Kanteletupa -concert in the Organo Hall of Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, on February 11, 2023


January 10, 2023

The autumn 2022 Kanteletupa workshops are culminating in the third workshop in the Organo hall of the Helsinki Musiikkitalo on January 29, 2023, which is also the final rehearsal for the concert on February 11, 2023, at 6 p.m.

Kanteletupa – yhteisöllinen aikamatka musiikin alkulähteille -concert is an experimental event where the audience has the opportunity to participate in building up the music. You can also come just to listen.

Photo: Paul Brück

The basis of the music is in the aesthetics of the ancient runosong culture in which the music is not songs, but a long-lasting continuum. Timbres and sounds form a varying sound field whose events change with the participants. The participants are guided to concentrate, listen and follow the effect of their own actions on the whole.

The concert is led by Arja Kastinen (DMus), Pauliina Syrjälä (DMus), and Eva Väljaots (MMus).

At the beginning of the concert, there is a short introduction, where new participants are also instructed about the course of the concert. There are some loan kanteles for those who don’t have their instrument.

The concert will be recorded and the participants of the event can give written feedback about their experience. The material from both the Kanteletupa workshops and the concert will be used as part of the Creative Dialogue research project.

The concert is part of this year’s festivities of 40 years of folk music education at the Sibelius Academy.

Kanteletupa workshop on Sunday 29 January 2023 from 12 to 2 pm in the Organo hall of the Helsinki Musiikkitalo. All welcome! The workshop uses kanteles from 5 to 15 -strings. There are some loan kanteles for those who do not have their own. The main playing technique is the old plucking technique. In addition, we also have fun with other playing techniques to some extent.

The kanteletupa concert on Saturday February 11 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Organo hall of the Helsinki Musiikkitalo. Tickets 6,50–18 €.