific and applied research disciplines can come together to learn from and connect to one another; to discover and examine similarities and differences; to collaborate on problem-solving and shared areas of interest.


Monday, March 18 – Black Box

10:00–10:15 Opening Welcome, head of the DocMus Päivi Järviö, and Introduction   
10:15–11:30 Session I, moderator: doctoral student Sirkku Rintamäki (DocMus)
Spotlights on Doctoral Projects:

  • Minja Koskela (MuTri): Democracy through pop music? Exploring the politics of diversity in the Finnish lower secondary popular music education
  • Marianna Henriksson (DocMus): "Lyrics" and Desire of the Toccata
  • Analía Capponi-Savolainen (MuTri): Singing ‘who we are’: Children’s perceptions of the role singing plays in supporting democracy in culturally diverse Finnish schools
  • Mikael Huhtamäki (MuTri): Domestication of popular music concert institution in Finland 1959–1991
  • Jyrki Myllärinen (DocMus): Focusing on modern and contemporary Finnish Guitar music

11:30–12:30 Lunch (not provided)
12:30–14:00 Session II, moderator: doctoral student Katja Thomson (MuTri)

  • Jarkko Hartikainen (DocMus): Materiality – Bodies in Performance, Life in Sound, with soprano Meeri Pulakka

Spotlights on Doctoral Projects:

  • Henrik Järvi (DocMus): The Piano Music of Selim Palmgren and Finnish Pianistic Tradition
  • Markus Virtanen (DocMus): The Immoral Piano Concerto of Ann-Elise Hannikainen – What happened at the Helsinki Festival in August 1976?
  • Johanna Lehtinen-Schnabel (MuTri): Learn Finnish in a choir! The Potential of Music Education for Second Language Learning
  • Inari Tilli (DocMus): Choral Music and Radio of 1930s in Finland

14:15–15:15 Keynote: Managing Joint Ventures in the Performing Arts – An Identity View, professor in arts management Tanja Johansson
15:15–15:45 Coffee
15:45–17:15 Panel discussion: Think Big – the Internationalization and Professional Career Coaching of Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Researchers, Saara Harjula (Helsinki EU Office), Tanja Johansson (MuTri), Sanna Kivijärvi (MuTri) and Guadalupe López Íñiguez (MuTri). Moderators: doctoral students Hanna Ojamo (MuTri) and Eveliina Sumelius-Lindblom (DocMus)
17:30–19:30 Social Event in Agora Hall

There will be an installation by doctoral student Dominik Schlienger (MuTri): Acoustic Localisation Techniques for Interactive and Locative Audio Applications

Tuesday, March 19 – Organo Hall (10:00–13:00) and Agora Hall (14:00–15:30)

9:30–11:00 Session III, moderator: doctoral student Samuli Korkalainen (DocMus)
Conference Papers:

  • Inkeri Jaakkola (DocMus): Piano as a narrative agent in Paavo Heininen’s opera Silkkirumpu op. 45
  • Johanna Talasniemi (DocMus): The Concert Programs of Aulikki Rautawaara


  • Ilkka Heinonen (MuTri): Ricercare "La Carelia" – Solo jouhikko compositions based on Karelian jouhikko music and inspired by the 16th century viol music

11:00–11:30 Coffee
11:30–13:00 Session IV, moderator: doctoral student Olga Heikkilä (DocMus)

  • Naiara de la Puente (DocMus): Winds of expression. The accordion through the ages and the significance of the bellows
  • Sebastian Silén (DocMus): Recording works for Violin and Piano by Fredrik Pacius, Robert Kajanus, and Jean Sibelius, with Martin Malmgren, piano

Extended demonstration lecture:

  • Miika Hyytiäinen (DocMus) and Lisa Fornhammar (MuTri): Analysis–Discussion–Art. The phases and aspect of vocal composition in 20 minutes

13:00–14:00 Lunch (not provided)
14:00–15:30 Workshop: Career design - how to define and reach career goals with the tools and mindset of a designer, Workday designer Paula Helle

  • Design thinking is not only a tool for designers and developers. It can also be a useful tool for solving wicked career problems, recognizing career aspirations and opportunities and finding ways to test and advance the desired career. This workshop gives you a practical toolset for career design as well as a new mindset and confidence to reach your goals.

15:30–16:00 Closing Remarks, professor Juha Ojala (DocMus)

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SibA Research Days 2019 will be held in the Helsinki Music Centre. The working language is English and all the events are open to all. Pre-registration is required for coffees and social event.

Register here by Friday 8 March at 16.00!

Samuli Korkalainen,