Commissioned The University of Helsinki
Text Cia Rinne
Category soloist, choir and orchestra
Year 2022
Duration 20
Orchestration counter tenor, mixed choir (SATB) and orchestra (1111-1100-perc-strings)
Publisher Gehrmans Musikförlag

Program note

Science Frictions is a cantata in seven movements, composed to a multilingual text written by the poet Cia Rinne. My music is inspired by the overwhelming excitement, by the frustration and by the eternal questioning which is part of what infinite and multifaceted knowledge entails.

As a soloist, I have chosen David Hackston, whose fantastic countertenor has such an incredibly wide range which fits well with the theme of knowledge, which by definition should be wide. The actual sound of the voice, owing to its large range, sounds in my opinion gender neutral which is an important aspect for me regarding education and knowledge, that knowledge and education should belong to everyone. This piece was commissioned by the University of Helsinki to celebrate its Conferment Jubilee in Spring 2023.




2023 March 20th World premiere at Conferment Jubilee of the University of Helsinki  – More info