Musiikin aika — Time of Music

Presenter / Viitasaari (Finland)

Johan Tallgren, artistic director

Being Finland’s and Scandinavia’s only annual contemporary music festival and summer academy, Time of Music has invited each year a wide range of composers, ensembles, performers and teachers in early July to the picturesque shores of Viitasaari in Middle Finland. Held since 1982, the small festival has premiered and commissioned numerous works and has often been the first one to invite leading names like John Cage and Iannis Xenakis to Scandinavia. The six-day festival presents a diverse programme consisting of concerts, dance, musical theatre and lectures in addition to the workshops connected to the courses.


  • Active period: July
  • Founded: 1982
  • Number of events per year / of publications: 18 ~ 20
Johan Tallgren