Estonian Music Days &
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Music Days

Through the Forest of Songs
Tallinn / Tartu
2.–10.05.2019
Thu, May 9
19:30
Ensemble U: & Mart Kangro

Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Venue info + map

Ticket 15/10 €

Ensemble U:
Mart Kangro

Alex Taylor (b. 1988, New Zealand)
“Three Endings” for violin and piano (2017)

Bart de Vrees (b. 1974, the Netherlands)
“For Flute or Piano or Mandolin or Percussion or Bassoon or Guitar or Violin or Harp or Clarinet or………” for any (amplified) solo instrument or combinations of instruments and video (2017)

Chin-ting Chan (b. 1986, China / Hong Kong)
“Double Exposure” for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello (2017)

Gordon Fitzell (b. 1968, Canada)
“Elea” for violin, cello and piano (2011/2016, Estonian premiere)

Ensemble U: is currently the most active and renowned contemporary music ensemble in Estonia. It has gained recognition for its ability to perform even the most demanding works without a conductor, openness for bold experimental ideas and sensitivity for sound. In addition to Estonia U: has performed at many important international festivals.

U: performs the masterworks of modern composers as well as experimental compositions. One distinct field for U: is to delve into improvisational works and perform pieces that require the rendering of non-traditional notation. The repertoire includes authors from Estonia and abroad and the ensemble values the opportunity to continuously commission new music to be written for them. In April 2009 ensemble U: released their first album “U:” consisting of works by Estonian composers dedicated to U: between 2004–2009. The CD’s presentation took place in a ‘double reality’ – a virtual concert in the Estonian Virtual Embassy in Second Life, simultaneous with the live presentation, was the first of its kind in Estonia. The second album “Protuberances” was released two years later, 2011. Ensemble’s third CD, entitled “Alive” (2015) holds exclusively selected live recordings from 2012–2014. In recent years U: has gained recognition for its original interactive project “Audience orchestra”.

In the field of musical theatre Ensemble U: has worked with Mart Kangro, one of the internationally most renowned conceptual dance choreographers in Estonia, for several times. Performances “Play” (2006), “Romeo & Juliet” (2008) and “Harmony” (2009) have stemmed from this collaboration.
www.uuu.ee

Mart Kangro is a freelance choreographer, director and dancer. In his works, he focuses on the meaningfulness of the human body and movement in theatre as semiotic space-time, and on existential issues of stage situation. His productions, of which many have come about in the Kanuti Gildi SAAL, have been performed at major festivals in more than 20 countries across Europe (Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Foreign Affairs and Tanz im August in Berlin, Helsinki Festival in Helsinki, Fringe Festival in Dublin, La Bâtie in Geneva, Internationale Keuze in Rotterdam, Golden Mask in Moscow, Aerowaves in London, Lignes de Corps in Valenciennes, and more. In recent years, he has produced works where he himself is not cast (Theatre NO99 and Von Krahl Theatre, as well as in Moscow). Kangro has won many awards and other recognition for his work, both in and outside Estonia.
https://www.saal.ee/en/

In collaboration with Ensemble U:

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Adam Cullen Adam Porębski Adrian Demoč Age Veeroos Alex Nante Alex Taylor Alexander Schubert Alfred Momotenko-Levitsky Alice Ho Alireza Farhang Ana Horvat Andreja Andric Andrew Lewis Andris Dzenītis Andrus Kallastu Anna-Liisa Eller Ansgar Beste Anthony Leigh Dunstan Arash Yazdani Ardo Ran Varres ARFA Arnold Ludvig Arvo Pärt Balázs Kecskés D. Bart de Vrees Catharina Palmér Chin-ting Chan Christiaan Richter Claudia Molitor Clemens von Reusner Clotilde Rosa Costas Tsougras DaeSeob Han Daniel Soley Daryl Jamieson David Fennessy Defunensemble Douglas Knehans Dr. Shai Cohen Eino Tamberg Ekke Västrik Ekke Västrik, Ahto Abner and Mingo Rajandi Elis Hallik Elizabeth Anderson Endrik Üksvärav Ensemble U: Erkki-Sven Tüür Ester Mägi Estonian National Male Choir Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ENSO) Eva Eensaar-Tootsen Evelin Seppar Evelyn Frosini Fang Fang Federico Bonifazi Florian Zwissler Francesco Filidei Francisco Alvarado Franco Prinsloo fs Gabriel Dharmoo Galina Grigorjeva Gilles Gobeil Gordon Fitzell Guo Long Hana Aijašvili Hando Põldmäe Helena Tulve Helena Tuuling Ho-chi So Hugo Vasco Reis Indrek Palu Indrek Vau Ingrid Kõrvits Isabel Urrutia Jaan Rääts Jaan-Eik Tulve Jakob Tulve and Nathan Tulve Jan Kaus Jan Martin Smørdal Jasna Veličković Jeff Kaiser Jenny Hettne Jessica Meyer João Castro Pinto John Buckley John Cage Jonas Kaarnamets Jonas Tarm Jug K. Marković Jukka-Pekka Lehto Junghae Lee Jüri Reinvere Kaari Uus Kadri-Ann Sumera Kalle Tikas Karen Tanaka Karl F. Gerber Kärt Tõnisson Kaspar Mänd Kaspars Ādamsons Kaspars Putniņš Katherine Bergman Kotoka Suzuki Kristi Mühling Kristine Tjøgersen Kristjan Kõrver Kristo Matson Laura & W feat. Kristian Blak Lauri Jõeleht Leonora Palu Lepo Sumera Liisa Hirsch Liisa Hõbepappel Livia Teodorescu-Ciocǎnea Liza Lim Lotta Wennäkoski Lukáš Borzík Maarja Kangro Madis Metsamart Madli Marje Sink Malle Maltis Manuel Lima Margareta Ferek Petric Margo Kõlar María Eugenia Luc Maria Kõrvits Marián Lejava Marianna Liik Mart Kangro Mart Soo Märt-Matis Lill Marta-Liisa Talvet Mārtiņš Viļums Max Vinetz Mayke Nas Merje Roomere Michal Rataj Mihyun Woo Mikael Edlund Mikk Üleoja Mirjam Tally Miyuki Ito Monika Mattiesen Nan Liang Naoko Kikuchi Nick Snowball Nicole Lizée Norrbotten NEO Olari Elts Olav Ehala Olev Muska Oliver Kulpsoo Onutė Narbutaitė Ostap Manuljak Patric Simmerud Paul Clift Paul Stanhope Peeter Vähi Pei-Fen Huang Pekka Jalkanen Perttu Haapanen Raimo Kangro Rein Rannap René Eespere Riho Esko Maimets Ríkharður H. Friðriksson Risto Joost Rósa Lind Page Ruta Paidere Samu Gryllus Sander Mölder Signe Sõmer Simon Eastwood Simon Steen-Andersen Sirje Aleksandra Viise Stefan Prins Sunleif Rasmussen Taavi Kerikmäe Tammo Sumera Tarmo Lepik Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes Tauno Aints Teet Kask The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) there are no more four seasons Thomas Simaku Thommy Wahlström Tilen Lebar Tímea Maščáková Timo Steiner Ting-Yi Ma Toivo Tulev Tõnis Kaumann Tõnu Kõrvits Tristan Carter Tze Yeung Ho Ulla Krigul Ülo Krigul Una Corda Väägvere Pasunakoor Vahid Jahandari Vambola Krigul Vanessa Lann Veljo Tormis Violeta Dinescu Vlad Chlek Vladimir Agopov Vladimir Hrovat Vox Clamantis Wim Henderickx Wolfgang Rihm Yasuhiro Miyake Yinong Xie Yulan Qiu YXUS Ensemble