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Finnish composer Jarkko Hartikainen is interested in further discoveries of our reality. He believes in mankind’s constant curiosity towards the new, and in inventions in one area inspiring new innovations in many others. That including the non-verbal, even subconscious but nevertheless inherently important human communication through music.
Hartikainen studied composition at the Sibelius Academy with Paavo Heininen, and at HfMDK Frankfurt am Main with Beat Furrer, Gerhard Müller-Hornbach and Pierluigi Billone; also masterclasses with Helmut Lachenmann, Tristan Murail, Brian Ferneyhough, Enno Poppe, Wolfgang Rihm, Marco Stroppa, Jukka Tiensuu, and several others.
Hartikainen’s music has been performed worldwide, for instance at Darmstadt Ferienkurse (Germany), Musica nova Helsinki (Finland), GAIDA (Lithuania), impuls (Austria), Nordic Music Days 2010 (Denmark), frum- (Iceland), Week van de Hedendaagse Muziek te Gent (Belgium), Microscore Project (Auckland, Ohio & Los Angeles), Kyoto IMS Festival (Japan), Estonian Music Days (Estonia), Viitasaari Time of Music (Finland), as well as at his first festival as a festival director: Ung Nordisk Musik 2010 Helsinki: COLLISION!.