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Antti Virtaranta

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Performance

Antti Virtaranta, a Swedish born Finn, is a bassist and composer.  He studied and performed Jazz in Philadelphia, USA.  He has performed everywhere from festivals to small coffee houses and in different styles from Free Improvisation to very Tradition Swing Jazz.  He currently resides in Berlin and performs regularly with different projects throughout Berlin.  He has performed with Elliott Levin, Tristan Honsinger, Harri Sjöström, to name a few.  Currently Antti is exploring composition and improvisation and trying to come up with a notational system that communicates the musical direction without hindering the performers creativity.  Also a major focus is on his solo electronic and bass music that translates to the small group settings that he is involved in.

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