Matias Harju

Sound Designer, Composer, Musician

Projects

Full-AAR
Full-AAR (2021−)
Developing Audio Augmented Reality (AAR) as a storytelling medium at WHS through artistic and technical experiments with narrative demos

Click for more...

CONCEPT AND SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING
Narrative techniques of 6DoF AAR
Narrative techniques of audio augmented reality (2018−2021)
Master's thesis on narrative techniques and possibilities of audio augmented reality (AAR) with six degrees of freedom (6DoF)

Click for more...

SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, RESEARCH
Emotive VR
Emotive VR (2018−)
Experimental 360° film and research project with interactive music reacting to spectator's EEG response

Click for more...

SOUND EDITING, SOUND DESIGN, INTERACTIVE MUSIC, AUDIO PROGRAMMING
HS Koronavuosi - photo Mika Ranta
HS Koronavuosi (2020)
Podcast series with journalists of Helsingin Sanomat (HS) newspaper telling about their work during the year of coronavirus pandemic

Click for HS article and episodes in Finnish. Photo: Mika Ranta / HS

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC
Sky Beneath (2019−)
Sci-fi adventure video game where player can manipulate gravity. Currently in production.

Click for Steam page with free playable demo

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC, AUDIO PROGRAMMING
Music samples here
Everskye
Everskye (2019−2020)
Story-driven VR game demo where player gets to fly in a low-gravity world

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC, AUDIO PROGRAMMING
HS Musta laatikko (2019−)
Live journalism shows organised by Helsingin Sanomat (HS) newspaper

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC
for selected performances
Music sample here
Interclean (2018−2019)
VR puzzle game on cultural differences

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC, AUDIO PROGRAMMING
Toivoisin, että asuisin kuussa>
Toivoisin että asuisin kuussa (2018)
Poetry performance with live electronics and surround sound with audience participation

Click for more...

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC, PROGRAMMING
VIKOM (2018)
Viking-themed mini game in the spirit of XCOM

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC, AUDIO PROGRAMMING
Bad Reception (2018)
Audio-based mini game about Finland's first broadcast radio station. Made at Museo Game Jam, Tampere (Click for more...)

SOUND DESIGN, CONCEPT, AUDIO PROGRAMMING
Brainstorm (2018)
Interactive multichannel sound installation for Aalto University season opening (Click for more...)

SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, CONCEPT
Aalto Day One ceremony music (2018)
Commissioned ceremony music for Aalto University season opening (Click for more...)

MUSIC
FOLD (2018)
Virtual reality exploration game inside three-dimensional fractals (Click for more...)

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC, AUDIO PROGRAMMING
Invisible Voices
Invisible Voices (2017)
Audio augmented reality (AAR) installation using headtracking headphones and position tracking (Click for more...)

SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, CONCEPT
Caruna luonto (2017)
Three-part recruiting video campaign for Caruna, a Finnish electricity distribution company

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC
Unison (2017)
Music game made for an Aalto University student exhibition with the theme "love" (Click for more...)

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC
Words Never Forgotten (2017)
Interactive surround sound installation (Click for more...)

SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, CONCEPT

"Aleppo" − a soundscape poem (2017)
Short audio poem on Aleppo as I imagine it on its rapid transformation through recent events (Click for more...)

SOUND DESIGN
Lento
Lento (2017)
Musical created and performed by Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts (Click for more...)

COMPOSER COACH, BAND LEADER, ARRANGER, POST-PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
WYC Radio students 2014-15
WYC Radio (2014−15)
Radio training programme at Westbury Youth Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (Click for more...)

CO-FOUNDER, TEACHER
The Plastic Explosives (2005−)
Long hairs and classic heavy rock

KEYBOARDS, VOCALS, SONGWRITING
Evergreen (2012)
Short animation film with award-winning music

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC