Jaakko Autio is a sound artist and sound designer from Helsinki. Autio is originally from Ylivieska, but he also spent several years in Senegal as a child. The time spent in Senegal has left its mark and is present in Autio’s way of perceiving reality and creating art. Autio describes his homeland to be found in music and aesthetic experience. Autio has worked as a sound designer in several city theaters as well as in the free field of art in collaboration with, for example, dance theaters. He has studied sound design at Metropolia and the Theater Academy (University of the Arts) in Helsinki.