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Time of Music festival theme for 2019 is The Grammar of Light

The theme of the Time of Music 2019 edition is “The Grammar of Light”. The theme dwells on themes linked in music to light and its metaphysic and existential layers bordering on the sacred and mystic, themes that have been of importance since the beginning of resident composer and teacher Kaija Saariaho’s career. This theme… Read more »

Summer Academy of Contemporary Music at the Time of Music Festival open for applications | Improvisation course will be taught by John Butcher

Time of Music organizes once again the Summer Academy of Contemporary Music from 2nd to 7th July 2019 in Viitasaari, Finland. The three courses of the Academy will be tutored by international guest stars and leading composers, pedagogues and musicians of the world. We welcome all interested music students and young professionals to deepen their… Read more »

Kaija Saariaho and Camilla Hoitenga teach at Time of Music summer courses

Time of Music Festival organized in early July in Viitasaari, Finland has published two summer academy courses. The composer course is taught by composer Kaija Saariaho, a prominent member of a group of Finnish artists who are making a worldwide impact. The award winning composer (Grawemeyer Award, Wihuri Prize, Nemmers Prize, Sonning Prize, Polar Music… Read more »

New Executive Director of Time of Music Festival is Mikko Vehkaperä

The contemporary music festival Time of Music organized yearly in Viitasaari, Finland will receive a new Executive director from the beginning of the year 2019, Mikko Vehkaperä. Former director Vilja Ruokolainen will move to new challenges after rewarding 6 years. Composer Johan Tallgren is continuing as an Artistic director. Mikko Vehkaperä has worked as the… Read more »

Alexander Schubert’s world premiere will be moved over to Time of Music 2019

Time of Music’s and defunensemble’s co-commission work from Alexander Schubert has been moved to the festival programme of 2019. Commission from one of the most noted young composers and artists in Europe was scheduled to have its first performance at a concert in Viitasaari Theatre on Wednesday 4.7. Schubert will visit this year’s Time of… Read more »

Time of Music presents three large scale performative works

The main venue of the festival Viitasaari Areena will be the stage for three large scale performative works during the festival, establishing the theme of the festival ”Bodies & Rooms”. “Corporality and different performance spaces have changed the performative arts as much as the digital age, and in that sense the trilogy asks what a… Read more »

Time of Music Festival searches for the union of body, space and technology

Time of Music Festival, organized on July 3-9 in Viitasaari, Finland, presents works and artists dealing with hybrid arts and challenging the traditional idea of an artwork. Festival of contemporary music lead by composer Johan Tallgren focuses on the change in the roles of an audience, a performer and a composer / author that is… Read more »

Summer Academy courses at Viitasaari Time of Music Festival 3.-9.7. open for applications

Time of Music Festival (Viitasaari, Finland) offers in the summer 2018 interesting opportunities to study contemporary music. We welcome all interested music students and young professionals, both composers and musicians to deepen their knowledge of the classics of contemporary music and enhance their skills in composition and improvisation. Composer course is taught by the prize-winning… Read more »

Autonomy, politics and gestures at Time of Music

Time of Music festival´s (Viitasaari, Finland) theme was art & autonomy. Both the discussions and the artistic programme tackled questions such as: What is the role, value and appreciation of art in our world? How does digitality affect the autonomy of arts? Festival´s guest composer was James Dillon. Dillon has been associated with the new… Read more »