The year 2020 in music - Notes for the future

by FMQ, Lari Aaltonen, Anu Ahola, Kimmo Hakola, Amanda Kauranne, Maarit Kytöharju, Wif Stenger

FMQ Special Feature 4/2020 takes a look back at the year now ending and raises issues which have grown increasingly important during the present exceptional circumstances and which we should keep in mind once the crisis has passed. What does music year 2020 look like in pictures? How does the Finnish grants system appear in the light of the coronavirus pandemic? And why has singing together suddenly become a dangerous undertaking, and what are the consequences? Amidst all the doom and gloom, we can still find some bright spots: the rise of women in Finnish jazz, and some very special anniversaries!

Featured photo: Maarit Kytöharju