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Saariaho Kaija

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Coulers du vent for Alto Flute solo

Coulers du vent for Alto Flute solo

By Saariaho Kaija

K. Saariaho: Couleurs du vent (Colors Of The Wind) for Alto Flute solo was written in 1998 as improvisation from the earlier work "Cendres" (1998) for alto flute, cello and piano. The main idea of the piece as described by composer: "In the face of a fatal disease in my family, the blowing of the wind became the symbol of life to me, and the piece became a story of breathing...".  The piece was written for the birthday of flutist Mikael Helasvuo who premiered it in Finland on the C flute. The original alto flute version was premiered by Camilla Hoitenga in 1999.

Marie Sønderskov

2017, live at Musikhuset Aarhus, Denmark

Couleurs du vent

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Saariaho Kaija

Kaija Saariaho (1952 - 2023) was a Finnish composer who was known for her ability to combine live music with electronics. She studied composition in Helsinki, Freiburg and Paris where she moved in 1982. The turning point of her career was her research at IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music) when her initially strict serialism style was replaced by spectralism and developing techniques for computer-assisted composition.