F.p. Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Hannu Lintu 15.4.2015 Musiikki-talo
Works in chronological order
all photos from the performance by Heta Kuchka
"A mother has to even if she couldn't bear it. She must stay awake even if she was tired. I don't constantly think of my grown-up children. But whenever there is some trouble in their lives, all kinds of thoughts start running through my mind. I suppose it'll be that way until the end of my life."
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...
Pheme for clarinet and fixed media got its inspiration from an ancient Greek goddess called Pheme, whose vice was gossiping. Pheme used to repeat what she had heard - at first quietly whispering and then strengthening it little by little until everyone had heard it. The main idea in this piece was to examine how to gossip with clarinet. At...
Work for ensemble: fl, cl, perc, pf, vl, vcl. Duration 9–10 min.
photo: Anu Levä - for the Key Ensemble´s concert with Jutta Seppinen 8.2.2023
Commissioned by and dedicated to Susanne Kujala
Song cycle for female voice, accordion (with or without a tape).
for recorder (modern tenor doubling bass recorder), tuba and two multi-effect processors. Duration 9 min.
Commissioned by Otto Virtanen and Kirmo Lintinen
Composition workshop at Helsinki conservatoire with Markku Klami. Photo: Markku Klami
Two songs (2007) for female voice and accordion from Shom
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