Tommi Salomaa
Humanist of the day

Tommi Salomaa

Tommi Salomaa is an entrepreneur in the field of music, audio and IT: a sound craftsman of the digital age. He is 99 percent musician-come-artist with just a hint of nerd, but he is a humanist through and through. Salomaa feels he could describe himself as an eternal student whose master’s thesis foundered when four bands, a day job and development of the music business took all his energy.

Tommi Salomaa

Tommi Juhana Salomaa
Born November 5, 1979, Lahti

Bachelor of arts (musicology), University of Helsinki

Music and sound production and programming 2012–, Saloma Sounds

Clients and partners including:
- Gajatri Studios
- Recoil Games
- ZORG Entertainment/ Aritunes
- Sulake Corporation
- Promentor Solutions
- Fifty-Sixty Software

Collaboration with bands and artists:
- Wankers of the Zoo Crew
- V for Violence
- Anzi Destruction
- Jaani Peuhu
- Ten after Dawn

Photo: Klaudia Weber
Written by Tommi Salomaa (Tomas Sjöblom, ed.)
Translated by Matthew Billington

I mainly work on various projects involving music and sound production. These include video games and online language courses as well as collaboration with other artists and bands. This can be the composition, production, recording and arrangement of music, for instance piano and string arrangements for a band, sound effects…

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I am insatiably curious, and interested in many things. My musical interests range from classical and contemporary classical music to electronic music, rock, metal and jazz, just to name a few genres. It was the same with my studies, as I experimented with minors until I finally ended up with…

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There is enough of the idealist artist in me to hope that I am, in some way, making the world a better place through music, whatever that might mean. At the very least I hope that music can provide positive experiences and make life more enjoyable.

I hope to have…

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