Discover Artists That Joined The 13th IMAs: Antti Samuli Hernesniemi
Artist Name: Antti Samuli Hernesniemi
Home Base: Turku, Finland
Genres: Contemporary Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock
Categories Entered: Instrumental, Jazz Instrumental, Contemporary Christian/Gospel, Music Video
Work Submitted: “Bachette” – Contemporary Christian/Gospel Song
“Polku Path One” – Instrumental Song
“Ranta Shore One” – Jazz Instrumental Song
“Symphony nr 68001 Introduction Intermezzo 1&2 and Finale” – Jazz Instrumental Song
“Symphony 68001 Tribute to Music Without Scores” – Music Video (Short Form)
Label: Savellyksia Records
Producer: A S Hernesniemi
Artists Featured: A S Hernesniemi
Instruments Featured: Electro-acoustic piano; sounds of a brass band, voices of a scat-singing chorus
Describe your sound: Experimental, strong or lyrical, expressive
Who’s sitting in your audience?: Many kind of people, young and old who want to hear something shaking and touching
Favorite [press] quote about your music: “expressive”, “associative”, “unconventional”, “streaming”
The song(s) that changed your life and why: Man Playing on the Shore, Poem and Ascending Form from my first CD. I have got good reviews. I am very glad about them. I have got believe in what I do because people want to listen to them, e.g. at Radio Jango.
Describe the first time you walked onstage: I was six and sang in the school on the ceremonial last school day before Christmas holiday. I was there alone with my song and now I should get it out. It was exciting. My mother had trained me. I think it went well.
Why did you submit to this year’s Independent Music Awards?: Because I would like to participate in something where there are other musicians too. It is nice to compare your own music with others’ music.
If you win and/or get nominated, how will you use your IMA honor to further your career?: I’ll go on with my composing and playing.
Who is your musical hero & what would you like to learn from them?: Strong believe on your own doing from Jean Sibelius; Skill of creating atmosphere from Bill Evans; Spontaneity and rhythm from Gipsy Kings; feeling of movement and wild nature from Jali Kebba and Lamin Saho.
Where can fans follow you/purchase your music?: From my site savellyksia.com and from Radio Jango. From my YouTube pianist hand training videos.