• Outi Tarkiainen
  • Without a Trace (2020)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)

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.

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  • 14 min
    • 12th March 2023, UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit, Australia
    • 12th March 2023, Ukaria Cultural Centre, Adelaide, Australia
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Programme Note

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