Compositions 1 - Sävellyksiä 1
Antti Samuli Hernesniemi
Mies soittaa rannalla / Man playing on the shore
Piano, tubular bells
Runoelma / Poem
Nouseva muoto / Ascending form
Chorus and orchestra
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.
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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 :