Photo by Jesse Kämäräinen
7.6.2017

TUSKA 2017 - SOLMUSALI STAGE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

- Tuska ”Solmusali” Stage - discussions and acoustic interpretation
- Tuska 20th Anniversary at Suvilahti, Helsinki during 30.6.-2.7.

Tuska’s Solmusali Stage offers an alternative way to spend your time at a metal festival: discussion about subjects close to metal and an acoustic solo show by Anneke Van Giersbergen. The man behind the discussion events is Toni-Matti Karjalainen, who organizes the academic Modern Heavy Metal Conference in Helsinki. Solmusali 2017 program reads as follows.

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Fri 30.6. at 17:00 - 17:45
CRITICAL HEADBANGING AND RESPECTFUL MOSHING
Ethical themes and charity have been recently embraced by many metal artists and bands. Why? Are criticality and morality the new black in metal? This will be contemplated by British Scholar and Chair of International Society for Metal Music Studies Niall Scott and Stam1na guitarist Pekka Olkkonen. Discussion is moderated by metal researcher Toni-Matti Karjalainen. The event will be held in English.

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Fri 30.6. at 18:30
ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN - SOLO ACOUSTIC
Lovely Anneke Van Giersbergen plays solo and acoustic. Invitation only. Tickets for the show have been raffled through Inferno Magazine.

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Sat 1.7. at 15:30 - 16:15
BLACK AS HELL – The aesthetics of darkness in modern metal
Horror-author Marko Hautala, journalist/author Viljami Puustinen, journalist Laura Vähähyyppä and academic musician Kimi Kärki discuss the darkess. Moderated by Toni-Matti Karjalainen.
The event will be held in Finnish.
 
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Sat 1.7. at 17:00 - 17:45
GAME ÖVER - The Great Game Music Discussion
Metalheads who are professional game music composers, Trollhorn (Finntroll) and Jakke Viitala (Crimfall) discuss the essence of game music. Moderated by Kari Hynninen of Suomen Musiikki.
The event will be held in Finnish.
 
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Sun 2.7. at 14:30 - 15:15
BOOK CIRCLE
Rock journalist Markus Laakso and Mokoma frontman Marko Annala discuss what being an author is all about. The event will be held in Finnish.

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Sun 2.7. at 16:00 - 16:45
SWEAT AND ECSTACY – The unholy alliance of metal and sports
Tennis star Jarkko Nieminen, Henkka Seppälä of COB and Eero Sipilä of Battle Beast converse with Toni-Matti Karjalainen about the similarities and differencences of the 2 cultures.
The event will be held in Finnish.

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In cooperation with: Radio Rock, Inferno, Imperiumi, Alepa, Turun Sinappia, Bio Luvil Black, mySafety, FundYou, Sun Effects, Musamaailma, Onnibus.

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