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I'm a Finnish cellist and composer.

I've released two solo albums of electronic cello music; Morphosis, 2015 and Plays Electronica By One Cello, 2013.

I'm a co-founder of the million selling cello rock band Apocalyptica, touring around the world with cross over soprano Tarja Turunen, composing film music, working as a session musician and a musical explorer always up for new challenges.

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NEWS

New solo album released soon

I’ve been working on a new solo album and soon it will finally be released. 

I say finally because the process started what already seems quite long ago, in 2015. My biggest inspiration for these songs were human faces in the many often fairly short cinematic moments we experience in daily life. It’s magical how a little moment can have such a strong message be it with or without words. Also an inspiration was music by composer Max Richter and the atmosphere his music with the other elements created in The…

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New live videos

Played a solo set at the 5 year anniversary of Artlab studios, the music and art complex where also my studio is located, on January 26th 2018. Posted a video playlist of the set on my YouTube channel. Enjoy!

 

Portugal solo shows

I'm playing two solo shows in Portugal in November, Lounge in Lisbon on 9th and Stairway Club in Cascais on 11th. Looking forward!

 



 






 

New poetry videos

The award winning poetry video team got back together for two new pieces. The videos premiered at Hyvinkää Art Museum.

Poems Pia Houni

Producer Kimmo Koskinen

Director, Cinematography, Editing Janne Laiho

Voice Jaana Pesonen

Actors Jaana Pesonen ( Sovittu ) Anna Andersson, Ilkka Hämäläinen ( Harjoitus )

Voice Recording Riku Kuikka 

Sound and Music Max Lilja

 

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Tarja Christmas tour Kokkolan kirkko, Kokkola, Western Finland Kokkolan kirkko, Kokkola, Western Finland
Tarja Christmas tour Kiuruveden kirkko, Kiuruvesi, Eastern Finland Kiuruveden kirkko, Kiuruvesi, Eastern Finland
MAX LILJA Gloria, Helsinki, Southern Finland Gloria, Helsinki, Southern Finland
Tarja - Colours In The Road Le Bataclan, Paris, France Le Bataclan, Paris, France
Tarja - Colours In The Road Gloria, Cologne, Germany Gloria, Cologne, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road Loewensaal, Nuremberg, Germany Loewensaal, Nuremberg, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, Switzerland
Tarja - Colours In The Road Arena, Wien, Austria Arena, Wien, Austria
Tarja - Colours In The Road Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road Festhalle Durlach, Karlsruhe, Germany Festhalle Durlach, Karlsruhe, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road FZW, Dortmund, Germany FZW, Dortmund, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road Docks, Hamburg, Germany Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road Metal Female Voices Festival, Wieze, Belgium Metal Female Voices Festival, Wieze, Belgium
Tarja - Colours In The Road Huxleys, Berlin, Germany Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
Tarja - Colours In The Road Hala University Palackeho, Olomouc, Czech Repblic Hala University Palackeho, Olomouc, Czech Repblic
MAX LILJA Cafe Intro, Kerava, Southern Finland Cafe Intro, Kerava, Southern Finland
Saurofoni ja Me; Yrjänä Sauros feat. Mikko Perkola and Max Lilja Kasi, Helsinki, Southern Finland Kasi, Helsinki, Southern Finland
Saurofoni ja Me; Yrjänä Sauros feat. Artlab Constructions Kasi, Helsinki, Southern Finland Kasi, Helsinki, Southern Finland
 —  — Max Lilja Solo @ Kallio Block Party Kallio Church, Helsinki Kallio Church, Helsinki