About Me

Photo by Antti Hämäläinen

I'm a sound designer and musician specialising in immersive and interactive projects: XR experiences (AR and VR), 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.

I have a background in music playing cello, trumpet, keyboards and other instruments somewhat purposefully for the most part of my life in a number of ensembles. On the side, I've done quite a lot of sound engineering stuff over the years.

Previously, I used to work as music teacher and teacher in sound engineering for about 10 years. During that time, I got to work with awesome and inspirational students, got exposed to more musical genres than I knew that exist, spent countless nights writing arrangements for the most unconventional ensembles, and got to live through dozens of spectacular productions.

Since around 2019, I've been working full-time as a sound designer and composer mainly in immersive and interactive projects. Currently, my main venture is 'Full-AAR' at WHS in Helsinki where we test artistic and technical approaches to the narrative use of audio augmented reality (AAR) with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF). I'm also putting in time on my own game company Mindhaven Games, working with our own video game title 'Sky Beneath' as well as subcontracting on other projects.

Master of Arts (Art and Design), 2021

Sound in New Media, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Master of Music, 2008

Music Education, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Professional Experience
Audio Director, since 2019

Mindhaven Games, Helsinki, Finland

Sound Designer and Composer, since 2016

Freelancing mainly in AR, VR, live performances and installations

Musician and Sound Technician, since 1994

Freelancing in several ensembles and countless projects

Lecturer in Music, Teacher in Sound Engineering, 2007−2019

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

Music Teacher, 2006−2011

Helsingin kuvataidelukio (Visual Arts School of Helsinki), Helsinki, Finland

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

Westbury Youth Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Cello teacher (part-time), 2006−2010

Töölön musiikkiopisto (Töölö Music School), Helsinki, Finland

Other studies
Art history studies, 1999−2000

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Film studies, 1998−1999

Southampton Institute (Solent University), Southampton, UK


Cycling, Amateur radio (OH3SD) and radio orienteering

Photo: Antti Hämäläinen