Welcome to my official site. My name is Simo Sakari Aaltonen. I’m a Finnish writer, composer, filmmaker, visual artist, and podcaster.
The various pages of this site and their contents:
WELCOME — This page, with the banner at the top showing my books and musical releases so far, a photo gallery of portraits, ways to connect with me, and a PayPal donation link for anyone wishing to support me and my works directly.
NEWS — All major pieces of news relating to my various creative works.
WRITING — Everything about my books — so far short stories (At Dawn: Early Short Stories), poetry (Land of Youth & Beauty: Early Poems), non-fiction (Art & Love, Vol. 1), podcast season transcripts (What Now with Simo), and volumes of a 3-part graphic novel (You Never Know What You’ll See in the Haunted Garden) — as well as my earlier writing for games. With images, links, and a photo gallery.
FILM 1–4 — Four pages dedicated to my more than 30 short filmed works so far, with information, links, and the works themselves embedded for immediate viewing. You can also find all these on my official YouTube artist channel, and most of these works are already listed on IMDb with full credits, with the rest to follow soon.
MUSIC — My music releases so far: albums (Early Music Archive, Tales from the North, Book I, and Passages Dark and Light), a single ("Land of Youth & Beauty"), and my first book of sheet music, An Iceland Symphony, Op. 1: A Theatrical Symphony for All Ages.
SHEET MUSIC — A special page for showcasing and sharing the culminating piece, “Love” for string orchestra, from the 21 sections of my first large-scale composition, An Iceland Symphony, as sheet music.
PODCAST — All about my podcast What Now with Simo, founded in 2020. The page features an embedded player for listening to the episodes right here as well as special links and images.
LINKS — A portal to some further beautiful things beyond this site.
Thank you for visiting, and remember, I love hearing any and all reactions to my works!
—Simo Sakari Aaltonen
If you’d like to support my creative endeavours directly, it’s also possible to make a donation via PayPal to help me focus more on my art and therefore create more. Clicking the button takes you to a PayPal page with a secure connection and giving you several options regarding your donation.
P.S. Please let me know if you wish to be credited for your donation! I’d be more than happy to mention you appreciatively in connection with any or every project your donation helped me complete. This is one of the purest forms of help, support, and love you can give any artist.