Ensiferum still have a tight schedule this year, after some shows in Canada they are soon on a European Tour with Chtonic und Insania (see STALKER Tourdates). Here you can see how the band´s physical and mental preparations look like...
An hour with Ensiferum
at Museum Kiasma, Helsinki
Pleasant anticipation: Band-mastermind Markus Toivonen (git, vox) and Sami Hinkka (bass,vox) are totally excited to find what Kiasma experts put on display to the topic „landscape“.
And their basic idea was contrasting ancient master pieces (z. B. Pieter Bruegel, Werner Holmberg) with recent artwork.
Sometimes this requires some concentration.
Markus finds that some of those look like „my own scribblings when I´m on the phone“.
And also Sami has some problems with too modern art.
Sami visits Kiasma quite often because his girlfriend studies arts. Markus was at Kiasma some years ago when he was at school.
But this sculpture they both find very impressive.
And even more Jesper Just´s Carnegie Art Award-ed video installation „A vicious undertow“ (no photos possible there).. Markus: „Great, now I have an idea for the next Ensiferum video!“
Finally, an installation that they really enjoy!
Summary: It´s always worth to check out Kiasma (free entrance on Fridays after 17 h)!