Current projects, solo:

  • Solo Improvised Music. Steel-string acoustic guitar/electric guitar. If possible, I always prefer to play acoustically. If not, I play through an amp.
  • Free Jazz Ballads/Skeleton Ballads. Arrangements of music by John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, John Fahey etc. Electric guitar.
  • Open Resonances. Improvised music, original compositions and arrangement with open tunings. Steel-string acoustic guitar.

Clockwise from left: Seitsemäs taivas (picture by Jaani Fohr). Jooklo Quartet. Tele Duo. Self Portrait. Pyramidit (picture by Jussi Virkkumaa).

Current collaborations

  • Pekka Laine & The Enchanted – live realisations of Pekka Laine’s music
  • Seitsemäs taivas – live scores for silent films / backing band for Lau Nau
    Electric and acoustic guitars, electronics w/ Laura Naukkarinen, piano, electronics, voice, and Hermanni Yli-Tepsa, violin, bass, electronics
  • El Tiempo – improvised music, live electronics, sound art.
    Electric and acoustic guitars, lute, harmonica, keyboards, recordings, electronics w/ Rasmus Östling, recordings and electronics
  • Pymathon – improvised thrash/death metal/noise
    Electric guitar /w Tommi Keränen, noise, Atte Häkkinen, vocals, Jaakko Tolvi, drums
  • Jooklo Quartet – old school free jazz
    Electric guitar w/ Virginia Genta, saxophones, David Vanzan, drums, Tero Kemppainen, bass
  • Pyramidit – duo free jazz, modal ballads and dirges
    Electric guitar w/ Tero Kemppainen, bass
  • Tele Duo – improvising electric guitar duo
    Electric guitar w/ Lauri Hyvärinen, electric guitar
  • Kultapalmut– improvised music and live visual arts
    Electric and acoustic guitars, electronics w/ Pauliina Mäkelä, visual art/live projections
  • Tiheäsalo / Ahti – sound art, field recordings, improvised music
    Electric and acoustic guitars, baroque guitar, field recordings, electronics, harmonium etc w/ Niko-Matti Ahti, recordings, objects and electronics
  • I fortunati – baroque improvisations
    Baroque guitar w/ Tuomas Kourula, theorbo
  • Bongo Connotations / Aaveet – music by Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Ronnie Boykins, Alice Coltrane etc
    Electric guitar w/ Matti Luokkanen, reeds, Tero Kemppainen, bass, Jaakko Tolvi, drums (Aaveet add Sami Pekkola, reeds, and Tuure Tammi, trumpet)