For string orchestra


18 min.

Strings or

Commissioned by
The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the City of Kokkola


Premiere by
The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Janne Nisonen
Sep 5 2020
Kokkola, Finland

The piece is inspired by film music, movies and the fundamental role strings have played in the history of cinema.

Cinema is an eclectic work that highlights shamelessly the great complexity of emotions provided by strings: they are warm, passionate, furious, lyrical, joyful, rough, sweet, bittersweet, epic, euphoric, romantic and mysterious.

In the piece, I played around with characters, gestures, textures as well as harmonies often associated with film music, combining them with my own musical language and exploring cinematic storytelling through music.

Past performances

Sep 5 2020
The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Janne Nisonen
Snellman Hall, Kokkola, Finland

Sheet Music

Schott Music
Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG
Weihergarten 5
55116 Mainz
+49 6131 246-0


The premiere of Cinema, performed by The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Janne Nisonen: