Our projects

See all our projects about research, development and international co-operation.

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Project name Project time Financier
Active Acoustic Augmented Instruments
The project aims to create a seamless integration of acoustic and electronic sound into a single instrumental entity.
Active Acoustics – Smart Audio objects at the Interface of the Material and the Digital
Academy of Finland Key Project (2016-2018) by Otso Lähdeoja, targets the development of pioneering audio applications combining structure-borne sound and sensor technology into a set of Active Acoustic Objects at the interface of the material and the digital.

Academy of Finland

Aino and Heikki
The research examines Aino Ackté’s and Heikki Renvall’s correspondence.

The foundation of Alfred Kordelin

Artistic Dialogue in Urban Environment
In her artistic research (2014-2021), Mari Martin makes art in urban environments in collaboration with others, while reflecting on and testing the concept of dialogue.

The research has been funded at various stages by the University of the Arts Helsinki, the Swedish Cultural Foundation and the City of Helsinki.

Artistic Doctorates in Europe
Artistic Doctorates in Europe: Third cycle provision in Dance and Performance (ADiE) project is investigating Practice as Research (PaR) inquiries within research level degrees in Dance and Performance.


Beautiful Past – Rethinking Stradivari Violins in the Aesthetics of European Neoclassicism (c. 1760-1814)
Research project (2015-2018) by Christina Linsenmeyer focuses on the canonization of Stradivari violins.

Academy of Finland

Bodies in war, Bodies in Dance

Academy of Finland

Cantatrices Achté
The research concentrates on a correspondence that reveals points of view on the conventions of opera culture.

Svenska Litteratursällskapet i Finland, the foundation of Emil Aaltonen and Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse.

City as Space of Rules and Dreaming
The project funded by Kone Foundation (2021-2024) strengthens polyphony of urban space and thereby develops a more just city.

Kone Foundation

Control and Tax: The Licensing and Taxing Systems of Music and Musicians in late Habsburg Prague, 1894–1918
The research project addresses neglected aspects of the music culture of Prague.
Correspondence with the Past
Elina Saloranta's artistic research examines Finnish singer Elli Forssell.
Curriculum as a policy instrument for educational (e)quality of music education in Finland
Research project (2018-) directed by Marja-Leena Juntunen examines issues related to the implementation of the music core curricula in Basic Education and Basic Education in the Arts.

The project has been partially funded by Svenska Kulturfonden, Svensk-Österbottniska samfundet and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Dialogue Generation for Radio Drama
The project explores the computational generation of dialogue for radio drama.
Embodied Language Learning through the Arts (ELLA)
ELLA is a research project (2021-2024) funded by Kone foundation which investigates how embodied language learning through the arts may generate substantial change within communities.
Equity in Composing
The Equity in Composing project (2019-) aims to reduce gender-based occupational segregation and to advance equal opportunities for participation in the field.
Finnish National Ballet 100
Aino Kuokkanen researches the history of the Finnish National Ballet.
Timo Heino's research project "Food" (2018-2020) explores food from different perspectives.
Foreign Study Trips of Finnish Organists
The research project lead by Peter Peitsalo explores Finnish organ art.
Global Visions Through Mobilizing Networks: Co-Developing Intercultural Music Teacher Education in Finland, Israel and Nepal
The research project funded by the Academy of Finland (2015 - 2020) creates an international network of music teacher educators and a hybrid space for reflection and planning.
Grabando al caminar
Lea Kantonen researches the arts of indeginous people in Mexico. Grabando al caminar -project took place 2017-2018 and was funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
How to do things with performance?
This academic project (2016-2021) asks what can be done with performance. What actualises when a performance takes place, when it is documented, and when it is written about?
Intersubjectivity in Music; the Perspective of Technological Mediation
Academy Research Fellow Otso Lähdeoja's research objective for the project (2018-2023) is to provide tools for a technologically augmented connection between musicians.

the Academy of Finland

Learning in and through the Arts in higher education: Developing shared leadership
This project examines learning and teaching environments in the three academies of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
Letter Correspondence by Jean Sibelius and Aino Ackté
The research project examines correspondence between the years 1899 and 1936.
Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees
Although we are often accused of “not seeing the forest for the trees”, this project wants to look at the opposite danger, not seeing the trees for the forest, and focus on individual trees.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Microhistorical Perspectives on Female Involvement in Restaurant Music in the Late Nineteenth Century in Europe
The research project examines female musicians.
Music and Sound in the History of Finnish non-fiction Cinema
Research project explores sound elements in cinema.
Music for social impact: practitioners’ contexts, work, and beliefs (2020 – 2022)
A research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Music, Diplomacy and Cold War
Meri Herrala's research project examines musician's role in the Cold War.
Music, Nature and Environmental Crises
The research project examines the significance of music to our general ecological awareness.
New Spaces for a new Society
Jan-Erik Andersson's artistic research (2020-2022)
Performing with Plants
The artistic research project develops and specifies the question how to perform landscape today.
Politics of Equality in Finnish Opera
The research project (2017-2022) by Liisamaija Hautsalo explores Finnish opera in the context of the core value of Finnish society, equality.

the Academy of Finland

Post-digital Epistemologies of the Photographic Image (PEPI)
The research project examines the truthfulness of the photographic image.

The Academy of Finland.

Research of grand-scale forms during the Classical era based on contemporary theoretical writings
Veijo Murtomäki's second topic of the research outlines the political connections of Central European composers in the 19th century as well as those of the Finnish music scene.
Research Pavilion
The Research Pavilion is meeting place, a catalyst of emerging co-operations in the area of artistic research, and a generator of new thinking.

The Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation (2019 and 2021)

Structure-borne sound and composite aural spaces in music and intermedia creation
Research project (2014-2017) by Otso Lähdeoja
Subtle Corporealities: Propositions of Resistance for Creative Practitioners
Research project (2020-2022) by Susanna Hast and Maryam Bagheri Nesami develops artistic proposals for resistance and reparation of damage while testing the boundaries of self expression without overt exposure.
Systems Analysis and the Lyon Model of Music Education
The project examines music education practices in Lyon model and Finnish research on institutional social innovations and systems analysis.
TAKING BACK THE MUSEUM – Opening the Space of Community Museums to Recover the Art of Indigenous People
The project (2021-2024) funded by Kone foundation aims to decolonize art and museology in order to to recover the art and knowledge of Indigenous communities.
Tallinn 67 -Jazzfestival
Heli Reimann's research project.
The artist-researcher as witness
The research project focuses on the position of authority of the artist.
The Arts as Public Service: Strategic Steps towards Equality (ArtsEqual)
The research initiative funded by the Academy of Finland's Strategic Research Council (2015 - 2021) explores how the arts can meet the social challenges of the 2020s.
The Evolvement of the Musical Life in Tampere 1900-1940
Music researher Markus Mantere examines musical life in Tampere.
The History of Playing the Piano in Finland
The research project outlines the culture of piano playing, its history, conventions and its musical heritage.
The Music-Related Gestures
Assi Karttunen's research project examines musical gestures.
The Transformative Politics of Music Education in an Aging Society
This research project (2019-2022) by Tuulikki Laes explores music learning and performing as ways of promoting ageing identities.

the Academy of Finland

Three Times a Decade
Three Times a Decade is both a media art project, and a study about the practices of the internet culture, namely about the video blogs.
Transforming Musicianship – Musicians’ Learner Identity
The research project (2018-2021) led by Dr. Guadalupe López-Íñiguez aims at renewing learning and performance practices in classical music.
Translocal Cultural Fields – Music as a Cultural and Economic Enterprise in the Four Biggest Cities in Finland, 1900–1939
The study lead by Vesa Kurkela examines musical activity in the four biggest cities in Finland in the first four decades of the 20th century.
Unveiling The Mystery Of Harmony
Research project about memory for harmony (2016-2021) lead by professor Tuire Kuusi, main researcher PhD Ivan Jimenez.
The project's main objective is to develop new perspectives to place- and site-responsive practices and produce artworks that emerge from engaging with the critical material of speculative fiction, astrobiology, astronomical data, and queer theory.
Yes, address me as a location
A research on “dis-orientation” as choreographic strategy.