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Finnish composer Markku Klami is fascinated by time and the way we humans perceive it. In music he is fascinated by its capability to affect the way we perceive time and also provoke the feeling of getting beyond (or outside) time. He tries to write music that feels true in his heart, without the need of trying to fit into any specific style, genre or technical approach in composing.

Klami's output spans over a variety of ensembles - he has written instrumental music from solo works to orchestral works with and without soloists, chamber music, works making use of electronics, two operas and other vocal music as well as purely electronic music and a couple of soundtracks for short movies.

Klami's music has been performed around Nordic countries, Europe, North and South America, Russia and China by distinguished musicians, ensembles and orchestras, including guitarists Timo Korhonen, Patrik Kleemola (Finland), Shin-ichi Fukuda (Japan), Thomas Müller-Pering (Germany), Massimo Felici (Italy), Fabio de Oliveira (Brazil/Finland), clarinetist Lauri Sallinen (Finland), flutists Alice Teyssier (USA) and Hanna Kinnunen (Finland), bandoneónist Henrik Sandås (Finland), pianists Tuomas Niininen (Finland) and Bocheng Wang (England), International Contemporary Ensemble (USA), Uusinta Chamber Ensemble (Finland), Studio for New Music Ensemble (Russia) and Avanti! Orchestra (Finland).

Latest news



Oct 6, 2017 - Performance of Göreme at Turku Guitar Festival 2017 on Oct 11, 2017 by Patrik Kleemola at Sibelius museum in Turku

Sep 1, 2017 - World premiere of Clair at Kaivos Festival 2017 on Sept 9, 2017. The premiere will be given by Lauri Sallinen, Henrik Sandås and Nordlyd String Quartet with dancers of North Karelia College

Aug 7, 2017 - Clair for six musicians and dancers is completed. The work is commissioned by Lauri Sallinen and Kaivos Festival 2017 and dedicated to Lauri Sallinen. The commission was generously funded by Madetoja Foundation

May 31, 2017 - Croak, a puppet opera (composed together with Maria Kallionpää) in two acts is completed as a piano score with soloists and choir. The orchestration will be ready by the end of October 2017.

Jan 29, 2017 - List of works was updated

Dec 15, 2016 - Göreme gets its second performance in Milan, Italy, by Patrik Kleemola. Concert is at the Museum "Spazio Tadini" on Dec 15


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Aug 30, 2013 - Miessointien kirjo

Jul 10, 2013 - PK hallitsee nykysäveltäjien haasteet

Apr 5, 2013 - New works at European capitals

Apr 26, 2012 - Varaa valita parhaat

Apr 20, 2012 - Kleemola lisää repertuaaria

Dec 2, 2011 - Olli Virtaperko tours in Russia


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