The great urban poetry night
The soundscapes of Helsinki and urban poetry are set to meet in the lobby of the City Museum on Friday 13 September!
After a performance by Paleface, Anna E. Karvonen and rapper and dramaturg Ilja ‘illmari’ Lehtinen from Stadin Kadonneet, anyone can perform their Helsinki-themed poem or song, when expert stage poet Kasper Salonen hosts an open mic session to end the night of urban poetry. As is always the case with the City Museum, entry to the event is free of charge.
6 pm The Routes of Helsinki & illmari
6.30 pm Anna E. Karvonen
7 pm Paleface
7.30 pm Helsinki Open Mic with host Kasper Salonen
The great night of urban poetry is part of the sound art project The Routes of Helsinki created by Mikko H. Haapoja. Haapoja, who has been recording the soundscape of our capital city throughout the 2010s, injects all manner of sounds from Helsinki in his performance with illmari. Open mic participants may request Helsinki soundscapes as background audio for their performances. Please sign up with Kasper Salonen for the open mic session. Fifteen slots will be filled on a first come first served basis by e-mail; you may also sign up during the event if there are available slots when the open mic session starts. If you are have a Helsinki-themed performance of approximately 2–5 minutes up your sleeve or are planning something similar, be it rap or folk, sign up via e-mail at email@example.com and be part of the great urban poetry night with us on 13 September!
The event has received support from the Finnish Music Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
The Routes of Helsinki 2010–2020 exhibition is open 5–19 September at Sound Art Gallery Akusmata (Tukholmankatu 7K).
Read more: mikkohaapoja.net/helsinginreitit. The Routes of Helsinki events are always free of charge.