Oct 5 2016

Journeys

poetry and jazz autumn 2016

18 & 25 October 2016
6:45 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop

PROGRAMME

From Lesbos With Love: days 1–7Erna Bodström
From Song of the Open RoadWalt Whitman
   perf. by John Leo
The Song of Wandering AengusWilliam Butler Yeats
   perf. by Ulf Persson
Traveller, your footprintsAntonio Machado
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
FreedomKatariina Jumppanen & Jenine Simons *
From Lesbos With Love: days 9–10 Erna Bodström
Funeral BluesWystan Hugh Auden
   perf. by Ulf Persson
There is a placeCharles Bukowski
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Sir Patrick SpensTraditional
   perf. by John Leo
Traveling Through the DarkWilliam Stafford
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
To the mysticKatariina Jumppanen & Jenine Simons
From Lesbos With Love: days 11–16Erna Bodström
Forgetfulness
Billy Collins
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
From The Exile NotebooksRafael Cadenas, trans. Rowena Hill
   perf. by Jessica Calonious
Jazzy hopKatariina Jumppanen & Jenine Simons
From Lesbos With Love: days 18–30Erna Bodström
Across No Man’s LandZoë Chandler
One Scary JourneyLauri Kivi-Koskinen
In the Ålandian LightJohn Leo
Time and Relative Dimension in Music
Zoë Chandler
IzinkanyeziKatariina Jumppanen & Jenine Simons
From Lesbos With Love: days 31–32Erna Bodström
The JumbliesEdward Lear
   perf. by Jessica Calonious
Doors opening, closing on usMarge Piercy
   perf. by Zoë Chandler

* Sampling Pharrell Williams

Production Zoë Chandler

Music Katariina Jumppanen & Jenine Simons (vocals)
 
Jenine Simons is an Austrian medical doctor, born to Indian parents. After studying medicine in the UK and gaining work experience as a junior doctor in the UK, New Zealand and Finland, she craved a creative resuscitation of sorts. She has a particular interest in exploring how creativity can be woven into the conventional medical system in supporting the healing process – particularly in psychiatric and psychosomatic illnesses.

She is one of the founding members of Maailma Kuoro (an international women’s choir). After meeting Katariina, she discovered the creatively liberating art of improvisational singing and the elation that comes with it – she has been addicted ever since!

Katariina Jumppanen is a theatre artist and dramaturg. Music has been the essence and leading part in her life since her early years, yet she only decided to give in to the passion and focus on music during the past year.

Katariina has had the honor of attending vocal improvisation workshops and courses held by RHIANNON, Johanna Seiler and Sofia Ribeiro amongst others. After briefly attempting to find a band to sing and compose music with in Helsinki, she started seeking people interested in vocal music and improv in Finland. After a season of African music in Maailma Kuoro, she and Jenine launched a group to practice vocal music. In summer 2016 a vocal trio was born, JMK.

Minttu Sipola is the third member of the group.


Aug 22 2016

15th Anniversary

poetry and jazz 15th anniversary 2016

6 September 2016
6:30 p.m. @ Rauhanasema, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

The Man Who SawJohn Leo
In an Absent State of MindTiina Isoviita
It Is Not a WordSara Teasdale
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Goes where it goesJohn Millar
The Icelandic LanguageBill Holm
   perf. by Zoë Chandler (1)
Desert VoicesJohn Leo
OzymandiasPercy Bysshe Shelley
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
From MacBethWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson
That NightTiina Isoviita
Every Time We Say Goodbye Cole Porter
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
KintsugiZoë Chandler
30,000 Lives and DeathsJoel Holmberg
On TrackJohn Millar
At the Mermaid Tavern With Keats and His Mates
John Leo
Thirteen Ways of Saying ‘I Love You’Zoë Chandler
(after Wallace Stevens)
From A Midsummer Night’s DreamWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson
You, Me and SteveGarfunkel & Oates
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
                                                            INTERVAL
From Julius CaesarWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson
Wedding GiftJoel Holmberg
RedTiina Isoviita
The Amerindian DrumJohn Leo
Autumn EnnuiRhys Hughes
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Bored in the USAJosh Tillman
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Suspicious PackagesZoë Chandler
The CloudPercy Bysshe Shelley
   perf. by Jessica Calonious
Taking StockJohn Millar
And There Will Come Soft RainJohn Leo
The TruthTiina Isoviita
Such is the NightZoë Chandler
Beer Drinking WomanJ. Williams & P. Chapman
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Raleigh's Recount: The New WorldJohn Leo
Madam Luminita’s 21st Century Tarot
Zoë Chandler
From The TempestWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson

By kind permission of:
1 Milkweed Editions
2 Rhys Hughes

Production Zoë Chandler

Music Stina Halmetoja (piano & vocals) & John Millar (clarinet)


Jan 21 2016

FEAR

poetry and jazz winter 2016

9 & 16 February 2016
6:45 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

From Requiem – Instead of a Preface & Dedication
Anna Akhmatova
   perf. by Anastasia Diatlova
DisabledWilfred Owen
   perf. by John Leo
In Paradise DisguiseLeo Heng
Day Thirty-Two Tom Warner
   perf. by Zoë Chandler (1)
Or not to beJukka Tykkyläinen
From Requiem – Prologue, 1 & 4Anna Akhmatova
   perf. by Anastasia Diatlova
AnatidaephobiaZoë Chandler
Grey-feathered happinessLeo Heng
Thoughts That Go Bump in the Night
Zoë Chandler
At the Winter SolsticeJohn Leo
Many Faces of FearJukka Tykkyläinen
From Requiem – EpilogueAnna Akhmatova
   perf. by Anastasia Diatlova
From The Ballad of Reading GaolOscar Wilde
   perf. by John Leo
Suspicious Packages
Zoë Chandler
Three StonesLeo Heng
Unsaid, UndoneZoë Chandler
HurtTrent Reznor
   perf. by Leo Heng &                     Jukka Tykkyläinen
KintsugiZoë Chandler
SnakeD. H. Lawrence
   perf. by Jessica Calonious
The SailMikhail Lermentov
   perf. by Anastasia Diatlova
From The First Forty-Nine StoriesErnest Hemingway
   perf. by John Leo (2)
The Terrorist, He watchesWisława Szymborska
   perf. by Zoë Chandler (3)
Poisoning Pigeons in the ParkTom Lehrer
   perf. by Jukka Tykkyläinen

By kind permission of:
1 Tom Warner (http://tomwarner.co.uk)
2 Lazarus and Harris LLP
3 ZAiKS

Production Zoë Chandler

Music Jukka Tykkyläinen (piano & vocals) & Leo Heng (vocals)


Sep 24 2015

Echoes

poetry and jazz autumn 2015

20 & 27 October 2015
6:45 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

From Julius CaesarWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson
Bavarian GentiansD. H. Lawrence
   perf. by John Leo
Making It ThroughPushpender Rathee
Coffee Breaks in HellZoë Chandler
The Parting GiftFiona Apple
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
TarantellaHilaire Belloc
   perf. by John Leo (1)
The Fatigued GardenerLeo Heng
Childhood is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies
Edna St Vincent Millay
   perf. by Zoë Chandler (2)
Bury MePushpender Rathee
The ParkLeslie Feist
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
ShadowsD. H. Lawrence
   perf. by John Leo
New Skins for OldZoë Chandler
Knead Me From Myself
Leo Heng
Best Imitation of MyselfBen Folds
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
I Never Knew Harold Eitherafter Deborah Harding
Zoë Chandler
Echoes and IcelightJohn Leo
Warming Her PearlsCarol-Ann Duffy
   perf. by Zoë Chandler (3)
From A Midsummer Night’s DreamWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson
Bored in the USAJosh Tillman
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja

By kind permission of:
1 Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Ltd
2 Edna St. Vincent Millay Society (Permissions Inc.)
3 Macmillan Publishers Limited

Production Zoë Chandler

Music Stina Halmetoja (piano & vocals)


Mar 10 2015

Family & Friends

poetry and jazz spring 2015

24 & 31 March 2015
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

From Seven BrothersAleksis Kivi
   perf. by John Leo
WomenLauri Kivi-Koskinen
Friendship After LoveElla Wheeler Wilcox
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
I Would Never (Have Sex With You)Garfunkel & Oates
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja &                  Pauliina Munukka
SolitudeElla Wheeler Wilcox
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Dewdrops on a Lotus LeafJohn Leo
Dinner at EightRufus Wainwright
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Holy disposable knives and forks, Batman!
Zoë Chandler
The Happiest People on EarthSommer Weeks
From UlyssesJames Joyce
   perf. by John Leo
MotherTori Amos
   perf. by Pauliina Munukka
Such is the NightZoë Chandler
From FrankensteinMary Shelley
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
When Life Gives You LemonsSommer Weeks
Thank You For Being a FriendAndrew Gold
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Room in a HospitalRebecca Goss
   perf. by Zoë Chandler (1)
IfRudyard Kipling
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
This Be The VersePhilip Larkin
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja (2)
PreconceptionBen Johnson
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
You, Me and SteveGarfunkel & Oates
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja &                  Pauliina Munukka

*From Her Birth, shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize
  https://rebeccagoss.wordpress.com

**By kind permission of the Society of Authors.

Production Zoë Chandler

Music Stina Halmetoja (piano, ukulele & vocals)
    and Pauliina Munukka (vocals)


Oct 22 2014

TABOO

poetry and jazz spring 2014

11 & 18 November 2014
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

MotherhoodPauliina Munukka
The Stolen ChildWilliam Butler Yeats
   perf. by John Leo
A Young Fellow from SpartaAnonymous
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
TriangleTiina Isoviita
Mad About the BoyNoel Coward
   perf. by Maria Kuuskoski
From The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde
   perf. by John Leo
A Man from BelgraveAnonymous
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
The Writer’s BlockTiina Isoviita
Love InterruptionJack White
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
I’ve Spent My Last 10$Gretchen Phillips
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja &                  Pauliiina Munukka
From Ecclesiastes 1King James Bibleperf. by Zoë Chandler
Hope is the Thing With FeathersEmily Dickinson
   perf. by Maria Kuuskoski
False GlowTiina Isoviita
A Girl from EdgehillAnonymous
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
A Path with a HeartJohn Leo
An Old-fashioned Love StoryAndrew Lippa
   perf. by Pauliina Munukka
I Died for BeautyEmily Dickinson
   perf. by Maria Kuuskoski
DeathVello Ruus
   perf. by Tiina Isoviita
The Vicar of St DonoghueAnonymous
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe
   perf. by John Leo
Three Old Whores from HalifaxTraditional
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
DivaSarah Silverman
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja

Production Zoë Chandler
Music Stina Halmetoja piano & vocals


Mar 4 2014

Drunk & Disorderly

poetry and jazz spring 2014

11, 18 & 25 March 2014
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

Be DrunkCharles Baudelaire
   perf. by Anna Rawlings
Why I DrinkVello Ruus
BacchicC. P. Cavafy
   perf. by John Leo
No Longer Drunk But Wine ItselfRumi
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Gin House BluesHarry Burke
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Old SmokeZoë Chandler
From MacBethWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson
Love Poem – New Year’s DayVello Ruus
Rolling HomeZoë Chandler
From The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
   perf. by John Leo
No One Knows YouJimmy Cox
    (When You’re Down and Out)   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Gin TonicVello Ruus
Morning of DrunkennessArthur Rimbaud
   perf. by Anna Rawlings
At the Mermaid Tavern
   With Keats and His MatesJohn Leo
Love’s Sweet WineRumi
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Beer Drinking WomanJ. Williams & P. Chapman
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
RunVello Ruus
The puppy barks outsideUnknown female poet
   perf. by Ulf Persson
Dante’s Pub Crawl
   from The Vodka MonologuesZoë Chandler

Production Zoë Chandler
Music Stina Halmetoja piano & vocals


Aug 28 2013

War & Peace

poetry and jazz autumn 2013

10, 17 & 24 September 2013
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

Dulce Et Decorum EstWilfred Owen
   perf. by Anna Rawlings
Warrior HeartTiina Isoviita
Why did you lie to me?Ulf Persson
To S.A.T. E. Lawrence
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
RIPJohn Leo
We’ll Meet AgainRoss Parker & Hughie Charles
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Autumn at Bridge IslandJohn Leo
The Music in MeTiina Isoviita
The Charge of the Light BrigadeAlfred, Lord Tennyson
   perf. by Ulf Persson
Guernica Affairs
   (Or War Gives Me the Willies)Miki Korhonen
Lili MarleneHans Liep & Norbert Schultze
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Realistic ViewTiina Isoviita
OzymandiasPercy Bysshe Shelley
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
MassCésar Vallejo
   perf. by Anna Rawlings
from Paradise LostJohn Milton
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
The LetterWilfred Owen
   perf. by John Leo
from The SonnetsWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Not WilliamZoë Chandler
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
         & Anna Rawlings

Production Zoë Chandler
Music Stina Halmetoja piano & vocals


May 15 2013

The Romantics

poetry and jazz summer special 2013

A Poetry & Jazz summer special!
11 June 2013
6 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

The Old WillowJohn Clare
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
My letters! all dead paperElizabeth Barrett Browning
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
DarknessLord Byron
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
Gymnopédie No. 1 (part 1)Eric Satie
   perf. by Silva Artto
Song of Fairies Robbing an OrchardJames Henry Leigh Hunt
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Ode to a NightingaleJohn Keats
   perf. by John Leo
Gymnopédie No. 1 (part 2)Eric Satie
   perf. by Silva Artto
False Poets and TrueThomas Hood
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Kubla KhanSamuel Taylor Coleridge
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
OzymandiasPercy Bysshe Shelley
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,
    Part IISamuel Taylor Coleridge
   perf. by John Leo
När det skymmerCarl-Bertil Agnestig
   perf. by Silva Artto
Come, Send Round the WineThomas Moore
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
The Stolen BoatWilliam Wordsworth
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
On the Grasshopper and the CricketJohn Keats
   perf. by John Leo
Thirty-eightCharlotte Turner Smith
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
A Red, Red RoseRobert Burns
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
Why Was Cupid a Boy?William Blake
   perf. by Zoë Chandler

Music Silva Artto piano


Mar 6 2013

Believe It or Not!

poetry and jazz spring 2013

12, 19 & 26 March 2013
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

Spring LightJohn Leo
Hallelujah, the Kind Human SpiritMikael Kivimäki
   perf. by Marietta Chela
Believe It or NotTiina Isoviita
Sonnet CXXXWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
SummerLauri Kivi-Koskinen
Sweet delight or endless night?William Blake, Lewis Carroll
   & Ulf Persson
   perf. by Ulf Persson
When I Learned to FlyTiina Isoviita
Black Stone on Top of a White StoneCésar Vallejo
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Amazing GraceJohn Newton
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Walk Easy in This PlaceJohn Leo
Grown-Up TalkKatherine Mansfield
   perf. by Marietta Chela
The Future HistorianZoë Chandler
The EdgeMox Mäkelä, trans. Lola Rogers,
   perf. by Anna Rawlings
It’s Only a Paper MoonHarold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg
   & Billy Rose
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
From January to JanuaryTiina Isoviita
LonelinessKatherine Mansfield
   perf. by Marietta Chela
Before the World Was MadeWilliam Butler Yeats
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Hiawatha’s PhotographingLewis Carroll
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
It Ain’t Necessarily SoGeorge & Ira Gershwin
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
BelievableTiina Isoviita
From MacbethWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Ulf Persson
The EndsongMikael Kivimäki
   perf. by Marietta Chela
Words: A Backward GlanceJohn Leo
A Brief Assay into the Nature
   of HellZoë Chandler

Production Zoë Chandler
Music Stina Halmetoja piano & vocals