Reijo Hukkanen: Laulupuut, 2012 © Kuva: HAM / Satu Oksanen

Song Trees

Reijo Hukkanen

A fine way to continue the run from Kaisaniemi Park is to go through the tunnel to the other side of the Central Railway Station. This route brings you to the Helsinki Music Centre, as well as to a pike rising up from the ground outside it. Made of aluminium and steel, the fish speaks for Finnish folk traditions and poetry. A grand piano elevated beside it reminds of high culture, further accompanied by a pile of wood. The pike is about to burst into song, but if you happen to hear some music on your run, it is most likely floating out of the Music Centre.