TAMK pushing young talent abroad with the EXCITE –project

TAMK Media and Arts programme cooperates with EXCITE in organizing a show as part of The Lost in Music –festival.

The EXCITE –project (Exchange of International Talent in Europe) is a collaboration between eight organizations from nine European countries with the goal to exchange young musical talent across the European borders. 11 upcoming bands are given the opportunity to play at European showcase festivals where they can gain valuable experience in playing abroad while also reaching out to new international audiences. 


More about the EXCITE –project from excite-music.eu.

The Lost in Music 2017 –festival will be the main stage for EXCITE Finland Event in Tampere. The annual festival celebrates upcoming talents by including a large number of new and upcoming artists from all genres for music lovers to discover. The wide range of both Finnish and foreign acts ensures that there is something for everybody to look forward to whether you wish to find new artists, dance or enjoy the live music with the whole family. The Lost in Music –festival is organized for the 10th time and it takes place 5. – 7.10 in different venues at the heart of Tampere city center. 

Further information about the lineup, the venues and the schedule from lostinmusic.fi.

TAMK Media and Arts programme collaborates with The Lost in Music –festival in organizing TAMK Presents EXCITE –evening on October 5th in Bar Passion where music fans have the opportunity to enjoy the live shows of three talented artists: a young singer-songwriter Tamzene (Scotland), an energetic electropop duo Sam & Sky (Norway) and a powerful rock trio Loud Lights (Finland).

TAMK is a key partner in The EXCITE Finland Event.

The Lost in Music –festival and EXCITE are not only excellent platforms for educating, promoting and supporting the talents of these young artists but for also the students participating in the production of the event. TAMK Media and Arts programme encourages and supports students in reaching out to the field where they have the opportunity to share, improve and expand their skills and knowledge in a real life environment. Collaboration with The EXCITE –project and The Lost in Music –festival allows TAMK students to be involved in every aspect of the event production from early planning to the day of the shows and after. Projects like these give the students practical knowhow and experience of working outside the school in a meaningful environment.   

With the lead and guidance of TAMK teacher Harri Karviainen (lecturer of music business, copyrights and event management) a group of students is taking care of the EXCITE Finland Event production: Carlos Portilla (producer), Marcus Mittilä (audio/logistics), Antti Hyytiäinen (audio), José Montaño (marketing), Akseli Takanen (media), Maria Mikrhaylova (visual designer) and Sylvia Barasa (master of ceremony).

The TAMK Presents EXCITE –evening takes place in Bar Passion at Tullikamarin aukio on October 5th from 20:00-23:00. The event is free of charge.


Text written by Akseli Takanen