Emil Holmström and his hat are a familiar sight for everyone keeping up with the Finnish contemporary music scene. His calendar is an impressively chaotic manifestation full of gigs with orchestras, free improvisation, Uusinta Ensemble, defunensemble, Ristiveto, composition and plenty of other things. Lately he has been concentrating on Beethoven’s and Busoni’s music and founding Härö collective. Kallio region in Helsinki is the home for his heart and his 100 years old Steinway. Emil drives a car like a true Parisian.