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It's 17:00 - 18:00 at: UTC-4

Programs in this hour...

Bob Holman

"Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues" (UTC-4)
Start time: 0:24

Juhani Liimatainen

"Modular world 02" (UTC-4)
Start time: 15:32

William Fitzhugh

"Labrador Kayak" (Labrador)
Start time: 22:42

William Fitzhugh

"Kayak Models from Greenland" (Greenland)
Start time: 24:36

Tod Dockstader

"Aw" (UTC-4)
Start time: 26:35


North Pole Web Cam 2015 (UTC-4)
Start time: 28:43


"Arctic Report Card 2015" (UTC-4)
Start time: 31:06

Charlie Morrow

"Recomp Strauss Metamorphosen" (UTC-4)
Start time: 35:02

Charles Dodge

"Earth's Magnetic Field" (UTC-4)
Start time: 48:10

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Produced by Charles Morrow Productions
Charlie Morrow, Executive Producer

Kapsakki Music Theater, Helsinki
Tiina Kristofferson, director, PR
Mirka Rattya, producer
Erkki Niinimaki, technical director
Ismo Helen, streaming engineer

Major contributors and curators:

William Fitzhugh
Smithsonian Institution Arctic Studies Center

Henry "Trae" Winter
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Bob Holman
Poet and the star of Language Matters television show

Jerome Rothenberg
Poet and anthologist

Martyn Ware
Rock star, 3D sound artist, environmentalist, founder of Illustrious

Asa Simma
Director of The Sami Theatre, Sami Sweden

Vesa Vierikko
Time zone announcer

Captain Rip Hayman (Ear Inn)
Music curator

Marc Nasdor
Website design/programming, music curator

Peter Kirby
Video artist, curator

Anne Lawrence
Art director

Maija-Leena Remes
Otto Romanowski


Stewart Bird
Michele Hubert
Kimmo Kajasto
Jan Noponen
Nancy Shorey

Associate producers

Rebecca Drapkin
Juhani Liimatainen

Sound designers

Jay Walbert

John Balnaves
PHP scripts

Audio content

George Leclere
Bettina Brinckmann

TV developers

Basque heritage program

Helsinki Design Week

Heureka Science Center

International Planetarium Society

... and many more


Solstice24/2017 is a multi-stream, twenty-four-hour event, covering all of Earth’s time zones. Participants perform their Solstice art in whatever medium they choose, between the hours of 17:00 and 18:00 in their time zone or create the performance in advance. Viewers around the world can catch individual or simultaneous feeds of the various performances throughout the Solstice period.

A time zone is a region that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time.

Solstice is science, astronomy, mythology and a platform for creative and artistic ideas. Solstice 2016 includes one more aspect: global communication. Solstices has existed from the beginning of time and from the beginning of life on earth. Communication has existed as long as human beings have inhabited the Earth—but global communication is a very young phenomenon.

The idea of following the solstice ‘moment’ around the globe including all kinds of peoples experiences, what they see and what they hear and how they celebrate the solstice—is quite new simply because it has not been possible before. Radio Waves can actually reach around the globe but now in the internet era we do it without hesitating all the time—it is just a matter of fragments of a second.

Every time you think about it seems so amazing – but at the same time, it is an everyday experience. It is just there.

With Solstice24, we bring this every day resource to a new level using all the amazing technologies we have at our fingertips