Dawn Breaks


selected works with electronics

Jaana Kärkkäinen, piano, Mirka Malmi, violin, Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano, among others

Ravello Records
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"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"

Adam O'Dell
I care if you listen, 2020

"The music of Maija Hynninen explores the breaking of sound and the continuity of music: a spectacular effect."

Marçal Borotau
Sonograma magazine, 2019

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

Wilhelm Kvist
HBL, 2019

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

Aki Yli-Salomäki
YLE, Uudet Levyt, 2019

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

Anna Pulkkis
FMQ, 2019

Organ Music of the 21st Century


Trois Mondes

Susanne Kujala, organ

Alba Records
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"Kujala's new Alba recording includes an excellent and fascinating collection of works from five Finnish composers. In Trois Mondes for organ and electronics (2010-11), Maija Hynninen takes inspiration from the auditory and visual illusions of Jean-Calude Risset and M.C. Escher."

Anna Pulkkis
Finnish Music Quarterly, 2019

"In Maija Hynninen's Trois Mondes the live electronics builds dizzying sound pyramids. [5/5 stars to the album]"

Veijo Murtomäki
Helsingin Sanomat, 2019

Kuunteletko sinä


Mielen tasapainolajit

The Polytech Choir, conducted by Juha Kuivanen

Polyteknikkojen kuoron musiikkikustannus Oy
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"Maija Hynninen builds her rich and multi faceted composition Mental Balance Variants on two poems by Janne Nummela."

Lauri Kilpiö
Suomen Kuvalehti, 2013