Our project is for the greatest part already ended, but some of our collaborators will still be visiting Finland in 2024. We are also editing a collection of articles on the themes of the Women – Music – Futures symposium that took place last March.
At the end of last year, two articles on topics we have been discussing during the project, especially the collaborations across cultural borders, were published in the issue 2/2023 of Musiikin suunta.
For the past week, Hiroko Ara has been in our thoughts.
Hiroko Ara was supposed to be in Finland this March for our Women-Music-Futures symposium to share her music (with Haruhiko Saga, as Rauma duo) and her career as a kantele professional in Japan. Last week, we received heartbreaking news from Japan. She passed away on May 5th. Continue reading “Hiroko Ara in memoriam”