Mika Vainio (c) Joséphine Michel

Initiated by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Korvat Auki – Society for Contemporary Music, festival’s opening club is a tribute to the Finnish group Pan Sonic (1993–2009), which was a forerunner in experimental electronic music, and, in particular, to its late member, Mika Vainio (1964–2017).

The individual pieces, composed by four sets of composers from different musical backgrounds, make full use of various elements, including live electronics, self-made instruments, electroacoustic instruments and video art.