CURRICULUM VITAE

Artistic work

You Are Here

Director, libretto. An experimental media opera, composed by Miika Hyytiäinen. Commissioned by the Opera and the Media of the Future (OMF) research initiative at the University of Sussex, 2014. Glyndebourne Opera House, 2014; Music Tech Fest Umeå, Sweden, 2015. You Are Here on the OMF pages | Katariina Nyberg presents You Are Here at the Music Tech Fest Umeå, Sweden on 30 May 2015 (video)

Doubts

Director. Experimental music theatre performance, Annika Fuhrmann (soprano) and Elena Kagaliagou (french horn). Höyhentämö, Helsinki, 2014.

Aikainen

Director. An opera composed by Miika Hyytiäinen. Grimeborn Festival, London, 2014. Production introduction, Grimeborn Festival

La Figure de la Terre

Director, libretto. An opera composed by Miika Hyytiäinen. SOPHIENSÆLE, Berlin, 2013. Production introduction, SOPHIENSÆLE (auf Deutsch, in English) | Trailer, YouTube | Interview, EXBERLINER | Interview, Finnland-Institut (auf Deutsch, suomeksi/in Finnish) | Radio interview, Kultakuume Radio YLE1 (suomeksi/in Finnish) | | Interview, Lapin Kansa (suomeksi/in Finnish) | Facebook

Omnivore

Director, libretto. An experimental interactive opera composed by Miika Hyytiäinen. Application for iOS and Android mobile devices, 10/2012-5/2013. Online version, 2014. Watch online version | Application version trailer, YouTube | 'Essi Luttinen on maailman ensimmäisen mobiilioopperan tähti', yle.fi (suomeksi/in Finnish) | Interview, yle.fi (suomeksi/in Finnish) | 'Suomessa maailman ensimmäinen mobiiliooppera', yle.fi (suomeksi/in Finnish) | Wikipedia | Facebook

Blondes in Berlin - Ultimate Coloratura Quest

Director, libretto co-writer. Rewrite of W.A. Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. Helsinki Music Center, 2011. Performance recording, siba.fi

Pierrot Lunaire And Its Shadow (Pierrot lunaire und drei Schattenträume)

Director. Performance combining Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot lunaire with contemporary music by Miika Hyytiäinen. Cable Factory, Helsinki, 2011; Kamarikesä/Chamber Summer Festival, 2012; Tokyo Experimental Festival Vol.8, 2013. 'Pierrot Lunaire and Three Shadow Dreams to Tokyo', Music Finland | Performance introduction, Tokyo Experimental Festival Vol.8 | Review, Amfion.fi (suomeksi/In Finnish) | Facebook

ABBA The Concert

Director. Music show. German and European tours, 2009-2011. Trailer, YouTube

Madame Herz und Herr M.

Director. Dramatized concert with music by W. A. Mozart and Miika Hyytiäinen. Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, 2009. Performance recording, siba.fi

Prophecy Of A Nameless Eskimo

Director. Multimedia play by Ashley Brant. English Theatre Berlin, 2009. Production introduction, English Theatre Berlin

Two Chamber Operas About Love

Director. Chamber operas Kaappi (The Closet) and Rakkaimpani (My Dearest), composed by Seppo Pohjola. Turku Music Festival and Helsinki Festival, 2007.

UNI 3 - I Have a Dream

Performace with Riikka Theresa Innanen, Giorgio Convertito and Maria Duncker. Kunsthalle, Helsinki, 2005.

Document

CD (HRCD 112), co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken', 2000.

Still Life

Sound installation to a physical installation by Annaleena Hakatie. Venezia Aperto Vetro, Venice, 1998; Diesel Style Lab Store, London, 2000.

The Big Sleep

Sound installation. Retretti Arts Center grotto, Punkaharju, 1998.

Massamelu

Sound installation & CD. Iittala Pro Arte glass collection exhibition, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki 1997.

ToF

Performer and vocal artist in a dance cabaret. Choreographed and directed by Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo. Helsinki Festival, 1998. Dance film based on the footage of the production: 'ToF - this is fact - this is fiction', 2002. Dance film introduction on AV-Arkki.fi.

Palkeenkielet/Skin Flaps

Co-writer and director of a radio play, with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. Finnish Radio Theatre, 1996.

Akti/The Act

Vocal artist and actor in a dance performance choreographed by Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo. Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, 1996.

Måne/Moon

Sound installation, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. Galleri Metallum, Stockholm, 1996.

Äänilinja/Sound Bus

Sound theatre performance, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. Tampere International Theatre Festival, 1995 and 1996.

Three Tape Pieces

Sound works presented in a concert arranged by Sonic Arts Network, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. South Bank Center, London, 1995.

One Night Stand

Performance at the Nordic Sound Art And Video Art Festival, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. Oslo, 1995.

Historia/History

Sound installation, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. The Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, 1994.

Rappaus ja muraali/Plaster and Mural

Sound installation, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. In six city libraries, Helsinki, 1994.

Recircle

Sound installation, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. Art Museum, Hyvinkää, 1994.

Half-deaf

Sound work, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. International Computer Music Conference, Aarhus, 1994.

Ilo, viha, suru, rakkaus/Joy, Hate, Sorrow, Love

Series of sound improvisation performances, co-creator with Juha Valkeapää under the group name 'kesken'. Annantalo arts center, Helsinki, 1993.


Publications

Expanding opera into mobile media. Rovaniemi, Acta Universitatis Lapponiensis, 2015. Access electronic version here.

Augmented Screenwriting in Mobile Media. In: Häti-Korkeila M., Järvinen H., Kortti J., Roihankorpi R. (eds.), Teatteri ja media(t), Näyttämö & tutkimus 5. Helsinki, Teatterin tutkimuksen seura, 2014. Access electronic version here.

Mediatisoitunut ooppera - johdanto tutkimukseen. In: RUUKKU Taiteellisen tutkimuksen kausijulkaisu, numero 1, RUUKKU Studies in Artistic Research, issue 1, 2013. Article on ResearchCatalogue (In Finnish with English abstract.)

Reframing opera in mobile media. In: Sheil, A. & Vear, C. (eds.), The International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, vol. 8, issue 1. Digital opera: New means and new meanings, 2012. Article on Taylor & Francis Online.

Uusmedia ja mediataide – silminnäkijälausuntoja altistumisalueelta. In: Tarkka, Minna & Mäkelä, Tapio (eds.): Uusi mediakulttuuri innovaatioympäristönä. Kotimainen ja kansainvälinen tutkimus. Mediakulttuuriyhdistys m-cult ry. Helsinki, Edita, 2002.


Work in new media

YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company. Head of new media development, cultural and factual programmes, 2006-2007; Project manager, new media, 2006; Programme developer for TV, radio and new media, 2005, Helsinki.

Please. Partner, Content director, Helsinki, 2003-2004.

Taivas Ego. Content manager, Helsinki, 2001-2002.

Reach U. Information designer, Espoo, 2001.

Razorfish. Information designer, Helsinki, 2000-2001.


Teaching experience

University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design. Visiting lecturer, sound expression, 2013.

Turku University of Applied Sciences, Department of Digital Arts. Course teacher, user interface design, 2002-2003, 2005-2008.

Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Time and Space. Part time teacher, digital media, 1998-1999.


Degrees

Doctor of Arts, University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design, 2015.

MA in film. University of Art and Design, Department of Film and Television, Helsinki, 1996.


Other studies

Doctoral studies: Member of ELOMEDIA Doctoral Programme of Audiovisual Media, 2010-2013; Researcher at the University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design, Audiovisual Media Culture, 2010-2013; Visiting research student at the Hong Kong City University School of Creative Media, 2013.

Directors’ Lab. Lincoln Center Theatre, New York, 2008.

Opera directing. Sibelius Academy Open University, Helsinki, 2007-2008.

Screenwriting. Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, 2005-2006.

MA course studies. University of Art and Design, Media Lab, Helsinki, 1996-1999.

Vocal improvisation. Masterclass by Marie Selander, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, 1995.

Butoh. Workshop with Masaki Iwana, Theatre Academy, Helsinki, 1994.


Memberships

Union of Theatre Directors and Dramaturges Finland.

MUU Artist Association. Member of Artists’ Associations of Finland.


Artist-in-residence

Cité International des Arts. Paris, 2011, 2014.

Oaxaca artist residency. Oaxaca, 2008.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Barcelona, 1997-1998.


Language skills

Finnish (native); English, Swedish (fluent); German (good); French, Italian, Japanese; Spanish (basic).