Dear visitor of the Estonian and Baltic Music Days web festival!
The virtual format of this year’s festival offers the audience an opportunity to design their concert hall themselves – at home. Next, we will share some tips for a better virtual concert experience.
How to find the EMP TV video view on the website? You can find the EMP TV video window by moving from the front page to the programme view, where every concert introduction includes a “Watch EMP TV” button. This will take you to the concert stream. You can find information about the concert programme by scrolling down in the EMP TV video window. All concerts are recorded and can also be viewed later. During the festival, the EMP TV button on the front page will also provide a direct link to the next concert stream.
Reminders for audience
Create suitable conditions for listening. There are different options to listen to music – create or find a suitable environment where you can enjoy the music and focus on the concert experience just as you want.
Link your device to headphones or a soundsystem. The video and sound of EMP TV broadcasts are taken excellent care of by the radio channel Klassikaraadio and Kõlavärv OÜ. For the best sound experience we recommend you to use high-quality noise-reducing headphones or a home sound system.
Arrive early. If you want to watch live streams, open the concert view window 5-10 minutes before the beginning to make all your final preparations in time: make sure you have closed all unnecessary browser windows and muted notifications that might disturb your concert experience. Now you will also have time to browse the programme of the concert to get into the proper mood.
If the video freezes, check your internet connection. If your Wi-Fi is rather slow, use an internet cable or your phone’s 4G connection. If your connection tends to be slow and the video freezes for a moment, try refreshing the page. Check in another browser window if the internet connection works there. Our festival is not fully protected from technical malfunctions, but we are doing our best to provide a stable technical quality for the web concerts.
Read the concert programme before it begins. The concerts last about 1-1.5 hours. The concerts broadcast on the radio channel Klassikaraadio are introduced by the channel’s editors and brief information shall be shown on the screen before the beginning of every piece. From the introductory information of the concert you can find a link to biographies where you can read about the composers and performers.
In addition, the culture portal of the Estonian Public Broadcasting has published 10 clips where composers introduce themselves and their compositions (Age Veeroos, Aleksandr Žedeljov, Alisson Kruusmaa, Anna-Margret Noorhani, Kristjan Kõrver, Lauri Jõeleht, Maria Kõrvits, Mariliis Valkonen, Rasmus Puur, Riho Esko Maimets)
Give feedback on the broadcast and let us know about your concert experience and proposals. Our festival is new to the web format. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the EMP TV became a broadcast channel very abruptly, which is why we need feedback to improve our next concerts and future festivals. The web festival provides an excellent opportunity to convey your thoughts to composers and performers as well. After every concert, you are welcome to answer a feedback sheet where you can give technical feedback and, with the help of the organisers, also share your thoughts with musicians. The feedback sheet is anonymous. If you are a student and are writing a school project about the concert, you are very welcome to share it with us at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org (should we want to use it or share it with third parties, the managing team will discuss this with every author individually).
Should you have any questions during the festival, please let us know about them via the Facebook page of the Estonian Music Days or at our e-mail address email@example.com.
Invite others. If your festival experience was a happy and inspiring one, please be sure to share this with others who might be interested in it, so that they could also enjoy the festival. Instead of buying a ticket, we are grateful if you decide to support our festival with a voluntary donation.