Ensemble U: 20

  • Thursday, 26.10
  • 19:00
  • Tallinn, Estonia kontserdisaal
  • SA Eesti Kontsert

Introduction

Performers:

Tarmo Johannes (flute)
Helena Tuuling (clarinet)
Vambola Krigul (percussion)
Taavi Kerikmäe (piano)
Merje Roomere (violin)
Levi-Danel Mägila (cello)
Special guest Garth Knox (viola)
Also Mart Kangro (stage direction of “Harmony”) and Kalle Tikas (technical solutions of “Harmony”)



Programme:
I
Reinvere. “Ööpilt magava Cupidoga” (2023, premiere) 
Kozlova-Johannes. “Ainult õhk” (2023, premiere) 
Feldman. “The Viola in My Life II“ (1970)
Murail. “Paludes” (2011) 

II 

Mart Kangro/Ansambel U: “Harmony”
Idea and direction: Taavi Kerikmäe, Mart Kangro
Technical solutions: Kalle Tikas
Premiered in 2009 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Co-produced by NYYD festival, Kanuti Gildi SAAL 

On its 20th birthday, Ensemble U: presents a selection of works by composers most important to them. The group is an avid commisioner and performer of Estonian new music. Of course, the jubilee concert will feature premieres, this time from Jüri Reinvere and Tatyana Kozlova-Johannes.

The second half of the concert features a remake of the contemporary dance and musical theatre work “Harmony”, which was a 2009 co-creation. of Ensemble U and Mart Kangro. The performance centres on a selection of paradoxes in the life of music performers. What do musicians actually do when playing music? What does a musician think and how uses ones time in the middle of a long suite, waiting for his five-stroke solo? Is this forced silence comical or maybe even tragic?

In collaboration with International Contemporary Music Festival AFEKT and Ensemble U:

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