In fact, it is not surprising that Finns use skateboards as musical instruments, because skateboarding is inseparable from the life of Finnish teenagers. In summer Finland, young people can be seen everywhere occupying square flower beds to practice skills, whether in the city or in the countryside. The often-discussed issue of "traditional instruments adapting to contemporary times" is a response to the two styles on display (a bass-string lapsteel guitar kantele in the center and a second 10-string kantele).
As a listener, if you listen to the sound telemarketing list effects of these skateboard kantele with your eyes closed, you may feel that it is too far from the original instrument in terms of sound quality. If the inherent qualities of a traditional instrument, such as vocabulary, scales (modes) are quite rare, is it still the original traditional instrument? This exhibition has brought me a lot of thinking, especially whether the electronicization of traditional musical instruments is an impact or a new possibility.
This half-art, half-instrumental experimental project blurs many boundaries, not only the discussion of traditional musical instruments and electronic musical instruments, such as what kind of audience to attract, suitable performance venues, and the basic requirements of music for learners. It has been five years from the initial conception to the exhibition, and whether the skateboard kantele will be widely used by musicians in Finland in the future;