Homeless Sleep

Homeless Sleep

Lullaby sound installation at the Finnish Museum of Photography 15.3-24.3.2016
‘Opening’ on Wednesday 16.3. at 6–8pm

Team: Alejandro Olarte, Outi Korhonen and 18 singers in different languages

Sound installation Koditon uni (Homeless Sleep) consists of lullabies from different parts of the world. The lullabies form a mass of sounds where you can recognize features of different musical cultures but also the universal need to provide safety and care for a child who falls asleep. Most of the songs are recorded in Finland and sung by musicians or music enthusiasts who have moved here from different countries.

The format of the installation consists of a “Sonic thread”, a chain of  small loudspeakers, that permits to distinguish the individual songs and voices from the mass of sounds by approaching to each of the small loudspeakers one by one. Alternatively it is possible to listen to the chaotic mass of repeating melodies, where both rest and unrest are present.


Annette Kiener: GERMAN (Germany)
Emma Raunio: SWEDISH, ENGLISH (Finland)
Erick Dæhlin: NORWEGIAN (Norway)
Grisell Macdonel: NAHUATL (Mexico)
Liza Umarova: CHECHEN (Chechnya / Russia)
Manuel Lopez: SPANISH (Spain)
Mari Kalkun: VÕRU (South Estonia)
Marouf Majidi: PERSIAN (Iran)
Menard Mponda: SWAHILI (Tanzania)
Mirjami Ylinen: FINNISH (Finland)
Natalia Castrillón: SPANISH (Colombia)
Olesya Skorbilina: RUSSIAN (Russia)
Riham Isaac: ARABIC (Palestina)
Ruben Gonzalez: SPANISH (Argentina)
Satu Ekman: FINNISH (Finland)
Taika Ilola: FINNISH AND CARELIAN (Finland)
Tristana Ferreyra: SPANISH (Argentina)
Valisa Krairiksh: THAI (Thailand)