Perttu Haapanen studied composition at the Sibelius-Academy (Helsinki, Finland) with professors Erkki Jokinen and Paavo Heininen. He graduated in 2002 getting excellent grades in composition. In 2004 he studied electroacoustic music at IRCAM, Paris (Stage de composition et d'informatique musicale). His music has been performed on several festivals and concert series like Lincoln Center Great Performers (New York), Ultraschall (Berlin), Wien Modern (Vienna), ISCM, Nordic Music Days, Musica Nova Helsinki, Time of Music (Viitasaari, Finland). Since 2008 he has worked as artistic director of Time of Music -festival.
About works / performance
Since 2002 I have worked as free-lance composer composing for different kinds of ensembles. At the moment my main interest lays in vocal music as well as in music theatre. My recent works include Ladies' Room (2007) for soprano and chamber orchestra, which was elected to the list of recommended works in Dublin Rostrum of Composers 2008, Obsession Park for orchestra (2009), music theatre work "A Private Eye's Dreams" (2008) and Caricías (2009) for nine strings. Currently I'm working on a music theatre piece for a singer and an ensemble.
Each: At Chamber Opera "Solity:d" (Photo: Maarit Kytöharju)