Riikka Talvitie has worked extensively in the field of music as a composer, an oboist and a pedagogue. As a composer, she has worked in particular with vocal and electro-acoustic music. Her radio opera, The Queen of the Cold Land, won the Prix Italia price in 2018. Talvitie is currently completing her artistic doctorate at the University of the Arts in Helsinki. In her research, she is studying how the composer's practice may be opened from the perspective of shared authorship and communality.