What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary Art Music
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Finnish composer Asta Hyvärinen has studied musicology, music theory and percussion in Helsinki and Turku. She has studied composition with many leading Finnish composers. She has also attended composition master classes in Germany, in Finland and in France under guidance of Jukka Tiensuu, Adriana Hölzky, Helmut Lachenmann and Brian Ferneyhough, among many others.
Asta Hyvärinen's official list of work consist nowadays more than 100 compositions.
She has descripted her style with the term “whole tonality” that means of equality of any kind of sounding material (chromatic; micro tonal; noises & any kind of unpitched sounds). She has also use the term “surrealist-cubism”. This means that the structures are based on the surrealistic (subconscious) process and the sonic details appearance as cubistic.
Hyvärinen’s works have been awarded and noticed in several competitions (MasterpieceManagement2016; 1stPrize, International Rostrum of Composers, PanAccordion and Newtune Competition etc) and she has received numerous grants from foundations such as The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The National Council for Music (Artist Grant for the Years 2001, 2005, 2007-2008, 2011 and 2013-2015).
Asta Hyvärinen’s music has performed and broadcasted widely in Europe, and also in Asia, Canada and North and South America. Her composition concerts have been held in Helsinki, 2011 and 2004 and at Järvenpää Sibelius Weeks Festival, 2002.