Remembering Mika Vainio

Electronic/improv +
Friday, September 21st

Remembering Mika Vainio
21/9, from 16
Various venues
Day pass: 350/300 NOK (see conditions below)
Tickets for single events: see listing

Finnish musician Mika Vainio, who died suddenly in 2017, left an indelible mark on noise, techno, industrial and experimental music.

A true sonic nomad, Vainio was a key member of Pan Sonic and the Sähkö Recordings collective and collaborated with Björk, Suicide’s Alan Vega, drone guitarist Stephen O’Malley, Japanese artist Keiji Haino and others.

This evening’s multi-part tribute to Mika’s life and music includes two screenings of the near-mythical documentary Sähkö The Movie, filmed during an eventful UK tour. Afterwards, a panel discussion on Mika Vainio will be followed by a memorial concert in Mika’s uncompromising spirit with Lucio Capese, Mattin and Morten J. Olsen.

Legendary Japanese experimentalist Keiji Haino brings his shamanic improvisations to Blå with a performance by Austrian performer Christina Nemec to kick it off, before a club night at Kafe Hærverk with a concert with Jimi Tenor and film/DJ sets from Esko Routamaa, Tommi Grönlund and Mo Loschelder.


Kafè Hærverk, 16.00 & 18.00
Film: Sähkö The Movie(1995) (Jimi Tenor)
Single ticket: 50 NOK (on the door only, limited capacity)

Ingensteds, 20.00
Panel discussion: Tommi Grönlund, Mo Loschelder, Christina Nemec, Rob Young (Moderator)
Concert: Lucio Capece, Mattin & Morten J. Olsen
Single ticket: 200/150 NOK

Blå, 22.00
Concert: Christina Nemec solo. Keiji Haino solo.
Single ticket: 250/200 NOK

Kafé Hærverk, 24.00
Concert: Jimi Tenor
Film/DJs: Mo Loschelder, Tommi Grönlund and Esko Routamaa
Single ticket: 100 (on the door only, limited capacity)

Day pass conditions:
Includes entrance to all of the above events on the following conditions:
Admission at Blå and Ingensteds guaranteed.
Admission at Kafé Hærverk: Be there 20 minutes before listed event to guarantee entrance

Produced by in collaboration with nyMusikk, allEars, Kafé Hærverk, Ingensteds and Blå.

Supported by Nordisk Kulturfond, FINNO, Norsk-finsk kulturfond, Oslo kommune and Norsk kulturråd.

(Foto: Tommi Grönlund)

Remembering Mika Vainio