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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Black Cloud, Under Ground : for orchestra / Ville Raasakka

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Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: fl fl-a ob eh 2cl(cl-b) fg cfg 4h 2tpt 3trb tb 2perc str

Sun Spot : for piano and tape / Kasia Głowicka

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Piano with electronics
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Coronal Hole : for piano and electronics / Xavier Gelabert

Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Piano with electronics
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Appulse : for piano (with optional electronics) / Petra Strahovnik

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composition

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

Publisher's number: 20442
Genre: Electronical music
Subgenre: Piano with electronics
Instruments: 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)

Description:
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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