Matias Harju

Sound Designer, Musician

Projects

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

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CONCEPT AND SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING
Two people encountering each other in Love Simulation EVE: Water Spirits
Love Simulation EVE (2022−)
Interactive VR experience exploring the concept of love and encounters between people. Premiering at Espoo City Theatre in 2023. An excerpt "Water Spirits" currently running at Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

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

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

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SOUND EDITING, SOUND DESIGN, ADAPTIVE MUSIC, AUDIO 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)

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SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, RESEARCH
HS Musta laatikko (2019−2021)
Live journalism shows organised by Helsingin Sanomat (HS) newspaper

MUSIC, SOUND DESIGN
for selected performances
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
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Toivoisin että asuisin kuussa (2018)
Poetry performance with live electronics and surround sound with audience participation

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

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

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

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MUSIC
FOLD (2018)
Virtual reality exploration game inside three-dimensional fractals

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

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

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC
Words Never Forgotten (2017)
Interactive surround sound installation

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SOUND DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, CONCEPT
Lento
Lento (2017)
Musical created and performed by Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts

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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

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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