by Maria Kallionpää

for guitar and electronics

Empty sheet

Maria Kallionpää


Music Finland


“Sonnenschände-Sonnenwende” was written as a part of an interdisciplinary collaboration project within the Turku European Capital of Culture 2011 program. I formed a creative team together with guitarist Kimmo Rahunen and video artist Laura Pawela. The latter created a video artwork based on my music. The purpose of the project was to develop a work in which all the artists involved would be present throughout the creative process: the composition was written in dialogue with its performer (Rahunen) and the visual artist (Pawela), who was simultaneously working on her own material. “Sonnenschände-Sonnenwende” can be performed either as an independent composition or in conjunction with the video work.

The electronic component is based on the sounds that the performer improvised within the studio environment, after which the samples were selected and organised into a controllable system. In this way, an additional electronic instrument is created and the capabilities of an individual performer get extended.

Maria Kallionpää


guit, live electr


Works for Solo Instrument


First performance by Kimmo Rahunen, guitar; Maria Kallionpää, electronics.

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Commissioned by Poike ry, for Turku European Capital of Culture 2011

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