Baltic & Estonian Music Days 2021 “DNA” festival will start on Thursday, April 22 where the Latvian composer Platon Buravicky’s “Safety borders” created for six computers, will be premiered. The piece will be performed live by the Ensemble of Estonian Electronic Music Society (EMA) at the opening concert of the festival in Tartu, Widget Factory, Hall of Love.
“The composer, and, overall, the musician, has a great responsibility – much like the architect and the builder. However, in contrast with the architect and builder, it is more difficult to evaluate the responsibility of the creator of music, since the result is not seen immediately after the work is completed. Correspondingly, the responsibility of the composer is greater. Ever since I wrote down my first note, I decided that I will do everything to encourage people to listen to music more often, to be closer to it, closer to victory,” Buravicky said.
In addition to Buravicky’s work, Märt-Matis Lill’s “Imaginary Soundscapes II” based on five tuning systems, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes’ ‘”Aria” and Taivo Lints’ “Rhythm Convergence” composition created specifically for the ensemble were born as a result of the collaborative residency between the ensemble and the Estonian Composers’ Union. The composers were introduced to the ample technological opportunities of the EMA ensemble and also involved the usage of live electronics in contemporary music whose one of the goals is to advance the ways in which academic electronic music is performed in a live setting.
The concert will also feature Liina Sumera’s new piece “Netrunners” for 6 live electronic musicians, which tells the story of hackers who have invested in their cybernetic development and can travel in the vast cyberspace of information as electronic ghosts, and Lithuanian composer Vytautas V. Jurgutis’ “Tinohi” (2018) in which is made of original sound materials solely with no samples.
The Ensemble of Estonian Electronic Music Society consisting of six musicians Doris Hallmägi, Ekke Västrik, Mihkel Tomberg, Taavi Kerikmäe, Tarmo Johannes and Theodore Lee Parker will perform at the Opening Concert of the festival in the Hall of Love, The Widget Factory, Tartu on April 22. The event will be live broadcasted on the festival website (www.balticmusicdays.eu) following the Opening Speech by the artistic directors Helena Tulve, Timo Steiner and Märt-Matis Lill.
The Baltic & Estonian Music Days 2021 “DNA” festival will take place from April 22 to May 2 on the video channel EMP TV on the festival’s website. Audiences will not be permitted in the concert halls throughout the festival. The programme is available to everyone free of charge, donations can be made to support the festival (https://fienta.com/emp-annetus).