Sauli Zinovjev (b. 1988) has been studying composition at the Sibelius-Academy, Helsinki, under guidance of Tapio Nevanlinna since Autumn 2010. His former studies include a degree in performing arts from Lahti Conservatory, piano as his main instrument.
Nova for chamber ensemble was written in a short and intensive period of time in the Spring of 2012. The piece was composed specially for a workshop held by a danish group called Esbjerg Ensemble. Rather than concentrating on details, my main aim was to operate with larger processes, or shapes, and make a clear and easily approachable form to balance the highly structured pitch-class material I use in the piece.