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Estonian Music Days to begin

On April 6, Estonian Music Days will launch in Tallinn. The 38th edition of Estonian biggest festival of new commissions brings this year over 25 premieres to the audience. Performers are Estonian top musicians and collectives like Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Vox Clamantis and Estonian Cello Ensemble as well as guest performers Nicolas Horvath and  Le Quan Ninh from France, and Dmitri Bulgakov from Russia. Concerts present works by Galina Grigorjeva, Helena Tulve, Tauno Aints, René Eespere, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Liisa Hirsch, Peeter Vähi, Arvo Pärt, Timo Steiner, Malle Maltis, Ekke Västrik, Lauri Jõeleht, Sander Mölder, Jaan Rääts, Margo Kõlar, Andrus Kallastu, Lepo Sumera, Ester Mägi, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Tõnis Kaumann, Mihkel Kerem, Kerri Kotta, Evelin Seppar, Mirjam Tally, Aleksandr Žedeljov, Vsevolod Pozdejev, Avi Benjamin, Karl Tipp and others.

Festival’s artistic directors are composers Helena Tulve and Timo Steiner, organiser is Estonian Composers’ Union. The theme of the festival „Through dimness” is explained by organisers as follows: „„It will be dark soon,” people say and wrap up whatever they were doing. They listen since this time between daylight and darkness is the time for listening. People’s senses become sharp in every direction and welcome all invitations. Sounds of the semi-darkness are like windows. These sounds are like gates between the day and the night. These sounds are like gates between the possible and the impossible. These sounds are like gates for what is here and what is over there… The dimness amplifies all sounds into an invitation!”

Festival takes place in Tallinn from April 6 to 13.

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