Denise Ziegler: Konsertto Laaksolle, 2001 © Kuva: HAM

Concerto for the Valley

Denise Ziegler

The sloping rocky outcrop offers spectacular views both to the north and the south. A picnic thrown here is accompanied by a concerto of nature and city.

On top of the rock, Denise Ziegler’s (1965-) Concerto for the Valley is a life-size orchestra conductor’s podium that allows those who step on it to conduct an aerial concerto for the birds, echoes and sounds of the city. Or perhaps to hold a speech for your close ones.

The Swiss-born Ziegler now resides in Finland and wants to encourage passers-by to step on the podium, to listen and look around.