Food for your senses

Festival offering food for your senses.

There is a fire in the fireplace of the old Lapland log house and people have gathered around to listen to a Finnish accordionist and a Dutch violinist performing an experimental piece about a person called Timo flying to space.

Joonas Martikainen, head of the Hiljaisuus Festival (hiljaisuus means silence in Finnish), loves unexpected encounters like this. The festival encompasses a wide range of art forms bringing together around 60 artists, over 50 voluntary workers and more than 1000 guests to the village of Kaukonen, in Kittilä.

- The event is all about encounters and the village of Kaukonen. Famous artists and visitors can sit in a café, side by side, without pretension or status.