sola festival 2023

SOLA festival 2023 takes over the cozy film theater / live-art venue WHS Theater Union next weekend, Friday & Saturday 3.- 4.11.2023. I have been organizing this festival with friends from the start 2015 onwards and it’s always nice to organize it again, this time for the seventh time.

If you are around, welcome to SOLA:)

SOLA festival 2023

The yearly festival for experimental music and film returns to its usual November timeslot! The festival takes place at its usual prowling ground the WHS Teatteri Union – Friday & Saturday 3rd and 4th of November, 2023.

For the 2023 edition we have programmed again an adventurous selection of different kinds of experimental sounds plus a retrospective of the beautiful 16mm film abstractions of the US based filmmaker Jerome Hiler. Hiler’s films have rarely been shown and this is the first opportunity to see them in Finland.

The music program ranges from the multichannel computer music compositions of Kari Väkevä to the electro-acoustic treatments of a cello by Aino Juutilainen and prepared harp of Saara Olarte, onwards to the digital collage of New York City based Dilian and bio sensor aided compositions of Matilda Seppälä.

Trauma Responses (aka Johanna Sulalampi) will present a unique audio-visual performance exploring the theme of trauma through shifting perspectives. Sofia Zaiceva’s electro-acoustic multichannel concert charts acousmatic worlds where noise transforms into order. Finally the acclaimed accordionist Veli Kujala will play a special microtonal accordion performance.

More info about the artists and program:

The festival is organized in collaboration with WHS Teatteri Union and it’s supported by the Helsinki City Culture & Leisure Division and MES.
Friday 3rd of November 10e
Saturday 4th of November 10e
Friday & Saturday 15e

Friday 3.11.
Jerome Hiler: Bagatelle I 2016-2018 16mm 16min
Kari Väkevä
Matilda Seppälä
Jerome Hiler: Marginalia 2016 16mm 23min
Jerome Hiler: Bagatelle II 1964-2016 16mm 16min
Veli Kujala
Sofia Zaiceva (LV)
Jerome Hiler: Words of Mercury 2010-2011 16min 25min

Saturday 4.11.
Jerome Hiler: New Shores 1971-1987 16mm 35min
Aino Juutilainen
Saara Olarte
– break –
Jerome Hiler: In the Stone House 2012 16mm 35min
Trauma Responses
Dilian (US)

Notice: no admission during the performances/screenings. Please enter between the short pauses between performances/screenings or before 18/20.30.