The radio essay Eläinharha – Eläimet eivät puhu (eng. Animal Delusion – Animals Don’t Speak) will be listened on a shared listening session in Iiris Centre.
Eläinharha – Eläimet eivät puhu is a radio essay where author and founder of the Finnish animal rights movement, Mia Takula, and sound designer and musician Ellen Virman contemplate the speech of non-human Finns. They also attempt to transcend the boundaries of interspecies communication through Virman’s music composed for animals. How do Kookka the crane and Nunnu the bull react to the songs created especially for them?
Director and script: Mia Takula ja Ellen Virman
Editor: Mia Takula
Sound design and composition: Ellen Virman
Wolf recordings: Jarmo Markkanen
Narrator: Janne Sihvo
Guests: Raasepori’s wolfs, the birds of the forest, Kookka and other cranes, Nunnu and other bovines and goats, Jarmo Markkanen, Heidi Björklund, Jouko Alhainen ja Piia Anttonen.
Photo: Kristina Oinonen
Productional animal voices recorded by Oikeutta eläimille
Subscriber: Juha-Pekka Hotinen, Yle Radiogalleria
Book citations: Laura Gustafsson, Anomalia; Elisa Aaltola, Esseitä eläimistä; Eeva Kilpi, Animalia.
The event is organized in collaboration with Näkövammaisten Kulttuuripalvelu and Näkövammaisten liitto (The Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired).
Sound Drawings listening event: Eläinharha is part of the international Radio that Matters project, which focuses on performing arts, radiophony, and acoustic inclusivity. The Creative Europe pilot project is a collaboration between Baltic Circle, Short Theatre Festival (IT), Festival Parallelen (FR), Errand Sound (DE), Radio Papessa (IT), and PAV (IT), and it builds partnerships between local radios, artists, and organizations promoting cultural diversity.