Harmaapäätikka/Grey-headed woodpecker


photo: Minna Leinonen

Grey-headed woodpecker is an imaginary play of two woodpeckers drumming and calling each other with melancholic series of descending melodies and sharp noises, then meeting and flying away. The original Grey-headed woodpecker (2012) for flute and clarinet was commissioned by the Crusell Festival 2012 and is dedicated to Harri Mäki. The second version (2018) is arranged for violin and cello and dedicated to Eriikka Maalismaa and Markus Hohti of the Tristero Piano Trio.

F.P. Harri Mäki (cl) and Siiri Niittymaa (fl), July 2012.


Tampere Raw: Seppo Planman, flute, Janne Pesonen, clarinet


Recent performances

20.11.2022 Tapiola Sinfonietta chamber music concert in Sello hall Heljä Räty, flute & Asko Heiskanen, clarinet

30.7.2022 Korsholma Music Festival Sara Hammarström, flute & Robert Ek, clarinet

2.6.2022 Himmelblau Tampere Marianne Sihvonen, flute & Marcin Domagala, clarinet

10.6.2021 Nurmes Summer Music Festival  Mikael Helasvuo, flute & Harri Mäki, clarinet