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

Bark : for woodwind quintet / Ville Raasakka

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

Fossils I-VII : for piano (and optional electronics) / Arnold Marinissen

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Piano with electronics
Scoring: pf elec

Appulse : for piano (with optional electronics) / Petra Strahovnik

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Piano with electronics
Scoring: pf (tape)

Touch : for piano and electronics / Douglas Knehans

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Piano with electronics



Oil Rig : for grand piano, objects, two performers and electronics / Ville Raasakka

Publisher's number: 20442
Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Piano with electronics
Scoring: pf tape
Remarks: Commissioned by the Alter face piano ensemble (Tomeu Moll-Mas and Albert Díaz).
Duration: 15'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 2020
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

This work is based on the BBC field recordings from an oil rig in the Forties Oil Fields in 1976. British Petroleum started production in 1975 in this oil field that remains the largest one in the North Sea to date. The sounds of the oil rig, the workers and the sea meet the piano and objects reacting to these sounds and also replicating them.
The genre of this work is somewhere between a composition and a sound installation. Both the written part for the piano and the arrangement of the numerous field recordings balance somewhere between sound as an active event and sound as an environment.
Ville Raasakka

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