The title of Virtaperko’s first solo guitar composition, Klüftwerk (2003), refers to Swedish athlete Karolina Klüft. Her victorious performance in the heptathlon at the 2003 World Athletics Championships in Paris was the composer’s inspiration during the compositional process, and resulted in the performing instruction con “attitude” with several references to rock and jazz guitar playing techniques.
Klüftwerk was selected to represent Finland in the 2004 International Rostrum of Composers in Paris.
for guitar solo
Klüftwerk, performed by Mikko Ikäheimo. Recorded May 2004 at M2 Studio of Yle Broadcasting Company; used with permission.
19 December 2003, Mikko Ikäheimo, guitar
26 April 2014, Antero Pellikka, Concert Hall of The Helsinki Concervatory of Music
All past performances of Niin paljon tietoa:
12 December 2003 Mikko Ikäheimo, Sellosali, Espoo, Finland
3 April 2004 Mikko Ikäheimo, Hämeenlinna, Finland
27 May 2004 Mikko Ikäheimo, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
26 April 2014 Antero Pellikka, Concert Hall of The Helsinki Concervatory of Music, Finland