15 17 Oct '24

Pessi Levanto

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member

Pessi Levanto (b. 1973) has scored twenty-five full-length feature films, around forty short films and documentaries, six TV-series plus miscellaneous spots and commercials. He has released seven records of his own and played in and done arrangements for dozens of others. His works range from symphony orchestras to big bands, from chamber ensembles to a cappella groups, from rock bands to brass septets.

Pessi is one of the most prominent film composers in Finland. His wide knowledge of both classical and jazz/rock genres gives him a versatile and personal way of writing. His style is often light and dreamy, colourfully orchestrated and carefully crafted with old-school craftsmanship, yet utilizing modern technology.

Apart from the film and concert music worlds, Pessi has also written chart-topping pop songs for Japanese and Korean markets.

Pessi is currently represented internationally (excluding Finland) by SMA Talent Agency, London.

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