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Time of Music explores inclusiveness and participation

Held in Viitasaari, Finland, the festival challenges its audience to participate in interesting discussions and compelling concerts. Top international guests include the IEMA Ensemble and the Neko3 trio. The speech programme of Time of Music opens already on Tuesday 2nd of July with a theme discussion dealing with, among other things, the planned contemporary music… Read more »

Time of Music 2024 explores games of participation

The Summer Academy’s courses and the Time of Music discussion program will start on Tuesday, July 2. First concert will take place on Thursday, July 4. at 7 pm at Viitasaari Arena. In charge of the concert is International Ensemble Modern Academy with conductor Raimonda Skabeikaite.  Time of Music festival will lift up  this summer the subject matter on participation and inclusion… Read more »

Courses 2024

The annual Summer Academy of the Music Time festival  to be arranged this year 2–7th of July offers unique opportunities  to study  music of our time under the guidance of world-famous composer-pedagogues in an inspiring and international environment. Applications for the courses are now open.

“Delight – fluid spaces of participation”

Cathy Milliken is an international award-winning performer and composer known for her evocative instrumental and vocal works.
This summer we will enjoy her workshops in Viitasaari, Summer Academy.

Composition Course

Jesper Nordin (born in 1971 in Stockholm) is a leading Swedish composer and a teacher of the Composer Course of Viitasaari Summer Acaqdemy 2024.

Holiday Greetings from Viitasaari Time of Music!

The new year awaits again with new sounds and adventures! In this letter You get the first glances to our festival program and summer courses. Festival takes place in Viitasaari 2.–7.7.2024. The construction of the festival program is also already underway. In July 2024, Time of Music will cover a particularly interesting and topical topic… Read more »

Time of Music offered unforgettable concert experiences and spatial works

Time of Music would like to warmly thank everyone for last week’s festival! Many thanks to the audience, artists, partners and our staff! Held in Viitasaari July 4–9, the festival’s highlights were the visits of London Sinfonietta and other top ensembles, premieres of new works and impressive spatial works. The contemporary music festival built around… Read more »

Kaija Saariaho 1952–2023

The premature passing of composer and Academician Kaija Saariaho is a tremendous loss, not only to her close ones but also to the whole Finnish and international music audience; it is a loss that we will be mourning for a long time. I remember well how in spring 2018 we began to talk with Kaija… Read more »