Chamber Music

 

Kirkasvetinen (Brightwater - Lichtwasser)

Composed 2018.
For violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and piano. Commissioned by Silke Avenhaus. Premiere by Lena Neudauer (violin), Wen Xiao Zheng (viola), Danjulo Ishizaka (violoncello), Rick Stotijn (double bass), Silke Avenhaus (piano), Trier, 2.10.2018. Duration 5’30". Publisher Sikorski.

 

Temptations

Composed 2017. + WATCH
For piano trio. Commissioned by Fräki-Puusaari-Rysä Trio. Premiere by Fräki-Puusaari-Rysä Trio; Maria Puusaari (violin), Eeva Rysä (violoncello), Sonja Fräki (piano), Helsinki, 23.4.2017. Duration 12’. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Motherlode

Composed 2016. + WATCH 
For violoncello with live electronics, flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, harp, piano and sound engineer. Commissioned by Markus Hohti. Premiere by Markus Hohti and defunensemble; Hanna Kinnunen (flute), Mikko Raasakka (clarinet/bass clarinet, Lily-Marlene Puusepp (harp), Mirka Viitala (piano), Marko Myöhänen (sound engineer), Helsinki, 9.9.2016. Duration 17’. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Tremor

Composed 2015.
For flute, clarinet and piano (young players, advanced level). Commissioned by Juvenalia Music Institute. Premiere by Tiitta Moilanen (flute), Aino Parikka (clarinet) and Selja Niemi (piano), Espoo, 15.3.2017. Duration 6’. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Three Sketches for Stephan Dill

Composed 2014.
For violin and piano. Premiere by Maria Puusaari (violin) and Emil Holmström (piano), Helsinki, 6.11.2014. Duration 15’30. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Roihu (Blaze)

Composed 2014. + WATCH
For six cellos. Commissioned by Sysmä Summer Sounds. Premiere by Sysmä Festival Strings; Lauri Kankkunen, Jaani Helander, Jonathan Roozeman, Oskari Holopainen, Helena Vuola and Martti Rousi, Sysmä, 4.7.2014. Duration 9’. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Les Oréades

Composed 2014. + WATCH
For piano quartet. Commissioned by Maria Puusaari. Premiere by Maria Puusaari (violin), Pisku Ristiluoma (viola), Eeva Rysä (violoncello) and Sonja Fräki (piano), Helsinki, 27.4.2014. Duration 13’15. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Seurat I

Composed 2012. + WATCH
For kantele and violin with live electronics. Commissioned by Eija Kankaanranta. Premiere by Eija Kankaanranta (kantele), Maria Puusaari (violin) and Hervé Le Dorlot (sound engineer), Paris, France, 30.3.2012. Duration 12’50. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Zénith

Composed 2011/20012. + WATCH
For oboe or trumpet and flute, clarinet, violin and violoncello. Premiere by Uusinta Ensemble; Tomas Gricius (trumpet), Lauri Toivio (flute), Marko Portin (clarinet), Maria Puusaari (violin), Markus Hohti (violoncello), Helsinki, 3.3.2012. Duration 11’30. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Zen

Composed 2011 + LISTEN
For soprano, flute, clarinet, violin and violoncello. Text by Maître Zen Seung Sahn and Maître Zen Dōgen. Premiere by Eija Räisänen (soprano), Heljä Räty (flute), Okko Kivikataja (clarinet), Pasi Eerikäinen (violin), Sami Mäkelä (violoncello) and Elina Jukola (conductor), Helsinki, 18.10.2013. Duration 11’40. Publisher Sikorski.

 

L'homme à la licorne

Composed 2011.
For soprano saxophone and piano. Premiere by Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo (saxophone) and Risto-Matti Marin (piano), Helsinki, 24.9.2012. Duration 10’. Publisher Sikorski.

 

A Love Surplus

Composed 2010.
For flute, violoncello and piano. Premiere by Uusinta Ensemble; Malla Vivolin (flute), Markus Hohti (violoncello), Emil Holmström (piano), Helsinki, 19.1.2014. Duration 12’. Publisher Sikorski.

 

Mäntä (Piston)

Composed 2009.
For two pianos. Premiere by Sonja Fräki and Niklas Pokki, Mänttä, 23.6.2009. Duration 10’30. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Freefoot

Composed 2006.
For flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano. Premiere by Uusinta Lunaire; Lauri Toivio (flute), Kimmo Leppälä (clarinet), Maria Puusaari (violin), Markus Hohti (violoncello) and Emil Holmström (piano), Helsinki, 9.3.2006. Duration 8’. Publisher Uusinta.

 

De-cadenza

Composed 2005.
For accordion and string quartet. Commissioned by Veli Kujala. Premiere Uusinta Ensemble; Veli Kujala (accordion), Maria Puusaari and Teija Slobodeniouk (violin), Eriikka Nylund (viola), Jukka Rautasalo (violoncello), Helsinki, 12.12.2005. Duration 9’45. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Epitafi - In memoriam Usko Meriläinen

Composed 2005.
For flute and piano. Premiere by Lauri Toivio (flute) and Emil Holmström (piano), Helsinki, 15.1.2005. Duration 2’. Distribution Music Finland.

 

Hellä jättiläinen (Gentle Giant)

Composed 2004.
For kantele and vibraphone. Commissioned by Eija Kankaanranta. Premiere by Eija Kankaanranta (kantele) and Hannu Porkka (vibraphone), Joensuu, 20.2.2004. Duration 8’30. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Stoa Trilogy (Ataraxy - Apathy - Autarchy)

Composed 2002.
For violin and piano. Premiere by Maria Puusaari (violin) and Antti Kaihola (piano), Helsinki, 24.11.2002. Duration 11’50. Publisher Uusinta.

 

String Quartet nr. 2 Jobimao

Composed 2000.
Premiere by Uusinta String Quartet; Maria Puusaari and Antti Tikkanen (violin), Max Savikangas (viola), Roi Ruottinen (violoncello), Järvenpää, 4.10.2000. Duration 9’30. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Saatana muuttaa Espoohon (Satan Moves to Espoo)

Composed 1997/2000.
For violin, violoncello and piano. Premiere by Uusinta Ensemble; Maria Puusaari (violin), Roi Ruottinen (violoncello) and Lauri Kilpiö (piano), Järvenpää, 4.10.2000. Duration 6'. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Damballa

Composed 2000.
For flute, oboe, clarinet and violin. Premiere by Uusinta Ensemble; Lauri Toivio (flute), Riikka Talvitie (oboe), Kimmo Leppälä (clarinet) and Maria Puusaari (violin), Viitasaari, 10.7.2000. Duration 7’45. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Rampant

Composed 1997.
For two solo violins. Premiere by Jaakko Kuusisto and Pekka Kuusisto, Tuusula, 5.8.1998. Duration 6’20. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Chadwick Drive

Composed 1997.
For percussion quintet. Commissioned by Kroustikon Ensemble. Premiere by Kroustikon Ensemble, conductor Risto Pulkkinen, Turku, 30.3.1998. Duration 7'. Distribution Music Finland.

 

Spinozan verkko (Spinoza's Web)

Composed 1996.
For clarinet, french horn and violin. Premiere by Kimmo Leppälä (clarinet), Reeta Rossi (french horn) and Maija Kontunen (violin), Helsinki, 20.9.1996. Duration 6’. Publisher Uusinta.

 

Sarment

Composed 1993.
For harp, marimba and vibraphone (one percussionist). Commissioned by Mikko Leistola and Risto Pulkkinen. Premiere by Mikko Leistola (harp) and Risto Pulkkinen (percussion), Turku, 13.4.1994. Duration 9’. Distribution Music Finland.

 

String Quartet nr. 1 - Ever-tone

Composed 1992/1994.
Commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Premiere by Russo Quartet, Kuhmo, 28.7.1994. Duration 17. Distribution by the composer.

 

Kaleidoscope

Composed 1989.
For flute and clarinet. Premiere by Kari Alikoski (flute) and Harri Wallenius (clarinet), Turku, 25.4.1990. Duration 12’. Distribution by the composer.