Visa Kuoppala


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Visa Kuoppala is a Finnish composer and free-improviser living in London, UK. He is particularly active in the areas of electroacoustic music and electroacoustic improvisation, in which he is exploring the poetry and expressiveness achievable with subtle, enigmatic and inconspicuous handling of sound. At present he is working on a PhD in electroacoustic composition at the Music department of University of Birmingham under the supervision of Jonty Harrison, towards which he has received funding from AHRC and the university. Previously he has studied at the Music Technology department of Sibelius Academy, Finland (2005-2012) and at the Music, Technology and Innovation department at De Montfort University, UK (2009-2010). Prior to Jonty Harrison, his composition supervisors have been John Young, Patrick Kosk, Andrew Bentley, Otto Romanowski and Tapio Nevanlinna. He has performed or his works have been performed in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, England, Northern Ireland, USA and China.

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