Aalto Media Lab


On this page you will find a selection of Sound in New Media alumni.
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Tuomas Ahva

Tuomas Ahva

Sound in New Media '15

Tuomas Ahva studied Sound in New Media between 2013 and 2015 and became a specialist in the intersection of software, technology, sound design and music. Before the studies he had a background in software development. Sound in New Media studies offered him plenty of ideas for creative use of software and technology, and also structured insight into sound design and music. One of the major topics in his studies were touch screen instruments (such as musical iPad apps) and how they can be used for composing and performing music. Ever since the graduation he has been performing and making music with iPads under name ‘Ahva’.

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Melike Ceylan

Melike Ceylan

Sound in New Media '17

Melike Ceylan is a Turkish sound artist, researcher, and currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sonic Arts at the University of Calgary. Her artistic and academic interests include radio art and experimentations with recorded voices. She has broadcast, exhibited, and performed her creative works across Europe and Canada. She also works as a sound designer and composer for various media, including radio, theatre, and art installations. In addition to her MA degree in Sound in New Media, she holds a BA (Honours) degree in Design of Audio Arts from Yildiz Technical University.

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Ava Grayson

Ava Grayson

Sound in New Media '16

Ava Imogen Grayson is a Canadian-born sound and media artist living and working in Helsinki. She is a lecturer at the University of the Arts Helsinki in the Sound Art & Sonic Arts programme, and regularly facilitates workshops and event series that promote new and creative ways for members of the local community to experience listening, sound, and wellbeing. She holds a Master's in Sound in New Media (Aalto University) and a Bachelor of Music Composition (University of British Columbia).

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Veli Laamanen

Veli Laamanen

Sound in New Media '18

Veli Laamanen is a composer and a sound designer who graduated from SiNM in 2018. His areas of specialities are game music and audio in VR. Some of the projects he has worked on are: tv-series Gigglebug, virtual collaboration tool Glue and mobile game Shadow Bug. He currently works at Fake Productions.

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Svetlana Maraš

Svetlana Maraš

Sound in New Media '11

Svetlana Maras (1985) is composer and sound artist from Serbia. She works at the intersection of experimental music, sound art and new media. Her musical work is finding adequate form of expression in different media, genres and representational contexts and encompasses live electronic music performance, electro-acoustic compositions, works for radio, sound and media installations.

Maras has presented her work internationally, at venues, festivals and events such as CTM (Berlin), Espace Multimedia Gantner (Bourogne), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade), Ausland (Berlin), ICMC (New York), International Rostrum of Composers (Wroclaw), ISEA (Dubai), International Music Institute (Darmstadt), Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and National Radios of Austria, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Slovenia and many other countries.

Maras is currently director of the Radio Belgrade's Electronic Studio.

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