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  • Tartu 2024
  • Main Programme
  • Music
  • Tartu 2024
  • Main Programme
  • Music

Defunensemble (FI). Baltic & Estonian Music Days

Eesti Rahva Muuseum

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Wed 01. May 2024 | 19:00 - 20:30

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One of the best-known contemporary music ensembles from Finland offers fresh works from esteemed composers of the Baltic countries and Finland. A brand new piece by Estonian composer Ülo Krigul will be premiered.

Defunensemble has ashtonishingly fast established ifself as one of the most important contemporary music groups in Finland. The ensemble's vigorous mission is to systematically delve into the world of electroacoustic music. Defunensemble gives Finnish premieres of the most essential electroacoustic repertoire both classic and current, while simultaneuosly actively commissioning new works incorporating the latest technologies.

With artistic director Sami Klemola the ensemble's concert concepts have proven to be highly innovative, blending different sub-genres of the electroacoustic persuasion with an unprecedented street credibility—any dusty notions of classical music are soon forgotten. A serious professional undertaking, the musicians and sound desingers of defunensemble are some of the most most active personalities in the Finnish contemporary music scene.

Lauri Supponen ― Continuo
Agita Reke ― Magnetic mirror
Ülo Krigul ― New piece (WORLD PREMIERE)
Andrius Siurys ― Miscommunication
Antti Auvinen ― Warp my Simone

Estonian Music Days is the most important continuously held contemporary music festival in Estonia. Over the decades it has become undeniably the most significant platform for Estonian composers, new musical creations, and artistic growth. What makes the festival unique is the abundance of premieres of Estonian composers' newly commissioned works.

In 2024 Tartu is the cultural capital of Europe. Therefore the festival Estonian Music Days will join forces with three neighboring countries to become a larger event that unites Baltic and Estonian Music Days. In addition to recognized Estonian ensembles and soloists, musicians from Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland are also expected.

The Festival Baltic and Estonian Music Days is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

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