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List of Markku Klami's works. This list was last updated on September 1, 2017.


Latest additions:

Clair (Sep 1, 2017)
Croak (Jan 29, 2017/May 31, 2017)
Värein (Jan 9/May 25, 2016)
Kiil(a) (Jan 9, 2016)
afore (Nov 26, 2015)
Horror vacui (Aug 29, 2015)
aava (Feb 8, 2015)

Works for stage
Works for orchestra
Works for soloist and orchestra
Chamber works
Works for solo instrument
Electro-acoustic works
Choral and vocal works
Works for the screen
Multi-/mixed media works


Works for stage

Tulevaisuuden retki (17./2010)
"Turku 3011 -lastenooppera" (Turku 3011 children's opera)
Intro and 8 scenes (with two optional scenes no.7)
Composed: 2010
2 soloists (soprano & tenor), 1 actor (puppeteer) and chamber ensemble: clarinet, horn, percussion (1 player), piano, violin and violoncello
Libretto by Emma Puikkonen
Duration: ca. 1 hour
Commissioned by ArtSoppa Society and Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture
Fp: Kirsti Tuominen, soprano, Timo Turunen, tenor, chamber ensemble, cond. Pasi Helin, Linna Theatre, Turku Music Festival, Turku, August 6, 2011

Croak - or the Unexpected Joys and Perils of Singing (27./2016-2017)
Puppet opera in two acts
Composed together with composer Maria Kallionpää
Composed: 2016-2017 (composing completed, orchestration in progress)
5 soloists, SATB choir and orchestra
Libretto by Mikhail Brashinsky
Directed by Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaya
Puppets and visual design by Viktor Antonov
Duration: ca. 1 hour and 50 minutes
Commissioned by Mixed Art Society Poike and Pori Opera Society
Fp: Soloists to be announced, Pori Opera Choir, Pori Sinfonietta, cond. Jan Söderblom, Promenade Hall, Pori, March 9, 2018


Works for orchestra

Flow (3./2004)
Composed: 2004
string orchestra (minimum strings: 8-6-5-4-2)
Duration: 12'
Winner (First Prize) of the 2004 National Composing Competition of the Finnish Polytechnic Chamber Orchestra
Fp: Finnish Polytechnic Chamber Orchestra, cond. Atso Almila, Tampere Hall, Tampere, November 21, 2004
International premiere: Finnish Polytechnic Chamber Orchestra, cond. Atso Almila, Slovak Philharmonic Concert hall, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 7, 2005
Fbp (recording of a live concert on March 5, 2005): Turku Music Academy String Orchestra, cond. Markku Klami, YLE Radio 1, Finnish Broadcasting Company, November 9, 2006

sight - energy - vague - ocean (5./2005)
Composed: 2005 (revised version in 2006)
large orchestra: 3232/4331/12/1, strings [additional instruments: fl.3+picc, cl.3+bcl]
Duration: 13'20"
Shared First Prize in the SävellYS 2006 Composing Competition organized by the Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra for their 80th anniversary
Fp: Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra, cond. David Searle, Helsinki University Hall, Helsinki, April 19, 2007

L (11./2008)
"miniature for chamber orchestra"
Composed: 2008
chamber orchestra: 1111/2110/02/0, strings (4-4-4-2-1)
Duration: 3'
Dedication: For Magnus Lindberg on his 50th birthday
Fp: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Dmitri Slobodeniouk, XXIII Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival, Art Factory, Porvoo, June 27, 2008


Works for soloist and orchestra | [back to top]

In singleness... (9./2007)
"An elegy with a certain sense of hope"
Composed: 2007
Text: William Shakespeare: Sonnet No.8
soprano and small orchestra: 1111/2220/01/1, piano, sopr. solo, strings (6-6-4-4-2)
Duration: 3'
Fp: Eija Räisänen, soprano, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Magnus Lindberg, XXII Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival, Art Factory, Porvoo, June 29, 2007

New version for soprano and chamber orchestra:

Composed: 2007
soprano and chamber orchestra: 1111/2211/01/1, piano, sopr. solo, strings (5-4-3-2-1)
Duration: 3'15"
Fp: Mia Heikkinen, soprano, Chamber Orchestra UNKO (New Young Chamber Orchestra), cond. Jani Telaranta, Opening concert of 30th Anniversary Festival of Ears Open Society, Concert hall of Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, November 24, 2007
International premiere: Minna Laukkanen, mezzosoprano, Symfoniorkestern Pro Musica, cond. Glenn Mossop, "The Music of Shakespeare" concert, Stockholm, Sweden, October 4, 2009
Fbp (recording of a live concert on November 24, 2007): Mia Heikkinen, soprano, Chamber Orchestra UNKO, cond. Jani Telaranta, YLE Radio 1, Finnish Broadcasting Company, November 29, 2007

FUME (13./2008)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Composed: 2008 (revised version in 2010)
clarinet and orchestra: 2222/2200/01/0, piano, solo clarinet, strings: 6-4-4-4-2 (minimum)
[additional instruments: flute player 2 doubling Alto flute; oboe player 2 doubling English horn; clarinet player 2 also plays a Tam-tam]
[placement of the orchestra: both clarinets of the orchestra are placed off-stage behind the audience, in the left & right corner of the concert hall]
I ...bursting into...
II ...a serenade...
III ...to one out of reach,

Duration: ca. 23'
Dedicated to Lauri Sallinen
Selected to the Jury's list of recommended works in the 2nd International Uuno Klami Composition Competition 2009
Fp: Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, Avanti! Orchestra, cond. Jani Telaranta, Ung Nordisk Musik: COLLISION! Festival, Concert hall of Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, September 24, 2010
Fbp (live broadcast of the concert on September 24, 2010): Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Jani Telaranta, YLE Radio 1, Finnish Broadcasting Company, September 24, 2010

Värein (26./2015-2016)
for 4 percussionists, piano and string orchestra (young players)
Composed: 2015-2016
4 percussionists (marimba, 2 xylophones, vibraphone, Gran cassa, Tam-tam), piano, strings
Duration: ca. 11'
Commissioned by the East Helsinki Music Institute for their 50th Anniversary
Dedicated to The Helsinki Strings, their conductor Jukka Rantamäki and the East Helsinki Music Institute on their 50th Anniversary
Fp: students of the East Helsinki Music Institute, The Helsinki Strings, cond. Jukka Rantamäki, Temple Rock Church, Helsinki, May 26, 2016


Chamber works | [back to top]

...in the shadows... (2./2003)
Composed: 2003
flute, 2 violins and guitar
Duration: 8'30"
Fp: Jenny Backman, flute, Riikka Kokkonen, violin, Mikko Sorri, violin, Patrik Kleemola, guitar, Turku Guitar Festival, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, March 11, 2003

Glow (4./2005)
Composed: 2005
clarinet, horn, trumpet, harp, percussion (1 player) and piano (2 players)
I
II
III
Duration: 5'
Commissioned by the Kemiönsaari Music Guild
Fp: Henna Jämsä, clarinet, Jukka Rajala, trumpet, Tanja Nisonen, horn, Antti Suoranta, percussion, Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp, Pasi Helin and Hanna Kosonen, piano, Kemiö Music Festival, Kemiö, June 29, 2005

trompetgeskal (6./2005-2006)
Composed: 2005-2006
brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba)
Duration: 2'15"
Commissioned by FSHS Turku (Finnish Student Health Service) for their 50th anniversary
Fp: Brass quintet of Sohon Torwet, Turku, February 3, 2006
International premiere: Matteo Matteo, trumpet, Simone Scolari, trumpet, Claudio Rossi, horn, Giuliano Esposito, trombone, Vitalie Chiruta, bass trombone, cond. Marco Fiorini, Compositori a confronto Festival, Auditorium, Reggio Emilia, Italy, November 13, 2009

JÄÄ (8./2006) | [PDF sample of the score]
Composed: 2006
2 guitars
Duration: 5'20"
Commissioned by the Helsinki Guitar Society, dedicated to Helsinki Guitar Duo
Fp: Rody van Gemert, guitar, Otto Tolonen, guitar, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, December 23, 2006

Festivaalifanfaari (Festival Fanfare)
Composed: June 27, 2007
Composed with Jarkko Hartikainen, Timothy Page, Maija Hynninen, Heikki Elo, Alex Freeman, Jiyoung Kang, Lauri Mäntysaari and Christer Jokela (as participants of the Sävellyspaja 2007 composition masterclass and workshop)
clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion (1 player), violin, double bass (with optional bassoon)
Duration: 1'30"
Fp: Avanti!, cond. Ryan Wigglesworth, XXII Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival, Art Factory, Porvoo, June 28, 2007

The Black Orchid
Composed: 2010-
guitar and piano
I - blooming
II - sudden death
Commissioned by Duo 2010 (Massimo Felici, guitar, Stephanie Gurga, piano)
[under revision]

...and there's always music in the air." (18./2011)
"Unsound views for flute and string quartet"
Composed: 2011
flute and string quartet
I - Shadow of a twisted arm across my house
II - Garden in the city of industry
III - I see myself
Duration: ca. 15'
Dedication: Hommage to David Lynch
Fp: Johanna Kärkkäinen, flute, Into String Quartet: Linda Suolahti, violin, Sirja Puurtinen, violin, Mari Viluksela, viola, Jarkko Launonen, cello, Ajassa 2011! Festival, Concert of contemporary Finnish music, Kapsäkki Music Theatre, Helsinki, March 15, 2011

red moon (String Quartet) (19./2011)
Composed: 2011
string quartet
I - Introduction
II - Ignition
III - Illumination
IV - ad Infinitum
Duration: ca. 18'
Commissioned by Uusinta Chamber Ensemble, supported by Madetoja Foundation and Teosto Commission Fund
Fp: Uusinta String Quartet: Maria Puusaari, violin, Teija Kivinen, violin, Max Savikangas, viola, Markus Hohti, cello, Suså Festival '11, Grønnegade Barracks Arts Centre, Næstved, Denmark, September 4, 2011

Clair sketches (21a./2012)
Composed: 2012
clarinet, bandoneón and string quartet
Duration: ca. 12'30"
Commissioned by Lauri Sallinen, supported by Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Fp: Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, Henrik Sandås, bandoneón, Pasi Eerikäinen, violin, Annemarie Åström, violin, Jussi Tuhkanen, viola, Markus Hohti, cello, Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki, May 8, 2012
Fbp: Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, Henrik Sandås, bandoneón, Pasi Eerikäinen, violin, Annemarie Åström, violin, Jussi Tuhkanen, viola, Markus Hohti, cello, SibaTV live internet broadcast, May 8, 2012
Additional information: this work is a collage of fragments and sketches of a bigger work entitled Clair (completed in 2017). This version may be performed as an individual work apart from Clair.

karu (23./2014)
Composed: 2014
guitar trio
I - Aanaar
II - El Camino Real
III - Echo, returning

Duration: ca. 15'
Commissioned by and dedicated to Timo Korhonen. Written for Shin-ichi Fukuda, Timo Korhonen and Thomas Müller-Pering
Fp (first movement): Shin-ichi Fukuda, Timo Korhonen and Thomas Müller-Pering, guitars, Taiwan International Guitar Festival, Taipei National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, August 10, 2014
Finnish premiere (first movement): Timo Korhonen, Mikko Ikäheimo, Janne Malinen, guitars, Kantakaupungin Kitarakonsertit Festival, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, October 31, 2014
Fp (whole work): Timo Korhonen, Mikko Ikäheimo, Janne Malinen, guitars, 50th Anniversary concert of Timo Korhonen, Kantakaupungin Kitarakonsertit Festival, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, November 6, 2014

Kiil(a) (27./2015-2016)
Composed: 2015-2016
flute, piano and string quartet
Duration: ca. 13'
To the text by Marko Veinbergs
Commissioned by HELIjaKEEL concert series (Estonia), supported by the Estonian Ministry of Culture
Fp: Details to be announced, Helsinki, April/May 2016

Clair (21b./2017)
Composed: 2017
clarinet, bandoneón and string quartet (with dancers)
Duration: ca. 16'
Commissioned by Lauri Sallinen and Kaivos Festival 2017, supported by Madetoja Foundation
Dedicated to Lauri Sallinen, written for Lauri Sallinen, Henrik Sandås and Nordlyd String Quartet
Fp: Lauri Sallinen, clarinet and movement, Henrik Sandås, bandoneón, Nordlyd String Quartet, Kaivos Festival, Kiisuteatteri, Outokumpu, Finland, September 9, 2017


Works for solo instrument | [back to top]

Colours in Blue (1./2002)
Composed: 2002
guitar
I - Andante espressivo e molto rubato
II - Adagio misterioso, poco rubato
Duration: 11'30"
Commissioned by and dedicated to Patrik Kleemola
Fp: Patrik Kleemola, guitar, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, October 15, 2002

Cinque miniature (7./2005-2006) | [PDF sample of the score]
Composed: 2005-2006
guitar
Duration: 6'20"
Commissioned by and dedicated to Patrik Kleemola
Fp: Patrik Kleemola, guitar, Monopoli, Italy, April 7, 2006
Finnish premiere: Patrik Kleemola, guitar, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, April 18, 2006
Fbp (recording of a live concert on April 18, 2006): Patrik Kleemola, guitar, YLE Radio 1, Finnish Broadcasting Company, November 9, 2006
Premiere recording: PERCHITARRASOLA - Finnish and Italian music for guitar - Patrik Kleemola, guitar (Pilfink Records, Finland, 2012)

Transfer
Composed: 2007-
percussion (1 player)
Fp (version A): Olli-Pekka Martikainen, percussion, Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, July 8, 2007
[under revision]

TWIRL (12./2008) | [PDF sample of the score]
Composed: 2008
clarinet
Duration: 7'
Dedication: For Juulia and Christian
Fp (original version): Marko Portin, clarinet, Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, July 8, 2008
Fp (final version): Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, Concert of Ears Open Society, Helsinki, November 29, 2008

ripples (22./2012)
Composed: 2012
piano
Duration: ca. 4'
Dedication: in memoriam Kauko Korhonen

Horror vacui (25a./2015)
Composed: 2015
piano
Duration: ca. 4'
More details to be announced soon

afore (25b./2015)
Composed: 2015
piano
Duration: ca. 9'
Dedicated to Tuomas Niininen
Fp: Tuomas Niininen, piano, Concert hall of the Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland, November 23, 2015


Electro-acoustic works | [back to top]

aura (15./2009)
Composed: 2009
alto flute and live electronics
Duration: 7'
Dedicated to Hanna Kinnunen
Fp: Hanna Kinnunen, alto flute, Markku Klami, electronics, Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, July 11, 2009
International premiere: Randi Nygaard, alto flute and live electronics, Oslo, Norway, May 2010
Fbp: Hanna Kinnunen, alto flute, Markku Klami, electronics, YLE Radio 1, Finnish Broadcasting Company, April 11, 2012 (recording of a live concert on April 2, 2012, KLANG Concert Series, Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki)

Göreme (16./2009)
Composed: 2009
guitar and tape
I - The Dark Hallway
II - The Abyss
III - The Mirror
IV - Away
Duration: ca. 17'
Commissioned by and dedicated to Patrik Kleemola
Fp: Patrik Kleemola, guitar, Markku Klami, electronics, Concert hall of Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, September 26, 2009
International premiere: Patrik Kleemola, guitar, Markku Klami, electronics, Rebus Festival, Teatro Dal Verme, Milan, Italy, October 8, 2009

Göreme Echoes
Composed: 2010
2-channel (stereo) tape
Duration: 16'38"
Fp: Musicam Video Project (in cooperation with Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture) publication event, City hall of Pori, Pori, May 25, 2010

aava (24./2014-2015)
Composed: 2014-2015
amplified guitar and electronics
I - RAIN; fantasy
II - in the distance: Cadenza
III - Exposed
Duration: ca. 16'30"
Commissioned by and dedicated to Timo Korhonen
Fp: Timo Korhonen, guitar, Josue Moreno, Davis Ozolins and Markku Klami, electronics, Musica nova Helsinki 2015 Festival, Black Box hall, Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki, February 9, 2015


Choral and vocal works | [back to top]

eikä merta enää ole (10./2007)
Composed: 2007
boys' choir a cappella (SSAATTBB)
Text: Revelation 21: 1-4 (in Finnish)
Duration: 7'
Commissioned by Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum for their 20th anniversary
Fp: Chorus Cathedralis Iuniorum, cond. Heikki Rainio, Turku Cathedral, Turku, September 15, 2007
International premiere: Dufay Ensemble, cond. Wolfgang Fulda, Würtzburg and Nürnberg, Germany, April 17 & 18, 2010

night signal (14./2009)
Composed: 2009
male choir a cappella divided in four groups (TTBB TTBB TTBB TTBB)
Phonetic text (by the composer)
Duration: ca. 3'
Commissioned by the Polytech Choir
Fp: Polytech Choir, cond. Juha Kuivanen, 5th International Leevi Madetoja Male Voice Choir Competition, Tapiola Church, Espoo, April 16, 2010
Premiere recording: The Polytech Choir, cond. Juha Kuivanen (2013)

Oi surkaa
Composed: 2010
8-part vocal ensemble (SSAATTBB)
Text: Poem by Risto Oikarinen
Duration: 3'30"
Fp: Vocal ensemble of Helsinki Chamber Choir, cond. Eric-Olof Söderström, Concert hall of Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, December 5, 2010


Works for the screen | [back to top]

Terve! (short film)
Composed: 2003-2004
soundtrack for film (synthesizers, sound effects)
Duration (film): 10'
Film directed by Antti Pääkkönen
Fp: Turku Arts Academy, Turku, May 6, 2004
First public screening at Kinopalatsi, Turku on May 27, 2004

Neitsytveri (short film)
Composed: 2005
soundtrack for film (synthesizers, sound effects)
Duration (film): 17'15"
Film directed by Antti Pääkkönen
Fp: Kinopalatsi, Turku, May 26, 2005


Multi-/mixed media works | [back to top]

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
Composed: 2009
Multimedia work composed by 12 composers: Firat Aktav, Sebastian Dumitrescu, Matei Gheorghiu, Salla Hakkola, Jarkko Hartikainen, Jouni Hirvelä, Miika Hyytiäinen, Maria Kallionpää, Markku Klami, Jaakko Kortesharju, Jens Lindqvist and Lauri Mäntysaari
Video material by video artist Tuulia Susiaho
clarinet, harp (+ additional folk harp), accordion, soprano, percussion, violincello, live electronics and tape
Duration (whole work): ca. 46'
Duration (Klami's part): ca. 7'
Fp: Lauri Vaahtoranta, clarinet, Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp, Salla Hakkola, folk harp, Vincent Lhermet, accordion, Annika Põder, soprano, Matei Gheorghiu, percussion, Seeli Toivio, cello, cond. Huba Hollókõi, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Musica Nova Helsinki Festival, February 7 & 8, 2009

REPEAT (20./2011)
Composed: 2011
Mixed media / cross-over work in cooperation with video artist Arttu Merimaa
amplified flute, 2-channel (stereo) tape, optional electronics, video
Duration: 16'30"
Commissioned by Poike Society and Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture
Exists also as a 16-minute gallery version (without live musicians), entitled "REPEAT - End of the World"
Fp: Johanna Kärkkäinen, flute, Markku Klami, electronics, Arttu Merimaa, video, Sibelius Museum, Turku, November 4, 2011


Fp = first performance
Fbp = first broadcast performance



Latest news



Oct 6, 2017 - Performance of Göreme at Turku Guitar Festival 2017 on Oct 11, 2017 by Patrik Kleemola at Sibelius museum in Turku

Sep 1, 2017 - World premiere of Clair at Kaivos Festival 2017 on Sept 9, 2017. The premiere will be given by Lauri Sallinen, Henrik Sandås and Nordlyd String Quartet with dancers of North Karelia College

Aug 7, 2017 - Clair for six musicians and dancers is completed. The work is commissioned by Lauri Sallinen and Kaivos Festival 2017 and dedicated to Lauri Sallinen. The commission was generously funded by Madetoja Foundation

May 31, 2017 - Croak, a puppet opera (composed together with Maria Kallionpää) in two acts is completed as a piano score with soloists and choir. The orchestration will be ready by the end of October 2017.

Jan 29, 2017 - List of works was updated

Dec 15, 2016 - Göreme gets its second performance in Milan, Italy, by Patrik Kleemola. Concert is at the Museum "Spazio Tadini" on Dec 15


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Latest media additions



Aug 30, 2013 - Miessointien kirjo

Jul 10, 2013 - PK hallitsee nykysäveltäjien haasteet

Apr 5, 2013 - New works at European capitals

Apr 26, 2012 - Varaa valita parhaat

Apr 20, 2012 - Kleemola lisää repertuaaria

Dec 2, 2011 - Olli Virtaperko tours in Russia


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