Noted Helsinki-based film and television composer Kepa Lehtinen is pleased to announce the release of his new single “It Gets Dark”
The piece is a stark, minimalist instrumental featuring only piano, double bass, and theremin that blends classical elements with genre-less atmospheres that will send you high into the nighttime sky. Kepa has developed his own creative voice with these three instruments and is able to convey complex emotions with just a few notes and some open space. He plays the piano and theremin parts himself, leaving the upright bass work to his brother Ari Lehtinen. “It Gets Dark” will be available on all of the major music platforms immediately upon release.
Kepa Lehtinen is a 51-year-old composer, studio owner, skateboarder, husband, father, and theremin player workingin Helsinki, Finland. His career has been mostly in music for film, television, and commercials. He has also created a sizable body of solo releases including the EPs It’s OK to Be Sad and Dark, Playing Theremin, and Face Plant.
Originally a pianist, Lehtinen was drawn to the theremin, a touch-less, electronic instrument of Russian origins, and was surprised how well his recordings with it were received. Since then, he has evolved a signature sound built around piano themes, shifting theremin harmonies, and supportive double bass. He’s one of Europe’s most compelling and original modern composers who only writes the music he feels most deeply.