Juhani Silvola © Andreas Ulvo



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OUT 27.08.2021

© Andreas Ulvo



Juhani Silvola is a versatile Finnish/Norwegian composer, musician and producer with a masters degree in electroacoustic composition from the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied with Natasha Barrett.

Silvola’s electroacoustic music explores themes of post-humanism, (mediated) nature, processes of growth/decay and tensions between states of stasis and states of struggle, resounding with traces of French electro-acoustic tradition, Finnish experimental electronic music and C20th chamber music.

Juhani is both a virtuosic instrumentalist in the context of folk music, experimental jazz and improv, and an uncompromising electronic composer searching for interesting sound objects, creating works where the traditional performer is irrelevant.

He has released three critically acclaimed solo albums, three highly successful

forward-thinking folk music albums with the violinist Sarah-Jane Summers, and produced and mixed albums for bands such as Highasakite and Mokri.


He currently plays with, among others, Frode Haltlis Avant Folk, The SISKIN Quartet and Sjøvaag & Silvola, and has worked with Splashgirl, Sam Lee, Erlend Apneseth, Erlend Viken Trio, Unni Løvlid, Jenny Hval & Jessica Sligter. 


 About Summers & Silvola

The Smoky Smirr o Rain (2021), Widdershins (2016) & Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola (2013) all awarded Top of the World status from Songlines.​

“One of the finest folk duos around” (Songlines)

“Dazzling album” 5/5* (Tim Chipping/fRoots)

"magnificent...absolute masters of their instruments"

(5/5*, Fiona Talkington/ Songlines)

About Post-Biological Wildlife

Top 20 albums of 2019 at 5against4.com

"Post-biological wildlife is a beautifully strange and evocative album, often so vivid that its soundworld becomes all-immersive, like strapping on a virtual reality headset." (5against4.com)

"Compositional and music-performing craftsmanship and creativity combine to create a masterpiece"

(Chain D.L.K)

 About Imaginary Archives vol.1

“Superbly played, wonderfully produced”

(BBC3 Late Junction)


“Mercurial and unique album” (Songlines)


Updated soon





Finnish/Norwegian, based in Nesodden, Norway



Electroacoustic, Traditional Music (Scottish / Norwegian / Finnish), Experimental, Desert Blues, Improvised, Left-field Rock/Pop, Noise



Acoustic & electric guitars and other stringed instruments, Modular Synths, MAX/MSP, No-Input Mixer, Objects



(for full discography see CV)

Forthcoming Releases

Juhani Silvola: The Slow Smokeless Burning Of Decay (27.06.2021)

Juhani Silvola: Works for Solo Guitar vol 1 & 2 (May 2022) 

The SISKIN Quartet: Firefinch (October 2021)

As a band member (selected)

Summers & Silvola: The Smoky Smirr o Rain (Eighth Nerve 2021)

Frode Haltli: Avant Folk II (Hubro 2021)

Frode Haltli: Avant Fok (Hubro 2018)

Juhani Silvola: Post-Biological Wildlife (Eighth Nerve 2019)

Sjøvaag & Silvola: Alien Horticultures (Shipwreckords 2020)

Sjøvaag & Silvola: Music for Cities (Shipwreckords 2018)

Juhani Silvola: Imaginary Archives vol.1 (Eighth Nerve 2017)

Ingebjørg Lognvik Reinholdt: Songen om Guro (Ta:lik 2017)

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola: Widdershins (Dell Daisy 2016)

Juhani Silvola: Strange Flowers (Periskop 2016)

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola: Duo (Dell Daisy 2013)

Koan: Thresholds (Shipwreckords 2011)

Sacred Harp: Window’s a Fall (Trust Me 2011)

Erlend Viken Trio: Frie Tøyler (Grappa 2014)
Summers/Silvola/Kvam: Mala Fama (Norcd 2012)

Earlybird Stringband: Earlybird Stringband (VME 2010)

Adjagas: Adjagas (Trust Me 2005)

Juhani Silvola

Juhani Silvola

Strange Flowers

Strange Flowers



Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola

Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola



As studio musician / producer / mixer (selected)

Sarah-Jane Summers: VIRR/SOLO/OWERSET/KALOPSIA (producer/recording/mix) (Eighth Nerve 2017)

Bridget & Leif: Sea Of Trees (Playingwithmusic 2018)

Splashgirl: Pressure (musician) (Hubro 2011)

Jessica: Fear and the framing (recording/musician) (Hubro 2012)
: Balls and Kittens, Draught and Strangling Rain (musician) (Hubro 2011)

Lena Nymark: Beautiful Silence (producer) (Grappa 2014)

Highasakite: All that Floats Will Rain (producer/mix) (Riot Factory 2012)
Ine Hoem: The Island EP (producer/mix) (Impeller 2013)
Kyrre Bjørkås: The Big Blot (mix) (Fysisk Format 2017)
Broen: Yoga (mix) (Nabovarsel 2015)
Finland (Qvenild/Grydeland/Hausken/Myhre) (mix) (Hubro 2015)

Ingebjørg Lognvik Reinholdt & Summers/Silvola/Kvam:

Songen om Guro (mix) (Ta:lik 2017)

Visual Music (moods, sketches, excerpts

Favourite tracks from recent albums I play on/have written





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Juhani Silvola
Juhani Silvola

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Juhani Silvola Studio

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