Finnish Kantele and Jouhikko player Rauno Nieminen and New York based composer and computer musician Brett Sroka first began a collaboration at the Arteles Creative Center, in Haukijärvi, Finland in 2015, and most recently performed at the Galway Jazz Festival in Ireland in 2017.

Nieminen’s career has brought him renown as a performer, scholar and champion of the ancient instruments and folk music of Northern Europe.  Through Sroka's live computer processing of Nieminen's music, the duo create rich tapestries of electro-acoustic sound out of the roots of Northern European music, finding commonalities in centuries of culture, history and technology, imagining a boundless new form of music.