Timo Hietala ehdokkaana pohjoismaisen Harpa-elokuvamusiikkisävellyspalkinnon saajaksi
Hietala sai ehdokkuuden säveltämästään musiikista elokuvaan Suomen hauskin mies. Palkinnon saaja julkistetaan Berliinin elokuvafestivaalien yhteydessä 12.2.2019.
TIMO HIETALA (born 1960) is a professional and critically acclaimed composer, arranger and musician from Helsinki Finland.
His wide career contains a vast amount of productions in all medias and orchestras.
He is mostly known for his works with over 60 films; feature, documentary and TV.Hietala has been nominated six times for JUSSI award, winning twice. In 2016 he won the Grand Score Award in Berlin and has also received nominations for Deutsche Film Preis 2011 and Nordic Film Composers Award 2011.
Films with his music have won prizes like IDFA main prize 2015 and British Documentary Award ”Grierson Award” for best international documentary 2013 etc.
Alongside Hietala’s film scores he has worked successfully with drama music in theaters and radio. Especially his music and soundworks in the Finnish National Theatre has been a great success among audiences and critics. His opera Ihmepoika A / Wonder boy A won the YAM Award for Best Opera in 2017.
Hietala is also known for his compositions and arrangements for symphony orchestras and has commissioned scores by Ensemble Intercontemporain Paris, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and UMO-Jazz Orchestra, BBC London Proms, to name a few.
In his works Hietala creatively combines different music genres; concert-, jazz-,improvisational-, ethnic-, rock- and electronic music, and is therefore held as the ”musical freethinker & maker” in the Finnish music scene.