TIMO HIETALA'S CURRICULUM VITAE

Selected works

  1.  COMPOSER

 

  • ORCHESTRAL WORKS

 

2014 GIFU 

For soloclarinet and 29 chamber windorchestra

SISU brass&wind orchestra

 

2013 HIP 

Concerto for bassclarinet and chamber orchestra

Heikki Nikula & Avanti Chamber orchestra

 

2008-2009 PlayPlayPlay 

For sax soloist&29 players Dave Liebmann saxes & Ensemble Intercontemporain /Paris

Commissioned by Ensemble Intercontemporain cond. Susanna Mälkki

 

2007 Pommaripoika (Pommari-boy)

For improvisational vocals and large orchestra

Heikki Laitinen vocals with Sibelius Academy 125 years orchestra cond. Leif Segerstam

 

2007 On Yksinkertaisuus 

For sax soloist & large brass and woodwind orchestra with contrabasses &5 percussions

Jukka Perko with Sibelius-Academy 125 years orchestra cond. Leif Segerstam

 

2005 Bird Brothers

For sax soloist & solo violin,contrabass,2 perc.& large string orchestra

Jukka Perko Avanti Chamber Orchestra cond. John Storgårds

 

2003 Skritch Scratch

For large orchestra

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. John Storgårds

 

2003 Kletzmer Ballad 

For solo clarinet and large orchestra

Kari Kriikku clarinet Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. John Storgårds

 

2003 Skateboard Concerto

For solo percussions and large orchestra

Sami Koskela percussion Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. John Storgårds

 

2000 Gangsterin ruumiinavaus (Obducted Gangster)

For big band and large orchestra

UMO Jazz Orchestra touring with different finnish orchestras. cond. Atso Almila&Markku Johansson

Radio production with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & UMO Big Band 

 

1999 Irish Coffee

For 6 female singers,4 wind and brass players,4 percussion players, accordion, harp, strings

Comissioned for recording by british producer Richard Hodkinson

 

1998 Lunnin Tango

For solo bass clarinet and chamber orchestra

Heikki Nikula bass clarinet The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland cond. John Storgårds 

 

1996 Who is free in this world? 

For large orchestra with wind,brass&percussion players,improvisational ensemble and an actor

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra with Free Okapi ensemble cond. John Storgårds

 

1995 Mio poikani Mio (Mio min Mio)

For narrator and large orchestra

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Sakari Oramo, narrator Susanna Haavisto

text based on the book by Astrid Lindgren 

 

1994 Paistetut urut (The Fried Organ) 

For Hammond B3 organ and large orchestra

Jouko Laivuori organs& Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Atso Almila

 

1992 Viluinen Pingviini (Cold Penguine)

For solo bassclarinet and large orchestra

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Sakari Oramo

 

 

  • CHAMBER MUSIC

 

2010 Great Mistakes

For violin, cello and piano. Commissioned by Tuusulanjärvi ChamberMusicFestivals

Pekka Kuusisto, Markus Hohti & Joonas Ahonen 

 

2008 World Trumpeting 

For trumpet solo & tape. Commissioned by Pasi Pirinen with Finnish Library grant 

 

2005 Cinemania

For large clarinet choir. Commissioned by the Finnish Clarinet Society 

 

2004 D#Abster 

For double bass and percussions.Commissioned by the Time of Music festival

 

2003 Musta sydän yhtä punainen kuin valkoinen (Black heart as red as white) 

For solo bassclarinet 

 

2001 Pieniä monotonisia lauluja (Small monotonic songs)

For Topi Lehtipuu & Battalia, large early music ensemble.Text Hans Magnus Enzensberger

 

2000 Noita joka halusi oppia laulamaan (Witch who wanted to learn to sing)

For wind quintet and singing narrator

Comissioned by the Kanneltalo/ Helsinki. Text by Hannele Huovi

Kerberos Wind Quintet Petri Alanko flute, Jorma Valjakka oboe, Kari Kriikku clarinet, Jussi Särkkä bassoon, Esa Tapani horn, Kristiina Elstelä narrator 

 

1998 Last Two Lamantines 

For 2 bassclarinets 

Kari Kriikku and Heikki Nikula with the funds by the Society of Finnish Composers

 

1995 Hikka 

For double bass and percussion

TomTom Duo with the funds by the Sibelius Foundation

 

1995 Strutsi

For bass clarinet, 2 percussion players and live electronics

Commissioned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE

Heikki Nikula bass clarinet, Riku Niemi and Tapio Aaltonen percussion, Juhani Liimatainen electronics

Finnish representant in the UNESCO Rostrum, Wien 1995

 

1993 Seitsemän Saxspermanenttia 

Suite in 7 parts for saxophone quartet and ethnic samples

Saxperiment Saxophone Quartet/ recording for YLE/Radiomafia

 

1993 Snore no more 

For tuba with vocals and percussion player

 

1991 Baronity

For saxophone quartet and string quartet

Saxperiment Saxophone Quartet and Kerava String Quartet

 

1991 Ugrigriots

Suite in 10 parts for saxsoloist with jazz and percussion ensemble

Pentti Lahti saxsoloist/Jazz ensemble and Senegalese percussion ensemble.recording for YLE

 

  • OPERA

 

2017 Ihmepoika A / Wonderboy A

Comissioned by Finnish National Opera. text by Karri "Paleface" Miettinen
YAM award for best opera 2017

 

 

  • MUSIC FOR CHOIR

 

1990 Kädet (Hands)

For mixed choir. Comissioned by Dominate Choir. text by Pentti Saarikoski

 

 

  • MUSIC FOR BIG BAND

 

2012 You`re Darn Tootin` Umo Big Band in Silent Movies

2006 United Inuits Umo Big Band Musica Nova festivals

2006 Dear Lord Kitchener Umo Big Band Musica Nova festivals

2004 Arktinen Hysteria (Arctic Hysterism) Jukka Perko & Viapori Big Band 

2000 Baby Bass Scandinavian Salsa Big Band Jyväskylä Summer Festivals

1998 God Bless Young Lovers for Umo Big Band

1992 No Molesta

1991 Mambo Collection

1990 Cha Cha Rock Pachanga Pop  Commissioned by LUSES 

1990 Mörk(Dark) Commissioned by the Pop Jazz Conservatory for Pori Jazz Festivals

1989 Banaania ja sinappia (Banana with Mustard) Commissioned by the Pop Jazz Conservatory

1988 Aappe Bailar Bomba

1988 Kauanko kestää guaguanco? (How Long Does the Guaguanco Take?)

1987 Cool Cover Girls

1986 Batman goes to Africa1-2 recording for the Finnish Broadcasting CompanyYLE

 

 

  • MUSIC FOR THEATRE

 

FINNISH NATIONAL THEATRE

 

2017 Macbeth

by Shakespeare director Janne Reinikainen

2015 Nummisuutarit

by Aleksis Kivi. Director Janne Reinikainen

2014 Pohjalla

by Maksim Gorki. Director Janne Reinikainen

2012 Tumman veden päällä

by Peter Franzen. Director Janne Reinikainen

Nomination for best theatre music&soundwork 2012. Säde award

2010 Idiootti

by Dostojevsky. Director Janne Reinikainen

2009 Viidakkokirja

by Rudyard Kipling/Alexander Mörk-Eidem. Director Jukka Rantanen

2008 Poltto

by Wajdi Mouwad. Director Janne Reinikainen

2005 Illuusio

by Pierre Corneille&Tony Kushner. Director Janne Reinikainen

 

HELSINKI CITY THEATRE

 

1995 Mambo Kings

by Oscar Hijuelos. Director Markku Nenonen

 

KOM THEATRE

 

1989 Kissa mikrossa

Director Pekka Milonoff

1988 Jokaisella on tämänsä

by Pentti Saarikoski. Director Pekka Milonoff

 

 

  • FOR DANCE COMPANIES

 

2010 Helinä for GLIMS&GLOMS dance company. Choreography Simo Heiskanen

1988 Avec choreography Anneli Rautiainen

1987 Linnan kutsut choreography Anneli Rautiainen

 

 

  • MUSIC FOR RADIO

 

YLE/FINNISH RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY | prizes

 

2018 Mielensäpahoittajan matka Euroopan halki 1-10

by Tuomas Kyrö director Matti Ijäs

2018 Klassfesten 1-6

director Jarno Kuosa & Mattias J Skoglund

2017 Töissä Täällä 1-10

by JP Koskinen director Matti Ijäs

2017 Julberättelse

by Dickens director Marielle Eklund-Vasama

2016 Lappviken

director Jessica Eden von Numers

2015 Nattvatten

director Camilla Thelestam

2012 O-hyra1-10

director Pepsi Strandberg

2011 Woyzeck

by Georg Büchner director Marielle Eklund-Vasama

2008 Droppar 1-3

by Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo director Solveig Mattsson

2004 Germand Gladensvend

by Jens Blendstrup director by Barbro Holmberg

2004 En klassiker är en vit kanin i trollkarlamas hatt (A classic is like a white rabbit out of magician`s hat)

based on "Vårt Land" national anthemsong by Runeberg.director Barbro Holmberg.

Prix Marulic III prize 2004. Koura honourprize 2005

2003 Och om bettlare och vägmän

by Susanne Ringell director Solveig Mattsson

Prix Europa mainprize 2004

2003 Ett Blygsamt Förslag

by Petri Salin director Solveig Mattsson

2002 Nomad

by Petri Salin director by Solveig Mattsson 

2001 Fem sånger ur Kalevala

swedish traslation by Lars Hulden director Barbro Holmberg

1999 Den Olympiska Flaggfiddlaren

by Hanspeter Gschwend director Erik Ohls 

1999 Ryggrad som en kokt spaghetti

by Carsten Rudolf director Solveig Mattsson

1998 Mörksens hittebarn

by David Mairowitz director Barbro Holmberg featuring Simon Norrthon 

1998 Heidiland

commissioned by the Switzerland Broadcasting Company
versions in german, swedish and french
director Barbro Holmberg (in german and swedish) and Kaye Mortley (in french)
Finnish representant in the Prix Europa competition Berlin 1999

1998 Skaparns Gök/The Cuckoo

text from the Kanteletar director Barbro Holmberg
written for Towards Old Texts competition of the Prix Marulic 1998 in Yugoslavia

1997 Min bästa/värsta skolminne

by Barbro Holmberg

1996 Laura Laulaja

by David Mairowitz director Barbro Holmberg. Finnish & swedish versions 

1994 Urwind

by Bo Carpelan director Barbro Holmberg

1992 Liten Kirsten

by Kaj Nissen director Barbro Holmberg. Finnish & swedish versions

1992 Stor Apan

by Laura Ruohonen director Barbro Holmberg

1989 Sirmakan

Perhe by Jukka Itkonen

1989 Rytmirotan

rummutukset by Minna Branders.

2nd prixe in the Prix Nordica competition Norway

1988 Miten rumpu sai äänensä

by Radio Atelje YLE

 

RADIOPHONIC WORKS

 

1998 KIDSTONECALLING 

Honorary mention in the Prix Italia 1998

Comissioned by YLE

 

 

  • MUSIC FOR FILMS

 

FEATURE FILMS  |  Awards & Nominations

 

 

2018 Suomen Hauskin Mies / Laugh or Die


director Heikki Kujanpää


produced by Inland Film Company

 

2018 Matti und Sami und die drei grösten Fehler des Universums


director Stefan Westerwelle

produced by LieblingsFilm & Oy Aamu Ab

 

2017 Kaikki Oikein

director Lenka Hellstedt


produced by Solar Films

2015 2NTM (2 Nights till morning)

director Mikko Kuparinen
produced by MJÖLK

 

2014 Aikuisten Poika /Boy Upside down

director Juha Lehtola
produced by Edith Films & First Floor Productions

nomination for JUSSI-award for best scoremusic 2014

Gran Scores Award for best electroacoustic score 2016

 

2012 Kaikella Rakkaudella /Things we do for love

director Matti Ijäs
produced by Oy Aamu Ab

 

2011 Hiljaisuus /Silence

director Sakari Kirjavainen
produced by Cineworks

JUSSI-award for best scoremusic 2011

nomination for Nordic Film Composer Prize 2012

 

2011 Fenster zum Sommer / Summer Window

director Hendrik Handgeloegten
produced by Zentropa BERLIN/Edith Films Finland

nomination for Deutsche Film Preis for best scoremusic 2011

 

2008 Putoavia Enkeleitä / Falling Angels

director Heikki Kujanpää
produced by Blindspot Pictures

nomination for JUSSI-award for best scoremusic 2008

 

2007 Tali-Ihantala 

Directors Sakari Kirjavainen & Åke Lindmann
produced by Åke Lindmann Productions

nomination for JUSSI-award for best scoremusic 2007

 

2004 Lapsia ja Aikuisia / Producing Adults

director Aleksi Salmenperä
produced by Blindspot Pictures.Distributor Celluloid Films/ France

nomination for JUSSI-award for best scoremusic 2004

 

2001 Cyclomania

director Simo Halinen
produced by Blind Spot Pictures
JUSSI-award for best scoremusic 2001

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS  |  Awards & Nominations

 

2018-2019 Bitter Love

director Jerzy Sladkowski
produced by Ginestra Film&MADE

2015 Don Juan

director Jerzy Sladkowski
produced by Ginestra Film&MADE

IDFA main prize 2015

DRAGON AWARD BEST NORDIC DOCUMENTARY 2016 Göteborg Film Festivals

 

2014 Naisen Osa

director Kati Juurus
produced by TV1/YLE

 

2013 Vive la France

director Helgi Felixson & Titti Johnson
produced by FelixFilm

 

2013 Mesenaatti

director Pia Andell
produced by OfCourse my Films

Honorary mention for best score music in Nordic Glory festivals 2013

 

2013 Sofi Oksanen - syntynyt kirjailijaksi

director Marko Gustaffson
produced by YLE

 

2013 Luokkakokous

director Kati Juurus
produced by TV1/YLE

 

2012 Siivouspäivä

director Kati Juurus
produced by TV1/YLE

 

2011 Law of the Jungle

director Michael Christoffersen
produced by RADIATOR  Denmark/For Real Films Finland

British Documentary Award "Grierson Award" for best international Documentary Film 2013

Sheffield Documentary FilmFestivals 1st Prize

 

2011 One Man Peace

director Kati Juurus
produced by TV1/YLE

Koura main Prize 2012

 

2010 Havahtumisia

director Pia Andell
produced by OfCourse my Films&YLE

 

2010 Cubaton 

director Daniel Friedell
produced by Röde Orm Films Sweden

 

2008 Aloittelija 

director Inka Achte
produced by Kinotar Oy

 

2007 Finland Zero Points 

director Tom Östling
produced by YLE

 

2006 Puhdistus

director Erkko Lyytinen
produced by Kinotar Oy

 

2006 Sota-aika Pula-aika 1-4

director Esko Varhilo
produced by Yle/TV1

 

2005 Taakankantaja 

director Jolle Onnismaa
produced by Kinotar Oy

 

2005 Kevät

directors Susanna Helge&Virpi Suutarila
produced by Kinotar Oy

 

2005 Zahara Urga 

director Rax Rinnekangas. 

produced byPekka Hako & Neil Hardwick/ Bad Taste Ltd.
Jury&audience prize in 9th EthnoFilmfest Berlin 2006

Honorable mention by the jury 25th FIFA Montreal 2007

 

2002 Maailmassa (In the world)

director Pia Andell
produced by Production House/ Liisa Akimoff.Distributor Arte Channel France

 

2001 Matka kohti Valoa

director Kaj Nordberg

produced by Making Movies

 

TV FILMS  |  Awards & Nominations

 

2018/2019 Invisible Heroes 1-4


director Mika Kurvinen

produced by YLE

 

2018 Aikuisen naisen joulukalenteri 1-24


director Lenka Hellstedt


produced by YLE

 

2017 Rakkaus ja Laki 1-3

director Matti Ijäs & Juha Lehtola

produced by YLE

Koura Prize for best tv-dramafilm 2017

 

2016 Divine Consultants / Job Interview


director Juha Fiilin

produced by Filmimaa Oy

 

2016 PapulaBox

director Kimmo Koskela

dance director Simo Heiskanen

2016 Pysähdys

director Pia Andell
produced by OfCourse my Films

 

2015 Kohtuutomuuksia 1-4

director Petri Kotwica
produced by Solar Films

 

2015 Haamukirjoittaja 1-6

director Lenka Hellstedt
produced by YLE

 

2015 Napamiehet 1-9

director Janne Reinikainen
produced by BUFO

 

2014 Orkesteri The Everlast

director Matti Ijäs

produced by YLE

 

2014 Levyt ja Valokuvat

short film director Pia Andell

produced by OfCourse my Films

 

2014 Ihan Sama 1-6 

director Jorma Lampela
produced by YLE/TV2

 

2014 Tehdas 13-18 by Pirkko Saisio 

directors Jorma Lampela, Matti Ijäs & Juha Rosma
produced by YLE/TV2

 

2013 Puolin ja Toisin

director Matti Ijäs
produced by YLE

 

2011 Tehdas 1-12 by Pirkko Saisio 

directors Jorma Lampela, Juha Lehtola & Juha Rosma
produced by YLE/TV2

Koura honorary Prize 2012

Venla nomination 2012

 

2010 Enon Opetukset 1-2

director Matti Ijäs
produced by YLE

koura Prize 2011

 

2009 Lopun Alku 1-2

director Heikki Kujanpää
produced by Making Movies

 

2009 Posse

director Aleksi Salmenperä
produced by Mjölk

 

2008 Kohti Ihmistä 1&2

director Kari Paljakka
produced by YLE

 

2007 Kultainen Noutaja 1-3

director Simo Halinen
produced by Edith Film

 

2006 Poikkeustila 1-12

directors Saara Saarela & Kimmo Taavila
produced by YLE/TV1

 

2006 Match-Mats

director Mikael Huldin
produced by FSTV for nordic release

 

2004 NDA 1-3

director Anders Engström
produced by Sveng.com

 

2004 Hokkasen Näköinen Nainen(The Girl with a Pig Tale) 1-2

director Simo Halinen
produced by Edith Film
finnish nominant for the Prix Italia 2004

 

2001 Troubleshooter 

director Neil Hardwick

produced by FSTV

 

1999 Pieni Pyhiinvaellus (Small Pilgrimage)

director Heikki Kujanpää 

produced by Fennada Films

1st prizeTampere Film Festival 2000.Venla prize 2000.1st prize Laon film festivals France 2000

finnish representant for the Prix Italia 2000.

 

1997 Jäänmurtaja (Ice Breaker)

director Heikki Kujanpää

 

1997 Jonas

director Raimo Lång

produced by YLE

 

1994 Småstadberättelser (Pikkukaupungin tarinoita) 1-4

director Anders Engström
produced by the Jörn Donner Productions
finnish representant for the Prix Italia 1994

 

 

  • MUSIC FOR EXHIBITIONS

 

2006 Europia

photografic exhibition by Rax Rinnekangas

sound work with Heikki Innanen

Mexico City El Centro de la Imagen 2007

 

 

  • DISCOGRAPHY  |  Selected

 

2018 BoyUpside Down Soundtrack (PlantSounds)

2011 FENSTER ZUM SOMMER Original Soundtrack (NORMAL 328 CD)

2009 Kari Kriikku:Bizarre Bazaar (ONDINE ODE 1140-2)

2007 Avanti presents HumppAvanti (EMI BlueNote 50999 511504 2 6)

2006 Esa Kuloniemi:The Legend of Bicycle Bronson (BLR 33130 2)
2003 Heikki Nikula:Piping down the valleys wild (JaseCD 0039)

2003 Pentti Lahti:BaranBaran (ALBA  ABCD 177)

2003 Heikki Nikula the brilliant bass clarinet:Hoepnadium! (JaseCD 0023)

2003 Leningrad Cowboys:Global balalaika show (LC-001)

1999 Äänen Lumo - Charm of Sound (CSR-0199)

1997 Saxperiment (SAXCD 1)

1993 Bo Carpelan läser 10 kapitel Urwind (FSRCD-05)

1993 Fem sång ur Kalevala (FSRCD-05)

1991Salsamania:Ritmo Polar! (AMF CD 2007)

 

 

 

 

  2.  ARRANGER

 

  • SELECTED WORKS AS ARRANGER

 

2018  Ismo Alanko & Tampere Filharmonic Orchestra

for soloist and large orchestra. 3 arragements

2014  Game Concert with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

for large orchestra. Helsinki Festivals 2014

2012  Ismo Alanko & Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

for soloist and large orchestra. 2 arragements

2012/2013/2014/2015  OP Pohjola double string quartet & ensemble

arrangements for three concerts featuring Karita Mattila, Lilli Paasikivi,

Ismo Alanko, Emma Salokoski, Erin, Tommy Lindgren, Kimmo Pohjonen

2011  Karita Mattila ja Turku Filharmonic Orchestra. "Viva la Diva"

for soprano soloist and large orchestra. 4 arragements

2008  Esa-Pekka Salonen 50-years anniversary concert

"Dance of Joy"  for solo clarinet and large orchestra 

Kari Kriikku & Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen

2007  Sibelius Academy 125-years anniversary concert

Siba 125 Maailma 007 (Sibelius-Academy 125 World 007)
for soloists and large orchestra cond. Leif Segerstam Sibelius-Academy 125 years orchestra
collache with 5 excerpts from Timo Hietala`s earlier works.2 original compositions.5 arragements.
soloist&guest artists:Liisa Pohjola,Erkki Rautio,Jukka Perko,Mari Palo,Heikki Laitinen,Anna-Mari Kähärä,Kari Kriikku,Mongo Aaltonen,Sami Koskela,Tuure Koski,Kirmo Lintinen.

2006  Tuomari Nurmio & Umo Big Band

16 arragements for Big Band
Tuomari Nurmio vocals guests:Tuukka Haapamäki, Jouni Kannisto,Aija Puurtinen,Sami Kuoppamäki,Olavi Louhivuori,Mamba Assefa. Umofest& Helsinki Festivals

2006  Firn di Mekhutonim/Fun Taschlach/Nomada

3 arragements for Doina Kletzmer & Arctic Hystery Woodwind Quintet
Korsholma Festivals

2003  School TV 40 years celebration concert "Music and Sports"

for soloist and large orchestra 

Soloists: Topi Lehtipuu,Kari Kriikku,Mari Palo Iiro Rantala,Jouko Laivuori,Petri Alanko,Sami Koskela

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds

2003  Global Balalaika Show

12 Big Band arragements for UMO horn section
for Leningrad Cowboys Band with soloist Wild Magnolias,Johanna Rusanen,Juan de la Cruz Antomarchi"Coto",Yamar Thiam&The Galaxy
Lord Mayor's Popular Concert Helsinki Festivals Senaatintori

2002  Umo Big Band & HBTB (Honey B&T-Bones)

6 arragements for UMO Big Band
Umo with Aija Puurtinen,Esa Kuloniemi,Sami Koskela,Timo Hietala & Toni Porthen

2001  Finland`s Indipendence Concert  

for tenor and large orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonetta & Raimo Sirkiä

1996  Tango Oratory

2 arragements for large orchestra

by M.A.Nmminen.performed by Avanti Chamber Orchestra & Raimo Sirkiä
Helsinki Festivals Huvilateltta

 

 

  • HUMPPAVANTI / AVANTI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

 

2001-2012 HumppAvanti Repertoire

over 100 arragements for 13-players 

independent group inside Avanti Chamber Orchestra featuring:

John Storgårds, Kari Kriikku, Heikki Nikula, Pasi Pirinen, Valtteri Malmivirta, Petri Keskitalo, Seppo Kantonen, Timo Hietala. Timo Ahtinen, Sami Kuoppamäki, Mongo Aaltonen, Sami Koskela ja Juhani Liimatainen
soloists&guest artists: Matti Salminen,Topi Lehtipuu,Markus Allan,Kati Outinen,Nylon Beat,Aija Puurtinen,Esa Kuloniemi,Vilho Vartiainen,Tuomari Nurmio,Jukka Perko,Marko Putkonen,Petteri Salomaa,Leif Segerstam, Asa, JukkaPoika, Raappana, Marco Hietala, Juha Uusitalo,Martti Suosalo,

Petri Bäcström, Hannu-Pekka Björkman,Rea Mauranen,Mariska,Dave Liebmann, Vieno Kekkonen  M.A Numminen etc.

 

Selected performances: 

 

2001 Helsinki Festivals Huvilateltta 

2002/2004/2009/2012 Avanti Festivals Porvoo Suvisoitto 

2004 Joroinen Festivals

2005 Kaustinen FolkFestivals

2012 Helsinki Senaatintori 

2014 Oslo Norway / Nordic Music Days

2016 Köln

2016 Peking

 

 

 

 

  3.  WORKS AS MUSIC PEDAGOGIC

 

  • TEACHING

 

SIBELIUS ACADEMY

1992-2000 lecturer of music. Music Education Department

1990-1992 teacher of etnomusics

1989-1990 teacher of improvisation

 

POP&JAZZ CONSERVATORY OF HELSINKI

1987-1990 teacher of piano improvisation. conductor for A Big Band

 

 

  • BIG BAND EDUCATION

 

1992- Settlement Big Band; Pohjantie Big Band Kuopio; Porvoo Big Band;

Tampere Conservatory Big Band,Rovaniemi Big Band

 

 

  • FINNISH NATIONAL OPERA

 

2002/2003/2004 OOP Workshops for children with Markus Fagerudd

Numerous lectures and workshops of filmcomposing

 

 

  • WORKSHOP EDUCATION

 

1999, 2000 composition and instrument building project for children in Musica nova Helsinki.

1996 International Salsa Camp of the Jyväskylä Music Institute

1991 Sibelius Academy/Jazz Department 

1990-1991 Helsinki Cultural Centre

1986 Music camp of the Pop & Jazz Conservatory

1982 Music camp of the Jyväskylä City

 

 

 

 

  4.  WORKS AS MUSICIAN

 

SALSAMANIA 1981-1994 pianist, co-leader, co-arranger

1980-1990`s performances with various main festivals like:

Pori Jazz 1982, 1983 ja 1985; Provinssirock 1987 ja 1990; Kainuu Jazz 1986 ja 1991; Imatra Big Band Festival 1988 ja 1991; Hesperia Winter Carnival, Helsinki 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990 ja 1992; Helsinki Sea Jazz 1987; Time of Music Festivals, Viitasaari 1991; Helsinki Festivals 1993; Kaustinen FolkFestivals 1993; Ruisrock 1993; Lieksa Brass Week 1994; Debrecen Jazz Festival, Hungary 1984; Varanger Jazz Festival, Norway 1993 

1980`s SALSANAMIA educational group for schoolconcerts. Over 500 schoolconcerts around Finland. Konserttikeskus ry. 

1980`s SALSANAMIA group for children.Over 30 concerts and recording Salsanamia 1989(IKALP-002)

 

 

  • WORKS AS MUSICIAN  |  Selected

 

2006 JOHN ZORN "Cobra"

keyboard player.Helsinki Musica Nova cond. John Zorn 

2002-2003 OTNA EAHKET keyboard player with Jone Takamäki, Antti Hytti, Tom Nekljudow

Finnish Jazz Federation tour.Tour in France arranged by Charles Gil

2002- Aija Puurtinen&Timo Hietala duo

1998-2000 Homenaje a Arsenio Rodriguez Band,

pianist.festival & clubconcets with special guests Chico Alvarez(New York)

Miguel Angel Ramirez Vinent(Cuba)

1998- Gumbavanti ensemble

(Chamber Orchestra Avanti project), keyboards

1996-1997 Kraanat Auki musical

pianist

1994-1996 Markku Rinta-Pollari/Tauno Räsänen/Pekka Törmänen/Timo Hietala Quartet

1996 Aija Puurtinen Band

keyboards

1995 Settlement Big Band featuring Mario Grillon Machito Jr.

pianist

1994-1998 Saoco Salsa Band

pianist and arragements

1989 & 1991 UMO Jazz Orchestra featuring Chico O’Farril,Bobby Porcelli and Ignacio Berroa

pianist

1989 Torakka radiofeature Paroni Paakkunainen, pianist

Prix Futura, Berlin, 1989.

1981- studiomusician

pianist&keyboardist in Helsinki with different sessions 

 

 

 

 

  5.  WORKS AS PRODUCER  |  Selected

 

1981-Present

Producer of all the composer's film, radiomusics & concertprograms etc.

2006 Esa Kuloniemi CD "The Legend of Bicycle Bronson"

preproducer & 2nd engineer

2005 Doina Kletzmer: Nomada

(ALBA ABCD 194)co-producer and 2nd mixer.

Teosto-award nomination 2005.

2003 Pentti Lahti: BaranBaran

(ALBA  ABCD 177) producer with Pentti Lahti & Kalle Vanhapelto

 

 

 

 

  6.  STUDIES

 

1981-1989 

Sibelius Academy

1989-1991 

Composition studies with Olli Kortekangas Workshops:

Sibelius Academy, Pop & Jazz Conservatory,Jyväskylä University (Bob Moses)Private lessons from various musicians and pedagogues(John Taylor, London; Mousse N’Diaye, Dakar etc.)

1995 Studies of West Indian music in Madras, India with K. Subramanian

1998 Studies of Senegalese music in Dakar

 

 

 

 

 

7.  GRANTS & AWARDS & NOMINATIONS  |  Selected

 

  • GRANTS

 

2014 Finnish Arts Council 5 year grant

2010 Finnish Arts Council 1&1/2 year grant 

2009 Elvis ry grant for composing                                                                                

2008-2009 Finnish Cultural Foundation 1&1/2 year grant 

2002-2003 Finnish Arts Council two years working grant.

2000 LUSES; Library Grant for HumppAvanti

1998 Finnish Cultural Foundation

1997 Finnish Arts Council 

1995 Foundation of The Society of Finnish Composers

1995 Finnish Cultural Foundation

1995 Sibelius Academy

1992 Finnish Arts Council

1988 &1990 Georg Malmstén Foundation

 

  • PRIZES AND NOMINATIONS

 

2017 YAM Award for best Opera

2016 Grand Scores Award for best electroacoustic score in Europe

2014 Nomination for best score music. Jussi Award

2013 British Documentary Award "Grierson Award" for best international Documentary Film 

2013 Koura, main prize & honorable prize

2013 Honorary mention for best score music in Nordic Glory festivals 2013

2012 Sheffield Documentary FilmFestivals 1st Prize

2012 Nomination for best theatre music&soundwork 2012. Säde Award.

2012 Nomination for Nordic Film Composer Prize for "Hiljaisuus" scoremusic

2011 JUSSI-awards for best scoremusics

2011 Nomination for Deutsche FilmPreis for best scoremusic Fenster zum Sommer

2011 Koura, honorable prize

2008 Nomination for best score music.Jussi Award

2007 Nomination for best score music.Jussi Award

2007 Honorable mention by the jury 25th FIFA Montreal 2007

2006 Juryprize&audience prize in 9th EthnoFilmfest Berlin 2006

2005 Koura, Honorable mention

2004 Prix Marulic; Prix Europa

2004 Nomination for best score music.Jussi Award

2001 JUSSI-award for best scoremusic

2000 Venla; Telvis; Tampere Film Festivals 1st prize

2000 Laon film festivals France 1st prize

1998 Prix Italia, Honorable mention