Admission with Museum Card


Finnish Music Hall of Fame, Helsinki

  • 29.4.2021–31.12.2050

What is the vibrant forest of Sibelius like in 2020s? In the middle of the lively city, there is a matchbox which opens a capturing multimedia installation. Step closer to the matchbox and notice how the space becomes alive with the music.


Designed and executed by KAXKAX (Thu Nguyen and Valtteri Wikstrm), the installation represents the deep relationship Jean Sibelius had with nature in a new way. It is told that Sibelius carried with himself a matchbox filled with a piece of Ainolas forest. Due to his synesthetic tendencies, he could sense the forest by smelling the box. Moss and needles inspired Sibelius to compose. Instant Kuusi is based on pianist Matleena Nymans interpretation of Sibelius beloved piece Kuusi (The Spruce). The music played with Sibelius grand piano, forest-themed paintings from the golden era, and sounds both from nature and the city create a new kind of an experience, regardless of the age or nationality of a visitor.

The work is produced by Yle in collaboration with Ainola, Music Museum Fame and Finnish National Gallery.

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Museum contact details

Finnish Music Hall of Fame
Fredikanterassi 5 A, 00520 Helsinki Tripla

010 201 3100 (8,35 snt/puhelu + 16,69 snt/min)

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Finnish Music Hall of Fame, Fredikanterassi 5 A, 00520 Helsinki Tripla


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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

25 / 15 / 12,50

Payment methods

Kteinen, pankki-/luottokortit (Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Mastercard Maestro, American Express) ja ePassi. Vastaanotamme mys ePassin, Smartum-, Eazybreak-, TyKy- sek Edenred -kulttuuriseteleit.

Opening hours

Mon 11:00-18:00
Tue 11:00-18:00
Wed 11:00-19:00
Thu 11:00-19:00
Fri 11:00-19:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-18:00