I work with material ecology in composition. My recent works are based on the sounds of coal, oil and wood – their formation, extraction, energy use, product use and their dispersion. I’ve recorded and gathered sounds from coal power stations in Finland, coal mines in Pennsylvania, packaging materials and cosmetics with petrochemical by-products, British oil rigs and historical steam engines, and forest logging and harvesting in Finland.
My orchestral work gained a recommendation at the International Rostrum of Composers in 2019. I’ve been commissioned by the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Royaumont and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. My works have been programmed at Eclat, ISCM World Music Days, Archipel, Klang Festival, Mise-en Music Festival and the SWR and BBC radios. My artistic work is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation in 2019-2021.
I studied with Veli-Matti Puumala at the Sibelius Academy and privately with Georges Aperghis in Paris. I am currently researching material ecology and composition, pursuing a doctoral degree on this matter at the Sibelius Academy. I have given guest lectures and presentations on composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, the Liszt Academy of Music, Eastman School of Music and at the Sibelius Academy.
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