Tuesday
21 October 2014

Taani avant-rock trio Get Your Gun sel nädalal Eestis. Erikülalisteks White Sparks, Crystal Cloisters ja viiuldaja Sänni Noormets



Sel nädalal esineb Eestis taas siinmail mitmeid menukaid kontserte andnud Taani noir nordique trio Get Your Gun. Teisipäeval, 21. oktoobril esinetakse Tallinnas klubis Woodstock/Rockstar's, soojendajaks kohalikud sämplinäpud-sündipopparid White Sparks. Neljapäeval, 23. oktoobril astutakse üles Tartus Genklubis koos heade mõtete linna instrumentaal-postroki kollektiiviga Crystal Cloisters. Nii Tallinna kui Tartu kontserdil lööb kaasa ka pärimusmuusikatriost Midrid ning etnojazzi kollektiivist Ars Apta tuntud viiuldaja Sänni Noormets, kes soojendab taanlaste maanilist kill & chill soundi palas „Tender Lies“.

Get Your Gun’i manageri Soren Kristenseni sõnul rõõmustab bänd väga Sänni liitumise üle: „Nägime Midride kontserti kaks aastat tagasi. Need tüdrukud mõistavad eesti traditsioonilisest muusikast võluda välja midagi ainulaadset, värsket ja üdini kaasaegset, ilma oma juuri kaotamata. Üks mu lemmikbände Eestist!“

Vaata "Tender Lies" videot: SIIT


2008. aastal vennakste Andreas ja Simon Westmarki ning Søren Nørgaardi poolt loodud Get Your Gun’i tihkeimad inspiratsioonikamakad on sikutatud suurlinnade avant-varamust – 60ndate NYCi artrock, 80ndate postpunk ja B-filmide surf-noir heliribad; samas leiavad nende maniakaalsele kordusele rajatud stoner-riffides lunastuse ka Taani provintsipoistele igiomane melanhoolia ning müütilise Americana lindprii-romantika. 2014. aasta alul üllitas bänd oma esimese albumi The Worrying Kind, mida käidi menukalt esitlemas ka Tallinn Music Weekil. Tänaseks Taani suurte tulevikulootuste ning hinnatuimate livebändide nimistus figureeriv GYG esines Eestis esesmakordselt 2012. aasta Tallinn Music Weeki raames, kust, pärast positiivset tagasisidet ja esmaseid sõlmitud kontakte, algas ka nende tee üleilma festivalilavadele. Sel aastal on bänd esinenud juba esimese kategooria festivalidel nagu Roskilde ja SPOT Festival.
http://www.getyourgun.dk/
https://www.facebook.com/getyourgundk


White Sparks on instrumentaalse sünt-post-roki trio, milles vokaali asendavad filmidest, telesaadetest ning raadioülekannetest rebitud vokaalisämplid,
https://www.facebook.com/whtesprks
https://soundcloud.com/WhiteSparks

Crystal Cloistersi instrumentaalses heeliksis sulanduvad lugematud roki, metali, jazzi ja noise’i kõverjooned.  
http://www.rada7.ee/artist/crystalcloisters


Midridest tuntud Sänni Noormetsa viiulipoogna viibe veab kuulajad muinasjutu sisse, kus leidub nii regilaule, trad-muusikat kui lõike omaloomingust.   
www.facebook.com/triomidrid
www.facebook.com/pages/Ars-Apta/353557471325881    

 

Uksed teisipäeval, 21. oktoobril Tallinnas Woodstock/Rockstar´sis toimuvale kontserdile avatakse kell 20.00. White Sparks astub lavale kell 21.00 ja peaesineja kell 22.00. Pilet 6 eurot  
https://www.facebook.com/events/1388738871416565/

Uksed neljapäeval, 23. oktoobril Tartus Genklubis toimuvale kontserdile avatakse kell 21.00. Pilet 4 eurot
https://www.facebook.com/events/296848303850851/
 

 


 




 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
21 October 2014

Estonian fiddle player Maarja Nuut performing at WOMEX festival this Friday



A young and gifted Estonian fiddle player/singer Maarja Nuut will be performing at WOMEX festival in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain this week. Maarja is the first ever Estonian artist to be selected to perform at the official WOMEX programme. Her performance takes place at Cidade da Cultura Daycase Stage on Friday 24 October at 14:15. Maarja will also be accompanied by Estonian Traditional Music Center delegation and several Estonian folk musicians at the WOMEX trade fair.

WOMEX is the most important international professional market of world music of every kind, bringing together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Womex presents 32 musical acts on this year’s programme, including renowned Ed Motta from Brazil, Ethiocolor from Ethiopia, and Orkestra Mendoza from United States. As a result of years of dedication, Maarja Nuut is now in the carefully elected circle.

„We are thrilled to announce our first artist from Estonia to take the official WOMEX Showcase stage: Maarja Nuut, the avant-trad fiddle-singer whose passionate calm and solo folk-looping skills so charmed us at Tallinn Music Week, will be joining us in Santiago de Compostela this year. Her presence reflects the growing international interest in artists from the whole Baltic area which is due, in large part, to events such asTallinn Music Week and Viljandi Folk Festival which highlight the musical talent of the region. We are looking forward to welcoming the first Estonian act to WOMEX!“ enthused Ben Mandelson, WOMEX Founding Director

Maarja Nuut's critically acclaimed debut album ‘Soolo’ was released in spring 2013. Her work is inspired by traditional dance tunes and songs that tell stories of the past. Maarja's unique playing style and characteristic sound is greatly influenced by village musicians and dance traditions, while occasionally using loops to create a sound both archaic and modern. In her music, she is searching for a lively and relaxed state similar to a cat that is ready to take off in a moment's notice.

"This state is like an impulse which gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment and concentrate, which alters the way of seeing, hearing and perceiving. It is always "now" and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago,"  says Maarja about her intimate tales.

Maarja Nuut will be accompanied by Estonian Traditional Music Center delegation and several Estonian folk musicians, among them TMW higlight acts Mari Kalkun, Trad.Attack!, Svjata Vatra, and many others, to introduce the center’s work as well as Estonian music at the Womex trade fair.


WOMEX2014 is taking place on 22-26 October in Santiago de Compostelas, Spain. Maarja Nuut’s showcase takes place at Cidade da Cultura Daycase Stage on Friday 24 October at 14:15.

More info: http://www.womex.com/realwomex/2014/showcase_schedule.html

Listen to Maarja Nuut’s ‘Soolo’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cYq1_qFfSw


Read more on:
www.womex.com
www.folk.ee
www.maarjanuut.com

Monday
20 October 2014

Helen Sildna pärjati Soome muusikatööstuse auhinnaga Tampere Music Award



Tallinn Music Weeki tiim ja EASi esindaja Soomes Valdar Liive. Foto: Teemu Reini

Tallinn Music Weeki asutaja ja eestvedaja Helen Sildna pärjati laupäeva, 18. oktoobri õhtul Tamperes Soome muusikatööstuse konverentsi Music & Media Finland raames toimunud pidulikul galal auhinnaga Tampere Music Award. Auhinna andis üle Tampere aselinnapea Olli-Poika Parviainen.

2010. aastast jagatava Tampere Music Award auhinnaga tunnustatakse muusika-alases tegevuses erakordsete saavutuste ja teenetega silma paistnud professionaale.  Helen on viies inimene ning ühtlasi esimene naine, kes selle auhinna pälvis. Esimeseks auhinna saajaks oli samuti eestlane, toonane justiitsminister Rein Lang. Teised pärjatud on olnud Vene ajakirjanik ja vabamõtleja Artemyi Troitsky (2011), Taani rahvusringhäälingu staažikas muusikaajakirjanik Jan Sneum (2012) ja Rootsi sõltumatute muusikaettevõtete assotsiatsiooni IMPALA  juht Jonas Sjöström (2013).

 „Tampere Music Award antakse isikule, kes on muusikatööstust edendanud erilisel viisil – olgu siis teatud uuenduste või rahastamisvõimaluste abil või ettevõtte kaudu, mis edendab kõiki muusikaga seonduvaid sektoreid talendiarendusest kontserttegevuseni ja uutest teenustest uute toodete ja  kanaliteni. Helen Sildna on edendanud neid kõiki, tuues ühtlasi kogu Eesti muusikalisele  maailmakaardile,“tunnustas värsket laureaati Soome muusikaekspordi (Music Export Finland) asutaja ja Tampere Talo juht Paulina Ahokas.  

Kultuuriministeeriumi muusikanõuniku Juko-Mart Kõlari sõnul on auhind Eesti muusikatööstuse jaoks märgilise tähtsusega.

„Auhind, mille Helen Sildna laupäeval sai, antakse erakordsete saavutuste ja teenete eest muusika-alases tegevuses. See näitab selgelt, et Tallinn Music Week on pälvinud tähelepanu ja muutunud oluliseks rahvusvahelisel muusikamaastikul. Võrreldes tänast päeva aastaga 2009, kui toimus esimene Tallinn Music Week, on teadlikkus Eesti popmuusikast rahvusvahelises plaanis märkimisväärselt tõusnud,“ selgitas Kõlar.

Positiivset tähelepanu pälvisid ka Music & Media konverentsiga paralleelselt toimunud Lost in Music festivalil üles astunud Eesti bändid – rokiriffide ja ulja imagoga varustatud Ziggy Wild ning avangard- ja elektronpopi vooludes seiklev Faun Racket.

Faun Racketi esinemisele reedel, 17. oktoobril YO-talo klubis kaasa elanud Soome indie-leibeli Soliti juht ja Radio Helsinki saatejuht Nick Triani ei olnud kiidusõnadega kitsi: „Faun Racketi mitmekihiline elektroonika ja taevalik hääl kaaperdasid mind täielikult enda valdusse. Tahaks neid veel ja veel kuulda.“ Briti muusikakriitik ja -ajakirjanik Andrew P Childs iseloomustas Faun Racketi etteastet kui katkematut gruuvi ning äraspidist reivi, nähes selles tõelist elektroonilist mässu.

Helen Sildna on muusikatööstuse konverentsi ja talendifestivali Tallinn Music Weeki asutaja ning eestvedaja. Ta on olnud muusikatööstuses tegev üle 14 aasta nii aktuaalsete rahvusvaheliste artistide maaletoojana kui kohaliku muusikaettevõtluse ja -ekspordi edendajana. Helenil on olnud võtmeroll Eesti muusikaettevõtluse arendamises ning ekspordistrateegias, tänaseks on ta ka uue muusikaettevõtjaid koondava organisatsiooni Music Estonia üks liikmeid ja asutajaid.

Samal teemal: 
Soome muusikatööstuse auhinna Tampere Music Award saab tänavu Helen Sildna

Monday
20 October 2014

Helen Sildna has been awarded with the Tampere Music Award for Exceptional Achievements in Music Business


TMW team and Enterprise Estonia's foreign representative in Finland, Valdar Liive.
Photo: Teemu Reini


The 25th annual conference for music industry professionals Music & Media Finland presented Helen Sildna, founder an
d director of Tallinn Music Week, with Tampere Music Award for Exceptional Achievements in Music Business. The award was presented at the Industry Awards Gala at Tampere Hall on October 18, 2014. 

Tampere Music Award was presented for the 5th time. Helen Sildna is the youngest person and the first woman to receieve the award. The winners from previous years are: Rein Lang, Minister of Justice, Estonia (2010), Artemyi Troitsky, cultural spokesperson and music journalist, Russia (2011), Jan Sneum, live producer and rock reporter at Danmarks Radio (2012), Jonas Sjöström, founder, owner and CEO of Playground Music Scandinavia, Sweden (2013).

 „Tampere Music Award is given to a person who has taken music industry forward in an exceptional manner. This can be an innovation, new income stream, or a company assisting music to go forward in any of its sectors from developing talent to live music and new services, products or channels. Helen Sildna has created new advancement in all of these, as well as taking an entire country, the Estonian music to the world map,“ said Paulina Ahokas, Managing Director of Tampere Hall and founder of Music Export Finland.


A fair share of praise was also given to two Estonian bands that performed at Lost In Music festival organized by Music & Media. Ziggy Wild, armed with batty image and hair-metal riffs, charmed the rockologist crowd at Pakkahouse Club, whilst Faun Racket’s stab-driven avant-pop left some hard-nosed industry men in awe.

"Faun Racket's combination of textured electronica and a voice from heaven really captured my imagination and left me wanting to hear more,“
said Nick Triani, Radio Helsinki DJ and the head of Soliti record label. British music journalist Andrew Childs described Faun Racket’s performance as "a veritable hoo-hah of electronic mayhem that falls somewhere between a groove gyratory and a rave in reverse".


Helen Sildna is the founder and director of Tallinn Music Week, an annual talent showcase festival and music industry conference in Tallinn, Estonia. She has been involved in music industry for over 14 years as a promoter, artist booker and  spokesperson for the new generation of local music entrepreneurs. She also runs and owns a music promotion company Musiccase and is an active member of various cultural development associations. She has been a board member of Estonian Culture Council, and is a member of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’ Advisory Board. Helen was also involved in setting up Music Estonia.  


More info:

Remarkable Finnish Music Industry Award TAMPERE MUSIC AWARD to Helen Sildna, founder of Tallinn Music Week

Thursday
09 October 2014

TMW artist application round is open, delegates’ passes on sale with an “early bird” rate




The delegates’ registration with a special “early bird” rate of 100 euros and artist application round for Tallinn Music Week 2015 is now open at www.tmw.ee. The seventh edition of Tallinn Music Week festival will take place in Tallinn, Estonia on 25-28 March 2015.

Tallinn Music Week is an annually held music industry conference and showcase festival gathering an impressive number of regional and worldwide musical talent and industry players since 2009. TMW brings together around 800 music industry professionals, more than 200 local and international acts and an audience of around 20,000 to the capital of Estonia for three days of music.  

TMW continues to present a multi-genre approach, offering a balanced mix of local headliners and up-and-coming names, cutting-edge acts and trendsetters from all contemporary genres, from avant-garde to pop and classical music. The festival programmeis put together on the basis of artist applications by a broad team of local music experts. Applications from all music genres and scenes are welcome.

The festival’s role as a significant platform for emerging acts around the world has grown steadily. In 2014 TMW presented 78 international artists from 21 different countries to an enthusiastic audience of around 20,000. Among the acts who have successfully tested their breakthrough potential at TMW and moved on to bigger stages are Danish dark rockers Get Your Gun and Belarusian cold-wave group Super Besse, to mention a few, whilstsomemore established acts, likeBerlin artpop trio Ballet School, Danish electro electro extraordinaires Rangleklods, or Kongolesian-Finnish hiphop act Gracias, have secured a solid local fanbase and found their way back to the region on several occasions.

TMW’s two-day music industry conference with its top international and local speakers, traditionally covers a wide range of topics from local cultural policy and regional cooperation to hands-on artist management tips and global music business models. Each year’s conference also hosts a “celebrity talk” with a music industry legend. Estonian president’s, Toomas Hendrik Ilves’ traditional opening speech of Tallinn Music Week is always a special treat to look forward to.Throughout TMW’s existence, an impressive number of well-known international experts have participated in the conference panel discussions, among them Seymour Stein, the legendary founder and president of Sire Records (Madonna, Ramones), influential managers Petri Lunden (Cardigans, Europe), Edward Bicknell (Dire Straits, Scott Walker, Bryan Ferry), Peter Jenner (Pink Floyd) and many others.

TMW conference programme will be published in February 2015. Take a look at last year’s seminar schedule here: http://tmw.ee/est_seminar_2014.php

 

TMW 2014 got coverage in around 200 international articles and news channels: Focus Germany, BBC Travel, YLE, Helsingin Sanomat, Radio Helsinki, Der Spiegel, Diena, Latvian Television, Lietuvos Rytas, The St. Petersburg Times, GAFFA, Dazed Digital, MOJO Magazine, Clash and many more. Each year the festival is attended by representatives of influential international media (MOJO, Drowned in Sound, The Guardian etc), record labels (Sire/Warner, Universal, Matador Records, Captured Tracks etc) and festivals (Sonar, Eurosonic, Great Escape, Glastonbury etc).


Tallinn Music Week also includes the following sub-programmes:

TMW City Stage programme– free intimate pop-up concerts and special sets from festival acts in Tallinn’s various cafés, galleries, bookshops and other public places.

TMW Talks– series of music-related public interviewsand discussions in cozy cafes of Tallinn.

TMW Tastes– a handpicked selection of the town's best restaurants, cafés and eateries that offer special menus and discounts to festival guests.

Artist applications will be accepted and the special “Early Bird” offer for the delegate’s pass runs until 1st December 2014.

 

Tallinn Music Week 2014:

34 stages

227 artists from

21 countries, including 149 artists from Estonia

22 858 festival visitors

813 conference delegates,

307 delegates from Estonia, 506 from abroad

74 694 unique web page visits from 124 countries 
 


Our delegates have said:


Juha Kyyrö
, Fullsteam (FIN)

“TMW makes you feel like Tallinn is the new Berlin. Everyone is here, and everything is easy and amazing.”


Artemyi Troitsky
(RUS)

“Perfectly organized, informative and truly entertaining, the Tallinn Music Week has become a landmark of Estonian cultural life and is a visible spot on the map of international conferences and showcases. There've been many attempts to fill the gap between the arrogant western music biz and the mysterious Eastern European market, but so far only the TMW seems to be effective in this respect. Inspiring atmosphere, great clubs, vibrant local scene and expert selection of bands make TMW showcases really worthwhile and never disappointing. And on the top of that you get the city of Tallinn itself – the hottest property of Nordic European cool. Amazingly, it works great even at zero degrees.”


Jazz Monroe, Drowned in Sound (UK):

„Evidently Estonia has pulled out the stops to establish Tallinn as a post-Soviet culture hub. This festival has sophisticated restaurants, champagne conferences and an opening speech from the president.“


Nils Bernstein, Matador Records (USA):

"I was very impressed with my first visit to Tallinn Music Week, the perfect mix of ideas, conversation, and music.  It is one of the most professionally run festivals of its kind, but with the convivial attitude of SXSW. Before coming to TMW, I didn't realize what a modern and creative capital Tallinn is (and what great restaurants!), and events like this illustrate what an important tool music can be for cultural diplomacy. Can't wait to come back!"

Tuesday
02 September 2014

TMW hosts Meet Estonia party at Berlin Music Week

Tallinn Music Week  together with Estonian Tourist Board and Enterprise Estonia will host Meet Estonia party at Berlin Music Week on Friday, 5th September.

TMW Skype Award 2014 winner Odd Hugo and producer and DJ Sander Mölder will be taking stage at the legendary Berghain Kantine, Rüdersdorfer Strasse 70 at 8 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to stop by for a drink, snack, music and conversation.
Join the event HERE