sound & music
"Sound surrounds. Its phenomenal characteristics the fact that it is invisible, intangible, ephemeral, and vibrational coordinate with the physiology of the ears, to create a perceptual experience profoundly different from the dominant sense of sight." - Frances Dyson, Sounding New Media
Hyvä Paikka Promo
Hyvä Paikka Promo
My work in film combines a variety of skill sets including location recording, post sound design, voiceovers, and occasional screen time! I have co-created three short films with my creative partner Reeta Varpama. Highlights include:
Short film Nuuskakeikka won 3 awards at Uneton Film competition in Helsinki. Audience Favourite, Jury Special Mention and Best Poster.
Animated campaign for Lapsiasiavaltuutettu. Sound design and music for animation with FilmButik. Awareness campaign for Ombudsman for Children in Finland. TV, Web and Radio production.
Short film "Under Pressure" received Special Mention at London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Fest, was screened at Manchester Lift-Off, and official online selection at Amsterdam, LA, London, Paris, Tokyo and Genre Lift-Off Festivals 2019
Freelance Sound recordist & design in Helsinki. Commercial shoots Aarnio Originals, Paulig Juhla Mokka, VitaePro, Foodin, Neuvova Vantaa, Aalto Yliopisto Working with Filmbutik, Valve, Directors Guild, Wooli Content
Short film"21st Century Woman" was selected at Norwich Film Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, The unDepence Film Festival in Edinburgh
Chris Difford from rock legends Squeeze once told me “That’s great coffee, thank you”
My musical career started in the church choir at 6 years old. Cold Sunday mornings and bad haircut to boot for a good 7 years.
My background is in audio production, having studied music technology at college, then going on to work as a recording technician at The Hub Studios in Cambridge.
I have made music & sound for the stage and screen since 2013. These career highlights include working as Musical Director (Butterfly Theatre’s Tempest, Macbeth, As You Like It) and Composer and Sound Designer for independent and commercial film.
My work has featured on two BBC/Arts Council commissions. I am writer & director of A Fenland Symphony, an experimental project which was selected for a BBC New Creatives commission. It was included in the Cambridge International Arts Festival as an immersive audio piece, and received Honourable Mention at the UK Radio Drama Festival. I am also the composer for Princess Of Darkness, a new radio comedy commissioned under New Creatives.
I'm currently based in Helsinki, working across southern Finland on audio and sound production. My commercial radio work was recently nominated for an award with Kaiku-radiomainoskilpailu (Echo Radio Ad competition). In 2020 I studied a Sound and Sonic Arts masters module at Helsinki University Of Arts (Taideyliopisto). In 2023, our short film Nuuskakeikka won 3 awards at Uneton48 film competition.
My home studio setup is ideal for composition, sound design and voice over work. I still make a great coffee - Chris Difford wasn't wrong!