Turku Art Museum, June the 1st – Kanteleimprovisations and the Four Elements

May 25, 2019

Arja Kastinen will be playing kanteleimprovisations at the Four elements -exhibion at Turku Art Museum on the 1st of June from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can stay and listen for the time they want, and enjoy the art at the same time. Presenting classical and contemporary art side by side, the exhibition offers […]


RIIVATTU (AANIA-33)–The first single release of a new series

May 02, 2019

RIIVATTU (AANIA-33), single release (digit.) May 2, 2019. Published by Ääniä Records ( EAN 6430024090802. Musicians: Teppana Jänis (in 1916 and 1917) & Arja Kastinen (2019). Tracks: Ruohtalazen falssi (ISRC FI7KA1900023) Riivattu alias Ristakondra (ISRC FI7KA1900024) Comp. Teppana Jänis.                                                               Arrangements, recording & editing: Arja Kastinen. Noise reduction from the phonograph recordings & mastering:         […]


Five-string kanteles in the Sibelius-museum

April 29, 2019

A file about the five-string kanteles in the Sibelius-museum (Turku, Finland) is published both as a Issuu-publication and as a downloadable pdf-file (please, visit: Research). All museum-kantele files on the Temps-site are at the moment available only in Finnish. In the Sibelius-museum there is a so called Olympic-kantele by Armas J. Koivisto (built for the […]


The Slow Art Day, April 4 & The Sähkötyyny-club, April 8, 2019

April 02, 2019

An international event, the Slow Art Day, is encouraging people to look at art slowly. This year it is happening on Sat, the 6th of April, at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Finnish National Gallery, the Ateneum, there will be several nonstop -workshops during the day, a coversational guided tour, and a relaxation […]


The new project has started: re-publishing the old phonograph recordings

March 08, 2019

Finally, after dreaming about this for over a decade, the project of re-publishing some of the old phonograph recordings of Karelian kantele players has come true, and the work has started. The amount of work will be huge, and the project will probably last for several years, but the results will be published bit by […]