List of Works

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
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 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
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 Milkomeda (2008), 8’30”
3333 4331 13 0 str
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 Symphonic Landscape (1999), 12′
2220 3221 10, celesta, strings
Fp: Joensuu Conservatory Orchestra cond. Pekka Haapasalo, Joensuu, May 26, 1999
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Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra
 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
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 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
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Chamber Works
 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
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 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
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 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 Helsnig, Helsinki, May 5, 2009
Fbp: YLE Radio 1, May 12, 2009 (Recorded at the concert on May 5)
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 Eine Kleine Gratulationsmusik (2005), 1’30”
flute, accordion
Dedicated to Erkki Jokinen
Fp: Mikael Helasvuo, flute, Matti Rantanen, accordion, Helsinki, September 26, 2005
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 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
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 Theses (2001-2002), 6′
viola and piano
Fp: Oleg Larionov, viola, Ari Romppanen, piano, Tampere Biennale (Finland), April 1, 2004
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 What was it? (2000), 7′
five percussionists and cello
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 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
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 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
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 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
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Works for Solo Instrument
 Sandbox of Almach (2019-2020), 20′
piano
Composed and dedicated to Eriko Takahashi
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, piano, Vienna, October 16, 2020
 nicht, sondern… (2018-2019), 7′
guitar
Composed for Kai Nieminen
Fp: Kai Nieminen, Jämsä, Finland, August 4, 2019
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 Theses II (2018), 7’30”
viola
Fp: Oleg Larionov, Joensuu, July 10, 2018
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 Sakura (2017), 5′
piano
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, piano, Vienna (Austria), February 15, 2019
Fp in Finland: Ari Romppanen, Juuka, July 8, 2019
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 Erakis (2016-2017), 10′
piano
Commissioned by Janne Mertanen
 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
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 Tvashtar Catena (2013), 15′
piano
Commissioned by Arto Satukangas
Fp: Roope Gröndahl, Espoo, May 10, 2015
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 Saturnian Aurorae (2013), 3′
piano
Fp: Sari Blå, piano, Imatra (Finland), March 19, 2015
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 the Draconids (2010), 5′
flute
 Snowball Earth (2008-2009), 10″
piano
Commissioned by Emil Holmström
Fp: Eriko Takahashi, piano, Vienna (Austria), February 15, 2019
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 Pacem perpetua dona eis (2008), 6′
guitar
Commissioned by Kai Nieminen
Fp: Kai Nieminen, guitar, Jyväskylä, March 15, 2009
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 Rho Cas (2005-2006), 6′
piano
Fp: Emil Holmström, piano, UNM festival, Reykjavik (Iceland), September 7, 2007.
Fp in Finland: Mirka Viitala, piano, 9th International Piano Festival in Espoo, October 20, 2007
Awarded in the composition contest of 9th International Piano Festival in Espoo
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 Obstinacy (2004), 2′
bassoon
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 Häämarssi (2001)
Wedding March
organ
Dedicated to Sanna and Jussi
Fp: July 14, 2001
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 Briefly… (2000), 3′
piano
Commissioned by Tuomo Partanen
Fp: Tuomo Partanen, piano, 2000
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 Noch einmal… (1999), 5′
piano
Fp: Ari Romppanen, piano, Juuka (Finland), March 25, 2001
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Vocal and Choral Works
 Tanssikaamme (2018) 6’30”
soprano, piano
Text by Tomi Kontio
Fp: Ghislaine Dionne, sopr, Sari Blå, pno
Joensuu Music Festival, Joensuu, July 10, 2018
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 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
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 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
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 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
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Works for the Screen and TV
 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
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Electro-acoustic Works
 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
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