Estonian Music Days Begin

01. April 2013

Today marks the start of the all-week music festival Estonian Music Days, focusing on the most recent work by Estonian composers and featuring, tonight, what is popularly titled the "mammoth concert."

Aiming to promote contemporary classical music, Estonian Music Days will be held in various locations around Tallinn covers the work of most Estonian composers, including Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, Rein Rannap, Olav Ehala and others.

The festival's concept this year is juxtapositions. Composers, musicians and time periods are aligned wiht each other, as seen by various experimental collaborations. The first juxtaposition concert on Tuesday opposes music by composers from Tartu and Tallinn. Another two are planned for Saturday.

The festival will take a stab at audiovisual compositions on Thursday with Estonian Academy of Music and Theater's audiovisual composers.

Find out more: http://helilooja.ee/eng/

Source: Estonian Public Broadcasting