MAARJA NUUT vocal, violin, loops
HENDRIK KALJUJÄRV electronics
Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics, creating a space where classical minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. Having studied classical violin, she is as much a traditional musician with a classical background, as she is a contemporary, classical composer, who gathers inspiration from Estonian traditional music. While her work is often compared to composers such as Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass, Maarja Nuut is someone that can bring Estonian folk to an international audience. In her performance, Maarja searches for a lively and relaxed state in which she notes "gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment while seeing, hearing and perceiving. Old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago”. A special collaboration with Estonian electronic music composer Hendrik Kaljujärv meets Maarja’s hypnotic acoustic loops with more edgy electronic sounds. Together they push boundaries and expand soundscapes of Maarja's latest album "Une meeles" that was released internationally spring 2016 and reached great attention and appraise around the globe.
27 May • MKC Dancing Hall, 20:30