Heikki Rissanen

Heikki Rissanen

Tiivistämö (suvilahti district building no. 5)

JOuni Hirvelä

Jouni Hirvelä’s music has been programmed or commissioned by ensembles such as Avanti!, Uusinta Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Kymi Sinfonietta, Zagros Ensemble and Ensemble Adapter. He won the 38. Irino Prize Competition with his work Atmenwerk in 2017. He has also been a finalist in Einojuhani Rautavaara Chamber Choir Composition Competition and Feeding Music composition competition. Hirvelä is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Sibelius Academy.

Fracture Mechanics - for flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano, percussion, violin, viola, CELLO and stereo audio (2017)

The mechanical gestural language and somehow human and even comical askewness of broken machines was one of the compositional starting points. The work can also be interpreted as a critical comment on the so-called planned obsolescence of consumer electronics. It was a commission by Time of Music Festival and was given a premiere by Talea Ensemble.