Matias Harju

Sound Designer, Musician

About me

Photo by Antti Hämäläinen

I'm a sound designer and musician living in Helsinki, Finland. I'm specialised in immersive and interactive projects: VR and AR experiences, games, installations and live performances where audience shares the feeling of presence and becomes a part of the illusion − or reality if that's the aim.

Photo: Antti Hämäläinen
Education
Master of Music (MMus), 2008

Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Sound in New Media Master's Programme, since 08/2017

Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Professional Experience
Audio Director, since 2019

Mindhaven Games, Helsinki, Finland

Lecturer in Music/Music Teacher, Teacher in Sound Engineering, 2006−2019

Kallion lukio (Kallio Upper Secondary School), Helsinki, Finland

Freelance Musician, Sound Designer, Sound Technician, since 1994

Several ensembles and projects

Sound Designer, Composer, 01/2018−03/2019

École superieur des beaux-arts TALM, Le Mans/Nantes, France

Co-founder of WYC Radio training programme, 08/2014−06/2015

Westbury Youth Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Cello teacher (part-time), 2006−2010

Töölön musiikkiopisto (Töölö Music School), Helsinki, Finland