Free events at Baltic Circle 2023

This year the festival's free events include clubs, late night lectures, shared listening events, discussions, live streams and an open rehearsal.

The opening day of the festival offers a free program for the audience. This year, the festival will be opened by the What is the role of art institutions in the reconciliation process? – The Sámi Truth and Reconciliation Commission Debate, which harnesses art institutions to build towards reconciliation. The free program continues in the evening with Eilien and Pink-187’s concert Music for birds and others.

Listening is a big part of the festival. In the Sound drawings event, together with artists and the Sokeain kuunnelmaraati (in Eng. The Blind Audio Drama Jury), we will discuss the dramaturgy of sound in society and audio dramas. Active listening is also a theme in the listening event Valtapuisto and in Radio That Matters: Digital Masterclass, an online lecture that focuses on language and communication from the point of view of a person with a hearing impairment.

Topical speeches will also be heard in the festival’s Late Night Lectures series that raises questions of ecological grief from the perspective of, among other things, queer death research.

In addition, it is possible to watch the stream of rampa productions’ sold-out rampa landscape performance for free on your own device on Monday 20.11. at 18:00.

As usual, the festival’s clubs are free to enter. At the club on the first Saturday of the festival, you will hear music sets by DJ let go and MORA and see the Ancient Magician’s performance Entrée. The last night of the festival culminates in the club, where Solen Skinner, DJ folk Flore and Keiska are responsible for the music.

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