Monthly Archives: October 2009

Musicology Magazine Res musica Introduced

On Monday 19 October, the first issue of Res musica was introduced, the pre-reviewed science magazine of Estonian Musicology Association and the Musicology Department of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. The magazine will be published once a year, it has an international editorial staff, the chief editor is Prof. Urve Lippus and executive editor Anu Sõõro. The first issue of Res musica contains articles on music history by Toomas Siitan, Martin Loeser, Geiu Rohtla, Andreas Waczkat, Karl Traugott Goldbach, Seija Lappalainen and Fabian Dahlström.

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An Opera by Märt-Matis Lill Premiered at NYYD Festival

A new opera Exploration of the Indies by Märt-Matis Lill (libreto by Jan Kaus, staged by Mart Koldits) will be premiered at NYYD Festival that began on Tuesday, 20 October. The extraordinarily formed chamber opera that is based on enormous literature material draws lines between some of Märt-Matis Lill’s favorite subjects – late Middle Ages, the extermination of the culture of American Indians and the bottlenecks of western culture. Actors, singers, jazz musicians, choir and orchestra participate in this opera side by side.

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Erkki-Sven Tüür 50

Erkki-Sven Tüür (Foto: Taavi Kull)

On Friday 16 October, composer Erkki-Sven Tüür celebrates his 50th birthday. The most considerable event among the celebrations is the concert that will be held in the Estonia Concert Hall on 16 October at 7 pm in contribution of Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Arvo Volmer.

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Short Films with Music by Tatjana Kozlova Will Be Shown at KUMU Documentary

On Monday 21 October, two short films by Elenor de Montesquiou with relevant role of music by Tatjana Kozlova will be shown at the programme of KUMU Documentary. Both of these documentaries from 2009, Fisherman (24’) and Woman (15’), focus through concrete portraits on the life by the Estonian-Russian border – near where also Tatjana Kozlova is from.

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Composers’ Union Sent Six Works for the Next ISCM Festival

On 8 October, the board of Estonian Composers’ Union chose six works that were sent to represent Estonia at the ISCM (International Society for Contemporary Music) World New Music Days 2010 in Sidney, Australia.

The works sent to ISCM festival were following:
Tauno Aints Steps for bigband (2004)
Galina Grigorjeva Nature Morte for chamber choir a cappella (2008)
Tõnis Kaumann Long Play for big band (2009 revision)
Tatjana Kozlova Dimension of Quiescence for saxophone and percussion (2009)
Tõnu Kõrvits La folia for harpsichord (2009)
Helena Tulve To Night-Travellers, the Light… for cello and piano (2009)

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Music Prizes Were Given Out on International Music Day

On 1 October, the International Music Day, Estonian Music Council and the Sound Capital of Estonian Cultural Endowment gave out prizes, some of which were granted to the members of Estonian Composers’ Union.

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The Netherlands Chamber Choir Performs a New Piece by Helena Tulve in France and Netherlands

The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs the new piece I Am a River by Helena Tulve in its concert programme La voce femminile. Helena Tulve’s a cappella choir piece was created for the text by Turkish poet Mawlânâ Jalâluddîn Rûmî, translated to English by Nevit Oguz Ergin. The work was premiered on 22 September at Morteau Notre Dame Church in Besançon International Festival. The concerts have also taken place in Besançon (Kursaal) and Sochaux (France), additionally in Leeuwarden, Holland. There are still two concerts left in Holland: on 1 October at Gouda St. John Church and on 2 October at Utrecht St. Peter Church.

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