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

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf

Bubbles at the Park Güell : for wind quintet / Alfonso Molina

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wood Wind ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: fl ob cl h fg

Susandre : pour hautbois et baritone saxophone / Bernard van Beurden

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wood Wind ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: ob sax-b

Upstream : 2004 / Will Eisma

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wood Wind ensemble (2-12 players)



Bark : for woodwind quintet / Ville Raasakka

Publisher's number: 20441
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wood Wind ensemble (2-12 players)
Instruments: fl ob cl fg h
Remarks: Commissioned by the Auriga Woodwind Quintet.
Duration: 13'00"
Number of players: 5
Year of composition: 2020
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

The work is based on the sounds of bark, branches and the tree trunk. I recorded these sounds in a park, where I stroked and scratched very gently the bark of an aspen. I also recorded fallen, dried up branches, which I bended and broke. From the BBC field recording archives, I obtained footage of one person sawing a tree and two loggers cutting a tree in a rainforest in Guinea.
These sounds present two interactions with a tree. The first is harmless to the tree, its biota and the soil. The second is, if taken too far, a process that can destroy the biodiversity of a forest and its soil.
I analyzed the sounds with software and transcribed the sound events for the woodwind quintet. The sound of bark, branches and leaves, cutting and sawing each have their sound profile but also time profile. The form of the piece is a result of layering these time profiles in four layers: The sound objects themselves, the phrases, sections and the overall form.
Ville Raasakka

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