Rebecka Ahvenniemi

Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi is a composer and philosopher from Finland, living in Oslo, and currently an Artistic Research Fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Most of Rebecka’s music is written score music, often combining acoustic instruments with electronic mediums. In 2022, Rebecka was engaged as the house composer of KODE in Bergen, and as the festival composer of Kaustinen Chamber Music Festival.

In many of her musical works, as well as research and writing, she engages in questions that concern culture and society on a larger scale. Rebecka studied composition of Music and Philosophy at the University of Bergen, the University of Helsinki, Ferie Universitet Berlin, and Columbia University. She finished her doctoral degree in Philosophy in 2021 with the thesis Musical Composition as Lingering Reflection. Exploring the Critical Potential of Music. Further, she has taught composition at the Grieg academy in Bergen and Musikkhøgskolen in Oslo. She has also been a lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen.

Photo: Monika Kolstad