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 illusion unveils elements of reality.
I have a diverse background in music playing cello, trumpet, keyboards and other instruments somewhat purposefully for the most part of my life in a number of ensembles. Alongside, I have delved into sound engineering, accumulating a wealth of experience over time.
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 incredible 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 the excitement of bringing countless spectacular productions to life.
Around 2019, I embraced a full-time role as a sound designer and composer, specialising in immersive and interactive projects. Currently, my main venture is 'Full-AAR' at WHS Theatre, Helsinki, where we push the boundaries of 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 contributing to other projects.
As the future unfolds, my goal remains to create transformative experiences and stories by weaving together sound and new technologies.
Sound in New Media, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Music Education, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
WHS Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
Mindhaven Games, Helsinki, Finland
Freelancing mainly in AR, VR, live performances and installations
Freelancing in several ensembles and countless projects
Kallion lukio (Kallio Upper Secondary School), Helsinki, Finland
Helsingin kuvataidelukio (Visual Arts School of Helsinki), Helsinki, Finland
Westbury Youth Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Töölön musiikkiopisto (Töölö Music School), Helsinki, Finland
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Southampton Institute (Solent University), Southampton, UK
Cycling, Amateur radio (OH3SD) and radio orienteering