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.)
|Crux – concerto for organ & wind orchestra||church organ & symphonic wind orchestra||duration: ca. 20’|
|Five miniatures for organ||organ||duration: ca. 5’|
|Spotify my jazz||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 7’|
|Lapin Jenkka (arrangement of a Toivo Kuula composition)||string orchestra||duration: ca. 5’|
|Quatuor no. 3 – Equilibrium||string quartet||duration: ca. 20’|
|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’|
|Feuer||symphonic orchestra, choir & children’s 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||piano, string orchestra & percussion||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
|bandoneon & chamber orchestra||duration: ca. 30′|
|‘Tähtitaivas Talon Yllä / Stars Above’||film music||duration: ca. 45’|
|Tip-top||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 4′|
|‘Frizzle, Sizzle, Dazzle’||jazz guitar & string quartet||duration: ca. 28′|
|Kurmur – trombone concerto||extended jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 30′|
|Raw Bones||jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 12’|
|Four Miniatures for violin & percussion||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||tenor saxophone and string orchestra||duration: ca. 28’|
|Shamaani||string quartet & jazz quartet||duration: ca. 6’|
|Lumia Suite||symphonic orchestra, folk instruments and singers||duration: ca. 40’|
|Private Pool||film music (short film)||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 (short film)||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||suite for jazz orchestra||duration: ca. 50’|
|Conversations in the ditch||clarinet quartet||duration: ca. 5’|
|Floating in Air||woodwind quintet||duration: ca. 3’|