Helsinki Polytopes | Aug 26–31



The works in the Helsinki Polytopes series are sounding spaces and situations, created collectively composers and architects. The series, which started in February 2021, continues during the Helsinki festival, as we’ll experience the sensory blurring installation view, the work Cave Music, inspired by a cave in the Mustavuori forest, and MACHINA EX NATURAE, which is a musical interpretation of the Keskuspuisto park.

The series has been conceived together in collaboration by Korvat auki, New Academy architectural programme and Musica nova Helsinki festival.

👂🏼👂🏼An introduction to each work is found behinf the links. Welcome to explore the Polytopia! 👂🏼👂🏼


Antti Auvinen, Antti Tolvi & Kristian Äijö: view

picture: Antti Tolvi, Antti Auvinen & Kristian Äijö

A sensory-blurring installation that leads the visitor to the edges of their capability of hearing and back again. Starting with the full hearing range, descending underground, soundwaves start to escape towards other spectrums.

Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Sörnäinen. 

🕒 THU Aug 26, FRI Aug 27 & SAT Aug 28, installation open during 12pm–7pm

🔊 Free entrance.


Finn Shields & Eeva Sarlin: Cave Music

picture: Eeva Sarlin

A performance inspired by a cave in Mustavuori forest. “What happens when music is taken out of conventional spaces? In the time of COVID-19, the entire “spatial contract” of society has been reassessed – what is the social andspatial form of music in 2021?”

➡ A musical nature trip at Mustavuori area Vuosaari. We’ll send detailed location to all who have registered.

🕒 Tours on SAT 28 Aug and SUN 27.8. starting at 1pm and 4pm

🔊 Limited participants, a free reservation is required. Reserve your place starting on MON Aug 2nd. Click here to register.


Tuuli Kanerva, Leo Lindroos & Teemu Mastovaara: MACHINA EX NATURAE

kuva: Tuuli Kanerva & Leo Lindroos

A sound installation interpreting the Keskuspuisto forest, under a large cathedral-like space of a bridge underpass!

➡ Metsämäentie bridge underpass, Keskupuisto park.

🕒 MON 30 Aug and TUE 31 Aug, installation happening between 3pm–8pm.

🔊 Free entrance. 


Organizer & more info:
Korvat auki ry


The event is part of the programme for Helsinki festival.

kuva: Petri Anttila