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Horror vacui

7.12.2021 @ 19:00 - 20:15

Ravintola Laulumiehet

Horror vacui

Horror vacui explores the fear, renunciation, and discovery. Each voice has its counterpart, its shadow, its echo from the previous one and there is no real loneliness. Horror vacui is an entity composed, written and arranged by singer-composer Selma Savolainen. “When creating the Horror vacuin repertoire, I heard tonal colours for which there are counter colours, pairs inside the band and which form living textures together,” says Savolainen. The topics of the English texts include noise inside the head, flight, exhaustion and recovery, as well as the momentary nature of life, love and beauty. The music is inspired by Bix Beiderbeck and Arnold Schönberg as well as recordings by Bill Frisell and Dirty Projectors.

Tomi Nikku: trumpet, flugelhorn
Max Zenger: clarinets
Selma Savolainen: vocals
Toomas Keski-Säntti: piano
Eero Tikkanen: double bass
Okko Saastamoinen: drums

Photo: Sakari Puhakka

The concert is supported by City of Helsinki, Svenska Kulturfonden and The Finnish Music Foundation.

COVID Pass is required of all visitors aged 16. Face masks are recommended. We kindly ask you to arrive in good time.

We follow current official guidelines for the corona epidemic.


19:00 - 20:15


Ravintola Laulumiehet
Hietaniemenkatu 2
Helsinki., 00100 Suomi
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Tickets: Adults 20 €. Seniors, unemployed and members of Helsinki Jazz ry € 15. Students 12 €. Couples 15 + 15 €. Advance ticket sales: Digelius Music (in cash), Laivurinrinne 2 or on this page, whereby ticket prices: 22.5 / 16.5 / 13.5 €.