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18 November 2013

Estonian Film Music Night showcases top music talents

Tallinn Music Week has joined forces with The Black Nights Film Festival and Estonian Film Cluster for the second time to present talented Estonian composers and songwriters to the international film industry.

On 26th November renown film music supervisors Graham Walker and Chris Douridas will hold a workshop on film scoring and 10 Estonian composers and songwriters will present their work at a pitching session. Music recording facilities, orchestras and venues will also be introduced to filmmakers at the Von Krahl Theatre. Later in the evening four contemporary Estonian artists will take to the stage: Candy Empire with Katja and Ervin special set, Kali Briis, vonKuusk and Sander Mölder – each of them will perform a 30-minute set to international film industry guests and local music fans.

The workshop is aimed at film and music producers, and composers to discuss and present effective supervision, production and scoring strategies in the highly competitive market of international film scoring.

So far Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür are the few most acclaimed Estonian composers who have also contributed to a list of internationally well-known and artistically celebrated films. The event aims to present a wider spectrum of Estonian music to make its way into international films and other visual productions.

“The popularity of last years’ film music event confirmed that there is a wide interest in Estonian composers, performers and recording facilities. At the moment work has started on producing music for the first Estonian-Korean film. In addition several other Asian producers have shown interest in local studios and classical music artists. We hope that with the showcase and smart producers Estonian music will find its way to international blockbusters”, says Industry@Tallinn head of program Sten-Kristian Saluveer.

A digital platform has been opened up, presenting the most outstanding current composers and authors, serving as an introduction  and a doorstep to Estonian film music for international filmmakers, publishers and future partners. The website is a tool that combines information of about 30 currently active film music composers and presents biographies, filmographies, contacts and sound samples of each of the listed authors. The composers vary from all possible genres and scenes: from renowed film music maker like Sven Grünberg to contemporary classial music composers like Ülo Krigul and Helena Tulve to indie-folk authors like Mari Kalkun or underground electronica makers like Andres Lõo or Sinine.

This year the Black Nights Film Festival hosts nearly 450 guests from all over the world: directors, producers, film actors, jury members, Industry@Tallinn panellists and film market partners. Many influential filmmakers from United States, Japan, Korea and Canada as well as representatives of acclaimed A-category film festivals Cannes, Berlinale, Venice and Toronto are expected. Baltic filmmakers, producers, distributors and funders will also gather in Tallinn for the Baltic Event.


17:00 – 18:30 Workshop with Graham Walker and Chris Douridas

18:45 – 18:55 Martin Aadamsoo “Filming facilities in Estonia”

18:55 – 19:05 Juko-Mart Kõlar “Orchestras, choirs and recording facilities in Estonia"

19:05 – 20:00 Pitch sessions for 10 local composers and songwriters

21:00 – 00:00 Showcase and party: Candy Empire, Kali Briis, vonKuusk and Sander Mölder.


About workshop presenters:

Graham Walkeris a British music supervisor and producer (What’s eating Gilbert Grape, Sleepy Hollow, Talented Mr. Ripley, Joy Division)

Chris Douridasis a Grammy nominated music supervisor and consultant (Northern Exposure, The Austin Powers Series, One Eight Seven, As Good As It Gets, Heat, Grosse Point Blank, Grace Of My Heart, American Beauty, One Hour Photo, Down With Love, The Girl Next Door, The Chumscrubber, Rumor Has It, Shrek 2, Bobby)

Entry is free for Industry@Tallinn delegates. Register for workshop and pitch sessions by noon of 25th November. Showcase tickets are available at Piletilevi and at the venue. and the events and activities around it are launched and presented by the Black Nights Film Festival, Estonian Film Industry Cluster, The Embassy of the United States of America and Tallinn Music Week. The initiative is supported by Enterprise Estonia and funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund.

10 November 2013

Kali Briis 4th album Say Whaat? out now








Kali Briis. Photo: Mihkel Tamme

Kali Briis released its new album 'Say Whaat?' under Estonian record label Eesti Pops on 9th November.

Since the first Breakfast EP (2009), Kali Briis aka Alan Olonen has been anything but indolent. Followed by several albums and singles under Umblu and Onesense Music labels, he has kept the audience hungry for his distinctive electro-soul output. Kali Briis is a consummate multi-tasker, writing, performing and producing his own music and using computers and sound programs as little as possible. He recognises the simplicity or even naiveté inherent in his music, but also the crisp and systematic production. 'Say Whaat?' “is a personal demonstration about daring to cross the borders. I was trying to make a linear record, that the first song is actually created as first”, Kali Briis adds.

Promoting his new album Kali Briis is aiming to as many shows as possible with his new live band.

Wolfman from Say Whaat? live at ERR.

Animated video I Love Your Face from Moon Ghost album.

10 November 2013

Metsatöll on North-American tour

Metsatöll at Rabarock, Estonia (2011)

Estonian folk metal band Metsatöll in currently on North American tour until 9th of December. In 35 days the band will perform 32 concerts, accompanied by Finnish band Finntroll and Quebeck locals Blackguard.

Active since 1999, Metsatöll has toured all over Europe since 2009. This is their second tour in US and Canada.

The band is signed to Finnish label Spinefarm Records.

Keep up with the tour here.

Listen & watch 'Küü' from 'Ulg' (2011)

01 November 2013

Jakob Juhkam releases his debut EP

   'H' by Jakob Juhkam

Estonian prog-prodigy Jakob Juhkam’s barrier-breaker 6-track EP ‘H’ sounds as electronic music made by someone who doesn’t usually create electronic music. Borrowing certain charactheristics of different popular electronic music genres and twisting them at his discretion, Juhkam’s composing style indicates to his openness to different kinds of music and sounds, also, willingness and courage to experiment.

With the exception of drums (tracks 1,3,6) Jakob Juhkam has solely written, played, programmed, recorded, mixed and mastered the music on the EP. Together with his band Jakob Juhkam will also play at Icelande Airwaves festival in the beginning of November.

Watch 'Dial' from 'H'

Listen to the full EP

Buy here.

28 October 2013

New EP by I Wear* Experiment


 I Wear* Experiment

The trio  I Wear* Experiment released their second EP and accompanying video in the run-up to the EP ‘Crickets Empire II’. It’s also  the  second slice of their three-part debut album.

During the year IW*E has kept both concert venues and music channels buzzing with their experimentalcinematique. Their single “Memories from Crickets Empire I”, released earlier this year, was picked as Demo of the Week on Estonian Radio2 and was included in The Indie Rock Playlist compilation in September 2013 among such acts as Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and Arctic Monkeys.

Along with the EP, IW*E are releasing a series of live videos called I Wear* Experiment – Live At* Rehearsals. Get acquainted with the first two here:

Push Stop & Pause Your Heartbeat
Fevering Gun

Stream the whole EP here.

I Wear* Experiment consists of Hando Jaksi (guitar, keyboards), Mikk Simson (drums) and Johanna Eenma (vocal, keyboards).

24 October 2013

Riia indie-klubi I Love You baar tähistab oma 10. sünnipäeva Tallinnas Von Krahli baaris


Järgmisel teisipäeval, 29. oktoobril tähistab Von Krahli sünnipäevanädala raames oma 10. tegevusaasta täitumist Riia üks olulisemaid muusikaklubisid I Love You baar, millest on tänaseks välja kasvanud ka mitmeid Eesti artiste esindav plaadifirma I Love You Records. Kontsertpeol astuvad lavale Inglise indibänd Sons of Noel and Adrian ja Odd Hugo, plaate mängivad I Love You baari Eesti sõbrad.

I Love You Recordsi talli värskeim asukas, Sons of Noel and Adrian jõuab Tallinnasse oma teise albumi “Knots” tuuri raames. Bändi Chicago postrokist, džässist ja avant-popist mõjutatud uus plaat annab hästi edasi žanriliselt rikkalikku kõlapilti ja kontrollitud kaost, mida nende kontsertidel kogeda saab. Tegemist on kooslusega, kes tuuritanud mh koos Mumford & Sonsiga ning soojendanud Laura Marlingi kontserti Royal Festival Hallis. Pool bändist on olnud puhkpilli-sektsiooniks Broken Social Scene tuuridel, teised löönud kaasa Damo Suzuki ja Laura Marlingi koosseisudes.

Armastatud kohalik grupeering Odd Hugo, kes peagi ka Riias I Love You baaris ning samal nädalavahetusel Von Krahli 21. sünnipäevapeol täiskoosseisus üles astub, esineb sel korral duona, algupärase tuumikuna. Sünnipäevahõnguliste “palju-õnne” DJ-settidega kostitavad külalisi õhtu jooksul muusikudEwert Sundja ja Erki Pärnoja ning Sethh jaKóstja, Tallinn Music Weeki eestvedaja Helen Sildna ning mänedžer Toomas Olljum.

Riias 2003. aastal avatud Bar I Love You on muusikasõprade seas teatud kui Eesti muusika saatkond Lätis, kus on regulaarselt üles astunud hulk rohkem ja vähem tuntud Eesti artiste. Just sel põhjusel tähistatakse sünnipäeva ka Tallinnas.

Läbi aegade on I Love You Bar’is üles astunud sellised Eesti artistid nagu Bad Apples, Ewert and The Two Dragons, Malcolm Lincoln, Vaiko Eplik, Sibyl Vane, Zebra Island, Abrahams Café, The Sinclair Sinclair, Tenfold Rabbit ja Iiris. Peatselt on oodata ka Odd Hugo ja Tallinn Daggersi esinemisi.

I Love You baarist alguse saanud I Love You Records plaadifirma on välja andnud mitmete Eesti artistide muusikat – Ewert and The Two Dragonsi teine album “Good Man Down” (2011), Sibyl Vane’ debüüt “Love, TV and Holy Water” (2012) ja ka Zebra Islandi debüütplaat “Saturnine” (2013). Sons of Noel and Adrian on plaadifirma esimene artist väljastpoolt Baltikumi.

I Love You baari sünnipäevapidu on ka Von Krahli sünnipäevanädala avaürituseks - Von Krahl saab nii vanaks, et teda lastakse lõpuks ometi baari sisse! Sel nädalavahetusel, kahel päeval, kahel korrusel on Von Krahli sünnipäeva tähistamas kohalike DJ-de paremik ja piire ületav valik bände.

Teisipäeval, 29.oktoobril Von Krahli baaris

20:00 DJ-d: Helen, Toomas, Sethh ja Kóstja

21:00 – 21:30 Odd Hugo (Oliveri ja Rando poolakustiline special-set)

21:30 – 22:00 DJ-d Erki ja Ewert

22:00 – 23:00 Sons of Noel and Adrian

23:00 – 00:00 DJ-d Erki ja Ewert, Sethh ja Kóstja


Piletid hinnaga 8 EUR ukselt.

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