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
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

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