Svensk Blåsmusikfestival has selected Ilari Hylkilä as the focus composer of this year’s festival. The festival takes place in Linköping, Sweden, on September 15–17.
During the festival, Hylkilä’s music for wind bands and concert bands will be performed in several concerts, and he will give a workshop with Ingesunds Blåsorkester about composing for youth wind orchestras.
Ilari Hylkilä is a Finnish composer whose music has often been described as “cinematic”. Most of his music is commissioned concert music, although it has been used in audiovisual productions as well.