Changing spaces of music – from acoustic and live to virtual and hybrid

by Anu Ahola, Santeri Kaipiainen, Amanda Kauranne, Annamaija Saarela, Wif Stenger, Matti Tuomisto

Special Feature 2/2021 takes a look at the physical and virtual spaces in which concerts are being produced and listened to in the 2020s. What are the demands faced and opportunities found by concert organisers in the post-pandemic reality? What are the spaces and circumstances in which we will be experiencing concerts in the future? We consider these issues from the perspective of listeners, musicians, concert producers and venues.

Translation: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Featured photo by Kulttuurikuva: Sibelius Hall Metsähalli [Forest Hall] interior in Lahti.