by Minna Leinonen

for clarinet in Bb and fixed media

Empty sheet

Minna Leinonen


Music Finland


Pheme for clarinet and fixed media got its inspiration from an ancient Greek goddess called Pheme, whose vice was gossiping. Pheme used to repeat what she had heard - at first quietly whispering and then strengthening it little by little until everyone had heard it. The main idea in this piece was to examine how to gossip with clarinet. At the beginning clarinet and tape rustle together in unisono until whispering starts to become cracked and the gossip gets on the loose, occasionally with virtuosic spatters. The piece is dedicated to Harri Mäki.


cl , fixed media


Works for Solo Instrument


Harri Mäki 28 July 2011, Marko Myöhänen, electronics. Fbp: Yle Radio 1, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 31 July 2011.

Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by Crusell Festival 2011, Dedicated to Harri Mäki.

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