The Full Score of Saariaho's Verblendungen
for Orchestra and Tape. The piece is dedicated to Esa-Pekka Salonen, who conducted the premiere performance in Helsinki, Finland with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in April 1984.
With both orchestra and tape working in opposite directions of the tonal spectrum, this is a fantastic and expressive work that balances the contrast the two elements. Despite these tonal differences, the tape and orchestra join together in an inseparable sound world and form a breath-taking orchestral piece that moves through jagged, grainy sounds to smoother, more reflective moods.