What does the world and its cities sound like as an orchestra? During 2010s and early 20s, Helsinki-based media artist and music producer Mikko H. Haapoja has field-recorded soundscapes around the globe, from the Nordic and South-Peruvian nature to the several cities like Istanbul, New York, México, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Helsinki, Lima, Bangkok and Hongkong. By mixing multiple sonic environments together, Haapoja now creates unheard worlds for our ears. In Unheard Landscapes, Finnish traditional bowed lyre (jouhikko) and other folk music instruments contact this mixture of sounds to the living tradition of ours.
Contemporary Circus Performance Fragile was premiered in September '22 in Helsinki. The music of the performance will be also part of the upcoming Unheard Landscapes album. Read the first review of Fragile here (FI).
Unheard Landscapes' debut EP Our Shorelines is out now on Spotify, AppleMusic and other streaming services!
'Our Shorelines - Prelude' was broadcasted on YLE1 Avaruusromua on Sunday 15.3.2020.
Haapoja's binaural soundscape commission pieces 'Our forests, near and far' & 'At the Station' broadcasted by RTS, 'On the shorelines of New York' by YLE.