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6 min

Violin and live electronics

(Max/MSP software, 9-channel output)

Pariisi 13.4.2013
Eun Joo Lee, violin, Sampo Haapamäki, electronics
Clement Marie, sound design
IRCAM, Espace de projection


Violin and live electronics

(Max/MSP software, 9-channel output)


Premiere: April 13, 2013

Eun Joo Lee, violin

Clement Marie, sound design

Sampo Haapamäki, electronics

Cursus 1 concert

IRCAM, Espace de projection


July 1, 2014

Maria Puusaari, violin

Timo Kurkikangas ja Anders Pohjola, sound design

Time of Music festival

Viitasaari Church


February 19, 2015

Charlotte Munn-Wood, violin

Nina C. Young, sound design

Composition Recital

Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House

New York, NY

April 18, 2015

Charlotte Munn-Wood, violin

Nina C. Young, sound design

Charlotte Munn-Wood’s Masters Recital

Bossi-Comelli Studio

The Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY

August 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Maria Puusaari, violin

Mikko Ingman, sound design

Association of Finnish Soloists

Klang Concert

Camerata Hall, Helsinki Music Centre


April 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

Maria Puusaari, violin

Timo Kurkikangas, sound design

Tampere Biennale

The Old Library House Cultural Centre, Music Hall


June 7, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.

Aleksi Kotila, violin

Taavi Oramo, sound design

¿Miksei? festival

Vapaan Taiteen Tila

Vilhonvuorenkuja 15-16

00500 Helsinki

August 2, 2016, 7 p.m.

Aleksi Kotila, violin

Taavi Oramo, sound design


Öljysäiliö 468


at the end of the road of Koirasaarentie, on the shore

00590 Helsinki

July 27, 2017, 6 p.m.

Rachel Koblyakov, violin

Jacques Warnier, réalisateur en informatique musicale Sylvain Cadras, ingénieur du son

Anaïs Georgel, technicien du son

Le festival Messiaen au pays de la Meije

Église de La Grave

Pays de la Meije

December 8, 2017, 7p.m.

Aleksi Kotila, violin

Alejandro Olarte, sound design

Samuli Arrela and Ani Zakareishvili, sound engineering

NYKY Ensemble’s concert

Sonore Hall, Helsinki Music Centre


on Tuesday, February 19, 2018, 20 p.m. 

Roxane Leuridan, violin

(Ensemble Hopper)

Gilles Doneux, sound design

Concert ECCO – The European

Contemporary Composers Orchestra;

Coproduction: ECCO,

Le Centre Henri Pousseur and Le Senghor;

Le Senghor – Centre Cultural d’Etterbeek

(366 chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Bruxelles)


Program notes

Logo for violin and live electronics was composed in 2013. The name of the composition, Logo, can be thought to refer to its shortish duration of 6 minutes. Logo is my first composition with live electronics. From the point of view instrumentation it is then a kind of premiere of a new genre for me, a starting point for a possible path.

It was very inspiring to compose Logo during Cursus 1, a composition and music technology course at Ircam in Paris. I am grateful for all the Cursus 2012-13 teachers (Éric Daubresse, Jean Lochard, Grégoire Lorieux, Mikhail Malt, Alexander Mihalic, Mauro Lanza), especially my tutor, Grégoire Lorieux. I am thankful for very talented violinist Eun Joo Lee who in three weeks created a unique premiere of Logo.

In the live electronics of Logo, there have been used harmonizer, frequency shift, granulation, filtering, delay, spectral delay, reverb and spatialization (Spat) in Max/MSP program. There is also used sound files which are modified or created with Max/MSP, MicroPlayer, OpenMusic, AudioSculpt, Pro Tools, Spear and Sound Studio. Ircam violin samples and a recording of a tibetan bell were used as raw material for the sound files. Pierre Stordeur, a Cursus colleague, borrowed me his tibetan bell, which he had brought from China, Sichuan province.

In the live electronics of Logo, there are used for example 3/4-tone clusters and 3/4-tone scales. If the violin plays E, from it sometimes the live electronics construct a 3/4-tone cluster or scale (E – F quarter sharp – G – A quarter flat – A sharp – B quarter sharp – C sharp – D quarter sharp – E). In the overtone series, the intervals between 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th overtones, are close to 3/4-tones. This connection between overtone series and 3/4-tone scale have been used in Logo.

Logo has only one written tempo, quarter note being 60, with few rallentandos and accelerandos. Violin textures are mostly comprised of scales, zigzag gestures and arpeggios. From the point of view pitch structure the violin part for example consists of fifths and 3/4-tone scales.

Sampo Haapamäki