Matches (2004)

Piano, CD
Duration: 11'
FP: Paavali Jumppanen, piano, Kauniainen, 13.4.2004.

The piece is divided in two movements: adagio and rondo. In the first   movement the course of events is slow. Real piano dives into the noise and   struggles itself back to the surface. They have a match. 

The second movement is rapid, light and electric - like a match to light a   fire. A rondo-theme, which is returning over and over again, is alternating   between real, stopped and plucked sounds.          

And finally the title of the piece Matches means a good match. The duty of a composer was simply to join these couples together (as a match-maker).