The urban sound art piece Beeline is currently installed in the Helsinki Bites exhibition in the new Helsinki City Museum. In November 2016 the work was presented also in The House of Finland, New York. Furthermore, in the autumn 2015, Beeline was exhibited in the old Helsinki City Museum where the soundscape piece was combined with Mikko H. Haapoja's video art (the sample below) and Elina Aho's abstract paintings. In September 2019, all parts of the installation series will be combined as one unique exhibition in Sound Art Gallery Akusmata.
Together with folk rap collective haapoja & illmari, The Routes of Helsinki released a special CD & vinyl album Uusi maailma (The New World) in 2017, combining urban sound art with rap/spoken word and new wave folk music. Urban poetry featured version of 'Beeline' got its music video in 2018 youtu.be/UTCAU-LTEeo as well as The First Route (Ensimmäinen reitti):
Haapoja's works can be listened also in the Sound Art Bank.
During 2010-2020, in addition to Beeline and the First Route, Haapoja has composed f.ex. a soundscape piece HÄMÄRÄ - DUSK, which focuses on Helsinki nightly urban nature. The Routes of Helsinki - DUSK was exhibited in Virka Gallery at Helsinki City Hall from September to November 2015. The Routes of Helsinki have been presented in various galleries and public places in Helsinki - including Narinkkatori, Kamppi, where Haapoja, Aho and spoken word artist illmari made their first Sound Landscapes performance. Stay tuned for more events: facebook.com/helsinginreitit
Helsingin reitit / Sound Landscapes performance at the Virka Gallery, Helsinki City Hall 8/2015.
Sound Landscapes live 8/2016 Black Box, Helsinki Music Centre (photos: Kira Leskinen)