Concert of Maarja Nuut - Encounters with Estonian Folk Music

April 17, 2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Concert of Maarja Nuut - Encounters with Estonian Folk Music

Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Virumaa in Northern Estonia who is fascinated by the tunes of old village musicians, Indian ragas and the mind-boggling but at the same time structured patterns of traditional dances. Maarja’s music is greatly influenced by folklore – she combines traditional dance tunes, songs and stories with live electronics. The minimalistic sounds of the looper take the listeners on an imaginary journey over the constantly changing soundscapes created by Maarja.

In the spring of 2013, Maarja released her debut album “Soolo” which has received a lot of attention and acknowledgement around the world (the album was chosen as a favourite of the English magazine fRoots and was featured on their compilation album).

Maarja herself describes her music in the following way, “In my music, I am looking for peace but not in the lazy inactive sense. It is a lively relaxed state where I am constantly ready to jump like a cat. This state is like an impulse which gives rise to music and makes you want to prolong being in the moment and concentrate which alters the way I see, hear and perceive. It is always “now” and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago.”

With the support of Eesti Instituut in Hungary.

Admission is free!