List of Works

Works for Solo Instrument *
Chamber Works *
Vocal and Choral Works *
Works for Orchestra or Large Ensemble
Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra *
Works for the Screen and Stage, Electro-acoustic Works

(*latest updates)

Works for Solo Instrument

Tsubaki (2022), 5′
Piano
Commissioned by Sari Blå
Fp: Sari Blå, Helsinki, November 8, 2022

Four Little Drawings (2022), 5’30”
I Evening Bells
II Tin Soldiers
III Misty Clouds
IV Let’s Play Tag!
Piano
Music Finland

Silence of Kharon (2021), 13′
piano
Commissioned by and dedicated to Eriko Takahashi
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, Vienna, May 11, 2022
Music Finland

Tre pezzi per chitarra (2020-2021), 8′
solo un momento…
un altro…
e la morte
guitar
Composed for Kai Nieminen

Kikufor a Noble Child (2020), 4’30”
piano
Fp: Participants of Tampere Piano Competition, September 25-26, 2021
2nd Prize in the Piano Composition Competition arranged by Tampere Piano Competition 2021
Music Finland

Sandbox of Almach (2019-2020), 15′
piano
Composed and dedicated to Eriko Takahashi
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, Vienna, October 16, 2020
Music Finland

nicht, sondern… (2018-2019), 7′
guitar
Composed for Kai Nieminen
Fp: Kai Nieminen, Jämsä, Finland, August 4, 2019
Music Finland

Theses II (2018), 7’30”
viola
Fp: Oleg Larionov, Joensuu, July 10, 2018
Music Finland

Sakura (2017), 5′
piano
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, Vienna (Austria), February 15, 2019
Fp in Finland: Ari Romppanen, Juuka, July 8, 2019
Music Finland

Erakis (2016-2017), 8’30”
piano
Commissioned by Janne Mertanen
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, Tokyo, September 4, 2022
Music Finland

Far and Beyond – Four Icy Worlds for Guitar (2015), 14′
I   Charon
II  Quaoar
III Haumea
IV Sedna
guitar
Composed for Kai Nieminen
Fp: Kai Nieminen, Turku, November 29, 2015
Music Finland

Tvashtar Catena (2013), 15′
piano
Commissioned by Arto Satukangas
Fp: Roope Gröndahl, Espoo, May 10, 2015
Music Finland

Saturnian Aurorae (2013), 3′
piano
Fp: Sari Blå, Imatra (Finland), March 19, 2015
Music Finland

the Draconids (2010), 5′
flute

Snowball Earth (2008-2009), 10″
piano
Commissioned by Emil Holmström
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, Vienna (Austria), February 15, 2019
Music Finland

Pacem perpetua dona eis (2008), 6′
guitar
Commissioned by Kai Nieminen
Fp: Kai Nieminen, Jyväskylä, March 15, 2009
Music Finland

Rho Cas (2005-2006), 6′
piano
Fp: Emil Holmström, UNM festival, Reykjavik (Iceland), September 7, 2007.
Fp in Finland: Mirka Viitala, 9th International Piano Festival in Espoo, October 20, 2007
2nd Prize in the Composition Competition of 9th International Piano Festival in Espoo 2007
Music Finland

Obstinacy (2004), 2′
bassoon
Music Finland

Häämarssi (2001)
Wedding March
organ
Dedicated to Sanna and Jussi
Fp: July 14, 2001
Music Finland

Briefly… (2000), 3′
piano
Commissioned by Tuomo Partanen
Fp: Tuomo Partanen, 2000
Music Finland

Noch einmal… (1999), 5′
piano
Fp: Ari Romppanen, Juuka (Finland), March 25, 2001
Music Finland

Chamber Works

Catch Me If You Can (2022), 3’30”
piano four hands

Titan – Three Seas for Clarinet / Bass Clarinet and Piano (2015-2017), 10’00”
clarinet / bass clarinet in Bb, piano
I   Punga Mare
II  Ligeia Mare
III Kraken Mare
Fp: Punga: Mikko Raasakka, clarinet, Antti Vahtola, piano, Kiev, Ukraine, April 20, 2016
Ligeia: Mikko Raasakka, clarinet, Sari Blå, piano, Helsinki, July 13, 2017
Kraken: Mikko Raasakka, bass clarinet, Sari Blå, piano, Joensuu, July 10, 2018
Music Finland

Arcturus (2015-2016), 12′
violin, cello, piano
Commissioned by Sari Blå
Fp: Erkki Palola, violin, Pauliina Haustein, cello, Sari Blå, piano, Helsinki, July 14, 2016
Fbp: YLE Radio 1, September 3, 2020 (Performed by Uusinta Ensembe, recorded in Tampere Biennale, August 28, 2020)
Music Finland

Sol/Nemesis (2007), 11′
clarinet/bass clarinet, trumpet, 2 percussion, accordion, violin, cello, double bass
Fp: Lena Rist Larsen, accordion, NMH Sinfonietta, cond. Per Sigmund Thorp, Oslo, September 4, 2008
Fp in Finland: Terhi Sjöblom, accordion, Zagros, cond. Anna-Maria Helsing, Helsinki, May 5, 2009
Fbp: YLE Radio 1, May 12, 2009 (Recorded at the concert on May 5)
Music Finland

Eine Kleine Gratulationsmusik (2005), 1’30”
flute, accordion
Dedicated to Erkki Jokinen
Fp: Mikael Helasvuo, flute, Matti Rantanen, accordion, Helsinki, September 26, 2005
Music Finland

Interference (2003-2004), 4’30”
flute, clarinet, cello, percussion
Fp: Hanna Kinnunen, flute, Nina Höhn, clarinet, Markus Hohti, cello, Jani Niinimäki, percussion, SibaFest, Helsinki, January 30, 2006
Music Finland

Theses (2001-2002), 6′
viola and piano
Fp: Oleg Larionov, viola, Ari Romppanen, piano, Tampere Biennale (Finland), April 1, 2004
Music Finland

What was it? (2000), 7′
five percussionists and cello
Music Finland

Woodcuts (2000-2001 / 2006), 10’30”
Three movements for wind instruments
flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Version of Brasstasy.
Fp: Heljä Räty, flute, Tommi Mentu, oboe, Harri Mäki, clarinet, Pasi Pihlaja, horn, Bridget Allaire-Mäki, bassoon, Musica nova Helsinki, March 5, 2006
Music Finland

Brasstasy (2000- 2001), 12′
Quintet for Brass
two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba
Composed for Brass5
Fp: Brass5 Ensemble, Joensuu, April 26, 2001.
Recording: In Brass Mood, JJVCD-08.
See also: Woodcuts
Music Finland

Stimmung II (1997), 4′
trumpet, horn, trombone
Fp: Mika Hirvonen, trumpet, Tanja Louhelainen, horn, Jarkko Mustonen, trombone, National Orchestra and Chamber Music Event, Kuopio (Finland), November 14, 1997
Music Finland

Vocal and Choral Works

Sinun valossasi (2022) 10’30”
see ‘Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra’

Tanssikaamme (2018) 6’30”
soprano, piano
Text by Tomi Kontio
Fp: Ghislaine Dionne, sopr, Sari Blå, pno
Joensuu Music Festival, Joensuu, July 10, 2018
Music Finland

Eta Carinae (2017) 5’30”
baritone, piano
Text by Ari Romppanen

Valo rakentuu palasista (2017) 14’30”
I  Pimeys
II Kaipaus
III Intermezzo
IV Valo
soprano, clarinet in Bb, viola, piano
Text by Ari Romppanen
Commissioned by Aino Ackté Chamber Festival
Fp: Ghislaine Dionne, sopr, Mikko Raasakka, cl, Matthias Funke, vla, Sari Blå, pno
Aino Ackté Chamber Festival, Helsinki, July 13, 2017
Music Finland

Aurinkosi (2004-2005), 3’50”
mixed choir
Text by Ari Romppanen
Fp: Sibelius Academy Chamber Choir, cond. Timo Nuoranne, Viljandi, March 5, 2005.
Fp in Finland: Sibelius Academy Chamber Choir, cond. Timo Nuoranne, Kirkko soikoon Church Music Festival, March 8, 2005
Music Finland

Aamutähden heijastus (2004)
baritone and piano
Text: Tomi Kontio
Commissioned by The Academy of Finnish Art Song
Fp: Ville Rusanen, baritone, Lotta Emanuelsson, piano, Helsinki, October 22, 2004
The Academy of Finnish Art Song

Outo (2003)
baritone and piano
Text: L. Onerva
Commissioned by The Academy of Finnish Art Song
Fp: Ville Rusanen, baritone, Lotta Emanuelsson, piano, Helsinki, October 22, 2004
The Academy of Finnish Art Song

Kaksi laulua psalmeihin (2002-2003), 5′
Two songs for psalms
1. Sydämeni on levollinen, 2. Syvyydestä huudan
mezzo soprano and piano
Text: Ps. 108:2-3; Ps. 130:1-3,5
Commissioned by Joensuu Conservatory
Fp: Elina Hakahuhta, mezzo soprano, Sari Blå, piano, Helsinki, November 27, 2007
Music Finland

Works for Orchestra or Large Ensemble

Tähtitarha – Matka tähtiin nuorille jousisoittajille (2015) 11′
Garden of Stars – A Journey to the Stars for  Young String Players
I   Revontulten takana – Beyond Aurora Borealis
II  Jäiset maailmat – Icy Worlds
III Linnunrata – Milky Way
String orchestra
Music Finland

Eine Kleine Gratulationsmusik II (2008), 1’50”
1111 2220 02 0 str (6-6-4-4-2)
Dedicated to Magnus Lindberg
Fp: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Dmitri Slobodeniouk, Avanti Summer Sounds Festival, Porvoo (Finland), June 27, 2008
Music Finland

Milkomeda (2008), 8’30”
3333 4331 13 0 str
Music Finland

Symphonic Landscape (1999), 12′
2220 3221 10, celesta, strings
Fp: Joensuu Conservatory Orchestra cond. Pekka Haapasalo, Joensuu, May 26, 1999
Music Finland

Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra

Sinun valossasi (2022), 10’30”
Soprano, choir (SATB) and orchestra (3222 2020, 2 perc, strings)
Text by Ari Romppanen
Commissioned by Joensuu Conservatory with the support of Pertti Parmio Scholarship Fund
Fp: Soprano, Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Joensuu Conservatory, cond. Sakari Tervo, Joensuu, December 1, 2022

Transfiguratio (2009-2010), 12′
Guitar and Strings (4-3-2-2-1)
Composed for Kai Nieminen
Fp: Kai Nieminen, guitar, St. Michel Strings cond. Patrick Gallois, Mikkeli (Finland), 15 April 2010
Music Finland

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1999-2000), 20′
piano and orchestra (2020 2200 13, strings)
Composed with a grant from Arts Council of North Karelia
Music Finland

Eine Geschichte (1998), 10′
Für Sari Blå
piano and orchestra (2020 2220 22, strings)
Commissioned by Joensuu Conservatory
Fp: Sari Blå, piano, Joensuu Conservatory Orchestra cond. Pekka Haapasalo, Joensuu, November 8, 1998
Music Finland

Works for the Screen and Stage, Electro-acoustic Works

Convolvulus (2020), c. 25′
Music for KIERROT, production of Academy of Artistic Thinking (2018-2021)
flute, oboe, female choir, balafon, kalimba, plastic pipes, violin with looper, piano
Fbp: Verna Laine, Annika Venäläinen, Katriina Tavi, Maria Lindeman, Outi Kallinen, Siljamari Heikinheimo, Meri-Maija Näykki, Petteri Rajanti, Ari Romppanen, Helsinki / KIERROT online festival, produced by Cirko, January 27 – February 6, 2021
Music Finland

Lehmä karkaa (2006), 5’30”
The Runaway Cow
Animoitu pienoisooppera (Animated mini opera)
soprano, bass, two altos, two tenors, orchestra (1111 1110 01 0, strings)
Libretto: Pupils from Suonsalmi school, Susanna Kolehmainen. Animation: Pupils from Suonsalmi school. Direction: Reetta Neittaanmäki, Karoliina Leisti
Commissioned by Finnish National Opera
First recording: Anu Hostikka, Petri Pussila, Minna-Sisko Mutanen, Sirpa Nuuttila, Jyrki Ijäs, Petteri Oksanen, Vivo Symphony Orchestra, cond. Kari Tikka, in: ‘First Operas – five animations’ by Finnish National Opera (DVD), 2007.
Fbp: Doordarshan, India’s National TV Channel, India, October 4, 2007
Music Finland

Searchings (2006), 8′-12′
for three improvisators (bfl/fl, cl, perc) and live electronics (Max/MSP)
Fp: Gest(u)alt Ensamble: Juliana Moreno, flutes, Javier Mariani, clarinet, Claudio Eiriz, percussion, Ari Romppanen, Max/MSP, Buenos Aires, May 5, 2006.
Fp in Finland: Hanna Kinnunen flutes, Mikko Raasakka clarinet, Jani Niinimäki percussion, Maija Hynninen Max/MSP, Helsinki, November 27, 2007
Music Finland