EMBODIED is a cycle of works(-in-progress) in which the empathetic resonances of subtle corporeal nuances in musical sound are offered as a composed communal concert experience. Plans so far include music for violinist, singer (soprano), tubist, percussionist, flutist, cellist, and bass clarinettist. Separately, solo, alone – but also together, in all the possible formations. The different combinations from duos and trios onwards (all the way to an ensemble piece?) offer unique forms where individualism is reflected intersectionally on the communal. Methodically, these works explore close, explorative composer-performer collaboration. As of writing (March 2021), the first two solo pieces (for violinist and singer), and their duo, exist, with the piece for tubist well underway.
EMBODIED: Violin Solo (2018)
Commissioned by Eriikka Maalismaa (with support by TEOSTO)
Fp. Eriikka Maalismaa, violin, Avanti!n Suvisoitto, Porvoo (Finland), 30 June 2018
(in case the player above is not working, click here to go hear the music for free over at SoundCloud.com, using your browser.)Talking about the long artistic research process that led to the composition of EMBODIED: Violin Solo (2018), followed by Eriikka Maalismaa performing the piece live (at 16:30). From KuvA Research Days 2018.
EMBODIED: Soprano Solo (2018)
Duration ca. 10′
Written for, and very much with, Meeri Pulakka
Fp. Meeri Pulakka, soprano, Young Artist of the Winter series (Uniarts/SibA), Helsinki (Finland), 15 January 2019
EMBODIED: Soprano Solo (2018) from Jarkko Hartikainen on Vimeo.
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EMBODIED: Soprano + Violin (2019)
Written for Meeri Pulakka and Eriikka Maalismaa
Fp. Meeri Pulakka, soprano, and Eriikka Maalismaa, violin, Institut finlandais, Paris (France), 28 May 2019
EMBODIED: Tuba Solo (2021)
Duration ca. 10′
Written for Janne Jakobsson
Fp. Janne Jakobsson, Munich (Germany), 10 October 2021
EMBODIED: Flute Solo (20??)
EMBODIED: ________ Solo (20??) [for percussionist]
EMBODIED: Bass Clarinet Solo (20??)
EMBODIED: Cello Solo (20??)