composer

Raasakka, Ville

Ville Raasakka (b. 1977) works with environmental composition, focusing on ecology, materiality and acoustic environments. His orchestral work gained a recommendation at the prestigious International Rostrum of Composers in 2019 ...

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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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