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  • Skärgården

    ”Skärgården is a virtuoso piece for three plucked string instruments – guitar, kantele and harpsichord, written for trio Superpluck in Autumn 2019. In the terms of melodic affectivity, sound color and dynamics the instrumental combination is challenging. My compositional stategy…
  • Hämäläisten jumalat

    The Finnish language belongs to the languages, which were formally standardized through the Reformation-driven need to translate religious texts from Latin to vernacular. The early Finnish biblical translations laid the foundations of standard Finnish, and the translation work was accomplished…
  • Lähteellä

    ”Lähteellä (At the Spring) is a three-movement ensemble work with soprano soloist, commissioned by Okko Kamu for Musiikkia!Ruovesi festival 2014. Ruovesi is a municapality in the Pirkanmaa region (250 km to north from Helsinki) with the population of 4,600, and…
  • Kutsu

    Kutsu (Call for cores, 2010) is a musical fairy tale for soprano, jouhikko and cello, based on Juan Antonio Muro’s painting Au-dessus des nuages, 2010 (120 x 147 cm). Muro’s abstract study was paired with a narrative fantasy. The enigmatic…
  • Serenade

    Serenade was commissioned and premiered by the Zagros Ensemble in 2008. The short and subtle Serenade explores the concepts of cantabile and lightness – the two characteristic features of serenades. The piece’s use of natural string harmonics creates the feeling…
  • Crystal

    Crystal (2007) is a ten-minute ensemble piece in two contrasting movements. The opening, Prelude nonmeasure is, as the title suggests, a prelude written in the proportional notation that was characteristic of French harpsichord music in the early 18th century. Written…
  • Wind Quintet

    Wind Quintet is a sixteen-minute work in four movements. The compact first movement Intro briefly introduces the main thematic motifs of the piece. The second movement Rento (Relaxed) is an intriguing combination of the elements of simple and complex. The…
  • Fanfare

    Fanfare for brass octet was commissioned by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2006 for the 80th anniversary concert of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle. Fanfare is based on the Yle Radio 1 signature tune – a Finnish folk melody…
  • Soabbegealdinoaivi

    Soabbegealdinoaivi is a study of repetition, modal harmonies and polythythmics, written for Ensemble Ambrosius in 2005. Named after a fell in Lemmenjoki National Park, Lapland, Soabbegealdinoaivi is built on one repetitive modal phrase (in 7/8 + 8/8 rhythm) with the…
  • GACH

    “Like most of the pieces I’ve written for Ensemble Ambrosius, GACH was never meant to be published as a score, as its spesific instrumentation makes the piece practically impossible to be performed outside the context of Ambrosius. However, as Andrew…