Sampo Haapamäki

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Sampo Haapamäki (born 3 February 1979) is a Finnish composer. He has won several international composition competitions.

Education[edit]

Haapamäki studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Tapio Nevanlinna and Veli-Matti Puumala. He has also studied with Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf in Leipzig, Germany and with Tristan Murail at Columbia University.

Compositions[edit]

Haapamäki has embraced a quarter-tone based language during the last few years. Some of his most notable compositions written in this style are: "Velinikka" (2008), for quarter-tone accordion and 18 musicians. "Kirjo" (2006), for bass-clarinet and 26 musicians. "Design" (2005), for 16 musicians. "Fresh" (2004, 2007), for 15 musicians. "Maailmamaa" (2010) for mixed choir and tape

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

Symphony orchestra[edit]

  • Motto (2015)

Chamber orchestra[edit]

  • Signature (2003)
  • Fresh (2004, 2007)
  • Design (2005)

Soloist(s) and orchestra[edit]

  • Kirjo (2006) concerto for bass clarinet
  • Velinikka (2008) concerto for quarter-tone accordion
  • Conception (2012) double concerto for quarter-tone guitar and quarter-tone accordion
  • Quarter-Tone Piano Concerto (2017)

Ensemble[edit]

  • Heritage (2016) for ensemble of Harry Partch instruments
  • 24/7 (2019) for quarter-tone flute, quarter-tone clarinet, quarter-tone guitar, quarter-tone piano, quarter-tone accordion, violin and violoncello

Ensemble/instrument with electronics[edit]

  • Logo (2013) for violin and 9-channel electronics
  • IDEA (2018) for 11 musicians and 8-channel electronics

Concert band[edit]

  • Sight (2001)

Big band[edit]

  • Style (2001)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Sonata (2000) for clarinet, marimba, piano and accordion
  • Avenue (2000) for alto saxophone and piano
  • Wide (2001) for clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello
  • Highway (2002) for flute and piano
  • Connection (2007) for 2 violins, viola and cello

Solo instrument[edit]

  • Emfa (2000) for tuba
  • Tri (2000) for trombone
  • Power (2001) for accordion

Vocal music[edit]

  • Haljennut (2004) for sopranist-baritone, violin, viola and cello
  • Maailmamaa (2010) for mixed choir and tape

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sampo Haapamäki wins the 2020 Nordic Council Music Prize". norden.org. Retrieved 2020-11-23.

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