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


Sep 19 2012

Reflections

poetry and jazz autumn 2012

2, 9 & 16 October 2012
7 p.m. @ OLD Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

FutilityWilfred Owen
   perf. by John Leo
DistractionTiina Isoviita
After the FuneralZoë Chandler
Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyeCole Porter
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Last Calls to the SunJohn Leo
ReplacementTiina Isoviita
The Marriage of Heaven & HellWilliam Blake
   – The Argument   perf. by Jessica Calonius
A Song at Shannon'sEdwin Arlington Robinson
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
The Lady is a TrampRichard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Long-legged FlyWilliam Butler Yeats
   perf. by John Leo
Twist and TurnTiina Isoviita
Thoughts About WhateverLauri Kivi-Koskinen
ForgetfulnessHarold Hart Crane
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Stormy WeatherHarold Arlen & Ted Koelher
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Watching the OceanJohn Leo
Twirls and TidesTiina Isoviita
Fingerprint on the MirrorZoë Chandler
The Owl and the Pussy-CatEdward Lear
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
He's So UnusualA. Sherman, A. Lewis & A. Silver
   perf. by Stina Halmetoja
From HamletWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by John Leo
27Tiina Isoviita
From The TempestWilliam Shakespeare
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
Post-modern DyingZoë Chandler

Direction Zoë Chandler
Music Stina Halmetoja piano & vocals


Apr 22 2012

Understandings & Misunderstandings

poetry and jazz spring 2012

2, 9 & 16 May 2012
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

And There Will Come Soft RainJohn Leo
ShiftTiina Isoviita
The GardenLola Ridge
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
The CloudPercy Bysshe Shelley
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
MinersLucie Niemelä
In Your SystemTiina Isoviita
Dirty WindowsZoë Chandler
From UlyssesJames Joyce
   perf. by John Leo
Eyes at WarLucie Niemelä
Hunt Me Down and Tear Me OpenTiina Isoviita
My Grandmother's Love LettersHarold Hart Crane
   perf. by Zoë Chandler
Turning Darkness into LightJohn Leo
Into the Drunken Light AgainJohn Leo
LoveLauri Kivi-Koskinen
(When Others Don't) You DareLucie Niemelä
CredibilityTiina Isoviita
Erase and RewindZoë Chandler
The August ThunderJohn Leo
After the August RainJohn Leo
Apologies PendingLucie Niemelä
Mirror Sides and PerceptionsTiina Isoviita
BombardmentD. H. Lawrence
   perf. by Jessica Calonius
VoyagesJohn Leo
My Three LovesHenry S. Leigh
   perf. by Chantelle Foxx
Thank You For Not SmokingZoë Chandler
   perf. by Zoë Chandler & John Leo

Direction Zoë Chandler
Music Lucie Niemelä piano & vocals


Sep 19 2011

Memorable Moments

poetry and jazz autumn 2011

27 September, 4 & 11 October 2011
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

A ThousandMarietta Chela
Kubla KhanSamuel Taylor Coleridge

   perf. by Jessica Calonius
Suicide at the New MallZoë Chandler
The Man Who Saw
   (for Jack & Darwin)John Leo
The TruthTiina Isoviita
False ProtectionTeea Aarnio
The Day of JudgementJonathan Swift

   perf. by Tuuli Tahko
Drowning in my DreamsTiina Isoviita
Single BrideZoë Chandler
Again and AgainRainer Maria Rilke

   perf. by Marietta Chela
The RavenEdgar Allan Poe

   perf. by Johan Bolin
A RockTeea Aarnio
Some significant and defining
   moments in my lifeLauri Kivi-Koskinen
My BirthdayGeorge Crabbe

   perf. by Tuuli Tahko
Family ReunionMarietta Chela
Happy 30thTiina Isoviita
Meta-haikuZoë Chandler
The Every DaysBeth Morton

   perf. by Maria Kuuskoski
FreefallTeea Aarnio
Ten Easy PiecesJohn Leo
HopeEdith Södergran

   perf. by Marietta Chela
JabberwockyLewis Carroll

   perf. by Johan Bolin
Thirteen Ways of Saying 'I Love You’Zoë Chandler

Direction Zoë Chandler
Music Teea Aarnio piano & vocals


Mar 6 2011

Nostalgia & Now

poetry and jazz spring 2011

15, 22 & 29 March 2011
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

A BirthdayChristina Rossetti

   perf. by Marietta Chela
Craving For SpringD. H. Lawrence

   perf. by Jessica Calonius
Segâh TaksimJohn Millar
A GuesthouseJalal Ad-din Rumi

   perf. by Marietta Chela
That NightTiina Isoviita
The Milk Tastes FunnyZoë Chandler
The Fraud of MenWilliam Shakespeare

   perf. by Marietta Chela
My Favourite TattooTiina Isoviita
Madam Luminita's 21st Century Tarot #1Zoë Chandler
Legacy of the Snow Country:
   Ryōkan's RefrainJohn Leo
This is not a Shakuhachi, but...John Millar
The Birth of OperaGerald Steinmetz
I Attempt From Love’s Sickness to Flylyrics John Dryden

music Henry Purcell

   perf. by Gerald Steinmetz
The Opening ShoresJohn Leo
Madam Luminita's 21st Century Tarot #2Zoë Chandler
Down By the Salley GardensW.B. Yeats

   perf. by Marietta Chela
In the Present TenseTiina Isoviita
Unlocking the presentJohn Millar
Sweet Endings Come and Go, LoveGeorge Eliot

   perf. by Marietta Chela
Mau, the Master NavigatorJohn Leo
Happy Birthday Dear FacebookLauri Kivi-Koskinen
When I Am Dead, My DearestChristina Rossetti

   perf. by Marietta Chela
Madam Luminita's 21st Century Tarot #3Zoë Chandler

Direction Zoë Chandler
Music John Millar on clarinet


Aug 26 2010

Miscoloured

poetry and jazz autumn 2010 poetry and jazz autumn 2010

14, 21 & 28 September 2010
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME

March SnowJohn Leo
Rubik's HeartZoë Chandler
Reality Is Just a Distant DreamTiina Isoviita
Ryōkan's ReturnJohn Leo
Madam Luminita's 21st Century Tarot #1Zoë Chandler
The Never-Ending Battle Between
   Darkness and LightLauri Kivi-Koskinen
Extraordinary Voyage – Bright blue sky Saara Markkanen
WhiteTiina Isoviita
This Is My Jesus YearZoë Chandler
The Winged MigrationsJohn Leo
Extraordinary Voyage – Half way thereSaara Markkanen
The NightingaleJohn Leo
The Main Street of This Torture CityTiina Isoviita
Madam Luminita's 21st Century Tarot #2Zoë Chandler
Memories of a Distant Winter WonderlandTiina Isoviita
HopeLauri Kivi-Koskinen
Extraordinary Voyage – Waiting at the harbourSaara Markkanen
Let Autumn Now ComeJohn Leo
RedTiina Isoviita
Madam Luminita's 21st Century Tarot #3Zoë Chandler

Direction Zoë Chandler
Music Saara Markkanen on reeds and guitar


Feb 5 2010

Songs of Fire & Ice

poetry and jazz spring 2010

23 February; 2 & 9 March 2010
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

PROGRAMME


Our Song

All Growed Up

Winter Light

Spring at Western Water

Frozen in Time

Drastic Performance

Madam Luminita’s
   21st Century Tarot

Seeing You
 

Wordless Poem

The Route to the Future
   Lies in the Past

Within a Hair’s Breadth 
   of You

Ice Nerve

Ramblings of a
   Mind Gone Mad

The Table

The Six Strings
  

In an Absent State of Mind

On the Phone

Madam Luminita’s
   21st Century Tarot

Another Darwinian Dawn

Cyrano’s Final Speech
  

Oh Good, Whatever is Rock
 

Plosions

The 3,000 Years
   Spent With You

Upside Down

A Short Poem of a Long Life

Happiness is Out of Fashion
 

Madam Luminita’s
   21st Century Tarot

Autumn

Verlaine
 

The Moon Appears
 

The Birds and the Bees

Even Red Roses
   Have Gone Metric


Zoë Chandler

Zoë Chandler

John Leo

John Leo

Tiina Isoviita

Tiina Isoviita

 
Zoë Chandler

Vello Ruus
   perf. by Lauri Kivi-Koskinen

Vello Ruus

Bruce Marsland
   perf. by Fabien Rapin

Bruce Marsland
   perf. by Fabien Rapin

John Millar

  
Mikael Kivimäki

Marietta Chela

F. Garcia Lorca
   perf. by Marietta Chela

Tiina Isoviita

Tiina Isoviita

 
Zoë Chandler

John Leo

Edmond Rostand
   perf. by Fabien Rapin

Vello Ruus
   perf. by Lauri Kivi-Koskinen

John Millar

 
Tiina Isoviita

Mikael Kivimäki

Mikael Kivimäki

Bruce Marsland
   perf. by Fabien Rapin

 
Zoë Chandler

John Leo

F. Garcia Lorca
   perf. by Marietta Chela

F. Garcia Lorca
   perf. by Marietta Chela

Vello Ruus

 
Zoë Chandler


Direction Zoë Chandler
Music John Millar on clarinet