Guess who’s tweeting in distress? Guess who’s crying for help? Is it a baby bird or a collapsing house or a drying river or a clear-cut forest or a burning forest or a melting iceberg or a polluted land or a prince or princess of the fairy tale or a climate activist in the face… Read more

Animal beings


Animal beings (AB) is a performance masquerading as an exhibition.  AB asks how we are, act and behave on this planet. In AB I play and wonder the world. Making AB, my instruments are my voice with and without words, amplified and not amplified, my body plus texts, performance scores and soundscapes. I may perform… Read more

Oblivia: Pleasure


With Annika and Timo, we have known each other for some twenty years, and I’ve seen the most of Oblivia’s performances. Now we work together for the first time. It has been fun! With us, on stage, fine musicians: composer-pianist Yiran Zhao, mezzosoprano Gabriela Lesch, and guitarist Thilo Ruck. Life’s unique moments, intense sensory impressions,… Read more



Many have known it for ages, and some have even dared to admit the fact. Only now it has become mainstream but still there are people who refuse to accept it, while some pocket all the money there is to be made with it. Namely, if we burn all the fossil fuels there is in… Read more

Water Concert


Water Concert is a collaboration between sound artists Juha Valkeapää and Juhani Liimatainen, and lighting and video artist Pietu Pietiäinen. Starting point: All the water on Earth has been here always, for 4,5 billion years. Water connects everything: people to people and to other living and non-living creatures. Everything is water and from water. In… Read more

Life as we know it


The starting point for the performance Life as we know it by Maija Hirvanen and Juha Valkeapää has been in imagining directions, to which life could go or where it would be desired to go. A small part of this process has been selected to be cultivated into a stage performance. The imagined directions of… Read more

Bird Concert


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… Read more

Vocal Portraits


I have performed vocal portraits in various contexts since 1998. Basic situation has remained almost the same; a person sits on the chair and says his/her/their name, I cover his/her/their eyes and voice the portrait, using the phonemes of his/her/their name. The concept ‘portrait’ is a bit mis-leading. I don’t describe the person on my… Read more



A wanderer’s story. A naiv piece of table theatre, based on a classic Russian Orthodox book The Way of a Pilgrim. Together with Tero Nauha & Kristian Smeds. 2003: Kajaani Poetry Week, July 2-4; Telakka at Tampere, August 9; Helsinki Festival, Teatteri Jurkka, Sept 2-6. 2004: Baltoscandal Festival, Rakvere, Estonia, June 16-19. 2005: Telakka at… Read more