Juhani Nuorvala

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Juhani Nuorvala, described by Juha Torvinen as an “electro-acoustic urban minimalist”, seeks inspiration from widely varied sources. With the enthusiasm of an explorer, he has delved into microtonality, French spectral music, techno and rock. It all becomes organically fused into his own idiom, often characterised by a frenzied rhythmic drive. “Nuorvala seeks various ways to combine these apparently distant phenomena; in fact, the opposition or juxtaposition of two contrasting elements characterises many of his works,” writes Kimmo Korhonen. Nuorvala’s output comprises widely differing works, in genres from the radiophonic to the symphonic. His Garage Symphony is a good example of the urban nature of his music, drawing inspiration not from nature but from a basement, the default setting of a rock band.


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Works

Title Instrumentation Year Category Duration Available from
7.13 2001 9 10:00 Music Finland
Beat Routes 8 15:00 Music Finland
Beat Routes 2000 7, 11 00:00 Music Finland
Boost 2009 7 10:00 Fennica Gehrman
Clarinet Concerto 1998 3 23:00 Fennica Gehrman
Concertino 2004 8, 11 07:30 Fennica Gehrman
Concertino 2001 00:00 Music Finland
Concertino for Clarinet and Soundtrack 2016 07:00
Dancescapes 1992 7 18:00 Fennica Gehrman
Electronic music and sounds to a concert by Lumen Valo vocal group 2004 1, 11 00:00
Enharmoninen sarja 2015 00:00 Music Finland
Etude 1993 11 03:00
Fanfaari 1998 2 00:00 Music Finland
Fanfaari ja Toccata 2013 00:00 Music Finland
Five Bagatelles 1987 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Five Pieces for Flute and Clarinet 1994 7 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Flash Flash 2005 1 00:00
Glissements progressifs du plaisir 1987 2 08:40 Music Finland
Heitto neljään suuntaan 1989 10 25:00 Music Finland
Im Vorbeigehen 1997 11 03:00
Jotakin siltä väliltä 1988 1 09:00 Music Finland
Jumping to Conclusions 1993 8 00:00 Music Finland
Kaiho 2017 09:00 Music Finland
Kajauksia, väreitä 1985 9 00:00 Music Finland
Kellarisinfonia 1995 20:00 Music Finland
Kellarisinfonia, 1996 version 1996 2 15:00 Music Finland
Kellarisinfonia, 2006 version 2006 2 15:00 Music Finland
Kolme impromptua klarinetille ja kanteleelle 1995 7 10:00 Music Finland
Kolme kappaletta 1993 7, 15 05:00 Association of Finnish Music Schools
Kolme kappaletta 2009 8 15:00 Music Finland
Kolme madrigaalia 2007 9 15:00 Music Finland
Kolme pientä etydiä 1990 03:00 Music Finland
March for 4 Percussionists 1993 7 00:00 Music Finland
Music and sounds for Georg Büchner's play 'Woyzeck' 1998 1, 11 00:00
Music and sounds for Peter Handke's play 'The Moment We Knew Nothing of Each Other' 1997 1, 11 00:00
Music and sounds for Samuel Beckett's play 'Waiting for Godot' 1999 1, 11 00:00
Music and sounds for Sarah Kane's play '4.48 Psychosis' 2001 1, 9, 11 40:00
Music for Anton Chekhov's play 'Platonov' 2009 1 00:00
Music for David Harrower's play 'Blackbird' 2006 1, 11 00:00
Music for David Mamet's play 'The Cryptogram' 1996 1 00:00
Music for George Tabor's play 'Goldberg Variations' 2004 1 00:00
Music for Michael Baran's play 'Te ette tiedä mitä rakkaus on' 1999 1, 11 00:00
Notturno urbano 1996 2 09:00 Fennica Gehrman
Parole 1992 9 14:00 Music Finland
Pia Cantiones Remix 2006 9 00:00
Pieni duo 1984 7 03:00 Music Finland
Pinta ja säe 1991 2 14:30 Fennica Gehrman
Prelude and Toccata 1999 8 07:00 Fennica Gehrman
Prélude non retouché 2012 8 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Prisma 1996 10 00:25
Radiofonia-remix 1999 11 05:00
Retkiä tieteeseen 1998 10 00:40
Ruoikkohuhuilu 2014 09:00 Music Finland
Ruoikkohuhuilu 2014 09:00 Music Finland
Septimalia 2014 2 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
Se sanoo 1996 11 03:00
Sinfonietta jousille 1998 2 19:00 Fennica Gehrman
Snapshots 11 03:00
Solo per viola da gamba 2008 8 12:00 Fennica Gehrman
String Quartet No. 2 1997 7 20:00 Fennica Gehrman
Summer! 2016 00:00 Music Finland
Taylor's Lament 2006 9 01:00
Three Little Studies 1990 8, 15 03:00
Tiksu (Mun on ikävä sua, pentu) 1997 16:30
Tiksu (Mun on ikävä sua, pentu), live version 1997 1, 11 20:00
Tiksu (Mun on ikävä sua, pentu), radiophonic work 11 16:00
Toden seinää päin 2006 00:00 Music Finland
Toivo 2006 9 00:00
Turun linnan rakastavaiset 1999 1, 11 00:00
Twitching Gait 1993 7 06:00 Music Finland
two poems by e. e. cummings 1987 9 00:00 Music Finland
Väliaika 2005 00:00 Music Finland
Viisi bagatellia 1987 05:25 Fennica Gehrman
Viisi preludia 2009 07:00 Music Finland
Waltz for Sennu and Rolf 1998 7 02:00 Music Finland
What's a Nice Chord Like You Doing in a Piece Like That? 1996 00:00 Fennica Gehrman
What's a Nice Chord Like You Doing in a Piece Like This? 1997 7 00:00 Fennica Gehrman