Bach, Pärt, analogue synthesizers, effect blocks, the most dangerous band in the world, the freshest and most intriguing films from all over the world… This week is full of music and film. And in the meantime, don’t forget to pickle your fish!... Read more
This week’s recommendation concentrates on events and festivals that have all ready happened at least once and will keep happening, because they are just very-very good!... Read more
Thanks to 750 musicians, more than 100 free concerts enrich the programme of the Music Day on October 1! Of course, it’s not possible to experience everything. Here are, however, three options for spending one music-filled day!
Option A – Music Day in Tallinn
Start your Music Day at 11 a.m. at the market of the Baltic Station, where the Ellerhein Girls’ Choir will perform under the conduction of Ingrid Kõrvits.... Read more
This week we will connect you with comedy, folk-culture, pop-culture, documentary films, art and the Estonian language! Have a wonderful week!... Read more
We went to the Cirque de Solei production called “Varekai” and though the pictures are colorful and may give a little glimpse of what was going on, the actual show really did make even a more proficient heart jump from fear.. or joy at times. A spectacle it was!... Read more
We can’t be happier with the selection this week. There is romance, good food and lots of things to talk about. Sounds like a good date? It isn’t, it is our weekly recommendations! Ha-ha! Have a great week!
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The Tallinn Chamber Music Festival will take place on August 19–30. Festival features performances by foreign guests such as Nordic youth symphony orchestra Orkester Norden, piano trio Teos (Finland/Estonia) and chamber orchestra Baltic Neopolis Virtuosi (Poland) and a great number of Estonian top soloists.... Read more
What is the idea behind Tolm?... Read more
Last weekend, the long-awaited electronic music festival Into the Valley took place in Rummu quarry. The organizers are from Sweden and are gathered under the name of Music Goes Further. The previous venue for the festival was an Amphitheater in the former limestone quarry in Dalhallas, Sweden. As the initiator of the festival, Mattias Hedlund has said, the goal of the festival is to create a 100% comprehensive experience from the beginning to the end and to maintain an equally high level not only musically but also in everything else. He adds that visitors should experience something new each and every time, as choices of music and experiences are made according to the country and the environment in which the event is organized. Thus, collaboration with local artists was also carried out in Estonia, and local food could be enjoyed at the festival venue.... Read more
As it turned out five minutes after overhearing a worried conversation by the front desk there was no case for concern – it wasn’t so important to figure out, which floor the opening act of the event took place exactly, as Pavel Tšeretšukin’s and Paša Semjonov’s environmental electronic impro „Hämaruse varjus“ (“In the Shadow of Darkness”) could be heard anywhere in the atrium cutting through all the floors. The lights were lowered to the minimum and the performers had set up their equipment consisting of several synthesisers, computers, and other sound gear introvertly on a narrow indoor balcony, facing the empty space rather than the audience. The listener could follow them from the side or, as many did, close their eyes and focus on the sounds in one of the comfortable places in the atrium. As I visit this building rarely, I preferred to walk up and down the stairs and examine how the gently amplified drone spiced up with sunnily high and pre-recorded nature sounds bounced around in the strange deconstructivist geometry of the postmodernist architecture, potted palms, and Estonian painting classics hanging on the walls, among them the works by Sirje Runge and Andres Tolts. There was also a possibility to ascend along a spiral staircase to an ivory tower with a view, the existence of which I had thus far considered to be a figure of speech regarding academic institutions. The music and the environment melted together seamlessly and set the dreamy mood for the evening.... Read more