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Janne Halmkrona

Janne Matias Halmkrona
Born April 19, 1968, Tornio.

Master of Arts (Musicology), 1996, University of Helsinki

Musician, CMX, 1990- , Sapattivuosi, 2000-
Production Head, Sony Music Entertainment Finland Ltd, 2005–2012
Founder/Programmer, Njet Communications Ltd, 1999–2004
Programmer, 1996–1999, ICL Data Ltd
Radio DJ, Radio Helsinki, 2000–2006

Publications, Awards and Special Achievements
CMX: 14 albums, 4 compilations, 16 Gold and 3 platinum records
Sapattivuosi: 3 albums
Encyclopedia idiotica (ed. Tuukka Hämäläinen): book based on CMX’s website’s forum, together with A.W.Yrjänä
Second form, Tornio inter-schools skiing competition, Silver Medal, 1976

Photo: AJ Savolainen
Written by Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta
Translated by John Calton

My best memory from the University of Helsinki

Maybe not the best memory, but a strange story comes to mind.

I hadn’t yet joined CMX, but Yrjänä and I had a surprise duo gig in October, 1990. CMX had been asked to perform at the Stupido club at Botta in Helsinki, but the two other members of the band, Kimmo Suomalainen and Pekka Kanniainen, were working in southern Sweden at the time and couldn’t make it to the gig. Yrjänä suggested that the two of us could do it with a drum machine, and I was crazy enough to say yes. The promotional picture was taken in the University main building in the lobby of the Senate square side, next to the statues. It was probably the first time that I’ve ever been to that end of the main building, and through that gig I made my way to become a member of CMX.

The Rumba-magazine's story on the CMX duo gig in 1990.​
The Rumba-magazine's story on the CMX duo gig in 1990.​


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