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 is supported by Kone Foundation.

 

GALLERY

 

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.

Past

BARMY FIVESEVEN

Barmy FiveseveN is a 7 member progressive punk (pronk) band playing original music from their bassist Rita Kárpáti, and covers from Tim Smith and Cardiacs. BarmyFiveSeveN has performed i.a. at Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht, and two of their recordings were published in The Whole World Window II compilation album in 2018.

Barmy FiveseveN on Youtube!

ANNA TRAP

Anna Trap is a Dutch singer-songwriter with roots on Texel island in the north of the Netherlands. The members of her band are Caroline Kamp (double bass) and Maija Anttila (bass clarinet).

Anna Trap on Youtube!

Anna Trap on Spotify!

 
Upcoming

2022

16.10.

Max/MSP User Meetup FI, Helsinki - Presentation: Akustisen ja elektronisen äänen vuorovaikutus

20.10.

Improfreffit Kellarin ravintolassa, Savonlinna

19.11.

Helkiö-sali, Lappeenranta - Tampering Ensemble

20.11.

Melartin-sali, Savonlinna - Tampering Ensemble

Past
2022

2.3.

Improtreffit Teatterin klubilla, Mikkeli

3.3.

Improtreffit Kellarin ravintolassa, Savonlinna

12.3.

Rantasalmen Puhallinorkesteri feat. Anna Vaskelainen, Rantasalmi

31.3.

Improtreffit Kellarin ravintolassa, Savonlinna

9.4.

Tampere Biennale 2022 - Soiva tila -minikonsertit, Tampering Ensemble

30.4.

Improtreffit Savonlinnan Kansanmusiikkipäivässä

8.5.

Savonlinnan Kulttuurikellari - Savonlinnan orkesteri

14.5.

Pyynikkisali, Tampere - Tampering Ensemble

17.5.

Rantasalmen kirkko - Rantasalmen puhallinorkesteri

16.7.

Pauhu festival, Enonkoski - Solo

2.8.

Improtreffit Kellarin ravintolassa, Savonlinna

17.-20.8.

Tampering Festival, Tampere - Tampering Ensemble

25.9.

Klang, Musiikkitalo, Helsinki - Solo

 

Maija Anttila is a teacher in Savonlinna Institute of Music and Dance and Järvi-Saimaa Community College. During academic year 2022-2023 Maija is on leave of absence from her teaching work.

 

Maija Anttila

+358 40 572 5843

maija.ant@gmail.com