Band of Weeds

Band of Weeds performs in Forest Screening on beautiful Sulosaari island. Forest Screening combines live music and movie experience in a unique setting. Forest Screening's movie is Watership Down.

Visual artists Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger formed the Band of Weeds in 2015. Originally, the conceptual band included three weeds: mugwort, field thistle, and horse herb. In addition to the founders, Lauri Ainala and Hermanni Keko were included as human members. The first LP Other-Than-Human was released in 2017. The band also started doing live concerts from 2018 onwards, when Olli Aarni joined and Kamanger dropped out. EP Waiting for the Extinction :-( was released in 2019.


All sound material used by Band of Weeds is taken directly from live plants. Also at live gigs. The technology is based on methods for measuring the electrical conductivity of plants, initiated by the Indian Jagadish Bose in the 1920s and 1930s and further developed by the Soviet botanist Ivan Gunar in the 1960s and 1970s, as a by-product of which variations in plant electrical conductivity can be converted to be heard by the human ear.

Time: 20.8. at 20:00

Place: Forest Screening, Sulosaari 

Tickets: 10€