Sid Hille Collective on tour

Sid Hille Collective

The Sid Hille Collective will be playing two concerts in the North of Finland:

– Ylivieska, Akustiikka concert hall on Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 at 7 pm
– Kokkola, Conservatory concert hall on Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 at 7 pm

The band will perform music from their last year’s debut album such as
Frizzle, Sizzle, Dazzle – Music for jazz guitar and string quartet
along with parts of Hille’s piano concerto ‘Motion’ and
his string quartet ‘Quatuor no. 2 – In Farben’

Teemu Viinikainen – guitar
Maija Linkola – violin
Elina Viitasaari – violin
Lotta Poijärvi – viola
Markus Hohti – cello
Sid Hille – piano

Zen Connection


New film music

Just now Sid Hille is working on a film score for Saara Cantell’s new feature film ‘Ainoat oikeat / The real one’. It’s a romantic comedy with Antti Reini, Anna-Maija Tuokko and Ilkka Villi.

Sid has composed 49 cues of music, some of only 30 seconds, others of up to 4 minutes  in length.
The score is written for a sextet which consists of some of the leading Finnish jazz musicians of this day:
Verneri Pohjola – trumpet
Petri Puolitaival – saxophones
Teemu Viinikainen – guitar
Sid Hille – piano
Antti Lötjönen – bass
Teppo Mäkynen – drums

Hille’s score deviates quite drastically from the typical ‘Hollywood’-scoring of this genre (which would be a quirky orchestral score) by contrasting the funny (and sometimes more serious) confusions of the film with a cool jazz score.

Infinita Quintet in Helsinki

The Finnish-Italian ‘Infinita Quintet’ performs at the Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki on Friday Feb 8th, 2013, at 7pm

Tero Saarti – trumpet
Massimo Carboni – saxophones
Sid Hille – piano
Paolo Spanu – bass
Gianni Filindeu – drums

Tickets: 15/10 euros

Film and Live score

Saara Cantell’s film ‘Stars Above / Tähtitaivas talon yllä’ (2012) will be shown one more time with a live band playing the films soundtrack on Saturday January 19th, 2013, at the Sellosali in Leppävaara, Espoo.

The musicians are the same that recorded the original film soundtrack:

Heikki Nikula – bass clarinet, clarinet
Teemu Viinikainen – guitar
Eija Kankaanranta – kantele
Sid Hille – piano, melodica
Sampo Lassila – bass
Markus Ketola – drums

Tickets: 15/11€


The Music of Sid Hille in concert

Sid Hille’s new compositions in concert
on Thursday Nov 22nd 2012
at Laulumiehet-sali in Helsinki

  • Piano concerto ‘Motion’ (2012) – first performance, soloist Aki Rissanen
  • Saxophone concerto ‘Time Freeze’ (2009), soloist Manuel Dunkel
  • Weg – capriccio for tenor saxophone and piano (2012) – first performance

Time Freeze

Teppo Mäkynen on drums
Antti Lötjönen on bass
Sami Koskela on percussion
14-piece string orchestra
conductor Sid Hille 


Wed November 7th at the Malmitalo

Sid Hille Collective plays
‘Vierailta mailta’

Songs by Sid Hille and Jose Mäenpää
‘Music for jazz guitar and string quartet’

Teemu Viinikainen
Maija Linkola
Elina Viitasaari
Lotta Poijärvi
Markus Hohti
Jose Mäenpää
Sid Hille

Live score music

Kanneltalo poster

 Saara Cantell’s feature film ‘Tähtitaivas talon yllä / Stars above’
will have a special showing on Thu, Oct 25th at the Kanneltalo in Helsinki.

A live band will play along with the film, performing Sid Hille’s original score.
Heikki Nikula – bass clarinet
Teemu Viinikainen – guitar
Eija Kankaanranta – kantele
Sid Hille – piano
Sampo Lassila – bass
Markus Ketola – drums


The new look of SatnaMusic

A friend in the world of graphic design gave us a hint that it might be time to give our website a little brush up.

So here goes: a new platform, blogs, pics, audio and finally the possibility to shop with us directly.
It’ll still take a little while to set up, but it can only be a matter of months anymore – given the busy schedule of upcoming concerts and compositions that also need to be attended to. But it’s coming!

So keep tuned in, see it unfold in front of your very eyes.
And be there when it’s ready:
The first CD to be ordered will be sent out for free!