composer

Raasakka, Ville

Ville Raasakka is a composer based in Helsinki, Finland. He works with ecology and environmental sounds. His compositional practice ranges from orchestral and chamber music to electronics, installation and performance ...

related works

The Moss Slowly Growing : for flute and guitar / Ville Raasakka

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Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
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Concertino : voor piano met begeleiding van electronische muziek, (1967) / Henk Badings

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Subgenre: Piano; Electronics with different instruments; Piano with electronics
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Rigel : for piano / Sarah Neutkens

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Vanishing point : for piano / Ville Raasakka

Publisher's number: 19996
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf
Remarks: Commissioned by Risto-Matti Marin. First performance 26th May 2013 Mänttä Music Festival by Risto-Matti Marin.
Duration: 5'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2013
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Vanishing Point was commissioned by Risto-Matti Marin for a celebratory concert on the 200th birthday of Wagner. The starting point for the work is a short piano piece by Wagner called Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwänen – Albumblatt in As-Dur für Klavier (WWV 95).
I wanted to put the original work into a distance. The piece, supposed to be a sonic model, began to go further and further while composing. The only thing remaining from the original is a single pitch: A point in the horizon.
The vanishing point is a term from the visual arts, representing a way of drawing perspective where all the lines in a painting point towards one point. I wanted to create my own landscape, where Wagner is only a focal point in the farthest distance, at the point of vanishing.
Ville Raasakka

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