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International Contemporary Music Festival Afekt

From October 19 to 26, international contemporary music festival Afekt takes place in Tallinn and Tartu. Afekt offers the premium opportunity to listen new works by Estonian and foreign composers performed by internationally and domestically acknowledged collectives. Program includes premieres of works by Lauri Jõeleht, Monika Mattiesen, Toivo Tulev, Elo Masing, Liisa Hirsch, Oxana Omelchuk, Asta Hyvärinen, Malin Bång and Rei Munakata. Among performers there are Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn New Music Ensemble, Klangforum Wien (Austria), Ensemble Adapter (Germany), Defunensemble (Finland), Curious Chamber Players (Sweden) and others. Beside concerts, also workshops with composers and public recording sessions of Night University (Ööülikool) will take place in Tartu. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre hosts the two-day conference that discuss the interdisciplinary nature of new music, focusing on the works of the resident composers of the festival, Georg Friedrich Haas (Columbia University, New York) and Toivo Tulev (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn). Festival’s artistic director is Monika Mattiesen.

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