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I'm a Finnish cellist and composer.

I've released two solo albums of electronic cello music; Morphosis, 2015 and Plays Electronica By One Cello, 2013.

I'm a co-founder of the million selling cello rock band Apocalyptica, touring around the world with cross over soprano Tarja Turunen, composing film music, working as a session musician and a musical explorer always up for new challenges.

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NEWS

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 in the many often fairly short cinematic moments we experience in daily life. It’s magical how a little moment can have such a strong message be it with or without words. Also an inspiration was music by composer Max Richter and the atmosphere his music with the other elements created in The…

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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!

 



 






 

New poetry videos

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

Poems Pia Houni

Producer Kimmo Koskinen

Director, Cinematography, Editing Janne Laiho

Voice Jaana Pesonen

Actors Jaana Pesonen ( Sovittu ) Anna Andersson, Ilkka Hämäläinen ( Harjoitus )

Voice Recording Riku Kuikka 

Sound and Music Max Lilja

 

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Theatre Club, Tel Aviv, Israel Theatre Club, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tarja - The Shadow Summer Tour Metal Fest Open Air, Pilsen, Czechia Metal Fest Open Air, Pilsen, Czechia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Associaçao Cultural e Esportiva de Piedade, Piedade, Brazil Associaçao Cultural e Esportiva de Piedade, Piedade, Brazil
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Tom Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil Tom Brasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Hammersonic, Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Event Hall, Voronezh, Russia Event Hall, Voronezh, Russia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Congress Hall, Chelyabinsk, Russia Congress Hall, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Tele-Club, Jekaterinburg, Russia Tele-Club, Jekaterinburg, Russia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Premio Hall, Nizhniy Novogorod Premio Hall, Nizhniy Novogorod
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows A2, St. Petersburg, Russia A2, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Kulturfabrik Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland Kulturfabrik Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland
Tarja - The Shadow Shows MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, Germany MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, Germany
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg, Luxembourg Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Atak, Enschede, Netherlands Atak, Enschede, Netherlands
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, Netherlands Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Tarja - The Shadow Shows Koko London, London, UK Koko London, London, UK