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Maria Faust & wind ensemble – Estonian Music Days

Baltic Music Days
Estonian Music Days

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Tue, September 7 2021
Maria Faust & wind ensemble
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Emajõgi River banks
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Free admission

Wind ensemble

Maria Faust – alto saxophone
Indrek Vau – trumpet
Andres Kontus – trombone
Liudas Mockunas – bass saxophone
Peter Bruun – percussion

Maria Faust (*1979) – Woven Weapons for four wind instruments and percussion (2021, premiere)

Maria Faust (born 1979) is internationally one of the most acclaimed Estonian jazz artists and finds inspiration from the more alternative facet of jazz music. Faust considers herself a neo-romanticist, as she appreciates the sound of pure chords and timbres, and simple melodies. Her sound is emotional and rich in contrasts – she blends jazz, classical music and free improvisation.

Woven Weapons is inspired by epigenetics and traditional Estonian knitting patterns. Estonian traditional folk costumes were worn daily until as recently as in the last century. The patterns on the clothes had multiple meanings – they functioned as a language, conveying beliefs, heritage, worldviews and cultural background. They were not merely embellishments but also served as symbolic protection from evil. Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes to DNA that do not involve alterations in DNA sequences. Simply said, heritable traumas are passed on from parent to child – for example, slavery, starvation, wars, and violence… also alcoholism and depression. DNA carries with it the weight of historical events and symbols in the same way knitting patterns do. Paradoxically, something that protects you can also destroy you.

The concert will take place on a barge drifting along the banks of the Emajõgi River.

17:15 Arch Bridge (Kaarsild)
18:30 Delta building
18:00 Lodjakoja Bay

Live broadcast by Klassikaraadio.

Aaro Pertmann Age Juurikas Age Veeroos Aleksandr Žedeljov Alisson Kruusmaa Alvils Altmanis André de Sousa Vieira Andres Kaljuste Andris Dzenītis Anna Ķirse Anna-Margret Noorhani Antoine Beuger Arash Yazdani Ardo Ran Varres Art Leete  Arturas Bumšteinas Arvydas Malcys Beat Furrer Bronius Kutavičius Diana Čemerytė Eladio Barreto Aguilar Elis Hallik Elo Masing EMTA Sinfonietta Ensemble for New Music Tallinn Ensemble of the Estonian Electronic Music Society (EMA) Ensemble U: Eugene Birman Evelin Seppar Evija Skuķe Fie Schouten Georgs Pelēcis Gintaras Sodeika Gundega Šmite Helena Tulve Janika Oras Jievaras Jasinskis Jonathan Harvey Justina Repečkaitė Kadri-Ann Sumera Kaspar Mänd Kristiina Tambets Kristjan Kõrver Krists Auznieks Lauri Jõeleht Lepo Sumera Liina Sumera Liisa Hõbepappel Linda Leimane Madis Arukask Madli Marje Gildemann Mads Schang Olsen Maija Einfelde Malle Maltis Maria Faust Maria Kõrvits Mariliis Valkonen Märt-Matis Lill Mihhail Gerts  Mirjam Tally Mykolas Natalevičius Oliver Dubon Onutė Narbutaitė Paul Daniel Piano Quartet Quadra Platon Buravicky Rasmus Puur Régis Campo Riho Esko Maimets Riivo Kallasmaa Rita Mačiliūnaitė Santa Bušs Santa Ratniece Sinfonietta Rīga String Quartet Synaesthesis Taavi Kerikmäe Taivo Lints Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Talvi Hunt Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (EPCC) Timo Steiner Tõnis Kaumann Twenty Fingers Duo Ülo Krigul Vytautas V. Jurgutis Yang Ren YXUS Ensemble Žibuoklė Martinaitytė