A Finnish composer, writer and visual artist who resides in Kitee, Finland. Jukka-Pekka specializes in software and algorythm-driven musical compositions including the programming of 8-bit video game chips. His compositions are distinctively electronic in nature and that is why this piece – ‘Small Gestures #1′ – is something of a surprise to those who are familiar with his music.
‘Small Gestures #1′ is a minimalist piece in the classic sense and here Jukka-Pekka has managed to capture the energy and optimism that characterized the early works of Reich and Glass.
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen contributed a piece to the most recent Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival and the Jyvaskylan taidemuseo (music for videos), Finland, also in 2011. When he is not writing music, Jukka-Pekka is involved in photography, poetry and publishing. Further information here.