MAAILMA YMPÄRILLÄNI KÄY YHÄ NOPEAMMALLA VAIHTEELLA, JA MINÄ
for clarinet in A, soprano saxophone and cello
Having just moved to Glasgow in January 2022, I wrote this piece for the AEKI Ensemble in a relatively short time. In the title, the important word is ’vaihde’ — gear. Or turn, between periods of time? It refers to an individual (=ME!!) feeling as if the world surrounding them was running at increasingly faster gears, whereas the individual... is in a slow place, going at a slow pace. Wondering, observing, still. But it’s ok.
Through an open call, the work was selected from a pool of 74 compositions to represent Finland at the Ung Nordisk Musik festival in Oslo in August 2023.