The previous Biennale celebrated its 30-year long journey. Now we are honoured to be the Festival of the year 2018, a title granted to us by Finland Festivals. This is a crucial landmark in the development of the Biennale. Founded by the City of Tampere, Tampere Biennale has been a significant forum for experimental sound from its very beginning, both domestically and internationally.
This year’s theme is Free radicals. The name refers to the importance of art as a spiritual resource, as well as to the creative independence required in making art. The featured performances explore, among other topics, the theatre of sound, the relationship between composing music and doing performance art, and the effects kinetic art has on music. The Biennale features over a dozen premieres.