Eero Hämeenniemi (fi)

Red earth and rain

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Born in 1951 in Valkeakoski, Finland. High School diploma 1969 South West High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Studied Indology, Philosophy and Musicology at the University of Helsinki from 1971, but decided to concentrate on musical composition. Graduated from the Sibelius Academy in composition in 1978, after earning a degree in music theory in 1976. Continued his studies in Krakow, Poland in 1979, Siena Italy 1979 and went to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in 1980-1981. Studied at the Eastman School of Music with Joseph Schwantner. Has studied classical Tamil and Indian culture (1999-2006, on and off) with Professor I. Sundaramurti, the former vice chancellor of the Tanjore Tamil University

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Født i 1951 i Valkeakoski, Finland. High School-eksamen i 1969 på South West High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Han begyndte at studere indologi, filosofi og musikvidenskab på Helsingfors universitet i 1971, men besluttede sig for at koncentrere sig om komposition. Han dimitterede fra Sibelius-Akademin som komponist i 1978 efter at have taget en grad i musikteori i 1976. Han fortsatte sine studier i Krakow, Polen og Siena, Italien i 1979. Herefter fik han et Fulbright-legat og rejste til USA, hvor han studerede hos Joseph Schwantner på Eastman School of Music i 1980-1981. Han studerede klassisk tamilsk og indisk kultur (i perioden 1999-2006 med afbrydelser) hos professor I. Sundaramurti, tidligere prodekan på Tanjore Tamil University