Ensemble U (EST) @ DNA / Estonian Music Days

The most renowned and active Estonian contemporary music group Ensemble U: will perform the Dutch Wandelweiser mastermind Antoine Beuger’s “not wind, fire” (2021, premiere) next to the Jauna Muzika curator Arturas Bumšteinas collage of people’s medicine choices “Medica” (2017–2021) and Linda Leimane’s strong physicality and bodily art piece “Silhouettes. Behaviours” (2015). The concert begins with Madli Marje Gildemann’s “Foen nóre” (2020, premiere) voyage to areas yet to be discovered from the language invented by J. R. Tolkien.

LIVE STREAM EVENT @ 2021-04-25 18:00/6pm CET | 19:00/7pm EET

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The Beauty of Deoxyribonucleotides

Madli Marje Gildemann (*1994) – Foen nóre for flute, violin, cello, piano, percussion (2020, premiere) Arturas Bumšteinas (*1982, Lithuania) – Medica II for ensemble and tape (2017–2021)
Linda Leimane (*1989, Latvia) – Silhouettes. Behaviours for cello, percussion and piano (2015)
Antoine Beuger (*1955, Netherlands) – not wind, fire for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion (2020, premiere)
Märt-Matis Lill (*1975, Estonia) –  “Imaginary Soundscapes II” (2021, premiere)

Ensemble U (Estonia):

Tarmo Johannes – flute
Helena Tuuling – clarinet
Taavi Kerikmäe – piano
Vambola Krigul – percussion
Merje Roomere – violin
Levi-Danel Mägila – cello

Ensemble U: is the most active and renowned contemporary music ensemble in Estonia. The collective boasts a sensitive sound, willingness to experiment with bold new ideas and the ability to perform even the most demanding repertoire without a conductor. U: has performed both in Estonia and at important international festivals abroad. Their repertoire covers the classics of contemporary music as well as experimental compositions. Among other things, the ensemble focuses on performing compositions that require improvisation and irregular interpretation of notation. The ensemble plays Estonian music and also commissions compositions from foreign composers. This time, U: is tackling two tasks at once – one reaching back to the cancelled concert of the Estonian Music Days 2020 and the other involving our Baltic neighbours. A double helix indeed!

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Estonian Music Days, a festival with 42 years of history, will bring together the first edition of Baltic Music Days 2021 which this year takes place online and is free for all! 

Every year the Estonian Music Days festival has a theme permeating its concerts. The focus of the 2021 festival is “DNA”, which seeks a dialogue between our biological genetics, cultural origins, musical thinking, and science.

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