Interdisciplinary Vocalist

Teea Aarnio is a vocalist, composer, educator, sound designer, improviser, artist, art director, music facilitator. For her everything resonates – everything is music. Voice, being a vocalist, guides her to various collaborations – including using her voice for natural and cultural diversity.

Teea Aarnio’s list of favourite artists; for example Australian Art Orchestra, Esperanza Spalding, Kaija Saariaho, Aynur, Kae Tempest, Høst Vocals, Walter Thomson, Conny Janssen Danst, Ragnar Kjartansson, Mari Boine, Bobby McFerrin, Kajsa Balto, Peter Gabriel, Jacob Collier, Angelique Kidjo, Elle Sofe Company, Kimmo Pohjonen, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Joni Mitchell, Oumou Sangare etc.

Teea Aarnio has worked in various projects in Finland and internationally. She is a practitioner of soundpainting improvisation and worked as a dance artist for 10 years. She created her multilingual debut album ‘Väki’ in collaboration with music producer Jukka Backlund and it was released May 19th 2023 by Finnish label Eclipse Music. During year 2020 she created and published a series of short films in collaboration with Helsinki based production company Playart Productions. Film series is an introduction for the ‘Väki’ album and in the project she worked as the art director, writer, co-editor and co-director.

Year 2021 she started to collaborate with choreographer Wilhelmina Ojanen and became an artist member of Arts Management Helsinki.  She’s now studying Global Choir Leadership in Sibelius-Academy’s Open University; has formed a new duo with Marouf Majidi; works as a vocals talent at Dictum Voice Agency; promotes her current album release ‘Väki’; is a member of a working group of a interdisciplinary theatre piece called Huojuu elämän puu (‘The tree of life sways’);plays in an improvisers collective called Helsinki Improvisers Orchestra; and is always in the search of new creative adventures.

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