SoundScapes #3 Munich

The upcoming SoundScapes #3 Festival, 2021 in Munich, is a new metamorphosis of the previous SoundScapes Festivals 2016 and 2018 / Helsinki. Fourteen European Masters from the international avantgarde music scenes of Instant-Composing celebrate the inexhaustible variety of ensemble processes taken to the extreme. The audience is drawn into an irresistible maelstrom of the here and now.

Remaining true to the basic idea of giving space to outstanding Finnish and European musical personalities of different generations SoundScapes 2021 will once again delightfully unfold the countless possibilities of ensemble instrumentation from the art of the duo to the art of the tutti to there full extent.

The festival will take place in “schwere reiter“, Munich 1. – 2. October 2021.

It is organized by Offene Ohren e.V., Freunde der Improvisierten Musik, with support of Initiative Musik – a Neustart Kultur project.

The concerts will be broadcasted and recorded by Bayerischer Rundfunk.


Musicians: Matthias Bauer – double bass / Lawrence Casserley – signal processing instrument / Floros Floridis – bass clarinet & clarinet / Emilio Gordoa – vibraphone & percussion / Steve Heather – drums & percussion / Wilbert de Joode – double bass / Kalle Kalima – guitar / Veli Kujala – 1/4 -accordion / Libero Mureddu – piano / Dag Magnus Narvesen – drums & percussion / Giancarlo Schiaffini – trombone / Harri Sjöström – soprano & sopranino saxophone / Sebi Tramontana – trombone / Philipp Wachsmann – violine & electronics


Soundscapes 2018
September 8, 9 and 11
Helsinki, Finland

By Ken Waxman
photos by Susan Ó Connor