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BIO

Bio

Maija Anttila (1988) is a Finnish bass clarinetist. She is dedicated to performing music of our time, playing numerous premieres and collaborating with composers all over the world. She is also active in the fields of free improvisation, creative programming and multimedia art. Alongside her solo projects Maija is a member of Tampering Ensemble and plays regularly with different orchestras, chamber music - and free improvisation groups. Maija studied music in Finland, France and the Netherlands and obtained her Master’s degree in music in 2020 from Amsterdam Conservatory. Maija’s artistic work has been supported by The Finnish Music Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Kone Foundation.

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Projects

PROJECTS

SOLO

Maija’s solo concerts are built to fit the space and the moment, from music composed for bass clarinet and live electronis, improvised music and audio controlled visuals. The resulting organic sound flow explores the grey zone between composition and improvisation.

Maija has played solo concerts in Finland, Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal and she has commissioned new music for her project from several composers. In her improvisation, Maija is using her own interactive SoLow application, that she has built using Max/MSP.

TAMPERING ENSEMBLE

Tampering Ensemble is a 17 member new music ensemble, founded by Tampere-based new music association Tampering ry. The members of Tampering Ensemble share a strong ambition to performing new compositions with high quality. Tampering Ensemble was founded to make more new music heard in Tampere music scene, to provide the composers of Tampering ry a permanent group of musicians to perform their music and to give its musicians a chance to perform a great variety of compositions from classical contemporary music to premieres of new experimental works.

TRIO TRECOLOR

Trio Trecolor is a chamber music group formed by pianist Marjukka Eskelinen, clarinetist Maija Anttila and violinist Lotta Harju. The members of Trio Trecolor studied together in Tampere Music Academy and have performed together in i.a. Tampere, Haapavesi, Haapajärvi an Oulu. In September 2020 Trio Trecolor is played a premiere of a new chamber music piece “Juoksen perässäsi elämä” that they had commissioned from composer Sanna Ahvenjärvi.

IMPRO DATES

On Impro Dates, the folklore aesthetics of voice and kantele artist Sirkka Kosonen meet electronically extended bass clarinet of Maija Anttila in an improvisational journey. In these events also guest musicians, who haven’t met each other before, get to improvise in front of a live audience. Sirkka and Maija are hosting occasional Impro Dates in the South-Savonia area.

MAIJA ANTTILA & JONATHAN NAGEL

The duet of Maija Anttila and Jonathan Nagel bridges the space between minimalist soundscapes and overwhelming walls of sound. Their instruments, the bass clarinet and contrabass, call for low roaring, but they are also able to produce a wide range of percussive sounds. Through live processing with various effects, dense sonic textures are created which draw the listener into an abstract and fascinating world.

Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel released their debut album Way Over Time through Xilent records in May 2023.

ERANTO

Eranto is a Finnish word for the angle between magnetic north and true north. This angle varies depending on position on the Earth's surface and changes over time.

Eranto specializes in conceptual and free improvisation. The starting point for their music is rather in images, maps and stories than in sheet music and chord progressions. In this group primitive expression meets todays technology and a strong, hands-on musicianship.

Eranto released their debut single Coreconus albula in June 2023

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Calendar
Upcoming

2023

5.10.

Kreatorio, Kuopio - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

6.10.

Joensuun Pääkirjasto - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

6.10.

Kulttuuritehdas Siihtala, Joensuu - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

8.10.

Savonlinnan Kulttuurikellari - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

23.10.

OT301 Ventilator cinema & bar, Amsterdam - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

25.10.

Kühlspot Social Club, Berlin - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

26.10.

Punctum, Prague - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

28.10.

Saxstall, Pohrsdorf - Maija Anttila & Jonathan Nagel

18.11.

Teatteri Tornado, Rantasalmi - Solo

30.12.

Mikaeli, Mikkeli - Savonlinna Big Band

31.12.

Savonlinnasali, Savonlinna - Savonlinna Big Band

Past
2023

31.1.

Improtreffit Kellarin ravintolassa, Savonlinna

19.2.

Saimaa Jazz, Savonlinnan Kulttuurikellari - Rajatapaus​

9.3.

Musica nova Helsinki - NYKY Ensemble

27.4.

Improtreffit Kellarin ravintolassa, Savonlinna

21.5.

Varjosta valoon, Savonlinnan Orkesteri

22.5.

Felix Krohn-sali, Lahti - Tampering Ensemble

23.5.

Mental health art week, Savonlinna - Improtreffit

16.6.

S creatives Festival, Savonlinna - Eranto

8.-13.8. 

Välisyyksiä-äänitaidenäyttely, Hirvitalo, Tampere - 16m²

12.8.

Tampering Festival, Pyynikkisali, Tampere - Tampering Ensemble

2.9.

Pielaveden kirkko - GIFT-orkesteri

3.9.

Iisalmen kulttuurikeskus - GIFT-orkesteri

16.9.

Riihisaaren museo, Savonlinna - Improtreffit

Teaching

Maija Anttila is a clarinet teacher in Kuopio Conservatory. For private lessons (e.g. bass clarinet, Max/MSP/Jitter-programming) you can be directly in touch

Contact

Maija Anttila

+358 40 572 5843

maija.ant@gmail.com

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