Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes (b. 1977) studied composition at the Tallinn Georg Ots Music School and received an MA in composition from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She has also studied at the Conservatory of Music Giuseppe Tartini in Trieste, Italy and participated in various composition master classes, including at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, where she received the Kranichstein Music Prize. Kozlova-Johannes has collaborated with prestigious music ensembles, such as ICTUS Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Ensemble Phoenix Basel. In Estonia, she has had a long-term collaboration with the ensemble U:, to whom she wrote one of her recent pieces “Corners”. In recent years, various sound objects (or so-called “non-instruments”) play important role in Kozlova-Johannes’s compositions (e.g. “Betweenland”, “Ice Curves”, “Clues”, “Lighting A Fire”, and “Lights”).