Anni Tolvanen is a composer, sound designer and creative producer from Helsinki, Finland. She performs with and composes for a variety of instruments and ensembles, and gets her stylist inspiration from contemporary world music, film and video game scores, and the golden decades of jazz.
From traditions and folklore to urban soundscapes, Tolvanen explores the diversity of musical interaction in different eras and cultures. Her main focus is participatory sound design: the versatile ways we respond to and communicate through sound and music. She is an innovative producer and educator, whose varied projects reach beyond the conventions of her fields.
"Anni is a rare combination of sharp intellect, musicality, go-get attitude, dependability, and people skills."
- Towo Toivola, Product Development Leader
"Working with Anni echos her
personality: it's witty and interactive. Anni has brilliant ideas and she's adept in making her plans become reality."
- Ilona Korhonen, Doctor of Music