Mikko H. Haapoja is a versatile media artist & music professional – a producer, composer, musician and sound engineer from Helsinki, Finland. Haapoja works fluently with various music genres from acoustic folk music to contemporary electronic music, from alternative rap to indie pop.

During 2014-2018 Haapoja's media & sound art projects The Routes of Helsinki & Oases from HEL have been presented in many galleries in Helsinki and New York, in Helsinki City Museum, Music Centre and in public city space, including metro platforms of Helsinki Central Railway station. Meanwhile, Haapoja has recorded and mixed many urban folk music albums - including Okra Playground's Turmio.

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Since 2008, Haapoja has recorded and mixed artists and bands like Okra Playground, mammantytöt!, Kuukumina, Laura Airaksinen & Radiofiskars Orchestra, Maradentro, Hyvä trio, Thalamus, Pajolaine, TuaSofia and Zane un Minna. Together with Tuukka Tervo and Miikka Huttunen Haapoja recorded the 2014 Etno Emma award winner album Folk Big Band!

Currently Haapoja is producing new art pop music for GEA and mixing several new albums for talented folk musicians like Sarah Palu. Alongside music album productions, Haapoja produces sound design and mixing also for film and other media art projects at his own studios.

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Haapoja's musical background is in the new wave folk music. However, Haapoja has graduated from the Centre for Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy, and studied music with wide perspective from classical and jazz theory to contemporary music composing. In 2013 Haapoja founded an alternative hiphop collective haapoja & illmari. With spoken word artist illmari the collective combines electro-acoustic folk and pop music, rap and urban sound art together. Collective's debut album Linnut palaa was released in April 2015. The second album Uusi maailma (The New World) was released on September 2017.

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Haapoja's own artistic work consists of music composing and sound design for multidisciplinary art productions. Helsingin reititThe Routes of Helsinki is Haapoja's own media & sound art project, which focuses on the boundaries between nature and the city. Haapoja's sound art piece Luotisuora - Beeline is an integrated part of the Helsinki Bites permanent exhibition in the new Helsinki City Museum. In November 2016 the piece was installed first time in New York, in The House of Finland gallery event.

In an another sound & media art project called Keitaat / Oases Haapoja and folk musician Amanda Kauranne are creating a series of audio-visual installations about Nordic nature. The piece about Helsinki urban nature Oases from HEL has toured in 2017 in Siglufjördur, Helsinki and New York. oasesfromhel.fi


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sound productions // music // sound art // web design

As a web designer Mikko H. Haapoja works with all the major tools, systems and languages with routine, yet adding his own artistic vision always when needed – just like in his work with sound and music. This biography mikkohaapoja.net is a mobile-first site using simply just html5 and css3.

In addition to his other projects, Haapoja is also developing web design and an urban soundscape archive for his media art series Helsingin reitit - The Routes of Helsinki and website for media art project Oases from HEL.
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