10 000 Miens out now!

My 3rd solo album 10 000 Miens is released today. and what does this mean? well, for me one circle comes to a final. I’ve worked on this in various different ways from composing to promotion etc., a lot of…


1st single Reflection out now!

Reflection, the first single from the 3rd solo album 10 000 Miens is released today March 28th. Album release date is April 10th. Pre-orders have started!

Music: Max Lilja
Director, editing, VFX: Janne Laiho /
Cinematography: Tero…


New solo album released soon

I’ve been working on a new solo album and soon it will finally be released. 

I say finally because the process started what already seems quite long ago, in 2015. My biggest inspiration for these songs were human faces…


New live videos

Played a solo set at the 5 year anniversary of Artlab studios, the music and art complex where also my studio is located, on January 26th 2018. Posted a video playlist of the set on my YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Portugal solo shows

I'm playing two solo shows in Portugal in November, Lounge in Lisbon on 9th and Stairway Club in Cascais on 11th. Looking forward! One more addition for Portugal. Lisbon, Fabrica Braco de Prata, Thursday 16th of November!




New poetry videos

Our award winning poetry video team got back together for two new pieces. The videos premiered at Hyvinkää Art Museum.

Sound and Music Max Lilja



The film Hemen online

The Janne Laiho documentary film Hemen premiered in the Helsinki Doc Point film festival 2016 as a part of "Me and the Refugee" -documentary initiative. I composed and performed the music.

The film is about an Iranin Kurdish man, Hemen…

Buko Boyz: music and drama to the poetry of Charles Bukowski

In the fall 2015 Buko Boyz performed a 40 minutes live piece based on poems by Charles Bukowski in the notorious Helsinki Poetry Connection. I composed the music and of course, played the cello. Now we've released a short art…

Special solo performance, Live stream

I have a very special solo performance on Wednesday 30th at 8 am GMT. There will also be a live stream, please check the streaming link at my Facebook right before the happening! Enjoy!

Max with Tarja @ Wacken Metal Church

Tarja Turunen gives a very special concert at the Wacken festival. It's at the Wacken church and the program is mostly metal covers, a couple of her songs and some classical tunes. The line up is a classical piano trio…

Maa 2 wins first price @ a poetry video competition

Maa 2 is Max’s and the team’s entry to Close And Far poetry video competition 2016, Maa2 won the first price!

Lahti Poetry Marathon proudly presents the international poetry video competition Close and Far. The goal of the…