VIRTA (meaning electricity, energy or a stream) is a Finnish post-jazz band founded in Kuopio in 2011 by Antti Hevosmaa on trumpet and vocals, Heikki Selamo on guitar and vocals and Erik Fräki on drums and percussion.
All of the band members are heavily equipped with electronic effects, samplers and other digital sound processors they use to manipulate the sounds of their instruments. Today the band locates in Helsinki.
The sound of VIRTA stands somewhere between nordic jazz, post-rock and modern electronic music. Mostly instrumental soundscapes they create can grow very naturally from lightly floating ambience to aggressively organic layers of sound.