Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Otto IivariFI

Junior Researcher and Doctoral student at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT)

Otto Iivari is a Finnish electroacoustic composer and a doctoral student at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. His focus lies in the acousmatic, spatial electroacoustic music, designed for multichannel settings and ambisonic systems. Iivari likes to explore the potential of organic sound, emphasising space and sound movement in his compositions. In his creative work, he investigates the interconnectedness of expressive human movement and the perceived movement of sound. His piece Thở won the 2022 Europe's 6th Student 3D Audio competition in the category of contemporary/computer music, and his piece Weightless secured 2nd place at the 2023 International Sonosfera Ambisonic Competition, the 1st honourable mention in CIME competition 2023 and reached the finals for Prix Russolo 2023.

Otto Iivari is currently conducting artistic research under the guidance of Nikos Stavropoulos and Helena Tulve.