Harry Traksmann (violin), Olga Voronova (violin), Mari Targo (violin), Laur Eensalu (viola), Leho Karin (cello), Regina Udod (double bass), Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano), Madis Metsamart (percussion), Heigo Rosin (percussion).
Conductor Kaspar Mänd
Timo Steiner (b 1976)
“Concerto for Beauty” or two violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano and percussion (2020, premiere)
Toivo Tulev (b 1958)
“White House, Blue Shutters – Blue House, White Shutters” for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano and percussion (2020, premiere)
1. White House, Blue Shutters – Blue House, White Shutters
3. Blue House, White Shutters – White House, Blue Shutters
Arash Yazdani (b 1985)
“may contain choking hazard” for percussion and looper pedal (2020, premiere)
Performed by Heigo Rosin
Helena Tulve (b 1972)
“Emergence I. Flowering out of the dark” for violin, cello and piano (2020, premiere)
Inspired by musical experiments and completely new approach YXUS Ensemble sets its goal to accost the audience and involve them into music in a surprising and special way. YXUS Ensemble is not just a group of musicians – it’s like a laboratory for ideas, where musicians, composers, videos artists and directors willing to experiment are involved.
The YXUS Ensemble is mostly oriented to contemporary chamber music, bringing world’s contemporary music to Estonian audience and introducing Estonian music to the listeners abroad. The ensemble has varying instrumentation, including a string quartet, a wind quintet, piano(s) and percussion, and mostly playing without a conductor.