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Antti Nykyri (1976)
Artist, Sound Artist, Sound Designer

EDUCATION

Doctoral student. Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Master of Arts (Sound Design), Theatre Academy Finland (2003).

ARTISTIC WORKS

Transfer. Found object, sound art. Nordic Art Association Finland, triennale exhibition OXYGENUM. Veteli Art Manor. 2019.

Grid. Light and sound installation. Music and sound design. Part of Lux Helsinki light festival programme. Collaboration with XYZ collective. Production: Lux Helsinki. 2019.

I Am In Your MindContemporary dance piece. Music and sound design. Production: Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Helsinki. 2018.

Sininen huoneInteractive sound installation. Part of Soivat askeleet project, a collaboration with Helsinki Deaconess Institute. Helsinki Deaconess Institute, Helsinki. 2018.

Soivat askeleetA joint project with Helsinki Deaconess Institute where interactive sound art works were developed and produced for people as part of rehabilitative care.  Production: Antti Nykyri & Helsinki Deaconess Institute. 2018.

Minimal. Light and sound installation. Sound composition and design. Part of Lux Helsinki light festival programme. Collaboration with XYZ collective. Production: Lux Helsinki. 2018.

Winter Circus PLAY.  Sound design. Production: Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth. Helsinki. 2017.

Oratorio. Site-specific mobile piece combining poetry and sound art. Set to eight locations in Helsinki city. Collaboration with Saila Susiluoto. 2017.

Soraa ja Sadetta. Interactive sound installation. Invited Artist, Veteli Art Manor VII summer exhibition. Veteli, Finland. 2016.

Nighttime. Video & sound installation. Collaboration with Anna Nykyri. Galleria Showroom Berliini, Berlin, Germany. 2015.

Graindance. Contemporary dance piece and an interactive sound installation. Instrument building and sound design. Valssaamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki. Production: Arja Raatikainen & Co. 2015.

Non-Linear Jätkäsaari. Contemporary dance. Music and sound design. Production: Petri Kekoni Company. Helsinki, Finland. 2015.

Grain and Rain. Interactive sound installation. Gwangju Design Biennale, Nordic Spirit exhibition. Gwangju, The Republic of Korea. 2015.

Antikythera. An interactive poetry app for iPad, based on Saila Susiluoto’s poems. Sound Design. Production: Taiste. 2015.

Sound Forest. Audiovisual documentation, video, 12min. Prague Quadrenniale of Performance Design and Space. Gold Medal for Use of Media in Performance Design together with all the works from the Finnish exposition. Nominated also for the Golden Triga for best exposition. Prague, Czech. 2015.

What also could it be? Audiovisual documentation, video. 12min. The Venice Biennale, The Research Pavilion of University of the Arts Helsinki, Experimentality exhibition. Venice, Italy. 2015.

H2O + Gravel. Interactive sound installation. Fourth artistic work for doctoral studies. World Heritage Site Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. 2014.

Non-Linear -Dance Mass. Contemporary dance. Music and sound design. Production: Petri Kekoni Company. Helsinki, Finland. 2014.

The Black Box. Contemporary dance. Music, sound design & joint conceptual design. Production: Arja Raatikainen & Co. Helsinki, Finland. 2014.

Seven Theses. Dance film. Music & sound design. Production: Petri Kekoni Company. Helsinki, Finland. 2013.

Renderings of the heart of matter. A performance consisting of movement, speech, sound and video. Sound design. Helsinki, Finland. 2012.

Who are you? Participatory performance. Sound design & music. Production: Theatre Academy Helsinki. Helsinki, Finland. 2011.

MUU FOR EARS 9. Collection of Finnish and Norwegian Sound Art and Experimental Music. Two pieces on the CD. Production: Timo Soppela & Rita Leppiniemi / Artists' Association MUU.  Helsinki, Finland. 2011.

Theses of the Deed. Contemporary dance. Music & sound design. Production: Petri Kekoni Company. Helsinki, Finland. 2011.

Whiteout. Contemporary dance. Music & sound design. Production: Finnish National Ballet. Helsinki, Finland. 2010.

Theatre Orchestra of Finland: Chamber Performance. Multidisciplinary performance and exhibition. Coordinating, production & conceptual design. Also music & sound design for part of the piece. Third artistic work for doctoral studies. Kaustinen Chamber music Week, Kaustinen, Finland. 2009.

Sirje Ruohtula: Silta & Tarja Ervasti: Portti ja muita heijastuksia. Sound design for the exhibition jointly with Jari Kauppinen. Galleria Kandela, Theatre Museum, Helsinki, Finland. 2008.

Duo Jatkumo: Tall Music. Presentation/concert. Jointly with Juhani Liimatainen. Voices & Noises: Exploring the Materiality of Sound conference. Helsinki, Finland. 2008.

Sound Sources. Joint exhibition with Jari Kauppinen. Interactive sound installation. Galleria Kandela, Theatre Museum, Helsinki, Finland. 2008.

Seven Brothers. Theatrical performance. Sound design & musician. Production: Union for Rural Education and Culture & Tsuumi Dance Theatre. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Kaustinen, Finland. 2008.

Passage. Performance & installation. Music, sound design & joint conceptual design. Second artistic work for doctoral studies. Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland. 2008.

Insomnia. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production: Simo Kellokumpu Company. Helsinki, Finland. 2008.

Mieliruumiini liikkeet. Contemporary dance. Sound design & music. Helsinki Art Museum / The Tennis Palace. Helsinki, Finland. 2007.

Pyhä kauhu. Dance theatre. Sound design. Production: Keski-Uudenmaan teatteri. Kerava, Finland. 2007.

Gorgeous Gavin. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production: Simo Kellokumpu Company. Julidans NEXT, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2007.

Cantata for the promotion ceremony of The School of Art and Design. Arrangement & musician jointly with Juhani Liimatainen / Duo jatkumo. Helsinki, Finland. 2007.

Numen. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production: Nomadi Productions. Pyhäsalmi, Finland. 2006.

Sound & music for the 20-year birthday celebration of the Department of Lighting and Sound Design, Theatre Academy. Jointly with Juhani Liimatainen / Duo jatkumo. Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland. 2006.

Raw Dog. Contemporary dance. Sound design & music. First artistic work for doctoral studies. Production: Zodiak  – Center for New Dance, Full Moon Dance Festival & Simo Kellokumpu Company. Pyhäsalmi, Finland. 2005.

Ennen yötä. Contemporary dance. Sound design & music. Production: M.A.D. Tanssimaisterit & Pyhäsalmen Tanssi ry. Pyhäsalmi, Finland. 2005.

Flow. Contemporary dance. Sound design. Production: Nomadi Productions. Århus, Denmark. 2005.

Music & sounds for the Theatre Academy Helsinki 25-year celebration. Jointly with Theatre Orchestra of Finland. Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland. 2004.

Kahdelta jalalta. Contemporary dance. Sound design. Production: Theatre Academy Helsinki. Helsinki, Finland. 2004.

Family Portraits. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production: M.A.D. -tanssimaisterit. Helsinki, Finland. 2004.

Rihmastollisia jänteitä. Contemporary dance. Sound design. Production: Kekäläinen & C.O. Helsinki, Finland. 2004.

Theatre Orchestra of Finland: Soundcheck. Sounds, music and performing jointly with the orchestra. Tampere Biennale, Tampere, Finland. 2004.

Mėnesiena. Contemporary dance. Sound design. Production: Anželika Cholina Dance Theatre. Vilna, Lithuania. 2004.

Musta. Contemporary dance. Music & sound design. Production: Nomadi Productions. Helsinki, Finland. 2004.

Tarpeettomia ihmisiä. Theatrical performance. Sound design. Production: KOM Theatre. Helsinki, Finland. 2003.

Trickle, Green Oak. Dance. Electroacoustic instruments. Music: Mia Erlin. Production: Finnish National Opera. Helsinki, Finland. 2003.

Vihreä haltiatar. Musical theatre performance. Musician and part of the arrangements. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Kaustinen, Finland. 2003.

Theatre Orchestra of Finland: Soundcheck. Sounds, music and performing jointly with the orchestra. Prague Quadrenniale 2003. Prague, Czech. 2003.

Jäitä Lihassa. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production:  Zodiak – Center for New Dance. Helsinki, Finland. 2003.

Alastonkuvia (Some Explicit Polaroids). Theatre. Sound design & video design. Production: KOM Theatre. Helsinki, Finland. 2003.

Yksinoikeudella. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production: Theatre Academy Helsinki. Helsinki, Finland. 2003.

Meduusan nauru. Contemporary dance. Sound design. Production: Koko Theatre. Helsinki, Finland. 2003.

Up & Down. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production: The Arts Council of Finland, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Theatre Academy, Pépinières Européennes Pour Jeunes Artistes. Helsinki, Finland. 2002.

This Red Patch On The Carpet. Contemporary dance. Sound design. Production: Kekäläinen & Company. Helsinki, Finland. 2002.

Poor Reality. Contempoary dance. Sound design & music. Production: Pyhäsalmen Tanssi ry/European Social Fund, M.A.D. Tanssimaisterit, Zodiak  – Center for New Dance. Pyhäsalmi, Finland. 2002.

Maaseudun tulevaisuudet. Dance. Sound design & musician. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, Kaustinen, Finland. 2002.

Vimma. Contemporary dance. Sound design & original music. Production: Theatre Academy Helsinki. Lume Theatre, Helsinki. 2002.

Unikuva – Sound Interface research project. Sound design & script writing. Artistic MA thesis for Theatre Academy Finland, Department of Lighting and Sound Design. Employer: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Tampere, Finland. 2001- 2002.

Virtual Space – User Interfaces of the Future project. Sound design. Employer: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Tampere, Finland. 2000-2001.

Haltio. Installation. Conceptual design & sound design. World Heritage Site Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. 2000.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

The Suggestibility of Breath and the Medium of Air. A joint presentation with Leena Rouhiainen and Riikka Theresa Innanen. 10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research. Zurich University of the Arts, Zürich, Switzerland, 22.3.2019.

Weather Station: expedition in search of the climatological and performative potential of sound and sound art in the expanded field of scenography. Theatre and Performance Design, 2:1-2, 103-126. Jointly with Maiju Loukola, Heidi Soidinsalo, Antti Mäkelä, Kristian Ekholm, Elina Lifländer and Nanni Vapaavuori. ISSN: 2332-2551, 2332-2578, 2016.

Antikythera: Tactile audiovisual poetry app for tablets. Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA 2015 – Disruption. Jointly with Saila Susiluoto, Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola, Shakti Dash and Rasmus Vuori. ISSN: 2451-8611. ISBN: 978-1-910172-00-1, 2015.

Äänisuunnittelu ja esityksen tila. Article in book Ääneen ajateltua: Kirjoituksia äänestä, esityksestä ja niiden kohtaamisista. Ed. Heidi Soidinsalo. Teatterikorkeakoulun julkaisusarja 44, ISBN 978-952-6670-29-4, 2014.

Making and Knowing Art from the Heart. Jointly with Leena Rouhiainen. Proceedings of CARPA3. Nivel02, Publication serie of the Theatre Academy. 2014.

Tallentein tehty elävä esitys: Näkökulmia esittävien taiteiden elävyyteen ja tallenteiden esityskäyttöön. Peer reviewer journal article. Lähikuva, 3/2013.

Making and Knowing Art from the Heart. A performative part and a presentation jointly with Leena Rouhiainen. CARPA 3 - The third Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts: The Impact of Performance as Research. University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy Finland, Helsinki, Finland, 28.2.2013.

Inventing, reflecting, analyzing and reporting: Diverse functions of audiovisual documentation and ethnographic data in artistic research and art making practice. Presentation. DATA as Art – ART as Data Seminar. Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland, 21.9.2011.

Visual and audiovisual documentation in performing arts artistic research - Reflection, evidence and knowledge construction. Presentation. Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts (CARPA). Theatre Academy Finland, Helsinki, Finland, 21.11.2009.

Diverse functions of visual and audiovisual documentation in artistic research processes. Presentation on a course Audiovisuality in the era of digital convergence. The Danish National Research School for Media, Communication and Journalism (FMKJ), Finnish ELOMEDIA Doctoral School of Audiovisual Media. Copenhagen, Denmark, 25.4.2009.

Process specific and unstandardized sound reinforcement as a creative instrument. Presentation. Voices and Noises: Exploring the Materiality of Sound. The Institute for Art Research, University of Helsinki, Doctoral Study Programme for Performing Arts in Finland and the Finnish Academy research group Encounters in Art and Philosophy. Helsinki, Finland, 14.11.2008.

Movement and sound in the performance Passage (Väylä). Presentation jointly with Leena Rouhiainen. Kinaesthesia and Motion Conference. Tampere University, Tampere, Finland, 3.10.2008.

ALT – A Performative Process and In-Between Space. Presentation jointly with Marita Huurinainen, Toni Kauppila & Leena Rouhiainen. Ways of Knowing in Dance and Art Symposium. Theatre Academy Finland, Helsinki, Finland, 11.10.2007.

Questioning Conventions in Sound Design. Presentation. Sound Seminar. Elomedia - Doctoral School of Audiovisual Media. The School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland, 24.9.2007.

Crossings: Questioning conventions and mixing dance, sound and lighting design in performative and reflective ways. Presentation jointly with Kirsi Heimonen, Tomi Humalisto & Leena Rouhiainen. Re-thinking practice and theory – International symposium on Dance. Research Centre National de la Danse (CND), Paris, France, 22.6.2007.


OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Näkökulmia taiteen kokeellisuuteen. Studia Generalia, Kaustinen College of Music. 2.9.2016.

Teknologia – teatterin peikko vai petikaveri? Article jointly with Tomi Humalisto. Teatterikorkea 2/2011.

Liveness, sameness and sound design. Article. Staging thinking. Oistat Centre Finland, 2011.

Liveness, sameness and sound design. Presentation. Prague Quadrennial 2011, Finnish national section, Prague, Czech, 22.6.2011.

Äänen monialainen soveltaminen. Presentation. Radiofestivaali 2011. Tornio, Finland, 14.4.2011.

Turvallinen taustanauha? Ääni, musiikki ja nykytanssin konventiot. Article. Zodiak - Uuden tanssin tähden. Ed. Raija Ojala & Kimmo Takala. Like kustannus, ISBN 978-952-471-955-1, 2007.

Optisia harhoja. Article. Liikekieli.com. 8.1.2007.

Optisia harhoja. Article. Teatterikorkea 2/06.

Huippumodernit ilmaisun esteet. Article. Teatteri 1/2004.

EDUCATIONAL WORK

Preparing MA grade sound studies (Soveltavan ääni-ilmaisun maisteriohjelma) for the University of Lapland jointly with several educational institutions. Developing the studies took place as part of the EU-funded Institute for Northern Culture project. 2010-2011.

Lecturing and/or preparing several courses for different departments in Theatre Academy Finland. Lecturing or other educational duties for Samsung corporation (Korea), Sibelius Academy (Finland), The School of Art and Design (Finland) Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland) & Cultural Service for the Visually Impaired (Finland). Inspecting MA grade theses in Theatre Academy Finland. From 2004.


SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

An investigation for Arts Promotion Centre Finland concerning recognizing and promoting new forms of arts. 2017.

Mentor. Samsung Creative kids / youth membership program camp, artistic part. Seoul, The Republic of Korea. 2014.

Investigating and developing practices for creating web based doctoral dissertations in Theatre Academy Helsinki. Work periods. 2012-2014.

Artistic director, Sound Design. Institute for Northern Culture project. Work periods. 2010-2011.

A report of the outlooks and expectations concerning technologies in Theatre Academy Finland. Compiled for the board of Theatre Academy in order to support the creation of investment policy for the Academy. Jointly with Tomi Humalisto. 2010.


OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

Research associate. Elomedia Doctoral School of Audiovisual Media. Work periods. 2010-2011.

Research associate / assistant. Theatre Academy Finland. Work Periods. 2006-2009.

Research assistant. Digital sound research project, Theatre Academy Finland, Department of Lighting and Sound Design. Work periods. 2004-2006.

Research trainee, Sound design. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Work periods. 2000-2002.

Freelance journalist for several Finnish public broadcasting company YLE radio channels. 1996-2000.


POSITIONS OF TRUST

Liikkeen puolesta kannatusyhdistys association (Petri Kekoni Company). Member of board from 2014.

Zodiak Presents association. Member of board. 2009-2012.

Zodiak Presents association. Member of repertoire & strategy committee. 2011-2012.

Member of Theatre Academy Finland education and research council. 2008-2009.

Member of Auvo working group, Union of Lighting and Sound Designers in Finland. 2007-2008.