About

Photo by Ville Palonen

I work with material ecology in musical 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 Geneva, Klang Festival, Tage der Neuen Musik Bamberg, Mise-en Music Festival NYC and the SWR, DR 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 ecological 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.

My works have been performed by Dal niente (Chicago), Ensemble Lemniscate (Basel), Ensemble Schwerpunkt (Hannover), Curious Chamber Players (Stockholm), defunensemble (Helsinki), Klangrauschen ensemble (Kiel), Gageego! (Gothenburg), Avanti! Chamber Orchestra (Helsinki), Lapland Chamber Orchestra (Rovaniemi) as well as soloists such as Yumi Suehiro (US), Janne Valkeajoki (FI), Tomeu Moll-Mas (ES), Petri Kumela (FI), Lucy Abrams-Husso (US/FI), Saar Berger (DE), Markus Hohti (FI), Marco Blaauw (DE), Emil Holmström (FI), Kaisa Kortelainen (FI), Tinna Torsteinsdottir (IS), Risto-Matti Marin (FI), Antti Tikkanen (FI), Minna Pensola (FI) and conductors such as Hannu Lintu (FI), Dima Slobodeniouk (FI), Rei Munakata (SE), Nils Schweckendiek (FI), Dalia Stasevska (FI), Nazanin Aghakhani (AUT) and Ville Matvejeff (FI).

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Contact

ville.raasakka@gmail.com

+358408487811

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Publisher

Donemus Publishing

Stichting Donemus Beheer

Rijswijkseplein 786

2516 The Hague

The Netherlands

donemus publishing website

catalogue of works at donemus

info@donemus.nl

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