Aino Tenkanen
Aino Tenkanen
Composer
Originally from Turku, Finland, I am a 28-year old composer now based in Hyvinkää. I'm currently completing a Master of Music degree in composition at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of professor Veli-Matti Puumala. Important works include my chamber opera Darwinfinches, made in collaboration with writer Klaus Maunuksela, and my work for symphony orchestra, Zoom In Zoom Out, completed for the FRSO. This work takes its inspiration from different camera techniques. I'm currently working on a piece for choir and live-electronics about SSRI medicines and its effect on the mind. As a composer, I'm interested in collaborating with other artists, exploring metaphors, and conjuring strong images in my music. I also work as a producer, an organisation activist, and as a composition and music theory teacher. In all of my roles, I take pride in bringing people together and creating safe spaces that allow us to wonder through the world of music.