Timo Alakotila
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1959-07-15
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Timo Alakotila

Timo Alakotila Biography (Wikipedia)

Timo Alakotila is a Finnish composer, arranger, and musician born July 15, 1959.

Timo Alakotila's range of music styles stretches from Finnish folk music of the pelimanni style over some jazz influences to more or less Finnish style Tango (music)tangos, and with some extensions to classical music. He is one of the founding members of the well-known Finnish folk fiddler group JPP of the Kaustinen tradition, where he plays harmonium, and in the similar group Troka. In both groups, he is one of the main arrangers and composers. Alakotila has worked with accordionist Maria Kalaniemi for more than ten years in several formats, including a duo, a trio and the group Aldargaz. Kalaniemi and Alakotila play both their own and each other's arrangements and compositions, as well as some traditional material.

Another of Alakotila's projects is Unto Tango Orchestra (Tango-orkesteri Unto), a tango orchestra that was formed to perform at Expo '98 in Lisbon, Portugal. This groups mainly plays Alakotila's rather chamber-music-like arrangements of Finnish tango. In 2004 BBC Concert Orchestra, JPP and Maria Kalaniemi performed music written by Alakotila for the occasion. Among his more "classic style" works is a folk-music/chamber hybrid, a concerto for accordion and orchestra, originally performed at the folk music festival Haapavesi Folk with Johanna Juhola as the soloist. Alakotila's piece, Pelimanni's Revenge, was arranged by violist, Ralph Farris, for the string quartet ETHEL and was released on their 2006 album Light (Cantaloupe Music).

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J. Jusslin
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Rune song
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Rune song
Thomas Dausgaard
Second Prelude
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Second Prelude
Thomas Dausgaard
First Prelude
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Haudanmaan menuetti
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Napoleon
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Napoleon

Napoleon

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Johanna Juhola
Sylvesteri
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Sylvesteri
Johanna Juhola
Return (encore)
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Return (encore)
Johanna Juhola
Heini
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Heini
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Longing
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Longing
Johanna Juhola
The First Tango of the Spring
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The First Tango of the Spring
Vesa Tuomi
Tango - On the Shore
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Tango - On the Shore
Johanna Juhola
Three Rounds of Tango
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Three Rounds of Tango
Johanna Juhola
Calm
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Calm
Timo Alakotila
In the Free Space
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In the Free Space
Unto Mononen
Stars Above The Sea
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Stars Above The Sea
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Prelude with excerpts from Kullervo
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Prelude with excerpts from Kullervo
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Antin Mikko
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Antin Mikko

Antin Mikko

Orchestra
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Strings
Timo Alakotila
Angstunden
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Angstunden
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Prolapsus
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Prolapsus
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Primavera
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Primavera
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Haudanmaan Menuetti
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Haudanmaan Menuetti
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Jusslin (Encore)
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Jusslin (Encore)
Karen Tweed
Seven Years (feat. Timo Alakotila)
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Seven Years (feat. Timo Alakotila)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2019: Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SSO
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-03T02:45:01
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2019
Proms 2019: Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SSO

Proms 2019: Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto and the BBC SSO

Royal Albert Hall
BBC SSO 2017-18 Season: Closing Night - Composer Roots 7: Sibelius’s ‘Kullervo’
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Glasgow City Halls
2018-05-17T02:45:01
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May
2018
BBC SSO 2017-18 Season: Closing Night - Composer Roots 7: Sibelius’s ‘Kullervo’

BBC SSO 2017-18 Season: Closing Night - Composer Roots 7: Sibelius’s ‘Kullervo’

Glasgow City Halls

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