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Juha Valkeapää & Juhani Liimatainen: Bird Concert
Saturday 22.9. at 19:00
Manilla Courtyard, Itäinen Rantakatu 64

Together with sound artist Juhani Liimatainen we create a scenery of everyday and mythological birds, like sparrow, great tit, starling, pigeon, seagull, swan, eagle owl, raven, loon, cuckoo, phoenix, and Tux penguin. Jussi plays synthesizers, me my voice, and we talk a bit, too. And we dress in feathers. The concert lasts 30-40 minutes. The Bird Concert’s first version was performed at Saaren kartano in May 2018.

Juha Valkeapää (b. 1967) is a vocal and performance artist with a 25-year long career of performances, installations, radio pieces and soundscapes – solos and various group works – vocal & sound & performance art, theatre, music, dance. The key elements of his art are voice / sound, presence, space and improvisation. Juha has performed at New Performance Turku Festival previously in 2015 and 2016.

Juhani Liimatainen has worked as a sound designer at Yleisradio (Rundradion Finnish Broadcasting Company) 1974-2002 and as a professor of sound design at the Theatre Academy of the University of Arts, Finland. He has also worked for Freq, Finland’s Theatre Orchestra, Avanti!, Son Panic, Free Okapi, HumppAvanti, TOIMII and several Finnish and international symphony orchestras. His sound designs have received numerous rewards in Finland and abroad.