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Pandemic transformed Time of Music to smaller and more national

After two years of pandemic pause, the Time of Music festival was arranged 6th–11th July 2021 in Viitasaari. The festival, known for its focus on newest art music and interdisciplinary art forms, gathered an audience of 1135 listeners with concerts, installation and webcasts. – Time of Music is a small and experimental  festival, and we… Read more »

The tickets are on sale

It is worth buying your ticket in advance! Time of music ticket sales has started on 18.6. at 12.00 in Lippupiste online store. Less than 20 tickets are available for some of the concerts of Time of Music festival. Only 2 people at a time are admitted to the 20-minute performances of the Memorial of Rebellion… Read more »

Time of Music 2021 looks to the past and to the future

The program of Time of Music has been published. The theme in this year’s festival is Timeshifts – Memorials for the future. The program will include traditional concerts, hybrid events, and a 20-minute ritualistic installation that can only be accessed by two people at a time. There will be extraordinarily many Finnish ensembles and artists… Read more »

Time of Music 6–11th July 2021 LIVE & HYBRID

Time of Music festival is back with live festival in July 2021. The program includes daily live-concerts, but also multi-artistic and experimental hybrid projects. Part of the program can be followed free of charge online, but naturally the best experience will be delivered live in Viitasaari. We have taken serious covid-19 precautions in all festival… Read more »

The festival program will be released soon – Subscribe to Newsletter

The festival program and theme of Time of Music 2021 will be released in the beginning of June. The program will be announced here at our webpage and with our festival newsletter. Be the first to get the information about festival program and the ticket sale release and subscribe! You can subscribe our newsletter HERE.

Registration for Viitasaari Summer Academy is open

The Summer Academy of Viitasaari Time of Music festival has published the summer courses 2021. The registration is open from 1st April to 2nd of May. Summer Academy offers two courses in summer 2021. Coronavirus safety directives from national authorities will be carefully followed when implementing the courses and the festival programme . Rebellion for… Read more »

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dear Friend of Time of Music! Despite all of the challenges faced in 2020, this year has also brought many good things to the festival. These positive things make the future look much brighter, and we expect to be able to arrange the festival again in the summer of 2021. Here is some positive news… Read more »

Kristiina Penttinen named as the new Executive Director of Time of Music

Ms. Kristiina Penttinen has been named the new Executive Director of Time of Music festival and the Summer Academy from the beginning of 2021. The festival is one of the oldest contemporary music festivals in Finland and has many international partners. Composer Johan Tallgren continues as the Artistic director of the festival. Penttinen has been working as general… Read more »


Time of Music has participated in Creative Europe’s ULYSSES contemporary classical music project since 2012. On June 3rd, Creative Europe announced, that the project will get an extension starting in October 2020 and lasting until October 2024. Total funding for the eleven participants throughout Europe will be 2 000 000 €, of which Time of Music’s share… Read more »


Due to the current Corona virus situation, the Finnish government has advised to cancel festivals and public events until the end of July. Therefore, the 39th Time of Music festival and related summer academy courses will be postponed to 2021. Time of Music festival has been arranged annually since 1982. This year is the first time… Read more »