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,

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: www.solafestival.fi

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

Saturday 4.11.

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

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


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