Songwriter

As a composer, songwriter and arranger Elina is able to create and arrange music in a range of styles with plenty of experience in the area. Elina is a strong melody writer with refined ear for hooks and unique/unusual things equally as well as the lyric writing ability to create anything from poetic/metaphoric text to personalised heart-felt lyrics to simple “have a good time” club/party lyrics.  So whether you’re looking for that next chart hit, a personal custom made song to your loved one, a re-styled version of your favourite song or music for your new film, Elina will be able to assist you and create something special for each occasion. Specialising mostly in Western music, for anything outside her normal work knowledge zone, Elina utilises her extensive international social network as well as great research skills to make sure the client ends up with their desired, authentic product. Depending on the client’s needs the delivery of the product can be anything from Logic Pro X made MIDI instrument demos to live recorded tracks (additional fees may apply in this case) or backing tracks without topline and/or sheet music.

Topline & co-writing

Elina frequently works with clients from all around the world providing them with premium quality toplines: melodies and lyrics. Elina has vast experience in writing in most Western Contemporary and Classical music styles, can work with song references and ideas such as a song title or subject or can effortlessly create everything from scratch to compliment your music.

Contact for custom offers: Elina offers flexible packages with melody or lyrics only as well as a special priced package including both pro vocals & topline and can also deliver custom made hooks for your track to make it stand out even more. 

Term (regarding credits, rights, royalties etc) are to be agreed upon the start of each individual project to make sure all parties are on the same page about the nature of the project.

 

Arrangement

Elina is experienced and capable of authentically arranging music in a range of styles. Due to her versatile music background and professional studies her expertise include especially:

– Pop arrangements 

– Vocal arrangements (contemporary vocals, choral, vocal ensemble…)

– Brass arrangements (both contemporary styles and classical)

– String arrangements (both contemporary styles and classical)

– Orchestral arrangements

– Cinematic arrangements (combining contemporary and classical sounds & instruments)

 

Work samples are available upon request.

Don’t hesitate to contact with any arrangement requests.

 

 

Scoring

Elina studied classical music from an early age and spent her youth playing in various classical ensembles and orchestras. Over the years this naturally led to plenty of gained practical knowledge of classical music and instruments. During her professional music studies at the Conservatory of Kuopio and Academy of Contemporary Music Elina learned plenty about contemporary sounds and arranging both in practical and theoretical manner and at the same kept being exposed to classical music through her brass playing. Towards the end of her studies Elina’s interest for combining contemporary sounds with orchestral instruments led her to contemporary film music. Wanting to challenge herself and learn more deeply about the subject Elina wrote her BMus dissertation about Hans Zimmer’s influence on contemporary film scoring. During this process she analysed and transcribed a range of film scoring work by various composers comparing them to Zimmer’s work and discovering the patterns behind the maestro’s work. To challenge her knowledge in practice, Elina paired her dissertation research with a practical project consisting of “film theme” styled orchestral arrangements of well-known pop songs. Furthermore, to gain technical knowledge in 2018 Elina completed an online Film Scoring course with Berklee College of Music with grade A. Since completing her studies Elina has been involved with a few independent short film productions in various genres and is looking to further expand her portfolio and ultimately complete her first score for a full length film.