I am a guitarist and sound artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland.
My first instrument was piano before I switched to guitar. As a teenager, I started to develop guitar playing skills by learning to play Elvis Presley songs. Soon after that, I discovered Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa and, of course, Jimi Hendrix.
I am the guitarist of Bogdo Ula, a band that focuses on free improvisation. I enjoy the improvisational freedom, the moment of communication with my band members and creating something without practising or rehearsing. On the other hand, I like to work in a home studio too.
The other field of my interests is film. As Tarkovsky has pointed out, there is a strong connection between music and film. They are both temporal art forms and they both influence directly our senses.
As a teenager I was fascinated by cinema, and I wanted to learn, how to make films. Later I was accepted to a film school where I specialized in cinematography. I have had a great opportunity to work as a cinematographer with visual artist Salla Tykkä – a collaboration which has resulted in many internationally acclaimed short films.
Another great collaboration has been with Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara. I have made soundtracks for Jalovaara’s experimental, poetic short films. I have also made sound art pieces, which consists of voice-over and music. My latest works include “Pahan kukat”, which is a series of sound art works based on Baudelaire’s poems.