Maija Hynninen

  • Composition

Maija Hynninen – composer and sound artist – incorporates in her work the human voice, live electronics and multidisciplinary performances. She writes virtuoso parts for the musicians yet captures a sense of lightness of texture. The music is often governed by linear thinking while the harmony gravitates towards quarter tones. The textures often combine noise and pitch which result in ambiguity of timbre.

Together with a PhD in composition and electro-acoustic music, she is pursuing a Designated Emphasis in New Media at BCNM (http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/).