Kuljuntausta’s keen interest in sound and its different dimensions has lead him to work in multiple fields of art and science. He started out as a composer and guitarist who played several instruments and created compositions with multi-track technology.
When he moved towards composing pieces using environmental sounds in the early 1990’s, it was a natural next step in his compositional development. At the same time, the Sound Art movement was becoming more well known, and Kuljuntausta started to work with sound in galleries and museums. In 2005 he won The Finnish State Prize for Art from the Finnish government as a distinguished national artist. In 2011 he opened Akusmata, the first sound art gallery in Finland.