Hanna Tuulikki: Voicing the Spring

Saturday 20th April
11:30am – 4:30pm

Please register here.

For this workshop, artist, composer and performer Hanna Tuulikki will introduce you to aspects of her vocal practice – through explorations of listening, wordless song, extended vocal expression and improvisation. The day begins with an illustrated talk about Hanna’s projects and performances. Especially for Spring, the workshop will draw inspiration from Hanna’s composition ‘Away with the Birds’, which explores the mimesis of birds in Gaelic song.

There will be a break for lunch. Food will be available from the Hub cafe, or feel free to bring your own. Tea and coffee will be provided. 


Hanna Tuulikki is an artist, composer and performer who specialises in working with the voice and gesture, to re-imagine resonant stories of contemporary relevance. With a particular interest in the practice of ‘mimesis’ within musical and movement traditions across cultures, her work explores the place of folk narratives, memory, ritual and technology within specific environments. Her work gravitates towards the spaces ‘in- between’, be it human-and-more-than-human, male-and-female, or ancient-and- contemporary, considering the ‘sounding body’ as a meeting point between self and the world.

Tuulikki’s innovative practice spans site-specific performance, immersive audio-visual installation and interactive new media, blending together textural tapestries
of extended vocal composition, gestural choreography, iconic costume and original visual score drawings. Her critically acclaimed work has been commissioned and presented by organisations across visual, musical and performing arts in the UK, Europe, USA, India and Australia including: BBC Radio; Kochi-Muziris Biennale; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Marseille Expos; Edinburgh Art Festival; Glasgow 2014’s Cultural Programme; Glasgow International; RMIT, Melbourne; ATLAS Arts; BALTIC, Gateshead; CCA, Glasgow; Travelling Gallery for GENERATION; Tramway, Glasgow; The Space; Tectonics festival; Dovecot, Edinburgh; Cape Farewell; Red Note Ensemble; and Cappella Nova.

Image: Hanna Tuulikki, Away with the Birds, 2014. Photo: Alex Boyd.