Interdisciplinary Artist and educator –
Voice, Music, Arts
Teea Aarnio is a vocalist, lyricist, composer, musician, storyteller, educator, sound designer, improviser, visual artist, mover, actor, art director. For her everything resonates – everything is music; all arts are connected. She is a practitioner of soundpainting improvisation and she worked as a dance artist for 10 years.
Teea Aarnio’s list of favourite artists is wide and diverse; for example Esperanza Spalding, Kaija Saariaho, Kae Tempest, Høst Vocals, Walter Thomson, Conny Janssen Danst, Ragnar Kjartansson, Mari Boine, Bobby McFerrin, 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 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; focuses on her current album release; is working in a new theatre piece called Huojuu elämän puu (‘The tree of life sways’); and is a member of improvisers collective called Helsinki Improvisers Orchestra.