“About Karhea solo saxophone album…congrats, it´s FANTASTIC”!
–All About Jazz, New York (Laurence Donahue – Greene)
Esa Pietilä started solo saxophone concerts series in 2007. They include compositions by Pietilä and improvisations. J.S Bach themes are also plateaus for improvisations.
First solo saxophone album Karhea was released on march 26. 2009. Pietilä’s solo saxophone expression is influenced by visual arts and poetry, which gives platforms to shape up structures and forms on improvisations.
“The solo concerts deal with ambient colours of saxophone in different textures & atmospheres – from variety of minimalism whisper to full free blowing – resulting a palette of shapes of multiphonics, chordal tones, rhythmic complexity & surprises, and fuga-like approach to drama with freedom of saxophone voice bent to it´s limits”.
Latest double album Times & Spaces connects the acoustic expression of solo saxophone with live-electronics
Solo saxophone double album Times & Spaces is a statement and exploration into the world of improvisation. The album consists of two discs, Times with acoustic expression and Spaces with live- electronics which connects tenor saxophone´s acoustic expression with diverse possibilities of live-electronics. Motion censors and other controllers tweak the sonic atmosphere and musical ambients.
Listen Times & Spaces in Spotify:
Solo saxophone on J.S. Bach Chaconne & improvisations. St Michael Church, Turku, Finland:
Solo saxophone concert at Helsinki Music Centre:
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