The new year is upon us, some new things cooking as well. I am currently putting together new material for a project that will include trumpeter Jukka Eskola and drummer Teppo Mäkynen, stay tuned for that. In early January I finished a 15 minute work for a string orchestra, commissioned by violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala.
Also working on a new big band-project for the Air Force Big Band here in Finland, that will get its first performance in 2024-2025 season. The work will feature live visuals, so there are a lot of things to consider. The visuals are designed by the magnificent video artist Arash Irandoust!
Will also be working with the Air Force BB as an instructor, in guiding the Sibelius-Academy wind conducting class to the secrets of how to conduct a big band.