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German premiere
Juha Valkeapää, Taito Hoffrén
10 Journeys to a Place Where Nothing Happens
18.11. | 21:00 - 22:30
Tent at Gasteig
19.11. | 22:00 - 23:30
Tent at Gasteig
20.11. | 17:00 - 18:30
Tent at Gasteig
20.11. | 20:00 - 21:30
Tent at Gasteig
21.11. | 20:00 - 21:30
Tent at Gasteig
22.11. | 17:00 - 18:30
Tent at Gasteig
22.11. | 22:00 - 23:30
Tent at Gasteig
23.11. | 20:00 - 21:30
Tent at Gasteig
Entrance € 12,00
Reduced € 7,00
tickets online

A mobile home parks next to a big military tent in the middle of a city. Two men are baking a cake there and they're happy to have visitors. Taito Hoffrén and Juha Valkeapää tell stories from their lives as artists and stories of woodcutters in Finland, with and without words and in a completely relaxed manner. With soft music and videos, on which hardly anything is discernable other than "video snow," they create in their tent a venue of deceleration in the municipal machinery. The Finn Juha Valkeapää (b. 1967) likes to present his singing talent onstage in his performance pieces. Sound designer Taito Hoffrén (b. 1974) plays and produces non-commercial (ethno-) music.

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concept and performance: Juha Valkeapää, Taito Hoffrén sculpture: Veikko Räsänen

Juha Valkeapää (* 1967) is a vocal and performance artist, using his voice as his main tool. Since 1993, he has made six hundred performances of one hundred and thirty different works in twenty-four countries, solos and various group works, vocal & sound & performance art, theatre, music, dance. Plus sound installations, soundscapes and compositions for exhibitions and radio. Juha Valkeapää  likes biking in snow, because it's hard and bikes are beautiful. He is based in Helsinki, Finland.


Taito Hoffrén (* 1974) is a musician, sound designer and publisher of non-commercial (ethno) music. His main instruments are voice, especially rune-singing, and tuba. He has composed music and designed sound for several theatre and dance productions. Currently he's writing his doctoral thesis for the Folk Music Department of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Taito Hoffrén likes cars he can repair by himself. He is based in Kantele, Finland.


Juha Valkeapää and Taito Hoffrén met at a throat-singing workshop in the mid-90's. In 1997-99 they made live soundscape for a Q-teatteri production KALEVALA. In 1999-2002 they were members of Voice Theatre Iki-Turso, creating a few vocal works and touring Finland, Ukraine and Egypt. In 2006 Juha directed MALE SPACES, a piece of vocal improvisation, for Taito's a cappella quartet Äijä.

+Production and realization
Production: Valkeapää & Hoffrén, Baltic Circle, mit Unterstützung von: Finnish Cultural Foundation, National Council for Music
10 JOURNEYS at brut (Wien): 19th-21th of January, 2012