About

I work with material ecology in musical composition. My recent compositions 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, forest logging and harvesting.

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 pursuing a doctoral degree in composition at the Sibelius Academy, focusing on material ecology in musical composition. I have given guest lectures at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, the Liszt Academy of Music and at the Sibelius Academy. 

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CONTACT

ville.raasakka@gmail.com

+358408487811

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PUBLISHER

Donemus Publishing

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