Axis Mundi

by Tomi Räisänen

Double Concerto for Bassoon & Contrabassoon

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Tomi Räisänen

Axis Mundi


Axis Mundi (world pillar or tree) mixes the history of Finland, its surrounding areas and especially Lapland from the ancient mythological times to the present day. The moods of this work range from the roar of an icebreaker and a bomber, through the icy grip of the frost and finally to ascending through the northern lights towards the stars.

Tomi Räisänen, 2020


1111 1000 00, str, tape, bsn solo, cbsn solo {pic, ehn, bcl]


Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra


Mikko-Pekka Svala, bassoon, Noora Van Dok, contrabassoon, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, John Storgårds, cond, February 6-7, 2020, Sodankylä and Rovaniemi, Finland


I. Sampo, II. Sammas, III. −51,5 °C, IV. СБ-2, V. Kirjokansi, VI. Polaris

Commisioned by / dedications

Dedicated to Mikko-Pekka Svala and Noora Van Dok. Commissioned with funds from Teosto.

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