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2016_ISCM - ESTONIAN SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
    2016
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    In 2016 Estonian Composers ́ Union (ECU) organized as a
    tradition, one of the oldest and biggest new music festivals in
    Estonia called Estonian Music Days, concerts in collaboration with
    Estonian leading musicians and collectives presenting music by
    Estonian composers from different eras took place in April 7 -16.

    The 2016 festival’s theme “Green Sound” focused on sustainability and the philosophies of recycling and
    upcycling. It also drawed attention to noticing sonic worlds in different environments as well as bringing
    together musicians from different genres in order to combine contrasting ways of thinking, which result in
    novel creative works.

    For the first time ever, a sponsor from private sector, LHV Bank, supported a new composition award
    called Au-tasu with 5000 EUR to support new pieces. The LHV Bank in collaboration with the Estonian
    Composers’ Union founded the award Au-tasu to acknowledge the newest local classical compositions.
    All works that were premiered in the previus year (2015) were eligible to apply for the award. The first
    LHV award was received by a young up-and-coming composer Liisa Hirsch for her piece Ascending
    Descending.

    Estonian Music Days premiered works by following composers Ülo Krigul, Mirjam Tally, Jüri Reinvere,
    Toivo Tulev, Märt Matis Lill, Maria Kõrvits, Evelin Seppar, Helena Tulve, Margo Kõlar, Mart Siimer,
    Marianna Liik, Ardo Ran Varres. New classical works will be performed by the Estonian National
    Symphony Orchestra, the YXUS Ensemble, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the ensemble
    Una Corda, pianist Age Juurikas, cellist Leho Karin, and renowned Estonian vocal jazz group Estonian
    Voices, among others.

    Estonian Music Days presented almost 60 new compositions in 20 concerts. Estonian Music Day
    continued to carry on a contemporary classical music festival for children and students called Mini-EMP.
    The Mini-EMD, a modern classical music festival for youth organised by a group of high school students,
    is a unique festival in Northern Europe.

    In addition to festival organizing, which is one of the most important activities of ECU, and on behalf of its
    members, the ECU is engaged in information and advertising classical music related activities, improves
    the professional skills of staff in cultural institutions and projects, furthers contacts with colleagues and
    managers of the international music community.

 

 

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