Antti Samuli Hernesniemi | Compositions 1 - Sävellyksiä 1

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Compositions 1 - Sävellyksiä 1

by Antti Samuli Hernesniemi

Impressive new music from a new Finnish composer. who is deeply rooted in the old and new North European culture. Courageous artistic experimentation has led to lasting results.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mies Soittaa Rannalla - Man Playing On the Shore
2:54 album only
2. Mies Soittaa Rannalla - Man Playing On the Shore
3:03 album only
3. Mies Soittaa Rannalla - Man Playing On the Shore
1:56 album only
4. Mies Soittaa Rannalla - Man Playing On the Shore
3:24 album only
5. Runoelma - Poem
5:15 album only
6. Runoelma - Poem
3:00 album only
7. Runoelma - Poem
2:34 album only
8. Runoelma - Poem
2:06 album only
9. Nouseva Muoto - Ascending Form
3:59 album only
10. Nouseva Muoto - Ascending Form
3:56 album only
11. Nouseva Muoto - Ascending Form
4:19 album only
12. Nouseva Muoto - Ascending Form
4:45 album only
13. Nouseva Muoto - Ascending Form
1:07 album only
14. Nouseva Muoto - Ascending Form
5:19 album only
15. Nouseva Muoto - Ascending Form
2:12 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Compositions 1 - Sävellyksiä 1
Antti Samuli Hernesniemi

Mies soittaa rannalla / Man playing on the shore
Piano, tubular bells
(1-4) 11’14

Runoelma / Poem
(5-8) 12’54

Nouseva muoto / Ascending form
Chorus and orchestra
(9-15) 25’37

Total 49’55

Composer and pianist with electro-acoustic piano Yamaha Clavinova CLP-170 as well as recording : Antti Samuli Hernesniemi, Herttoniemi, Helsinki 2003-2005. Lay-out : Tommi Alihaanperä and composer. Leaflet text and cover photo by composer from his sculpture “nouseva muoto” at his exhibition “mies soittaa rannalla”, at Stoa, Helsinki, 2004.
Photos about composer at his choreographic play “nouseva muoto” premier at “Z-Open” in Zodiac Modern Dance Centre, Helsinki, 2006, by Juha Jaatinen. Mastering : J-P Mönkkönen. Print (third): Master Disc, Helsinki 2011.

Production and © copyright: Antti Samuli Hernesniemi

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Citates from reviews until November 2011

“The actual sound world is fascinating. Hernesniemi conjures up a huge variety of sounds, ranging from active aggregates (or more accurately, swarms of notes) to telling single lines.“
Colin Clarke, Fanfare Nov/Dec 2011.

“The opening work, Man playing on the shore, is a furious, roiling cascade of notes, in a kind of free-jazz manner. Poem is also very dense in texture, but less intensely expressed. … The music (Ascending form) proceeds in large, arching phrases built of rich harmonies (think Adagietto from Mahler’s Fifth). The structure is episodic, but logical, and the whole pace and emotional heft of the work serves as an antidote to the often frantic music at the beginning of the album. It binds the whole presentation in a way that makes for a compelling and unusual array of contemporary music. “ Peter Burwasser, Fanfare Nov/Dec 2011

“Hernesniemi’s musical language is built more on mental images carried by the piano, strings and tubular bells than on developing themes. His abstract expressivity is most effective in the solos played on an electro-acoustic piano. Their accord clusters, protruding percussiveness and energetic elegy, shaped by concentration, call somewhat to mind composers such as Oskar Merikanto or Toivo Kuula, to observe music passages which belong somehow to very Finnish landscapes.” Mikko Hietaharju, Aksentti, 10/2007

Hernesniemi’s interview by Colin Clarke in Fanfare Nov/Dec 2011 :



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