Culture.ee’s weekly recommendations for May 2-7

There is much art, many performances and lots of music sounding from different parts of Estonia this week. Keep your eyes open and ears and legs on the move.

Binaural vision
06 May/ 07May
Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Binaural Vision is a multimedia performance that comprises of four elements – movement, video, sound and space. Through a performative experiment, we are aiming to create an alternate reality.

Electronic Folk Music Festival
06 May
Estonian Traditional Music Centre

The Electronic Folk Music Festival, which takes place for the third time, again brings the most remarkable representatives of the genre to Viljandi Traditional Music Centre. At the one-day festival, thematic lectures, workshops, light installations, visual programme, and, of course, lots of music – from ambient sound journeys to beat-bassy dance music – is offered.

Culture Dessant 2017
04 May/05 May/06 May
Viljandi/Tallinn/Tartu

Culture Dessant is the festival organised by the students of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy for the fifth year already. During the festival, the most outstanding creative works of the students will be taken out of the school walls to the wider audience. Students of different disciplines collaborate at Culture Dessant, taking different concerts, dance and theatre productions, performances and workshops to the public.

Pärnu International Opera Music Festival PromFest
05 May – 12 May
Pärnu

PromFest grew out of Klaudia Taev International Competition for Young Opera Singers, which was created in 1996 and remains one of the main events of the festival. This year marks the tenth time that the competition will be held, bringing to Pärnu, as it always does, numerous young singers from all over the world.

Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2017
05 May – 06 May
Tallinn Creative Hub

TCBW is the first and largest International craft beer festival in the Baltic region. The event is organized by Põhjala Brewery and first took place in 2015. Over 30 of the best breweries from Europe and the US are participating every year.

ENSO: Roman Matsov 100
05 May
Estonia Concert Hall

Concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ENSO’s former principal conductor, Roman Matsov, will feature music written by two composers that were very significant to him: Ludwig van Beethoven and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The link between Roman Matsov and ENSO lasted much longer than the 13 seasons when he was its principal conductor. It began in 1938, when he became a violinist in what was then the Sympho­ny Orchestra of the State Broadcasting Company (now ENSO).

Global Control and Censorship
29 Apr – 18 Jun
Tallinn Art Hall

The exhibition is produced in cooperation with the Tallinn Art Hall, Goethe-Institut and ZKM | Center for Art and Media. // Curators: Bernhard Serexhe and Lívia Rózsás. Knowledge is power. And power is possessed above all by whoever controls the flow of information. This exhibition shows us the links.

Hirohisa Koike’s photo exhibition “Nõmmegraphy”
27 Apr – 14 May
Vaba Lava / Open Space

The author Hirohisa Koike writes about his exhibition: I hope that this collection leads to an appreciation of the daily small stories of other people in general, and not only mine. It might seem there are neither big concepts nor strategies in the pictures presented in Nõmmegraphy: I felt more like being a “Sunday photographer”. However, as Jacques Derrida said, “if the single, first and last time of the shot already occupies a heterogeneous time, this supposes a differing/deferring and differentiated duration: in a split second the light can change, and we’re dealing with a divisionality of the first time.” There is a boundless universe in our everyday life.

German Spring 2017 – focus on Baden-Württemberg
25 Apr – 25 May
Tallinn

Grand plans have been made for “German Spring” of 2017. This time, the partner state to be in focus is Baden-Württemberg. In addition to concerts, literary lectures, presentations, and several performances taking place in cooperation with theatre centre Vaba Lava (Open Space), the impressive art exhibition “Global Control and Censorship” is brought to the audience in Tallinn Art House.