Tomi Räisänen

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Tomi Räisänen (photo taken by Mona Taponen in Helsinki, Oct 2007)

Tomi Räisänen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈtomi ˈræisænen]) (born 2 June 1976 in Helsinki) is a Finnish composer.

Biography[edit]

Räisänen studied composition from 2000 to 2006 at the Sibelius Academy under Erkki Jokinen graduating as the master of music. Before entering the Sibelius Academy he read music at the University of Helsinki studying musicology and composition under Harri Vuori. He has also participated in several international composition masterclasses, seminars and workshops under composers such as Louis Andriessen, Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Michael Jarrell, Jouni Kaipainen, Magnus Lindberg, Philippe Manoury and Marco Stroppa.[1]

Since early 2000s Räisänen's list of works has rapidly grown and contains around 70 compositions covering works from solo pieces to chamber and choral music, and includes orchestral works and concertos. Räisänen is one of the most performed composers in his generation in Finland.[2][3] His music has been widely performed and broadcast in 39 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.[1] In 2007, Räisänen won the international Irino Prize (shared prize) in Japan with his work Stheno (2006).[4] In year 2002 he was awarded with the 2nd prize in the international composition competition "2 Agosto" in Italy with his work Nomad (2002).[5] He has also gained success in other composition competitions in Finland and Australia. All Räisänen's works are currently being published by Edition Troy.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2009: On the list of the recommended works in the 2nd International Uuno Klami Composition Competition (Finland) with the work Horror vacui (2008)[6]
  • 2007: 1st prize (shared) in The Irino Prize Competition (Tokyo, Japan) with the work Stheno (2006)[4]
  • 2005: Finalist in the MOECK Australian Recorder Composition Competition (Armidale, Australia) with the work Under the Apple Tree (G-2004)
  • 2004: On the list of the recommended works in the 1st International Uuno Klami Composition Competition (Finland) with the work Delirium nocturnum (2006)[7]
  • 2002: 2nd prize in the Concorso Internazionale di Composizione 2 Agosto composition competition (Bologna, Italy) with the work Nomad (2002)[5]
  • 1997: Honorary mention in the Kuopio Composition Competition (Kuopio, Finland) with the work A Walk Through the Fields of Symmetry (1996)[8][9]

Works[edit]

Works for orchestra[edit]

  • Puumies (The Tree-Man) (2011)
  • Die Sauna der 7 Brüder (B-2011)
  • Magus Magnus (2008)
  • Delirium nocturnum (2006)
  • Variation on Mendelssohn's Wedding March (2005)
  • Under the Apple Tree (C-2002)
  • A Walk Through the Fields of Symmetry (1996)

Works for solo instrument(s) and orchestra/ensemble[edit]

  • Piano Concerto :: Sublunar Mechanics (2011)
  • Giant Butterfly (2006)
  • Sea of Tranquility (2005)
  • Duo Concertante (2004)
  • Nomad (2002)

Works for chamber orchestra or large ensemble[edit]

  • Louhen loitsut (Louhi's Spells) (2012)
  • Die Sauna der 7 Brüder (A-2010)
  • Broken Flower (2007)
  • Abeyance (2005)
  • Under the Apple Tree (E-2003)
  • Battaglia (2002)
  • Under the Apple Tree (D-2002)
  • Under the Apple Tree (B-2001)

Vocal works with orchestra or large ensemble[edit]

  • Laavlâ (2010)
  • Fortuna favoris (2009)
  • Lacrimosa (2004)

Chamber music[edit]

  • Hiisi (2012)
  • Inside a Mechanical Clock (B-2012)
  • Aulos at the Dionysian Feast (C-2012)
  • No-Go (2011)
  • Der Harlekin träumt (2011)
  • Balloon Work (2011)
  • Around the Circle (D-2011)
  • Gatekeepers (C-2010)
  • Ludi caeli (2006-2010)
  • Midsommar(so)natten (2010)
  • Gatekeepers (B-2010)
  • Around the Circle (C-2010)
  • L'homme armé (B-2010)
  • Löyly (2009)
  • Under the Apple Tree (J-2009)
  • A Night at the Park Güell (2009)
  • Grus (2008)
  • Inside a Mechanical Clock (A-2008)
  • Under the Apple Tree (I-2007)
  • Liquid Mosaic (2007)
  • Almtraum (2006)
  • Stheno (2006)
  • Under the Apple Tree (H-2006)
  • Piano Quintet (2005)
  • Aulos at the Dionysian Feast (B-2005)
  • Aulos at the Dionysian Feast (A-2004)
  • Around the Circle (B-2004)
  • Around the Circle (A-2004)
  • Triquad (2004)
  • Euryale (2004)
  • Insiders (2004)
  • Under the Apple Tree (G-2004)
  • Gatekeepers (A-2003)
  • Follow the Circle (2003)
  • Elevator Music on Mars (2003)
  • Under the Apple Tree (F-2003)
  • L'homme armé (A-2003)
  • Diabolic Dialogue (B-2002)
  • Diabolic Dialogue (A-2001)
  • Two Gardens (2000)

Solo works[edit]

  • Kyynelketju (Chain of Tears) (2007)
  • Dreamgate (2006)
  • Forged (2004)
  • Time Labyrinth (2003)
  • Peilisali (2002)
  • Under the Apple Tree (A-2001)
  • Nexusissimo (2000)

Vocal and choral music[edit]

  • The City Listens (2007)
  • Nexus (2000)
  • Némulat (2000)

Discography[edit]

  • A Night at the Park Güell - Finnish Baryton Trio (Luminous Baryton, Edition Troy EDTCD 002, 2012)
  • L'homme armé - Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo, Aki Virtanen (SaxCussion, OPTCD-11009, 2011)
  • Ludi caeli - Helsinki Brass Quintet (H.B.Q., Edition Troy EDTCD 001, 2011) [10]
  • Stheno - Erik Bosgraaf, Izhar Elias (big eye, phenom records PH0713, 2007)
  • Under the Apple Tree - Elisa Järvi (PianoNyt!, Sibelius Academy SACD 17, 2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Finnish Music Information Centre". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Finnish Composers' Copyright Society Teosto: Annual Report 2008 (page 19)" (PDF). Teotso. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Räisänen's website: Archive: List of past performances". Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b "The Irino Prize for Chamber Music". Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  5. ^ a b "Concorso Internazionale di Composizione 2 Agosto". Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  6. ^ "2nd International Uuno Klami Composition Competition". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  7. ^ "1st International Uuno Klami Composition Competition". Archived from the original on 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  8. ^ "The history of the Kuopio Composition Competition (in Finnish) - Kuopio-sävellyskilpailu historia)" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Toinen valtakunnallinen Kuopio-sävellyskilpailu 2.7.1998-1.11.1999 /Another nationwide Kuopio Composition Competition 2.7.1998-1.11.1999 (in Finnish)". Archived from the original on February 20, 1999. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  10. ^ "Edition Troy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 

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