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International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2000 2019

Harmonic Function and Modality in Classic Heavy Metal

Lilja, E. O., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Metal Music Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Distortion and Western music chord processing: an ERP study of musicians and nonmusicians

Virtala, P., Huotilainen, M., Lilja, E., Ojala, J. & Tervaniemi, M., Feb 2018, In : Music Perception. 35, 3, p. 315-331 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Hrímhvíta móðir: experimental composition for halldorophone and soprano voice

Lilja, E., 2016

Research output: Non-textual formCompositionSolo art productionpeer-review

’Oppikirjakadenssi’ musiikissa ja oppikirjoissa

Lilja, E. O. & Creutlein, T. V., 2016, (Submitted) In : Musiikki.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Dealing with the 3rd: Anatomy of distorted chords and subsequent compositional features in classic heavy metal

Lilja, E., 2015, Modern Heavy Metal: Markets, Practices and Cultures. International Academic Research Conference, June 8-12 2015, Helsinki, Finland : conference proceedings. Karjalainen, T-M. & Kärki, K. (eds.). Helsinki: Aalto University, p. 393-403 11 p. (CROSSOVER; no. 4/2015).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Projects 2014 2015

Musiikin teoria - kitarasärö - musiikin opetus

Lilja, E.


Project: Research project

Activities 2012 2018

Musiikintutkijoiden 22. valtakunnallinen symposium

Esa Lilja (Member of organizing committee)
7 Mar 20189 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Mesa de la NIMIMS

Esa Lilja (Speaker)
22 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

University of Salford, 6.4.2016.

Esa Lilja (Invited speaker)
6 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Music Archive JAPA (External organisation)

Esa Lilja (Board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Leeds Beckett University

Esa Lilja (Visiting researcher)
26 Sep 201616 Dec 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Press / Media

Is Helsinki the world's coolest city?

Esa Lilja


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

How Finland has embraced heavy metal music

Esa Lilja


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Heavy Metal in Finland

Esa Lilja


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media