Composing & music production
Helsinki Sound Factory creates music for film, TV, company brands and games. The company is run by the award-winning composer Tuomas Nikkinen.
Tuomas studied film music and orchestration at Sibelius Academy, University of Helsinki, and Berklee College of Music.
News: Tuomas receives the Prix de la Meilleure Musique Originale award, for the music of of Any Day Now (2020), at the 10th Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux, France.
News: Tuomas receives the Best Music Tiantan Award for the music of Any Day Now (2020), at the 11th Beijing International Film Festival 2021.
Recent work: Additional music for the action thriller Omerta 6/12, directed by Aku Louhimies. The film is the largest production to date in Finland. Premiere in November 2021.
Recent work: Music for the adventure comedy KILJUSET! (The Hullabaloos!), directed by Reetta Huhtanen. The film is a modern take on the classic books by Jalmari Finne, loved by generations. In theaters in winter 2022.
Recent work: Additional music and orchestration for the Hollywood action film The Misfits (2021). Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger), starring Pierce Brosnan and Tim Roth.
News: Gods of Molenbeek (Aatos ja Amine) wins the 2020 Jussi Award for Best Documentary.
Composing and music production. Telling your story.
Arranging, scoring and producing orchestrated music.
Worlds of sound.
Music lets us live and feel the story being told. Here is a 3-minute example, a Pixar-style adventure animation.
Music is key element of film identity - as much as great story, acting, cinematography, and color grading. Crafting music is collaborative and creative endeavour, with the director and producer.
Orchestration means arranging music for an orchestra: a full symphony orchestra or a smaller ensemble. The result is the "sound of film music" we all know.
What does orchestration sound like? Here is a simple 15 sec piano sketch, orchestrated to full symphony orchestra, choir and synths.
Sound design is essential in creating emotion in films, games and branding. Expertly crafted sound design helps create a unique, memorable experience.