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Peter Evans & Sofia Jernberg, Mikko Innanen & Antti Lötjönen, Hietsun Impro-Orkesteri and two premieres

8.12.2021 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Hietsun paviljonki

Peter Evans & Sofia Jernberg, Paavo Korpijaakko: Hiisi, Sami Klemola: Work for guitar, contact microphone and organ synthesizer pedal, Mikko Innanen & Antti Lötjönen, Hietsun Impro-Orkesteri

In the last concert of the year on December 8, Peter Evans and Sofia Jernberg, who are visiting Finland for the first time, will take over the coastal environment of Hietaniemi.

New York-based Peter Evans has been described as one of the most innovative trumpeters of his generation, gliding effortlessly through waves of jazz, improvisation and contemporary music. Evans is paired with Swedish singer-composer Sofia Jernberg, whose experimental technique and diverse style challenge both genre boundaries and traditional notions of vocal music. The recording of the duo’s debut at the Latvian Skaņu Mežs festival 2018 can be viewed on YouTube.

Hietsu is Happening! will also present two premieres in December. Hiisi, composed for bass clarinet and microtonal guitar by Paavo Korpijaakko, will be heard at the concert, which falls on Finnish Music Day. With the work, Korpijaakko dives into the world of microtonal music for the first time, which will be brought to life by bass clarinettist Heikki Nikula and Petri Kumela with a microtonal guitar.

The second premiere in December is Sami Klemola’s new work for guitar, contact microphone and organ synthesizer pedal. Known as one of the most important figures in experimental, electroacoustic music, Klemola’s work seeks music in the midst of noise, disturbance and silence.

Mikko Innanen and Antti Lötjönen and the Hietsu Impro Orchestra, composed of all the performers of the evening, will also perform in the concert. “We are lucky to continue to operate in a space and atmospheric environment saturated with the history of the Hietsu Pavilion. The dark evenings of autumn winter between the quiet Hietaranta and the Hietaniemi burial ground make the minds of musicians and listeners open and humble to face the new and the unpredictable, ”describes Mikko Innanen.

Hietsu is Happening! is a surprising, multi-artistic and diverse series of events organized in and around the Hietsu pavilion since 2016, with artistic curators Mikko Innanen, Petri Kumela and Antti Lötjönen are hanging around in the pavilion. With the December concert, events involved in different themes have already been organized 24 times.

The concert is organized in cooperation with Helsinki Jazz ry. Helsinki Jazz ry 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.


Peter Evans & Sofia Jernberg
Peter Evans: trumpet, Sofia Jernberg: vocals

Paavo Korpijaakko: Hiisi (premiere)
Heikki Nikula: bass clarinet, Petri Kumela: microtonal guitar

Sami Klemola: Work for guitar, contact microphone and organ synthesizer pedal (premiere)
Petri Kumela: guitar

Mikko Innanen & Antti Lötjönen
Mikko Innanen: saxophone, Antti Lötjönen: double bass

Hietsun Impro-Orkesteri:
All performers of the evening

Photo: Sofia Jernberg – Jon Edergren

State Prize for Music: Hietsu is Happening ry and Klassinen Hietsu ry for music activities at Hietsun Paviljonki

Hietsun Paviljonki (“Hietsu Pavilion”) has enriched the music life of Töölö and Helsinki for years. Two working groups, Hietsu is Happening ry and Klassinen Hietsu ry, operate in the same premises. Both groups are made up of open-minded, bold and above all brilliant artists.

The programme always puts quality first while still being open-minded and unafraid to take risks. The goal of the working groups has been to encourage artists to try something new, unknown and challenging. The concerts creatively combine classical, jazz, improvisation, literature, dance and the visual arts.

The members Hietsu is Happening ry and Klassinen Hietsu ry have long set an example of how important it is to challenge oneself, look for new things and take risks. This is conveyed in the richly diverse concerts, which have made Hietsu Pavilion the most interesting local actor in Helsinki and thereby an encouraging example for the entire Finnish music field.



19:00 - 21:00


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Hiekkarannantie 9
Helsinki, 00100 Suomi
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