Hille-Könighofer Experience

The Sid Hille – Herbert Könighofer Experience is an avantgardistic and anarchistic Live-Improvisation-Installation that combines acoustic and electric instruments with voice, live-loops, percussion and elements of a theatrical performance.

Herbert Könighofer – saxophones, bass flute, contra bass clarinet, guitar, voice and percussion
Sid Hille – piano, electric piano, synthesizers, theremin, loops and percussion

Sid Hille Trio F#

F# (Fsharp or FIS) is Sid Hille’s new trio. What looks like a traditional piano trio is far more, because all members of the band use electronic devices to manipulate and process their acoustic instrument’s sound. Like in an open conversation, the musicians improvise freely on the basis of Sid Hille’s compositions, painting large soundscapes or at other times minimalistic and exact portraits.

Contemporary Collective

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The Sid Hille Contemporary Collective is a radically innovative quartet that improvises on the basis of a ‘Parameter Chart’ devised by Hille. Each concert is unique and utterly unpredictable – a celebration of spontaneity, elegance and inventiveness.

Teemu Viinikainen – guitar & effects
Heikki Nikula – bass clarinet
Sid Hille – piano, electric piano, theremin, percussion & electronica
Markus Hohti – cello & electronica

– listen to Outer Space in the player on the left


The Camerata performs Sid Hille‘s chamber music: compositions for string quartet, piano quintet, guitar quintet or other colourful combinations.

Sid Hille – piano
Maija Linkola – violin
Elina Viitasaari – violin
Lotta Poijärvi – viola
Markus Hohti – cello

special guests:
Teemu Viinikainen – electric guitar
Heikki Nikula – bass clarinet

– listen to the string quartet Triangular from the CD ‘Farbformen’
– listen to the bass clarinet/piano-duo Zen Picture and an excerpt from Frizzle for guitar and string quartet from the CD ‘The Zen Connections’



Infinita is a Finnish-Italian jazz quintet that performs modern jazz compositions in the tradition of music featured on ECM recordings in the 1970’s. All compositions by Sid Hille.

Massimo Carboni – saxophone
Tero Saarti – trumpet
Sid Hille – piano
Paolo Spanu – bass
Gianni Filindeu – drums

– listen to Time Continuum and Hanna in the player on the left

Sid Hille solo

How Shall I Receive You

Sid Hille has performed solo piano improvisations in Helsinki’s famous Temppeliaukio Church since 2001. Sid’s latest solo piano CD ‘How Shall I Receive You’ (2015) presents improvisations based on Finnish hymns.

– listen to Ilta on tullut
– watch a video clip from the Church recording session