Composer, writer, improvising pianist | Finland
Eero Hämeenniemi (1951-)
-A Finnish composer, writer, improvising pianist
- 4 symphonies, quartets, concerti, songs, piano music and music for jazz ensembles
– Long term collaborations with leading South-Indian
musicians such as the singer Bombay Jayashri, rhythm guru Karaikkudi Mani and the great bamboo flutist Shashank Subramaniam.
–Distinquished professor for composition 2012-2016
–Adjunct part-time professor at the University of the Arts, Helsinki 2001-present
–Continuous state grants 1983-2016
-Music played by the Finnish RSO, Swedish RSO, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz, Helsinki Phil, Scottish National Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta and many others.
–His books (in Finnish) include: The History of Future Music, Music and meditation, and several books on Indian culture and translations of classical Indian poetry from Tamil and Sanskrit.
–With his NADA-ensemble he has toured Mexico, New York, India ands many European countries.
Photo: Aino Lappalainen