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Summer Twilights in Finland are Particularly Long

By Juan María Solare

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Piano Solo - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Juan María Solare. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, General Worship, Repertoire. Score. 4 pages. Published by Juan Maria Solare (S0.233123).

Item Number: S0.233123

I've found that music with autobiographical references has a particular expressive strength.

I was in Finland once (performing at the World Tango Summit in Seinäjoki, 2011). The city of Seinäjoki is quiteclose to the Arctic Circle, so in summer the sun doesn't really set: instead ofa night you have several hours of an eternal twilight.

The feeling was that of a transition stopped in time, as a slowmotion film of someone springing over a wide river. This can be a wonderfulexperience (and for me it was), but can be also unnatural to us,Latinamericans, used to the "day is sun and night is no sun" approachto life.

Anecdotically, the temperature during these days in Seinäjoki was 31Celsius. So my experience of Finland is that of a very warm place. I guessother persons have colder experiences.

There are threeversions of this piece:

Piano solo (pedal all throughout, resonances) 7:24

Tibetan singing bowls 7:40

Electronic sounds (ambient) 7:50

The bowls version is recorded at A = 432 Hz. The solo piano and the electronic versions are at A = 440 Hz.


SummerTwilights in Finland are Particularly Long wascomposed in Bremen on 5 May 2017. 


Cover Art: JuanMaría Solare, based on a foto by ChadoNihi (released under license CC0, and used by explicit permission: "You are welcome to use it for anynon-harmful purposes").


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