Jussi Matikainen (b.1980) is a Helsinki based sound artist – working as a sound designer, musician and performer. Matikainen has collaborated with various working groups in the fields of performing arts, media art and music. His works have been presented at both domestic and international venues and festivals such as ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform, Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival, NEU/NOW Festival, Side Step Festival, Helsinki Festival, Finnish National Theatre and Zodiak- Center For New Dance. At the moment he´s focusing on the possibilities of autonomous sound design in a performance – how sound or music as a material is altered through its organization onto the stage and into the performance.
Matikainen is interested in finding a space where the hierarchies of our environment could be recognized and questioned. A space where authorship could emerge or dissolve. A place where our individual artistic potentials are centralized. A place for open discourse without predetermined working positions.