2/2019 I had the most fun interview in Yle's Riikan tähtitarha-radioprogram. Thanks for having me, here you can listen it for limited time only:
Photo: Riikan tähtitarha (Riikka Holopainen) YLE / Sandra Saulo
1/2019 Working together with Þorkell Nordal on "About Crickets" for "Encounters"-club of Helsinki Philharmonic. The concert is a tribute to legendary Finnish electronic music duo Pan Sonic and the late member of the band, Mika Vainio. The concert is organized in collaboration with Korvat auki and it will be featured in Musica Nova Helsinki-festival! Looking forward to it!
11/2018 Premiere of Marenki for mixed choir and electronics went well and both of the concerts very well! Thank you Tuulikki Blom for collaboration with awesome text!
Next week I'll perform a "Christmas Special" in Sola Festival with some self-made christmas-robots. You can check the teaser video below!
10/2018 Wonderful performance of my new piece Aither in Turku! Congratulations Turun musiikkiluokat 50 v. and Turun musiikkilukio 30 v.!
7/2018 Huh, I just finished a commission for Meidän festivaali and it feels very good! Composing the piece Synchrome was very interesting process and I'm looking forward for the rehearsals of the piece to see the how it all goes together. Welcome to hear and see the piece 27th of July in Järvenpää! Now I'm starting to work on two new commissions for choirs, more info about that later!
This is how the second violin looks!
6/2018 Had an amazing experience in Kiilan äänipäivät in beautiful and summery Kemiö island! It was very fun to make a solo performance in this experimental music festival and I got inspired by the other acts! More of this in future!
5/2018 Meidän festivaali's (Our festival) program published, I'm very excited to write a new piece to be premiered in the festival! Also happy that Metsä will be played by the artistic director Pekka Kuusisto himself! Hopefully see you in shores of Lake Tuusula on July!
4/2018 Busy times with exhibitions! Ärsyke (Irritant) exhibition happening in Aalto University's Arabia kampus with my work Grima a sculpture with kiwi fruits and sounds! Sounding underground exhibition happening in Vapaan taiteen tila in Sörnäinen with my sound installation Musta pilvi for black objects! Feel free to come and check them out!
4/2018 Thank you Tampere Biennale for great concerts and exhibitions! Pleasure working with Ensemble Garage (especially percussionist Yuka Ohta) and Galleria Himmelblau/Tampereen Taidemuseo!
Photo: Ensemble Garage / Maarit Kytöharju
3/2018 Great moments in Jussi Gala, and congratulations for Armomurhaaja for the best music! Even though we didn't win, it was a great honour to be nominated.
3/2018 Ääniaalto III happening in Kallio Stage and Vapaan taiteen tila during 5.-10.3.2018! I'm performing 6.3. at Kallio Stage with my new speaker jacket, Äänitakki 1. Also I will have a sound installation, Thinking sounds, set up in Vapaan taiteen tila 9.-10.3. Check out the full program here:
2/2018 Tampere Biennale program is published! I'm happy to have my piece Kahvi played in Ensemble Garage's concert in Tullikamarin Pakkahuone on 13.4.2018.
We are also very excited with artist Hanna Laeslehto to have our sonic sculpture Ilmapallokone in Galleria Himmelblau during the festival. Welcome to the vernissage on 29.3.2018!
2/2018 Exciting news! I am a nominee in Finnish film awards, Jussi Awards, in the category of best music for the film score in Wendy and the Refugee Neverland! I'm very honoured and looking forward to hear the results in the Jussi-gala 23.3.2018!
10/2017 Solo performance in OUBS studio in Espoo at Pikkuääniaalto event of Aalto University! It was a lot of fun!
Photos: DADA / Aalto University
09/2017 Nordic Music Days 2017 in London's Southbank Centre was great and Distractfold Ensemble played wonderfully my piece "Metsä". Inspiring festival of Nordic contemporary music, it was exciting to meet new people and get new ideas!
05/2017 Working on "Puhukaa minulle" -spoken word concert with text and voices by Anna-Sofia Tuominen, Juho Vanamo, Jussi Lehtomäki, Sandra Schneider and Tuulikki Blom.
Performances of the show:
Friday 26th of May 19:00 Vapaan taiteen tila, Helsinki
Thursday 1st of June Asematila, Helsinki
07/2017 Wendy and the Refugee Neverland -feature film in cinemas! My first original score that includes music where I play eg. guitar, alto saxophone, synths and sing. Movie premiere is 21st of July in Finnkino in Helsinki and Espoo. The film can be seen in Tampere in movie theatre Niagara, in Vaasa in Kino Ritz and in Kouvola in Kino 123. The international premiere of the movie is in Norway in International Film Festival in Haugesund.
04/2017 Nice interview in Kantapöytä-program in Yle Klassinen:
Photo: YLE Klassinen
03/2017 I am happy and excited to announce that my piece "Metsä" was selected to be part of Nordic Music Days program. The piece will be performed by Ensemble Distractfold 29.8.2017 in Southbank Centre in London and also in a preview concert 18.5.2017 in Rotterdam.
08/2016 Upcoming show on Flow festival Helsinki Saturday 13.8.2016! Hyvät pahat hajut is a three part scent music work with audio, live playing and home appliences sounds.
Photo: Venla Helenius
07/2016 Happy to annouce that we will be performing in Siglufjörður folk music festival with Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir 6.7.2016! Our band Urbaani ääni combines old poem forms to modern text of urban city life. Exciting!
06/2016 Soon interesting projects happening in Siglufjörður Iceland! I'll be participating in an experimental art workshop called Reitir 18.6.- 3.7.2016. Happily Kulturcontakt Nord has supported my travelling with a mobility funding, thank you Kulturkontakt Nord!
11/2015 Working on sounds and videos for Nutcracker 2.0
as a collaboration with Tuulikki Blom.
6/2015 I got a mobility funding by Kulturkontakt Nord to travel to Faroe Islands to do a collaboration project with lovely Mariann Hansen! Thank you so much Kulturkontakt Nord!