Le Petit Festival Hanko, Hangon Kaupungintalo
25.8.2018 at 1900-2130
Happening now for the third time
ULTRA ORGAN by Kimmo Pohjonen
Kimmo Pohjonen – organ-accordion, voice
Mikko Helenius – organ, voice
Tuomas Norvio – sound design and live electronics
Otso Vartiainen – visual design, lights

Pohjonen´s 70 min. composition, Ultra Organ, is commissioned by Köln Philharmonie. Co-composer of the piece is Tuomas Norvio with arrangements by Pohjonen, Helenius and Norvio.
The composition is a modern music and in its narrative, the accordion has its own battle with the official instrument of the church, the organ. The result is 21st century’s electronic organ-accordion music.

22.8.2018 at 2100 in Mikael Agrocola´s church, Helsinki
Helsingin Juhlaviikot
BREATH by Tero Saarinen and Kimmo Pohjonen
Tero Saarinen Company

Live music, dance and visuals intertwine to create wild forms and mythical images – infused by Beckett-inspired existentialism and absurd humour.

Concept Tero Saarinen & Kimmo Pohjonen
Choreography and dance Tero Saarinen
Composition, arrangement, music Kimmo Pohjonen
Lighting and set design Mikki Kunttu
Costume design Teemu Muurimäki
Sound design, co-arrangement Tuomas Norvio
Choreographer’s Assistant Henrikki Heikkilä
Sound Designer’s Assistant Sami Tammela

Next shows:
28.9.2018 Tanssin Aika Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland
9.-10.10.2018 Sidance 2018, Sogang University Mary Hall, South Korea
FENCED DREAMS is a walking piece by Sari Palmgren that winds its way through the public spaces and beautiful gardens of Kaarela; a magical journey that combines dance, music and nature, guiding the participants to appreciate miracles of everyday reality.

Choreography: Sari Palmgren
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio & Esa Mattila
Music: Mikko Perkola, Tuomas Norvio & Esa Mattila
Costume design: Riitta Röpelinen
Lighting design: Ina Niemelä
Performers: Pekka Louhio, Mikko Perkola, Marjukka Savolainen, Pauliina Kyttä & almost 80 volunteers
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Kanneltalo, Sari Palmgren
Premiere: 24.8.2017, as a part of the Helsinki Festival
Photos: Jouni Ihalainen
IRIS by Johanna Nuutinen
The production is directed by Johanna Nuutinen in collaboration with film makerJukka Rajala-Granstubb. The multidisciplinary work explores the themes of strength, desire and survival through the mediums of dance, film and photography.
Premier 22.9.2017 Turbiinisali, Helsinki
Concept and choreography: Johanna Nuutinen
DOP: Jukka Rajala-Granstubb
Script: Johanna Nuutinen, Jukka Rajala-Granstubb
Movement dramaturgy: Jarkko Lehmus
Light design: Joonas Tikkanen
Original score: Tuomas Norvio in collaboration with Tapani Rinne
Foley sounds: Stefan Backas
Editing: Mervi Junkkonen, Jukka Rajala-Granstubb
Costume design and styling: Minttu Vesala
Performers on stage: Nathalie Ruiz, Yvan Auzely
Performers on film: Alma Äijö, Anni Koskinen, Onni Hämäläinen, Filip Forsström, Yvan Auzely, Nathalie Ruiz, Eila Ilola, Kari Harju
THE ARTIST by Circo Aereo

An artist arrives in his studio, ready to prepare a new work of art. He waits for inspiration to strike him. When it eventually does, things don’t proceed quite as the distinguished artist would wish. For him, the everyday is filled with challenges until an eventual chaos is unavoidable.
The Artist follows the success of Circo Aereo’s and Thomas Monckton’s previous collaboration, The Pianist, which has proven a smash hit with critics and audiences around the world. Since 2013, it has been performed nearly 300 times in Scandinavia, Canada, New Zealand, France, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Russia, USA… The Pianist was nominated for a Best Performance prize at Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2014.

The Artist: Thomas Monckton
Direction: Sanna Silvennoinen
Lighting design: Juho Rahijärvi
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio and Atte Kantonen
Music: Tuomas Norvio, Mikko Perkola & Atte Kantonen
Costume design: Kati Mantere
Consultant: Eveliina Hämäläinen
Production: Circo Aereo, Ateneum-sali Helsinki Festival
KINEMA by Circo Aereo

A living ragdoll, worlds most bigheaded man and a daredevil who challenges himself to battle meet at the stage. Juggler tries to survive from the tempest and acrobat from limbs that strech like chewing gum. International group of artists helps, bugs and interferes each other by random logic. Pictures become alive and movements and bodies duplicate as in a kaleidoscope

Concept and direction: Maksim Komaro
Lighting design: Juho Rahijärvi
Sound design and music: Tuomas Norvio
Video design: Kalle Nio
Set design: Kalle Nio, Maksim Komaro & Katrine Høyberg
Producer: Follow the Rabbit/Josefin Lindberg
Circus artists:
Lisa Angberg
Onni Toivonen
Vellu Saarela
Karina Saarela
Karoline Aamås
ÅÄÖ by Vera Nevanlinna, Ervi Siren & working group

å ä ö is a performance with music and dance. Its starting points are not themes or statements but motion and collaboration. It is the meeting point of the visions of two choreographers, Vera Nevanlinna and Ervi Sirén. Sirén conducts the performers to a state of dancing, while Nevanlinna guides them to see the environment and become seen themselves.

Premier 16.5.2017 at Zodiak, Helsinki

Choreography: Vera Nevanlinna, together with the dancers
Movement development: Ervi Sirén
Dance: Andrius Katinas, Ninu Lindfors, Saara Norvio, Vera Tegelman, Anna Virkkunen
Sound design/ music: Tuomas Norvio, Sami Tammela
Lighting and spatial design: Heikki Paasonen & Salla Salin
Costume design: Riitta Röpelinen
Dramaturg: Tuomas Timonen
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Vera Nevanlinna & working group
Photo: Elina Brotherus
Ko(o)dit Home Codes Gå dit!
MA 16.01.2017 klo 19:30
Klang -concert series
Black Box, Musiikkitalo

Tapani Rinne & Tuomas Norvio:
Ko(o)dit Home Codes Gå dit!

Tapani Rinne, clarinet
Tuomas Norvio, electronics

Hanna Kinnunen, flute
Mikko Raasakka, clarinet
Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp
Emil Holmström, piano and frame harp
Markus Hohti, cello
Anders Pohjola, electronics
LICKING THINGS by Sari Palmgren & working group
Teaser video: Perttu Saksa
9.-17.11.2016 in Zodiak

Licking Things is a meeting of live music and the primitive motion clinging to life at all costs. The performance looks for fulfilment through music and motion, and examines the empty moments that make fulfilment so full. When something reaches that fullness it disintegrates in its perfection, vanishes – and becomes empty again.

The music is composed by Mikko Perkola and Tuomas Norvio, who also appear on stage with Katri Soini and Sari Palmgren. Their music is inspired by old vocal music and Perkola's instrument, the viola da gamba, and taken to new spheres by Norvio's electronics. Primitive movement and growling: the weight of the dancers' bodies fill the space where incompleteness maintains a lust for life.
Ravel is a short video by Gemma Tweedie with music by Tuomas Norvio, featuring performer Sampo Kurppa. It is part of the theatre, visual art, and sound project, Only Bones, which takes non-text based performance in the expanded narrative form into sparse environments.
KUPLAT-JUHLAT 27.8.2016. WELCOME! more info at facebook/kuplat-juhlat
The Ernesto Neto exhibition on the 5th floor features three event nights that use sound and dance to carry the audience into a meditative state – a ritual for relaxing and calming the mind.
The concept of the event nights was created by sound designer Tuomas Norvio. Every night features a different musical artist.
Design: Tuomas Norvio
Dance: Saara Norvio
Dancer’s outfit: Marja Moisio
Fri 18.3. at 18.00 Tapani Rinne, bass clarinet
Fri 8.4. at 18.00 Johanna Juhola, accordion
Fri 15.4. at 18.00 Mikko Perkola, viola da gamba and voice
Music and sound for the Opening & Pre-Game short film for the IIHF 2016 Ice Hockey World Junior Championships in Finland. Sponsored by Veikkaus.
Film direction, edit and post: Thomas Freundlich / Lumikinos Productions
DP: Amulio Jose Espinosa
Movement design for hockey sequences: Valtteri Raekallio
Production and choreography: Heidi Naakka, Valtteri Raekallio and Inka Tiitinen
Performance: Heidi Naakka, Mirva Mäkinen, Anni Koskinen, Eero Vesterinen, Iiro Näkki, Guillermo Sarduy + Saara Norvio, Jyrki Kasper, Teemu Korjuslommi and lighting designer Jukka Huitila
Hockey sounds recorded by Sami Tammela
Music and sound design: Tuomas Norvio
Music by Tuomas Norvio. Video by Gemma Tweedie and Thomas Monckton.
OU as in 'OverUnity', more commonly referred to as perpetual motion is 'a motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy', is a video created as a parallel project to the theatre show Only Bones.
Using choreography directly from the theatre show, OU combines Tuomas Norvio's track and the eccentric movement to make an independent but intertwined creation.
More from Only Bones
More from Thomas Monckton & Gemma Tweedie: chameleon-company
Thanks Cirko, Kallo Collective, and Jenni Kallo. kallocollective.com

Current Music Projects

Pohjonen alanko

Ismo Alanko: voice, guitar
Kimmo Pohjonen: voice, accordion
Tuomas Norvio: live electronics

Hildá Länsman & Tuomas Norvio

Hildá Länsman - voice and frame drum
Tuomas Norvio - live electronics

Soundscapes based on improvisation. In intermediate spaces formed by echoes and rhythms, Hilda's ethereal, shrilling, growling and clear voice will be combined with the dense electronical sound created by Tuomas. 

Ad Olio - Marianna Henriksson, Verneri Pohjola & Tuomas Norvio

Johanna Juhola Reaktori

Johanna Juhola: accordion
Tuomas Norvio: live electronics, samples
Milla Viljamaa: piano, harmonium, vocals
Sara Puljula: double bass, vocals

Charismatic and playful accordionista Johanna Juhola conjures a magical world that blends Buenos Aires tango halls with dark Finnish forest landscapes. Laced with both melancholic nostalgia and uplifting exuberance, Johanna’s music is an original blend of contemporary tango and inventive use of electronica. A well-known face on the Finnish music scene, her openening piece commissioned for the 2007 Eurovision song contest was watched by tens of millions around the world. Johanna’s innovative performances with her quartet Reaktori captivate with their musical wizardry and cheeky theatricality.

Juhola has released four solo albums Miette (Texicalli Records 2006), Fantasiatango (Texicalli Records 2010), Fantasiatango 2 (Johanna Juhola Music 2012) and Diivan Jäljet (Johanna Juhola Music 2018). Johanna Juhola Reaktori has also released a live CD Tango Roto Live (Johanna Juhola Music 2010). 

Hertell, Rinne & Norvio

Harri Hertell: spoken word
Tapani Rinne: bass clarinet
Tuomas Norvio: live sampling and electronics

Luova Tuho - Creative Destruction

Luova Tuho - Creative Destruction is an installation and a live performance combining Ilkka Rautio´s film, Saara Norvio´s dance and Tuomas Norvio´s music. The premier was at the Festival Norpas in Taalintehdas at 21.8.2015.

The work was filmed in Koverhar, an old steel factory, that is being demolished. The factory was closed down in 2012 and hundreds of people got unemployed, leaving everything behind.

The installation is a multichannel film and sound piece. The live performance combines live electronic/ acoustic music, contemporary dance and VJing with the film material.

Kuplat - Juhlat 2014/ 2016

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- Juhlat. A party, music, dance and circus performance in two Komsio domes in Tullinranta, Hanko on the last weekend of August.

Celebrating the end of the summer in the spirit of Ancient Lights on the seashores of Baltic Sea.

Organizers: Tuomas Norvio, Saara Norvio & Sari Palmgren

Together with: Agit-Cirk, Michaela, Kimmo Pohjonen, Ismo Alanko, Juuso Hannukainen, Anna Pöllänen, Johanna Ikola, Sakari Männistö, Emma Lister, Anni Rissanen, Jukka Peltola, Kaisa Kemikoski, Satu Rekola, Pekka Louhio, Steina Öhman, Labby Catering & Creative Hanko Collective. 


Rinne, Norvio, Huhtamäki - Mindscape Music album

Cover design Artur Närvänen

2/2014. Vinyl album.
We recorded our trios improvisational concerts in Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna during 2011-2014. Then we edited, combined and manipulated them to make an album that is something different than the starting point.


Gift! solo album

Cover design: Kati Hyyppä

In 2012 I actualized a long time thought to Thank people that i haven´t been able to before.

The album was composed between 2010 and 2011, some songs from a scratch and some from bits that I had made for earlier works.

  1. Maillot
  2. So Long and Thanks For All
  3. Bubble Memory
  4. Redshift
  5. 999 Genders
  6. Boom Boom Llamas
  7. King of Sweden


Solo electronics

Since 2011 I have had a few solo performances. They have been largely improvisational. I don´t have a stable concept how to perform my own music, only the laptop and Lemur remains every time.

The last few times shows have been a play around baritone ukulele, live sequencing of beats and manipulation of those two elements on the spot.

I have also performed live in some circus and dance performances. Some of these shows have been more acoustic and some more electronic.