DISCOGRAPHY

Aleksi Ranta: tba - Nordic Audio & Music Productions, 2017

Flickstick: tba - Wismart, 2017

Aleksi Ranta Group: Capricorn Hill - Nordic Audio & Music Productions, 2016

Aleksi Ranta Group: Where We Belong - Nordic Audio & Music Productions, 2014

Flickstick: Hymn - Wismart, 2014

Atmospheres: Live at Marlene - self-published, 2010

Aleksi Ranta Group: Long Lost LJ - self-published, 2010

The Lerois: I Ride An Old Paint EP - self-published, 2009

Lotta Band: It ́s about the feeling - Texicalli Records, 2007

Aleksi Ranta Group: Five Months Too Late - self-published, 2007

Aleksi Ranta Trio: Aleksi Ranta Trio - self-published, 2006

The Black League: Man ́s ruin revisited - Spinefarm Records 2003

The Black League: Hot Wheels, single - Spinefarm Records 2003

The Black League: Utopia AD - Spinefarm Records, 2001

The Black League: Doomsday Sun, EP - Spinefarm Records, 2000

The Black League: Ichor - Spinefarm Records, 1999

SELECTED CONCERTS

Aleksi Ranta Group

Jazz Espa - Helsinki, 2015

Pori Jazz - Pori, 2015

Monk - Turku, 2015

Juttutupa - Helsinki, 2015

Jazz Club Nublu - New York, 2012

Finland Center - New York, 2012

Scandinavia House - New York, 2012

Teatterikuoppa - Haukipudas, 2012

Valvesali - Oulu, 2012

Club Liberte - Helsinki, 2011

Music On Top - Tromso, 2009

Pakkasukko Blues & Jazz - Kemi, 2009

Nuclear Nightclub - Oulu, 2009

Mielimusa Festival - Oulu, 2009

Music On Top - Luleå, 2008

Uusi Seurahuone - Oulu, 2008

ART Ii Biennale, Ii, 2008

Comics in Concert

Lakes International Comics Festival - Kendal, 2016

Silence Festival - Kittilä, 2016

WSOY - Helsinki, 2015

Finnish Literature Exchange - Munchen, 2014

Fumetto Festival - Luzern, 2014

University of Columbian - New York, 2014

MoCCA Arts Festival - New York, 2014

Nordic Jazz and Arts Festival - Luleå, 2014

Art goes Kapakka - Helsinki, 2014

Music Theatre Kapsäkki - Helsinki, 2011

Viapori Jazz - Helsinki, 2012

Kulturhuset - Stockholm, 2010 / 2012

Oulu Music Festival - Oulu, 2010

Rauhala Pallaa - Oulu, 2010

Turku Music Festival - Turku, 2010

Helsinki International Comics Festival - Helsinki 2010

WSOY Comics Bar - Helsinki, 2010

Muusajuhlat - Liminka, 2009

Restaurant Belly - Helsinki, 2009

Flickstick

Cascadas Bar - Hamburg, 2016

Grundvighaus - Sassnitz, 2016

Kühlhaus - Flensburg, 2016

Schlot - Berlin, 2016

Kulturforum - Kiel, 2016

Golem - Hamburg, 2016

Donau 115 - Berlin, 2015

Klangwert - Schwerin, 2015

Tonhalle - Hannover, 2015

Eldenaer Jazz Evenings - Greifswalk, 2013

Waldo - Berlin, 2014

Stadtkirche - Darmstadt, 2014

Golem - Hamburg, 2014

Neustrelitz - Rostock, 2011

Elbjazz Festival - Hamburg, 2011

Glenn Miller Cafe - Stockholm, 2011

Statt Cafe - Kiel, 2011

Schlott - Berlin, 2011

Haus der Sinne - Neustrelitz, 2009

New Sound Made Festival - Stockholm, 2009

SOME PREVIOUS PROJECTS

In 1999-2004, Ranta played in the original line-up of the rock band ”The Black League” that released five albums through Spinefarm Records. In 2005-2007 he played in a singer-songwriter Lotta´s band and on their debut album. During 2009-2012, Ranta was part of a German rock / jazz band Atmospheres that did several tours in Germany and released one album called ”Live at Marlene”. Ranta has also worked as a session guitarist in big bands, classical orchestras and musicals such as Oulu All Star Big Band, Lapland Military Band, Maria de Buenos Aires -tango operita as well as in many jazz and pop bands. In 2010-2013, Ranta worked as a house band leader in Nuclear Nightclub in Oulu and Studioravintola Paksu in Helsinki.

SELECTED ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN WORKS

Sound Design for Jolie, 2016

Sound Design for Yoga Instructor Sakari Boman, 2016

Original Score for Visit Finland promotional video, 2016

Original Score for The Story of Uotila, 2016

Original Score for a short film Mercy All The Way, 2015

Original Score for The Story of Finlandia Hall promotional video, 2015

Commercial Music for Folklore Festival, 2015

Commercial Music for Sata-Häme Soi Festival, 2015

Sound design for Distant Traces photo exhibition by Tamara Erde, 2013

Music for photographer Nadi Hammouda´s fashion videos, 2012

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

The Finnish Music Foundation, 2015

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2012

Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2012

The Finnish Music Foundation, 2012

Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 2011

The Finnish Music Foundation, 2011

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2011

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2010

Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2010

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2010

Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 2009

The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation 2009

Oulu Cultural Board, 2009

Finnish Cultural Foundation & The Conservatoire Association of Finland, 2008-2010

Valistustalo of Oulu 2007

Finnish Cultural Foundation & The Conservatoire Association of Finland 2006-2008

Conservatory of Oulu, 2005

Cultural Board of Oulu, 2002

MUSIC STUDIES

Bachelor of Music - University of Applied Sciences of Oulu, 2006-2011

Exchange program - Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, 2008

Professional Musician - Pop & Jazz Conservatory of Oulu, 2002-2005

Classical Music Studies - Conservatory of Oulu, 1996-1998

Composition studies:

Joakim Milder, 2008

Vesa Valkama, 2002-2005

Private guitar studies:

Steve Cardenas (US), 2007

Ola Bengston (SW), 2008

TEACHING

Music Center 2016 -

Private lessons 2011 -

Improvisation Workshop, Chemnitz University, 2011

Oulunsalo Music School 2009-2010

Oulunsalo Music Camp 2010

Music School of Oulu 2006-2009

Kiiminkijoki Music School 2007-2008

Guitar Clinic, Oulu University, 2006