26.04.–05.05.2024 / Tartu
Jakob Juhkam

Jakob Juhkam (b. 1992) is an Estonian composer and multi-instrumentalist. His first compositions are from 2006, and the following year he went to study composition at Tallinn Music High School. Jakob released his first solo album T in 2012. He has formed three bands to play his music, and he has also been a keyboardist in Estonian bands like Vaiko Eplik and the Eliit and Malcolm Lincoln. While studying at the Estonian Music and Theatre Academy, he began to work in Theatre NO99 as a sound technician and a sound designer.

Creating music for theatre and film has been his main calling since. In addition to composing for theatres in Estonia, he has collaborated with Tiit Ojasoo and Ene-Liis Semper in productions in Hamburg Thalia Theater, Burgtheater in Vienna and Lucerne City Theatre. His music is a blend of rock and jazz rhythms, harmony and instrumentation, minimalist and electronic soundscapes and textures, and the aesthetics of recording-techniques from different eras.

Jakob has released three solo albums, the last of which is a double-album L, released in 2022. Besides the solo albums, he has also released many of the compositions for theatre and film as digital albums. Work and acknowledgments: Sound designs and compositions for more than 25 productions; 11 albums, 3 of which are solo albums. Solo album L awarded 3rd best album of 2022 by Eesti Ekspress newspaper. Estonian Theatre Awards 2021, Prize for Musical Design and Original Music for productions I Prefer Not To… (Von Krahl Theatre) and Crime and Punishment (Estonian Drama Theatre). Estonian Film and TV Awards 2020 nominee, best composer for A Year Full of Drama (dir. Marta Pulk).