The theme for the next edition of Estonian Music Days is ‘Sacred‘.
Sacredness of life, essence of things, respect and relationship to it brings us closer to the whole. Being part, partying, joy and sharing. Sacred sounds, sacred places, sacred songs and celebrations.
In 2017, EMD hosted around 40 events and premiered approx 40 new works by Estonian composers and had
international media publicity and coverage in 10 diffrent countries. Premieres of composers Toivo Tulev, Helena Tulve, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Liisa Hirsch, Märt-Matis Lill, Maria Kõrvits, Kristjan Randalu, Margo Kõlar, Pärt Uusberg, Age Veeroos, Robert Jürjendal, Kristo Matson, Kristjan Kõrver, Malle Maltis, Liina Sumera. Venues vary from black boxes to concert halls with the capacity of 200-900, including museums, public spaces and places for site specific art.
The festival is organized by Estonian Composers Union.
Estonian Composers’ Union has been organizing Estonian Music Days Festival since 1979.
In 2019, when Estonia is hosting ISCM World New Music Days, it will be celebrating its 40th anniversary.