Photo by Maarit Kytöharju

Composer Maija Hynninen (b. 1977) is working in the areas of concert music, electronic instrument design and multidisciplinary performances. The essence of her music builds on the unique moments where the parameters of this world are slightly altered to allow a glimpse of another reality to be present. It can be a moment where the timbre of purely acoustical writing gives surprising results or when electronics project sounds into another domain, another space and reality.

Article by Auli Särkiö in Finnish Music Quarterly

mask the absence (2021) for violin and double bass

Written for and premiered in the context of the
5th International ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week 2021

Performed by:
Ensemble Suono Giallo
Chiara Franceschini, violin
Giacomo Piermatti, double-bass


works for instruments/voice and electronics by Maija Hynninen,
CD released 11th October 2019

"Musical breaking of dawn for Maija Hynninen"... "cleverly written electro-acoustic works are large and strenuous, but also fragile and heartfelt."

"Acoustic elements in all of the works overlap with Hynninen's self-produced electronic audio. The end result is a natural electroacoustic coexistence and interaction."

YLE, Aki Yli-Salomäki

"The clear strength in this album as a whole is Hynninen’s conceptualization of electronic timbres. Her composition and performance give the electronic components a true voice, and all of her decisions in this domain feel carefully and effectively chosen"

I care if you listen, Adam O'Dell

"Maija Hynninen (b. 1977) creates spacious, original sound worlds and narratives that leave room for the listeners’ imagination."

FMQ, Anna Pulkkis

Click the CD cover to find out more!