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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Benzene : For violin and video / Ville Raasakka

Publisher's number: 19999
Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Violin with electronics
Instruments: vl tape
Remarks: Commissioned by Eriikka Maalismaa. First performance 31st July 2019, Our Festival, Tuusula, Eriikka Maalismaa, violin, Ville Raasakka, video.
Duration: 6'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 2019
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Benzene is one of the main derivatives of crude oil. As is commonly known, it is used in fuels and solvents. What is not so widely known, is that benzene derivatives play a significant role in our beauty and wellness products.
Benzalkonium chloride is an actibacterial chemical used in soaps, sun lotions and hair conditioners. It is as such a deadly poisonous chemical. Benzophenone is a UV blocker, that preserves the colours in nail polishes, other cosmetics, lip glosses and shampoos. It is a cancer inducing chemical. Benzyl benzoate is used for its perfume in many beauty products. This chemical is a known allergen.
I recorded sounds from using shampoo, mascara and nail polish in my bathroom. These closely recorded sounds are juxtaposed with music that could be in a beauty or wellness product commercial. I used a few corporate music samples to compose this imaginary advertisement music. The video consists of fragments of eighties tv commercials.
Ville Raasakka

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Score Download to Newzik (A4), 12 pages EUR 9.80
Download as PDF (A4), 12 pages EUR 11.76
Hardcopy, normal size (A4), 12 pages EUR 19.60
Electro-acoustic Download, 3 files, 0.044 MB EUR 30.00