• PL 8 (Siltavuorenpenger 10)

    00014

    Finland

19972019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Ari Poutiainen is a contemporary Finnish composer, musician, researcher and educator.

 

Besides his main instruments, violin and viola, he performs, for example, on piano and keyboards, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, recorder, tin whistle, diatonic and chromatic harmonica, drums and percussion. He frequently uses a custom 5-string viola instead of the standard 4-string model. He also plucks his violins and violas; hold and play them like a guitarist.

 

Poutiainen maintains three active creative careers. He does, researches and teaches music.

COMPOSITION & PERFORMANCE: Poutiainen composes frequently and his catalogue includes approximately 150 registered works. They vary from instrumental solo pieces to small jazz band tunes to larger compositions for a symphony orchestra. He appears on more than 50 albums as a soloist, sideman, arranger or conductor. He perform with different groups, from which the most active are The Bad Ass Brass Band, Ardency, Farther-Out and Jyjy.

 

RESEARCH: Poutiainen has a PhD in music. Earlier he focused in researching jazz history and pedagogy and has, for example, developed and published an extensive fingering strategy for modern jazz violin improvisation. This strategy, called "Stringprovisation", has been acknowledged worldwide as a significant pioneering study and contribution. His recent publications represent music education, creativity and innovation.

 

EDUCATION: Poutiainen works at the University of Helsinki as a university lecturer of music education. In the North-American academic terms this tenure position equals to a status of an associate professor. He also teaches string improvisation at the Sibelius Academy and gives international jazz strings master classes.

Keywords

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Music Education
  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts
  • Jazz and Classical Music
  • Artistic Research
  • Creativity and Innovations

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1997 2019

Grappling with Grappelli: Contemporary Jazz Violin Pedagogy and the Aesthetics of Gypsy Jazz

Sykes, T. & Poutiainen, A. J. H., 2019, (In preparation) In : Jazz Research Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Supplying Social Capital through Music Education: A Study on Interaction in Special Educational Needs Students’ Concerts

Kivijärvi, S. M. & Poutiainen, A. J. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Research Studies in Music Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Jazzy Tunes and Dreamy Images in the Cold War Era: Launching Finnish Jazziskelmä On-screen

Kilpiö, K., Skaniakos, T. & Poutiainen, A., 2018, In : Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning. 100, p. 25-46 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Musiikki (erikoisnumero): Monimuotoinen musiikintutkimus 2

Tiainen, M. (ed.), Ranta-Meyer, T. (ed.) & Poutiainen, A. (ed.), 2018, Helsinki: Suomen musiikkitieteellinen seura. (Musiikki; vol. 47, no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Projects 2010 2015

Liveology - Practices and Ideologies of Live Music in Finland

Poutiainen, A., Uimonen, H., Kontukoski, M., Vanhasalo, M., Luonila, M. & Mäkelä, J.

03/09/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Music for All

Kaikkonen, M., Kivijärvi, S., Kontu, E., Nuorsaari, A., Pirttimaa, R. A., Poutiainen, A., Ryökkynen, S., Saarimäki, H., Törmänen, M. & Uusitalo, K.

01/01/201031/05/2015

Project: Research project

Prizes

Grant in University Pedagogy Development

Ari Poutiainen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1999 2019

School for Schemes: Didier Lockwood’s artistic and pedagogical legacy

Ari Poutiainen (Speaker), Tom Sykes (Speaker)
2019 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Locating Lockwood: Didier Lockwood’s Journey and Legacy

Ari Poutiainen (Speaker), Tom Sykes (Speaker)
2019 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Gypsy Jazz and Grappelli à Gogo: Aspects and Issues of Contemporary Jazz Violin Education

Ari Poutiainen (Speaker), Tom Sykes (Speaker)
2019 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Musiikintutkijoiden 22. valtakunnallinen symposium

Ari Poutiainen (Speaker: Presenter)
2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

ATINER 20th Annual International Conference on Education

Ari Poutiainen (Speaker: Presenter)
2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Visiting specialist: "Hit Formula" radio program

Ari Poutiainen

01/08/2014

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Visiting specialist: "Hit Formula" radio program

Ari Poutiainen

01/07/2014

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Visiting specialist: "Hit Formula" radio program

Ari Poutiainen

01/06/2014

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Visiting specialist: "Hit Formula" radio program

Ari Poutiainen

01/08/2013

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Visiting specialist: "Hit Formula" radio program

Ari Poutiainen

01/07/2013

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media