1 HOUR WITH… Ensiferum

Ensiferum still have a tight schedule this year, after some shows in Canada they are soon on a European Tour with Chtonic und Insania. Here you can see how the band´s physical and mental preparations look like…

An hour with Ensiferum at art museum Kiasma, Helsinki

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Pleasant anticipation: Band-mastermind Markus Toivonen (git, vox) and Sami Hinkka (bass,vox) are totally excited to find what Kiasma experts put on display to the topic „landscape“.

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And their basic idea was contrasting ancient master pieces (z. B. Pieter Bruegel, Werner Holmberg) with recent artwork.
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Sometimes this requires some concentration.

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Markus finds that some of those look like „my own scribblings when I´m on the phone“.
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And also Sami has some problems with too modern art.

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Sami visits Kiasma quite often because his girlfriend studies arts. Markus was at Kiasma some years ago when he was at school.

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But this sculpture they both find very impressive.

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And even more Jesper Just´s Carnegie Art Award-ed video installation „A vicious undertow“ (no photos possible there).. Markus: „Great, now I have an idea for the next Ensiferum video!“

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Finally, an installation that they really enjoy!

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Summary: It´s always worth to check out Kiasma (free entrance on Fridays after 17 h)!

Text & photos: K. Weber


Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too. MA Master of Arts, English and American studies & Media communication = completed two full studies parallel within 5 years; very proud of my achievement - a bit later in life thanks to a scholarship - as a working class girl in a highlyconservative-romancatholic nation...

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