Hi, I'm Satu Maria. 

A passionate composer and musician 

with a desire to tell a story and 

stir your inner narrative.

SOME OF THE WORKS

I'M MOST PROUD OF

 

T A I V A S T O 

2020

This work is a 16 -minute soundscape composed for a collaborative art exhibition

"T A I V A S T O - The Sacred Winged Beings of the Vanishing Block", held with visual artist Tuija Ihanta. Thematically the exhibition aimed on giving a voice to the birds and the vitality in them. It was also an alarm call for the disappearing nature of biodiversity. The exhibition also aimed on giving a voice to other kind of holy, winged beings.

Soundscape follows a narrative written by 

Tuija Ihanta, being the composer's interpretation of a journey with varying landscapes, topped with the deeply expressive vocals of Riikka Lehtonen and her mysterious, at times tension creating monochord.

 

The listener is taken to a meandering path through the themes of loneliness, wandering dystopia, celestial battle, and also otherworldly, fragile beauty and emerging hope.

Style

Instrumentation

Ambient

Classical

Electronic

Orchestral

Sound design 

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CREDITS OF THE SOUNDSCAPE

My Role

Composer

Sound designer

Musician

Producer

Tuija Ihanta

Script writer 

Director

Assistant sound designer

Riikka Lehtonen

Musician

Singer

CHAPTER IV

2019-2020

Are you starting a new chapter in your life?

 

Co-written with musician and producer Theo Keys, Chapter IV is a hopeful and uplifting song for all of us in transitions in life. The song was also published as a debut single of The Core - a duo born in the writing process.  

My Role

Composer

Musician

Style

Jazz pop

Smooth jazz 

Instrumentation

Solo saxophone

Band

VIIMEINEN VALSSI

2018-2019

"The Last Waltz" echoes the bittersweet longings and the endearing moments of a life lived. It reminisces the good, grieves the past mistakes, evokes the questions of eternity.

 

Composed as a commissioned work for a horn-piano duo and later as a chamber ensemble arrangement for French Horn, string quartet and piano, premiered in Tapiola Sinfonietta's chamber music concert Con Corno by the horn soloist Pasi Pihlaja.

My Role

Composer

Musician

Style

Classical

Jazz ballad

Instrumentation

Chamber ensenble

SEA VOYAGE

2017

Is an orchestral work with a blend of classical post minimalist elements, sound effects and a flavor of jazz influence.

 

It's a marine journey inspired by the conversations with an elderly sailor. Originally the work also created the musical landscape of a sound installation in a multimedia art exhibition.

My Role

Composer

Musician

Style

Classical

Jazz

Cinematic

Instrumentation

Orhestral 

Sound Effects

SUITE DEL RISTORO

2014

Is a composition built upon a structure every story is said to more or less follow. Forming a complete piece of 12 mins the four part Suite includes also a dance choreography. Suite Del Ristoro is my first composition and the story of how I discovered composing.

Location

Dislocation

Re-location

Restoration

My Role

Composer

Musician

Style

Classical

Jazz

Instrumentation

Strings, piano/ keys, sax, accordion, voice

Style

CONVERSATION IN

2014

The song draws its inspiration from a Psalm 23 of the Bible. This conversation between a sheep and a Shepherd echoes the questions and hopes of a traveler.

My Role

Composer

Musician

Instrumentation

Ambient

Folk

Jazz

Saxophones

Synths

Sound effects

THE VALLEY

Instrumentation

Virtual instruments

ELECTRONIC MUSIC

2017-2018

In my quest of finding my sound, electronic music

serves as a way of exploring new territories. It's a playground as well as a place to vent.

My Role

Composer

Musician

Style

EDM

Ambient

MUSIC FOR THE MEDIA

2018

I have composed the music for a real estate business Bo LKV's commercial video, which was produced by a photograpy studio Skopix.

My Role

Composer

Musician

Style

Electronic 

Jazz

Instrumentation

Virtual instruments

PIANO IMPROVISATIONS

A series of live and studio improvisations. 

 

Working with piano freely is at its best a work of art and also many times a starting point of a larger work and a composing process. 

Get familiar with my improvisations and hear more about one of the key elements of my creative process.

My Role

Style

Instrumentation

Composer

Musician

Classical

Ambient

Jazz 

Solo piano

2011 -

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