Amanda Martikainen is a composer and sound designer from Sodankylä, Finland, based in Berlin. She composes music for film and television, and provides audio for game development.
Martikainen has a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and Hochschule für Musik Leipzig.
She recently collaborated with such companies as Oper Leipzig, Schauspiel Leipzig, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Schauspiel Köln, Schauspiel Düsseldorf, Admiralstadtspalast Berlin and the Maxim Gorki Theater. Also her work vita includes working with directors such as Philipp Preuss and Sasha Marianna Salzmann.
In parallel with her passion for live performance art, Martikainen has been invested in developing a network of Berlin based musicians. In doing so, she has produced and managed Elektrik Sessions. Elektrik Sessions focuses on bringing Berlin based artists together to collaborate and produce music, trying out new song ideas, getting perspective in what works out in a live situation with real musicians in a relaxed space of an old Berlin establishment.
Amanda is also passionate about educating the next generation of female musicians, providing guidance in composition and vocal performance. Her students have succeeded in nationwide competitions such as “Jugend Musiziert” ,and are currently studying music at University of Wisconsin and Universität der Künste Wien.
Amandas personal experience is mirrored in her cultivation of sounds. She is passionate about nordic folk music, early baroque music, middle eastern soundscapes and Berlin electronic music scene.
Currently Amanda just finished a stage music composition for a dance music company “Kipuna kollektiivi” and is working on her upcoming EP.