Maija Hynninen

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Maija Hynninen (b. 1977) – composer and sound artist – incorporates in her work the human voice, live electronics and multidisciplinary performances. She entered the Sibelius Academy in 2003 (M.Mus. 2011) to study with Paavo Heininen while also working for a violin diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She has added to her studies an ERASMUS exchange year in Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart with Oliver Schneller. The studies in electronics continued at IRCAM Cursus 2012–13. She is starting her Ph.D. in electro-acoustic music in Sibelius Academy in 2015 and composition in UC Berkeley in 2016.

Hynninen writes virtuoso parts for the musicians yet captures a sence of lightness of texture. The music is often governed by linear thinking while the harmony gravitates towards quartertones. The textures often combine noise and pitch which result in ambiguity of timbre. Her future works include chamber and orchestral music as well as works for soloist or small ensemble and live electronics.

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"In my acoustic and electro-acoustic works I'm striving for unique moments where the parameters of this world are slightly altered to allow a glimpse of another reality to be present. It can be a moment where the timbre of purely acoustical writing gives surprising results or when electronics project sounds into another domain, another space and reality." – Maija Hynninen


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Works

Title Instrumentation Year Category Duration Available from
Aina on tänään 2015 28:00 YLE
Borrowed Tunes: 1. Dead Man Theme 2011 8 08:30 Music Finland
Deux Mondes 2013 10:30 Music Finland
Earthship 2015 09:00 Music Finland
Fanfare for Magnus Lindberg 2008 2 02:20
Flow 2011 2 04:00 Music Finland
In Case of Emergency 2009 9 05:00 Music Finland
Interpolations 1 2007 8 04:30
Interpolations 2 2008 8 00:00 Music Finland
Kaiku 2 2007 7 11:00 Music Finland
Kesä 2005 9 04:30
Kide 2005 11 06:30
Kiitos eilisestä 2005 9 00:00
Kinakridon 2006 7 09:30 Music Finland
Les arbres sans feuilles 2012 8 09:00 Music Finland
Mielen tasapainolajit 2012 9 05:30 Music Finland
MOI ! 2008 9 00:00 Music Finland
Music to Hear 2007 3 02:20
New Holland 2013 2 10:00 Music Finland
Oboe Concerto 2016 09:00
Orlando-fragmentit 2010 9 23:00 Music Finland
P E L I 2007 8 00:00 Music Finland
Pepper's Ghost 2009 7 09:00 Music Finland
Preludi, passacaglia ja fuuga 2006 8 09:00
…sicut aurora procedit 2015 8 12:00 Music Finland
…sicut aurora procedit 2014 8 09:00 Music Finland
Slutförvaringen - Kuinka puoliintuminen meitä liikuttaa 2008 9 00:00 Music Finland
soaring 2011 7 11:30 Music Finland
Sonnet 2007 3 05:15 Music Finland
The Phantom 2009 2 20:00 Music Finland
Trois Mondes 2010 8 17:00 Music Finland
Turnings 2008 8 06:00 Music Finland
Variations 2006 7 08:00 Music Finland
winnowing 2010 8 11:30 Music Finland