Largo, poco a poco accelerando subito cacofonia? (Satu)

After walking through 2016 with all its challenges and significant, multiple transitions, I felt the need to cool down already at the very beginning of 2017. Having felt this growing, pressing need to “just be at home” and spend few days away from the “noise and information pollution” my everyday life so graciously provides for…

The Elements of Music (Satu)

When pondering about the relations and tensions between the core elements of a musical work I got drawn to the reality of my need to perceive a bigger picture, wider understanding – the structure of a piece and the core elements of music. It seems that the elements serve most fully as a team; melody,…

To Wonder and Wander – Creative assignment #1 (Satu)

Assignment #1 Collect 5 different sounds from your community (at least 30 sec each) and combine them in a sound collage. Besides the collected sound you may add two more elements of your choice. My first assignment … is finally here! It was a good process bringing ideas and inspiration. Welcome to visit Kirkkonummi, Wohls…

Some little persistent melodies (Satu)

“Melody is powerful.  Melody played from the heart is both powerful and spiritual. Melody played from a heart that has been crushed to all things earthly and then beautifully recreated in the image of God is…divine…” – Kirk Whalum Bold melodies. That’s what I wondered this week. Bold, or lonely? And your input on that expanded…

Inspirational Quotes about Music (Satu)

 “It’s all about listening… and being ready.” – Keith Jarrett (on improvisation)   “If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practising, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is…