From the Editors

The FMQ enters a new era

As of January 2017, the FMQ will be posting new items – articles, interviews, columns and reviews – on its website every week.

Aural landscapes, sonic mindscapes – Editorial from FMQ Autumn/2016

In this issue we explore the relationship between music and environment, both natural and cultural. What traces, influences and meanings of the environment do the people who create, consume and study music find in it today?

Singing with our neighbours – Editorial from FMQ Spring/2016

Whatever the geopolitical or economic situation, music remains one of the best tools for fostering understanding between peoples. It is the first step across all manner of borders – to the alien, the other.
Hanna Isolammi is the new editor of FMQ

Hanna Isolammi is the new editor of FMQ

Hanna Isolammi is the new editor of FMQ. Her predecessor Riikka Hiltunen will start as Music Finland’s new research and development manager in February.  Anu Ahola will continue as Editor-in-Chief in FMQ. Most FMQ readers know Hanna already, as she has written articles for the magazine for some years already. In addition to her work in FMQ, Hanna is writing...
Season's Greetings to all our readers

Season’s Greetings to all our readers

Open rehearsal on the open sea – Editorial from FMQ 3-4/2015

Amid the maelstroms of crisis rocking the world, the FMQ takes a look at musicians’ finances. What is the colour of money in the world of music, and what is the outlook?

Looking back, looking forwards – Editorial from FMQ 1–2/2015

  As the world celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, we here at the FMQ are doing our bit in aiming our microscopes and smartphones at our national composer. We take a look, among other things, at the political and politicised Sibelius and his role in shaping what came to be...

FMQ in 2015 – the new publisher and schedule

Since the beginning of 2015, FMQ is published By Music Finland. The long-term partners the Sibelius Academy and the Society of Finnish Composers will continue to collaborate with the magazine, and the Finnish Musicians’ Union will jump in as a new partner. With the new publication schedule we wish to provide our readers with more...

Season’s Greetings from FMQ

As a special jubilee gift for our readers we start publishing a series of historical articles online. The first set of Selected Articles from Archives, presenting columns written by and interviews with Finnish composers and musicians is already here.

Writing about the inexpressible – Editorial 3–4/2014

"In the 30 years since then, music, society and the media have all undergone vast transformation in Finland. The FMQ has kept pace with this, documenting and filling in the background."

Higher, wider, deeper – Editorial from FMQ 2/2014

"The 2/2014 issue of the FMQ highlights some fascinating examples of the latest findings of Finnish music research. The most recent research projects are looking even further afield. The key word in many is transnationalism; hence the focus is no longer so much on Finnish music as on music in and connected with Finland."

Sharing and synergy – Editorial from FMQ 1/2014

"The digital revolution of the third millennium has offered us more and more new ways of accessing and listening to music. The borders between genres have, meanwhile, got lower and lower, and completely new genres are appearing on the musical scene all the time. This trend is sorely testing both artists and those distributing their...