Into the Woodland Silence

by Outi Tarkiainen

or folk/jazz mezzo soprano and big band

Metsän hiljaisuuteen

version for UMO Jazz Orchestra

Empty sheet

Outi Tarkiainen

Into the Woodland Silence

Music Finland

Description

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.


Instrumentation

120 4 4, cl, bcl, pno, db, dr+perc, mezzo solo [asax+fl+cl, tsax+fl+cl, trp+fhn]


Category

Works for Big Band


Language

Fi


Lyricist

Eeva-Liisa Manner, Sirkka Turkka and Outi Tarkiainen


Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by UMO Jazz Orchestra. Dedicated to Aiki Ikonen


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