Into the Woodland Silence

by Outi Tarkiainen

for folk/jazz mezzo soprano and big band

Metsän hiljaisuuteen

version for Norrbotten Big Band

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Outi Tarkiainen

Into the Woodland Silence

Uusinta Publishing Company


Into the Woodland Silence is about human growth and the vast, unanswered question of how to become oneself, an exploration that continues throughout our lives. The lyrics were compiled from poems by renowned Finnish poets Eeva-Liisa Manner and Sirkka Turkka. A key element for the birth of the piece was Tarkiainen's long and on-going collaboration with vocalist Aili Ikonen, to whom the work is dedicated. In the piece the jazz orchestra envelopes the singer who sings, speaks, buzzes, improvises and leads the listener through shifting musical landscapes. The work was commissioned by the Umo Jazz Orchestra.


121 4 4, cl+bcl, pno, db, dr+perc, mezzo solo [asax+fl, tsax+fl, tsax+cl, barsax+fl, trp+fhn]


Vocal and Choral Works, Works for Big Band




Eeva-Liisa Manner, Sirkka Turkka and Outi Tarkiainen

Commisioned by / dedications

Dedicated to Aili Ikonen

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