Mikko H. Haapoja is a versatile media artist & music professional – a producer, composer, musician and mixing 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.

Between 2014-2017 Haapoja's sound art project The Routes of Helsinki has been presented in many galleries in Helsinki and Manhattan, 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 lots of urban folk music albums - including Okra Playground's Turmio.

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In music productions, Haapoja works either in Pro Tools based professional studios or in outside locations using his top-quality movable recording system. Alongside studio projects, Haapoja works frequently also with live sound.

Haapoja has recorded and/or mixed artists and bands like Okra Playground, Kuukumina, Maradentro, Hyvä trio, Pajolaine, Leena Joutsenlahti, TuaSofia and Shamu. Together with Tuukka Tervo and Miikka Huttunen Haapoja recorded the 2014 Etno Emma award winner album Folk Big Band!

Currently Haapoja is producing fresh and unique indie pop music for GEA and mixing new albums for amazing folk musicians like Zane Perkone, Sarah Palu and mammantytöt! duo!

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Haapoja's musical background is in classical cello, music theory and composition studies. However, Haapoja has graduated from the Centre for Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy and studied also in the Department of Folk Music.

In early 2013 Haapoja founded an alternative hiphop collective haapoja & illmari. With the spoken word artist illmari they combine sonic and video art, new wave folk music, indie pop and hiphop together. Collective's debut album Linnut palaa was released in April 2015. The second album Uusi maailma (New World) will be released 27th 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 now an integrated part of the Helsinki Bites exhibition in the new Helsinki City Museum. In November 2016 the piece was installed first time in New York, in The House of Finland.

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 #oasesfromhel 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 portfolio 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 #oasesfromhel.
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