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 ...

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The Harvest : for ensemble / Ville Raasakka

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Scoring: fl ob cl cl-b fg h tpt trb 2perc pf 2vn vla vc db

Girotondo : Version for alto saxophone, piano, double bass and darbucca / Isidora Zebeljan

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Scoring: sax-a pf db darbuka

Mozart's Dissonance : for flute, clarinet and string trio / Bram Van Camp

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Scoring: fl cl vn vl vc

The Phoenician Sailor : for flute, clarinet, bassoon and piano / Robert Groslot

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Scoring: fl cl fg pf



The Moss Slowly Growing : for flute and guitar / Ville Raasakka

Publisher's number: 21175
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-12 players)
Scoring: fl gtr
Remarks: Commissioned by Duo Hav. First performance June 9th 2022 at the Koncert Kirken, Copenhagen, Duo Hav, Marianne Sihvonen, flute, Alvi Joensen, guitar.
Duration: 10'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 2022
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

One of biggest threats to the Finnish ecosystems is the loss of biodiversity. The loss of biodiversity is sometimes simply referred to as loss of nature. According to The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, only 3% of forest areas are oldgrowth forests. Rest of the forests are mainly monoculture forests used for harvesting timber. Instead of forests, these areas should be called tree farms.
Dead and decaying wood is vital for a diverse forest, both for the species and the soil. Every fifth extinction event in Finland is caused by the reason that there are no more dead trees decaying on the forest floor, as all forests in a natural state should have in abundance.
In this composition for flute and guitar commissioned by Duo Hav I am concentrating on the delicate sounds of decaying wood, and the porous sound qualities of the flute and the guitar. I’m looking for a sound that is similar to the sensation of brushing the hand on a fallen, decaying tree. The moss slowly growing on its surface. The sounds and techniques used are developed in collaboration with Marianne Sihvonen and Alvi Joensen. The collaboration with Duo Hav has been exceptionally inspiring.
Ville Raasakka

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Score Download to Newzik (A4), 20 pages EUR 12.80
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