Perkele! Any Scandinavia out here?

Konna Creative

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Hello everyone,

I am Konna Creative AKA Anna Kokkonen, architect by day, musician by night (I actually do my music in the early morning and everything else during the day, but that lame line 'by day, by night' sounds so much better). ANYWAYS...

Anyone here from Scandinavia, and in particular, from Finland? I would want to get to know you guys better, and maybe have a little jam with each other? I have a background in classical music (piano), but have always played pop and rock also, mostly accompanied myself. And well, ofcourse, played many scores from films. Lotr fan till the end of time, btw.

Check out my scores on my YouTube channel here:


I use my acer gaming laptop, I have MIDI Novation launchkey 25, Yamaha Clavinova CLP 635 (digital piano), I use Cubase pro 10.5 and mainly Spitfire Albion One, LABS (omg they are so great btw), BBCS.

What is your background, what do you use, and actually a question for those, who work on a basic 9-5 job. How do you manage all this? Creating music and still earn a living elsewhere?
 
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Tatu

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Well hello, Tatu! So it seems, that we are more or less in the same state work-wise! Where I can listen to your music? :)
So it seems indeed!
You can hear my random stuff at:

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And how did you embark on this journey?
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I started this money sucking, lovely hobby back in 2002 or so, when I was still young and energetic and have been writing music mostly for myself on and off ever since. Still a great hobby even today and aside random "cinematic" stuff I've studied violin/viola and even written some solistic music, which I'd like to consider "classical", artistically a bit ambitious and even somewhat good (altough, when put next to the giants of our history, they're not even worth a footnote :) ). I also play guitar (my first instrument) and have a nice digital piano on which I occasionaly sketch my tunes, but can't say that I actually know how to play it without ending up being a liar.

I think I've heard some folkish music by an artist with your name years ago. Have you published something?
 

pkoi

New Member
Moro!

Pekka Koivisto here, music teacher by day, composer by all the other times.

You can listen my work (mostly contemporary classical stuff) on my YT-page, here's one example:


Here's a couple of films I've scored:


 
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Konna Creative

Konna Creative

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So it seems indeed!
You can hear my random stuff at:
And how did you embark on this journey?
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I started this money sucking, lovely hobby back in 2002 or so, when I was still young and energetic and have been writing music mostly for myself on and off ever since. Still a great hobby even today and aside random "cinematic" stuff I've studied violin/viola and even written some solistic music, which I'd like to consider "classical", artistically a bit ambitious and even somewhat good (altough, when put next to the giants of our history, they're not even worth a footnote :) ). I also play guitar (my first instrument) and have a nice digital piano on which I occasionaly sketch my tunes, but can't say that I actually know how to play it without ending up being a liar.

I think I've heard some folkish music by an artist with your name years ago. Have you published something?
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Nice to hear about your background! This is, indeed, a money sucking hobby, and you can easily just get excited about (and distracted by) new libraries and plug-ins, eventually buying bunch of them and having to eat makaaroonia ketsupilla seuraavan kuukauden ajan.

There is this Konna rap artist, and maybe he/she has posted some music, other than that I personally haven't :). Oh, and other Anna Kokkonen is also a solo artist, but I am not her, either :D!

I listened to some of your latest tracks from Soundcloud, very nice work - I especially liked the Earthling, has some Lotr vibes, which I LOVE. The violin section has beautiful tension there, I assume you played and then recorded it yourself? Good work!
 
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Konna Creative

Konna Creative

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Moro!

Pekka Koivisto here, music teacher by day, composer by all the other times.

You can listen my work (mostly contemporary classical stuff) on my YT-page, here's one example:


Here's a couple of films I've scored:


No terve, Pekka!

Nice to know your work, I listened to the one you posted here.

Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano was amazing. It brings me back to my own trio memories, I played in musical school (Kymenlaakson Musiikkiopisto) in a Trio Trioli (I know, the name is, well, obvious :D).

Wow, you scored to that whole film! Good job! I listened to the first 5 min, and the opening was very fitting to the whole atmosphere of that take. Impressive, keep up the good work :)!
 
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Konna Creative

Konna Creative

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Kyllähän täällä muitakin on.

Hello Tapsa! I listened to your 'Puro' trailer - WOW. I guess I have to had that library, sounded out of the world (or should I say, very earthy-like)!

Your homepage is also very thorough and impressive, would like to have that kind of platform and visually the same atmosphere as yours has - some day!
 

sekkosiki

Senior Member
Terve!

Nice to meet you! Loved your music in your Youtube channel. Especially Letters Of The Past.

I'm working in geoinformatics, and have been composing as a hobby for about 7 years. I try to wake up early, compose or study music a couple of hours, then start working a bit later, mostly I'm working from home. After my workday I'll go back to composing for a bit. It's been working quite well for me.
 

gtrwll

Active Member
Morjens ja tervetuloa! A (music) librarian by profession here, although I’m studying software engineering at the time. And yeah, composing on the side :)
 

FinGael

Active Member
ÖRI ÖRI!

Hello and welcome.

I think we VI-C Finns should make a sample or a patch library together.

I can see the title from my old battery-powered crystal ball: me thinks it reads "Hiisin sihinää hississä." It would definitely be a yuuge success.
 

Kuusniemi

Active Member
Hello Tapsa! I listened to your 'Puro' trailer - WOW. I guess I have to had that library, sounded out of the world (or should I say, very earthy-like)!

Your homepage is also very thorough and impressive, would like to have that kind of platform and visually the same atmosphere as yours has - some day!
Thanks!

You just need do your site, many good platforms for that which do not require coding skills. :)