Timo Kittilä (*1984, Tampere, Finland) has graduated in December 2016 from his composition studies at Tampere University of Applied Sciences where he was taught by Hannu Pohjannoro, Jyrki Linjama and Jovanka Trbojevic. In masterclasses he has been taught by Kaija Saariaho, Jukka Tiensuu and Tomi Räisänen. His works have been performed in Finland and abroad by numerous musicians including the contemporary music ensembles Tampering Ensemble and TampereRaw and the organists Esa Toivola and Jan Lehtola. Timo has been part of the executive committee of the contemporary music association Tampering ry since the association was established in year 2013 and has participated in organizing the Tampering Festival of years 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022.
Recent performances of Timo’s works include his work Chants for chamber ensemble performed at the Tampering Festival 2022 in Tampere, Finland, August 2022.
As a composer, Timo is inspired by the interplay of the conscious and the unconscious in music. His musical language and composing method have evolved from using the broader form of a work as a starting point and working towards the details to a more detail-oriented perspective and the emphasis of contrapuntal motion in his latest works.