Esa Pietilä


Esa Pietilä is a well-known saxophonist operating with different musical genres in a
creative way. As a composer, he has broadened the image of contemporary music
with jazz. Additionally in his modernistic music he forms different synthesis
of many styles and genres, which tells about his seek for the very essence of
music without any stylistic borders. He has been commissioned to write works
for the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Zagros Ensemble, UMO Jazz Orchestra and
others, and has also written music for solo instruments, instrumental groups,
dance projects and films. In his solo saxophone works, chamber duos and trio
projects he has also experimented widely with live-electronics and
micro-tonalism. One of his ambitions is also to write more new repertoire for
his own instrument, the tenor saxophone in generally and especially for the
tenor saxophone with different sized orchestras, which he has extensive done
already, e.g. his concerto ”Graffiti Play” for tenor saxophone, free jazz trio
and orchestra. Such concertos and works has been premiered by conductors
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ville Matvejeff, Hossein Pishkar, Tuomas Turriago and Petri
Komulainen to name a few.



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