Age Veeroos (1973) works as a freelance composer and professor of composition, music theory and electroacoustics. This year, she started coordinating the electroacoustic creation studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (EMTA) and is the instigator of a young composers’ competition and the musical creativity summer school “Loomelabor”. She is a member of the Estonian Composers’ Union and the Electronic Music Society.
Age studied composition at EMTA with profs. Eino Tamberg and Helena Tulve and at the Karlsruhe Upper Music School with prof. Wolfgang Rihm. She has participated in the IRCAM course in Paris (2004), the Salvatore Sciarrino masterclass in Rome (2004), the Acanthes modern music summer school in Metz (2005), the young composers’ forum in Dresden (2006), etc. In 2010, she and her five-member team won the main prize at a competition for musical theatre projects for the Berlin modern opera (ZOB) for their multimedia project “GRID”, which premiered at the Kulturbrauer in Berlin.
Age has finished her doctoral studies at EMTA is writing her thesis on aspects of the quiet sounds played sul ponticello on bowed instruments.
Age Veeroos’s latest works are “Mõttelõng” (“Skein of Thought”) for the orchestra, which was premiered by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Risto Joost at the 2018 Estonian Music Days and “Külmking” (“Chills”) for the kannel, harp and the una corda (premiered in February).
Other than “Schattenseele” for the violin and electronics, she plans to work with German pianist Susanne Kessel to create a piano piece for Beethoven’s 250th birthday (to premiere in Bonn in 2020). She is also working on a three-dimensional sound piece for a female voice together with Kädy Plaas-Kala.