Commissioned by The Phillips Collection and first performed by Paavali Jumppanen in April 2021 at the Sunday Concerts of the Phillips Music Season, Washington, D.C., The United States.
Without a Trace is a solo work that looks at the nature still totally undefiled. Some peoples have succeeded in living from one millennium to another leaving hardly a trace on their environment, and they still possess the wisdom brought by a symbiotic relationship with nature. My work was inspired by the painting Immortal Prints (1978) by US artist Richard Pousette-Dart and the poem the herd scatters from the collection Girddán, Seivvodan (1999) by Sámi poet Nils-Aslak Valkeapää with which I associated it in my mind. In my piece, quiet, listening episodes give way to a swiftlyflowing stream gliding steadfastly through time. Without a Trace is dedicated to pianist Paavali Jumppanen and was commissioned by the US modern art museum The Phillips Collection. Outi Tarkiainen