In the list below you will find all my compositions.
In my understanding a ‘composition’ is a piece that requires some sort of a score.
There is a certain amount of organization, counterpoint and polyphonic texture involved.
Music I write for smaller ensembles, like my jazz quartet or even quintet, I call ‘pieces’ or ‘tunes’. This music usually allows for more improvisation and spontaneity.
My ‘tunes’ of course are very dear to me, too.
So, the distinction is not one of hierarchy, much less one of quality.
It is rather a distinction in the amount of work involved.
Writing a score for full orchestra is necessarily a different type of work than coming up with a groove and a couple of chords to make, say, a pop song.
The source and the intention, however, are the same: it’s creativity and the wish to convey something personal, something that is important to me.
Additional to the list of compositions below there must be about a hundred or so other pieces I wrote, most of which have been recorded with my bands, like the Platypus Ensemble or Infinita.
Many of these pieces, too, may contain tricky structures or some polyphony.
The boundary is not clear cut: I deliberately try to have composed sections sound like they’re improvised, and I’m trying to have my improvisations sound like they were composed.
Anyway, the band pieces are not included in the list below, but you can find them listed under the respective CD they were published on. (Once I got around putting them there.)
|Impromptu||for decacorde (10-string guitar)||duration: ca. 6’|
|Hashtag||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 6’|
|Coco||string quartet, guitar and piano||duration: ca. 8’|
|Brotherhood – Music for an imaginary motion picture||trumpet, sax, guitar, piano, bass & drums||duration: ca. 45’|
|Jonny kehrt wieder / Jonny swipes again (libretto)||jazz opera for small ensemble||duration: ca. 80′|
|Feuer||orchestra and choir||duration: ca. 10′|
|Rain Check||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 7′|
|‘Ainoat Oikeat / The Two and Only’||film music||duration: ca. 40′|
|Motion – piano concerto||orchestra||duration: ca. 35’|
|Près d’ici – Impromptu||for kantele and violin||duration: ca. 6′|
|WEG – Capriccio||for saxophone and piano||duration: ca. 6′|
|Pohjolan Neito / Maiden of the North concerto for bandoneon & sinfonietta||orchestra||duration: ca. 30′|
|‘Tähtitaivas Talon Yllä / Stars Above’||film music||duration: ca. 45’|
|Tip-top||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 4′|
|Immigrant Songs based on Finnish poems||for voice, piano, trumpet, guitar and string quartet||duration: ca. 15′|
|‘Frizzle, Sizzle, Dazzle’||jazz guitar & string quartet||duration: ca. 28′|
|ONE – Soundscapes by Sid Hille||multiple instruments for one musician||duration: ca. 40′|
|Kurmur – trombone concerto||extended jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 30′|
|Raw Bones||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 12’|
|Miniatyyrit / 4 Miniatures||violin and percussion||duration: ca. 5’|
|Quatuor no. 2 – In Farben||string quartet||duration: ca. 20’|
|Kohtaamisia/Heartbeats||film music||duration: ca. 15’|
|Promenades||bandoneon & decacorde||duration: ca. 15’|
|‘Time Freeze’ – saxophone concerto||orchestra||duration: ca. 28’|
|Shamaani||string quartet & jazz quartet||duration: ca. 6’|
|Lumia Suite||orchestra||duration: ca. 40’|
|Private Pool||film music||duration: ca. 7′|
|Fo-Fei||saxophone quartet||duration: ca. 7’|
|Dual Layers – trumpet concerto||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 32’|
|Claredad||string quartet & jazz quartet||duration: ca. 6’|
|Sur-Norte||string quartet & jazz quartet||duration: ca. 10’|
|Vrindavan in Vindala||string quartet & jazz quartet||duration: ca. 9’|
|Vrindavan in Vindala||solo vocalist and tentet||duration: ca.8’30|
|The Translation of El Chicho, the Saint||string quartet & jazz quartet||duration: ca. 20’|
|Felsenfest – drum concerto||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 30’|
|Odd Men Out||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 8’|
|Quatuor||string quartet||duration: ca. 15|
|Music for Mahdollisuus / What If||film music||duration: ca. 4’|
|Frischer Fischer (Fischer Than Thou)||extended jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 8’|
|Conversations in the ditch||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 8’|
|Pitch Bend||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 8’|
|Musta Kissa||jazz orchestra & choir||duration: ca. 8’|
|Uanda||jazz orchestra & choir||duration: ca. 7′|
|‘Frutas Maduras’ – trombone concerto||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 50’|
|Conversations in the ditch||clarinet quartet||duration: ca. 5’|
|Floating in Air||woodwind quintet||duration: ca. 3’|