Media art & bowed lyre music with global soundscapes
What does the world and its cities sound like as an orchestra? What kind of aural
atmosphere do the Arctic forest soundscapes and melting glaciers form with a mangrove wetlands sounds? During 2010s, Helsinki-based media artist and music producer Mikko H. Haapoja has recorded Nordic nature sounds and several cities like Istanbul, New York, México, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Helsinki, Bangkok and Hongkong. By mixing multiple sonic environments together, Haapoja now creates unheard worlds. In Unheard Landscapes, Finnish traditional bowed lyre (jouhikko) and other folk music instruments contact this mixture of sounds to the living tradition of ours.
Unheard Landscapes debut piece is now on YouTube and 13.3.2020 on other streaming services as an EP!