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Ville Vokkolainen is a Finnish composer operating within multiple genres of music, music technology and music production. He is also founder of Laponia Improvisations education institute and Art First Records record label.

By 2021 Vokkolainen has released over 100 albums under his own name and has composed over 40 pieces for different kinds of classical line ups. As a side Vokkolainen operates as a visual artist.


Composition Portfolio (I = classical works, I = recordings, I = private exhibitions, I = group exhibitions):

Metelia (2008) for classical guitar

Enigma for Electric Guitar and Violin (2009)

5 Enigmas for Piano (2010)

Breathe for Woodwind Quintet (2010)

Fuguetta for Brass Quintet (2010)

Vaelto for Large String Orchestra (2010)

Ville Vokkolainen’s Panda Unit (2011)

Where am I for Sinfonietta (2011)

3 Pieces for Voice (2011)

3 Thoughts (3 pieces for Electric Guitar) (2011)

1983 (2011)

Enigma for Concert Accordeon (2012)

Phase for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon (2012)

Product Failure for electric guitar quartet (2012)

Enigma for Piano (2012)

Enigma for Guitar (2012)

Enigma for Electric Guitar (2012)

Enigma for Cembalo (2012)

Enigma for Cello (2013)

Open (2013)

Enigma for Oboe and Bassoon (2013)

Enigma for Alto Saxophone (2013)

Enigma for Oboe (2013)

Fractals for Accordion, Violin and Cello (2013)

Fractals for Harp and two cellos (2013)

Enigma for Violin (2013)

Ville Vokkolainen & Kadotettujen Paratiisi (2014)

Combined for Accordion, Bass and Drums (2014)

Free Fall for Harpsichord (2014)

Subb for Electric Guitar (2014)

Enigma for Viola (2014)

Freedom Reconsidered for Cello (2014)

Dictated for Accordion (2014)

Dictated for Piano (2014)

Freedomized for horn and voice (2014)

Suicide Note (2014)

Tone Poem (for guitar orchestra 2015)

Eki Vikman tekee töitä (for employee Eki Vikman 2015)

Composition (2015)

Ville Vokkolainen & Kusipäät: I (osa 1) (2016)

Music for Home of Heart documentary (2016)

Seeking for Solution (for any solo instrument 2016)

Ville Vokkolainen – EDM Superstar (2016)

Ville Vokkolainen – Chamber Works (2016)

Miehemme Maailmalla (for violin or viola or cello & electronics 2016)

Ville Vokkolainen & Kusipäät: I (osa 2) (2017)

Idiomatic Music (2017)

Experts from the Underground – Idiomatic Music (2017)

Piano Concerto (How to Become an Individual) (2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – House Music (2017)

Quartet (for electric guitar quartet, 2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – How to Become an Individual (2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – Slowing Down Things (50CD box set, 2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – Accelerated Toasters (2017)

Symphony 1 (by Johannes Brahms) (2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – Techno (2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – Dubstep (2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – Etno (2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – Unit Operasi (2017)

Ville Vokkolainen – World Music Lecture 1 (2018)

Artsi (2018)

Ville Vokkolainen – World Music Lecture 2 (2018)

Experts From The Underground – World Music Lectures 1 & 3 (2018)

Am (for soloist or any given group, 2018)

Experts From The Underground – World Music Lectures 5,6 & 7 (2018)

Socialism (for one or more midi keyboards, 2018)

Ville Vokkolainen: Socialism (2018)

Ville Vokkolainen: Book of Chaos and Suppression (2018)

Male music (for drums, percussions, 2+ electric basses, 7+ electric guitars, 2018)

Ville Vokkolainen: From Nothing To Nowhere (2018)

5 Ways to start (electronics, 2018)

Ville Vokkolainen: Theater Directing (2018)

Ville Vokkolainen: Male Music (2018)

Ville Vokkolainen: Nobel Price Laureate (2018)

Experts From The Underground: Sarjaston Faarao (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: Sanelupäätteellä (2019)

Sample and 3 guitars (for bass drum sample and 3 guitars, 2019)

Interplay of 3 Elements (graphic score, 2019)

Interplay of 5 Elements (graphic score, 2019)

Interplay of 4 Elements (graphic score, 2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: Pep Talk (2019)

Artsi: 4/10 (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: Spring Song (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: World Music Lecture 8 ”Cowboy Heading Towards the Sun” (2019)

Ars Elevator 2019

Span (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: People Playing Music I (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: How To Become An Individual Part 2 (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: Plays Country & Rock and Roll (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: Antero Vipunen Online (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: Apollo (2019)

Ville Vokkolainen: Selected Actions In Harmony (2020)

Aurinkokiertäjä (for large ensemble w. percussions and drum set, 2020)

Kuukiertäjä (for large ensemble of electronic instruments, 2020)

Ars Elevator 2020

Ville Vokkolainen: People Playing Music II (2020)

One Time Only (2020)

Ars Elevator 2020

One Time Only (Performed by Eero Tikkanen, 2020)

One Time Only (Performed by Johannes Sarjasto, 2020)

Ville Vokkolainen: World Music Lecture 9 (2020)

Ville Vokkolainen: Noise Works I (2020)

Ville Vokkolainen & Teemu Mustonen: Sunday Afternoon with Mustonen and Vokkolainen (2020)

Finlands Finest – First Encounter (2020)

Chorale for Piano and 4 improvising musicians (2020)

Chorale for Piano and 4 improvising musicians (2020)

In/Out (2 electric guitars, drum machines, synthesizer and electric/double bass, 2020)

In and Out Part I (2020)

In and Out Part II (2020)

Community Jazz I (2020)

Community Jazz II (2020)

Mustonen/Tikkanen/Vokkolainen – Book of Ballads vol. I (2020)

Community Jazz III (2020)

Mustonen/Tikkanen/Vokkolainen – Book of Ballads vol. II (2020)

Ville Vokkolainen – How To Become An Individual Part 3 (2021)

Mustonen/Tikkanen/Vokkolainen – Book of Ballads vol. III (2021)

Ville Vokkolainen – Community Jazz IV (2021)

Ville Vokkolainen – Community Jazz V (2021)

Ville Vokkolainen – Community Jazz VI (2021)

Ville Vokkolainen & Kimmo Salminen – Tuesday Night with Salminen and Vokkolainen (2021)

Ville Vokkolainen – Community Jazz VII (2021)

Ville Vokkolainen – Community Jazz VIII (2022)

Ville Vokkolainen & Eeti Nieminen – Wednesday Evening with Nieminen and Vokkolainen (2022)

Ville Vokkolainen – Inside of the Electronic Bird (2022)

Ville Vokkolainen – Traditionally Yours, Vol. I (2022)

Ville Vokkolainen – Traditionally Yours, Vol. II (2022)

Most of the recorded works could be found from Audio/Video section of this webpage.



Laponia Improvisations is a Helsinki based alternative music school that provides improvising and composing classes; the goal beeing in making own music. The permanent teachers besides Ville Vokkolainen are Sergio Castrillon (contemporary cellist/composer) and Pauli Lyytinen (saxophonist/composer). Under each term there are also internationally acclaimed visitors. Past visitors have included Raoul Björkenheim, Mika Pohjola and Riko Saatsi.

The improvisation classes are held in Punavuori and composition in Malmi. We organize a few concerts per termin in different clubs in Helsinki for the solo and group performances of the “students”.

Tuition fee is 350€.

For all the questions concerning Laponia Improvisations please send e-mail to or visit out facebook or webpage:


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