The Ambient Music Conference 2014 will be held in Helsinki & Espoo, Finland from June 27-28, 2014. Live ambient music will be combined with educational speakers in a spectacular venue.

More than just a concert, it will be a total ambient music immersion, a chance to hear great ambient music but also an opportunity to meet and network with fellow enthusiasts. We have brought together some of the best up-and-coming international ambient talents, along with established local names, together with educational speakers, in an amazing venue. Located in the heart of forests and lakes, part of the front wall of the auditorium can be opened up to give a view of the stunning scenery beyond, providing a spectacular backdrop for musical performance.

The event kicks off in Helsinki on Friday June 27th with a Networking Dinner before a unique "Dark Ambient Friday" concert featuring some of Finland's best ambient artists.

On Saturday, the focus switches to Helsinki's neighbour, Espoo, and a full day & evening event held at the Finnish Nature Centre, Haltia. The day and afternoon programme will include Hearts of Space radio show host Stephen Hill as Keynote Speaker, educational sessions, specially-commissioned music for video, and a chance for participants to have their own music included in our pre-concert Mix. Plus, of course, some great live ambient music. Lunch and dinner are included in the package along with coach transportation from and back to Helsinki city centre (around 30 minutes).

After dinner comes a very special Evening Concert (which can be purchased seperately), including the legendary Finnish ambient electronic band Nemesis, and a much-anticipated debut European performance from Ascendant, joining us all the way from California. This ambient duo comprises Chris Bryant, well-known in the ambient world from his solo releases as S1gns of L1fe, along with grammy-nominated mastering engineer Don Tyler, aka Phase47.

If you are an ambient music composer or enthusiast, this event offers an amazing chance to network with like-minded people, learn something new, have your own music heard, hear some of the best live ambient music around, and generally have an unforgettable Helsinki City Break experience.

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LATEST NEWS ...

04 June: LEGENDARY FINNISH KEYBOARDIST JOINS LINE-UP
Esa Kotilainen, legendary keyboardist with Finnish bands Wigwam and Tasavallan Presidentti, will be joining Nemesis as a guest for our Saturday evening concert. Catch Esa & Nemesis playing, plus Ascendant (from California) and British solo artist, Simon Lomax, at Haltia, Saturday June 28th. Evening Concert tickets 35 EUR.
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22 Feb: STEPHEN HILL ANNOUNCED AS KEYNOTE
Delighted to announce as our Keynote Speaker one of the biggest names in ambient music, California-based Stephen Hill, creator, producer, and host of the contemporary space music radio show Hearts of Space.
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09 Feb: NEW SPEAKER

Strengthening our line-up of educational conference speakers is Annemarie Borg who will be looking into the coming together of the visuals and sound recordings of iWhales with her own musical compositions. The presentation will include discussion, a short video with music, plus a live performance. Read more ...

08 Jan: DARK AMBIENT NIGHT WITH THE FINNS
We are pleased to release details of the "Dark Ambient Friday" event which will follow the Networking Dinner on Friday June 27th. Taking place at Helsinki's Korjaamo venue, the Finnish artists will include Mir-0, Umpio, Sarana, [ówt krì], Utu Lautturi, Ihmineläin, and E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr. The concert will offer a unique local experience of dark and experimental ambient and noise. Provisional start time is 21:00 with a 13 EUR entrance. Read more...

15 Nov: NEW PERFORMER
We are pleased to announce a new addition to our line-up of Saturday live musicians, the inimitable ambient style of Massergy. Massergy comes all the way from Austin, Texas, USA to Finland, joining his compatriots from California, Ascendant. This will be a rare treat for European-based ambient music followers.

 
PERFORMERS
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Our talented performers include both domestic names and international artists from UK, Netherlands, and the USA.

Performers

ACCOMMODATION
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We have blocked rooms in Helsinki at a special Conference Rate. Find out more about the accommodation.

Conference Accommodation

VENUE
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Our magnificent venue will be the new Finnish Nature Centre, Haltia, a totally new wooden building offering superb acoustics whilst overlooking the forests and lakes on the fringes of Nuuksio National Park in Helsinki's neighbour, Espoo.

The Event Venue

HELSINKI & ESPOO
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Just as important as the musical content is the destination you will be spending your weekend in! Learn a bit more about Helsinki, and Espoo.

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