The Music Museum Fame also has space for temporary exhibitions that changes three to four times a year, these can either be exhibitions, events or even technological adventures. The changing content, in collaboration with other music actors, presents all kinds of music in Finland, complementing and deepening the offering of the Music Museum’s permanent exhibition. The first topics are women in popular music, newer domestic hits, the conquest of Finnish metal music, and Sibelius’s relationship with nature. Schedules and more specific information will be published later.
Women in popular music
The image of women making popular music work in Finland has recently changed and become more diverse. A woman today is much more than “just” a singer. These persistent music multiplayers also compose, write lyrics, play numerous instruments, produce recordings, lead bands and manage their own publicity and career.
“I’ve had several bands where I’ve been a leader and a songwriter and a leading figure.”
Six women from different backgrounds and different generations and genres have been interviewed for the exhibition. The stories of Vicky Rosti, Jonna Tervomaa, Mira Luoti, Litku Klemetti, Saara Aalto and Nelli Matula create an image of determined, stubborn, ambitious and uncompromising artists. Everything is done even by itself, in case there aren’t ready channels to carry out your vision.
“Nothing has come for free. After all, everything needs hard work.”
But women still need to work double in order to gain appreciation for popular music which is traditionally dominated by men. For women, music is hard work.