Barlast creates new and airy music with silence in the background. The unnecessary has been stripped away; only the name has become a ballast.
The concert of Barlast takes you from the sweet chords of the telecaster to the shepherd's call of the mänkeri, and from the hum of the ring drum to a free double bass solo. The moods vary from 18th century ballroom dances to suffocation in a radiation protection suit.
Founded in Helsinki in 2016, the quartet has performed in Finland, Norway, Estonia and Hungary. Barlast has released four albums: Musik för scener (2022), Live and Electric (2021), Svanvik (2019) and Ihantola (2017). The band has been described as playing "their airy and expressive music so magnificently that the inherently challenging fusion of folk music, jazz and improvisation captivates the listener." (Onni Rajaniemi, Kansanmusiikki-lehti2/2019)
Philip Holm | double bass
Heikki Hänninen | guitars
Minna Koskenlahti | percussion and flutes
Sanna Salonen | woodwinds
Duration approx. 2 h (incl. intermission)
Prices: 20 € normal / 11 € pensioner / 8 € student, unemployed, children (3–17 v)
Ticketmaster Finland across the country. A service fee is included in the ticket price. A separate Ticketmaster order fee of 1,50–2,00 € per order is added. Tickets without a service fee from Culture Centre Valve. A limited amount of Kaikukortti-tickets are available.
A series ticket is available for the Oulu Music Festival's Spring 2023 Jazz & Etno series. The series ticket is on sale until March 1, 2023, in limited amount. The series ticket includes all spring season 2023 OMJ Jazz & Etno concert series’ concerts.
Cloakroom fee: 3 €
Finnish Folk Music Association
Oulu Music Festival Foundation
OMF Jazz & Etno -series is a year around concert series organized by Oulu Music Festival Foundation that hosts wide range of domestic artists as well as visiting stars.