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 performs with Tampering Ensemble, Trio Trecolor and Barmy FiveSeveN. Maija studied music in Finland, France and the Netherlands and obtained her Master’s degree in music in 2020 from Amsterdam Conservatory. Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Music Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland and The Society of Finnish Composers have supported Maija in her studies, commissions and artistic working.

 

MEDIA

 

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 interactive live-electronic tools that she has built herself using mainly Max/MSP and Jitter.

Igor C Silva: Blindspot Box (2018) on Youtube!

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(c) Katri Antikainen

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.

Tampering Ensemble on Youtube!

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(c) Cecilia Damström

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.

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(c)Tapio Lappalainen

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!

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(c) Ronald Verhoeven

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

2021

30.4.

Pieni Hiljainen Onni, live stream - Savonlinnan orkesteri

9.-15.8.

Ung Nordisk Musik 2021 Festival, Aarhus (Denmark) - Matilda Seppälä: Sokkelo

Past
2021

14.2.

Tähtiä ja Timantteja, live stream - Savonlinnan orkesteri

2020

17.1.

MLE Block Concert, ZID Theater, Amsterdam - Duo improvisation with Rita Kárpáti

25.1.

Max User Meetup NL, Utrecht - Presentation: "Bass clarinet and live electronics"

4.3.

De Mus, Torpedo Theater, Amsterdam - Solo improvisation

9.3.

Conservatorium van Amsterdam - Master research presentation: "Improvisation with interactive electronics"

24.8.

Ung Nordisk Musik 2020 Festival, Tampere - Tampering Ensemble

25.8.

Ung Nordisk Musik 2020 Festival, Tampere - Tampering Ensemble

28.8.

Ung Nordisk Musik 2020 Festival, Tampere - Riikka Talvitie: Heinä

29.8.

Ung Nordisk Musik 2020 Festival, Tampere - TampereRaw

12.9.

Haapajärvi, Finland - Trio Trecolor

13.9.

Pyhäjärvi, Finland - Trio Trecolor

8.11.
Alive Stream - Barmy FiveSeveN
2019

5.1.

Telakka Jazz, Telakka, Tampere - Inari Ruonamaa Ensemble

23.1.

MLE Block Concert, Theaterzaal/Conservatorium van Amsterdam - Premiere of a new solo piece “I have no mouth but I must scream” commissioned from Dennis Matos

15.2.

MLE Block Concert, Amsterdam Blue Note

1.3.

Cercle du Laveu, Liège (Belgium) - Solo

22.3.

MLE Block Concert, Amsterdam Blue Note - Ensemble pieces from Cornelius Cardew and Dan Trueman

8.9.

Kaivos Festival, Outokumpu (Finland) - Solo, premieres of new pieces from Lauri Supponen, Matilda Seppälä and Niilo Tarnanen

5.–9.11.

Artistic residency with Igor C Silva, Festival Dias de Musica Electroacustica, Lisbon/Seia (Portugal)

8.11.

Lisboa Incomum, Festival Dias de Musica Electroacustica, Lisbon (Portugal) - Solo

14.11.

MLE Block Concert, ZID Theater, Amsterdam - Solo improvisation

 

Maija Anttila has a long experience as a teacher, both in music schools and as a private teacher. Maija has studied music pedagogy included in her curriculum in Amsterdam Conservatory, and is at the moment teaching in Savonlinna Institute of Music and Dance.

 

Maija Anttila

+358 40 572 5843

maija.ant@gmail.com