Exhibition “Conservatorium Postinstrumentum”.

On January 24, 2015 in Metropol Gallery in Tallinn was opened an exhibition Conservatorium Postinstrumentum. In this show were exhibited instruments made during project “Experimental Music Instruments Building 2014/2015.”

Liis Uustal - "Pipe"

Liis Uustal – “Pipe”

Liis Uustal - "Pipe"

Liis Uustal – “Pipe”

Caroline Charrel - "Dry Sea"

Caroline Charrel – “Dry Sea”

Caroline Charrel - "Dry Sea"

Caroline Charrel – “Dry Sea”

Jaan Sinka - "Skolnik"

Jaan Sinka – “Skolnik”

Jaan Sinka - "Skolnik"

Jaan Sinka – “Skolnik”

Risto Kütt - "Tinavikat"

Risto Kütt – “Tinavikat”

Risto Kütt - "Tinavikat"

Risto Kütt – “Tinavikat”

Igor Filjushin - "Hobo-harf"

Igor Filjushin – “Hobo-harf”

Igor Filjushin - "Hobo-harf"

Igor Filjushin – “Hobo-harf”

Sigrid Lõhmus - "Pohm"

Sigrid Lõhmus – “Pohm”

Sigrid Lõhmus - "Pohm"

Sigrid Lõhmus – “Pohm”

James Choucino - "Pomidoras Piano"

James Choucino – “Pomidoras Piano”

James Choucino - "Pomidoras Piano"

James Choucino – “Pomidoras Piano”

Kreete Pillenberg – "Rustic Shaman"

Kreete Pillenberg – “Rustic Shaman”

Kreete Pillenberg – Rustic Shaman"

Kreete Pillenberg – Rustic Shaman””

Annemarie Maasik - "Telekast"

Annemarie Maasik – “Telekast”

Annemarie Maasik - "Telekast"

Annemarie Maasik – “Telekast”

Lotta Koov - "Ear-membrane´s crasher"

Lotta Koov – “Ear-membrane´s crasher”

Lotta Koov - "Ear-membrane´s crasher"

Lotta Koov – “Ear-membrane´s crasher”

Yyhely Hälvin – "Kök"

Yyhely Hälvin – “Kök”

Yyhely Hälvin – "Kök"

Yyhely Hälvin – “Kök”

Timmo Lember – "Kratt"

Timmo Lember – “Kratt”

Timmo Lember – "Kratt"

Timmo Lember – “Kratt”

Helen Grass

Helen Grass

Helen Grass

Helen Grass

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC-INSTRUMENTS BUILDING 2014./2015.

Fifth, anniversary season of experimental instrument-making in Estonian Art Academy (EAA) was different. Basic platform was same as earlier: instrument must be full-acoustic (no amplification), it must avoid similarities with prototypes and it must produce different and manually controlled tones. Full-length course throughout whole semester was instructed by Erik Alalooga as usually.

Course brought together 16 both estonian and international students from different professional background. 14 of them reached to our destination – public performance.

Range of materials appeared to be wide, reaching from limestone, empty vine bottles and parchment to drainpipe, heavy-steel and sex-doll.

But instead of our usual musical supervisor Andrus Kallastu, short and much more improvisational workshop was instructed by new team: Peter Gotterbarm, Carla Genchi and Pedro Gonzalez Fernandez. International project International European Union Master CoPeCo (Contemporary Performance and Composition brought them to Tallinn. Collaboration with our project was challenging enough to join. Basic principle of composition wasn´t precise notation but more to catch common feeling, listen to each other and follow big patterns.

Performers: Annemarie Maasik, Caroline Charrel, Clara Lissens, Helen Grass, Igor Filjušin, James Choucino, Jaan Sinka, Kreete Pillenberg, Liis Uustal, Lotta Koov, Risto Kütt, Sigrit Lõhmus, Timmo Lember, Yyhely Hälvin.

Conductor: Carla Genchi

Experimental sound-instrument building 2013./2014.

As a tradition again during fall semester course in Estonian Art Academy students created acoustical sound instruments. This year it was organized as an elective course because performing art chair was closed in 2013. Course was instructed by Erik Alalooga. Main requirements were as usual: instrument must be full-acoustic (no amplification), it must avoid similarities with prototypes and it must produce different and manually controlled tones.

In January, 2014 a composition workshop was hosted again by Pärnu Contemporary Music Days. During one week long workshop students researched acoustical qualities and playing techniques of their instruments.  This time notation and composition workshop had multiple instructors. Instructors of composition: Andrus Kallastu and Tatjana Kozlova. Instructor of musical interpretation – Tarmo Johannes. All the instruments were named and notated for final performance.

Artsists and their instruments:

Sander Raudsepp – Pott-head

Veiko Tamme – Litooga

Maria Sidorenko – Zipp-o-phone

Kaarel Kütas – Kõri/Throat

Program for evening:

Kaarel Kütas (1981) Suur pidusöök ansamblile | for ensemble 2014

Maria Sidorenko (1987) Zip-up zipp-o-phone’ile | for zipp-o-phone 2014

Maria Sidorenko (1987) Vaikuse sümptoomid ansamblile | for ensemble 2014

Sander Raudsepp (1988) Sümptoomia Nr.1 pott-head’ile | for pott-head 2014

Kaarel Kütas (1981) Kõripala 1 kõrile | for kõri 2014

Veiko Tamme (1987) Igapäev ansamblile | for ensemble 2014

Veiko Tamme (1987) Silent lamb litoogale | for litooga 2014

Sander Raudsepp Stranger DANGER! ansamblile | for ensemble 2014

Hybrid Object. Eastern Promises

In February 1-22, 2013 took place an art project “Hybrid Object. Eastern Promises in Berlin. International group of artists from Estonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Germany created installations of found materials. During a week long period in Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz i built experimental accoustic instruments according to principles i had used earlier.

Photo - Julian van Grey

Photo – Julian van Grey

On second phase of project my academical collaborator Andrus Kallastu who  used to be in Berlin at that time by chance instructed short introduction to notation and composition principles.

Photo - Erik Alalooga

Photo – Erik Alalooga

For opening vernissage artists composed pre-notated solo performances and improvisational collective jam session.

Photo - James Din

Photo – James Din

All sound objects remained to exhibition as interactive installations for audience to make music with them.

Exhibition “Postinstrumentum” in Pärnu Linnagalerii.

On January 5, 2013 in Pärnu City Gallery was opened an exhibition “Postinstrumentum” as a satellite project of Pärnu Contemporary Music Days.

Exposition consists self-made music instruments created during experimental music courses in performing art department of Estonian Art Academy in 2011 – 2013 and as well both photo and videodocumentation.

Mihkel Maripuu

Mihkel Maripuu “Ilmaratas”, 2012

Marianne Jõgi

Marianne Jõgi “Framarr”, 2012

Sigrid Viir

Sigrid Viir “Häälemurre”, 2011 & Henri Griin “Excelsibur”, 2012

Pauliina Jokela

Pauliina Jokela “Weivi”, 2011

Taavi Suisalu

Taavi Suisalu “Ebendieselbe”, 2011

Raido Mägi

Raido Mägi “Mammoth”, 2011

Raido Mägi

Raido Mägi “Mammoth”, 2011

Aili-Maarja Mäeniit

Aili-Maarja Mäeniit “Vedrull”, 2011

Raido Mägi

Raido Mägi “Scarecrow”, 2011

Susanna Salama

Susanna Salama “Didgeriphone”, 2011

Notations

Notations

Urmas Lüüs

Urmas Lüüs “Ketar”, 2010

Erik Alalooga

Erik Alalooga “Museib”, 2010

Tanel V. Kulla

Tanel V. Kulla “Põntsa”, 2010

Hans-Otto Ojaste

Hans-Otto Ojaste “Donk”, 2010

Kitty Suun

Kitty Suun “Klirrur”, 2010

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC-INSTRUMENTS BUILDING 2012./2013. “Victory over the Sun”.

Already third year during fall semester course in performing art chair of Estonian Art Academy students created acoustical sound instruments. Course was instructed by Erik Alalooga. Main requrements were: instrument must be full-acoustic (no amplification), it must avoid similarities with prototypes and it must produce different and manually controlled tones. This year brought two new instruments and performers to the hall of fame:

Marianne Jõgi – Framarr

Henri Griin – Excelsibur

In January 2013 a composition workshop was hosted again by Pärnu Contemporary Music Days. During one week long workshop students researched acoustical qualities and playing techniques of their instruments. For this year´s composition workshop additional students were invited with other instruments. Workshop was instructed by musician and composer Andrus Kallastu. All the instruments were named and notated for final concert “Victory over the Sun” a reference to Alexey Kruchnych´s opera-libretto by the same name.

Program:

Marianne Jõgi “Framarri esimene koivasirutus”
esitus ja pill: Marianne Jõgi, framarr
Kaarel Kütas “Soolalugu”
esitus ja pill: Kaarel Kütas, museib
Henry Griin “Jurmala laadaga”
esitus ja pill: Henry Griin, excelsibur
Marianne Jõgi “Loits”
museib: Doris Feldmann, Marianne Jõgi
framarr: Mari Lääne, Kaarel Kütas
excelsibur: Henry Griin
Henry Griin “Onu Einar mõtleb tööst”
museib: Kaarel Kütas
framarr: Doris Feldmann, Marianne Jõgi
excelsibur: Mari Lääne
Kaarel Kütas “Teos raamviiulile ja boiler pillile”
excelsibur: Henry Griin
framarr: Mari Lääne, Marianne Jõgi, Doris Feldmann
Mari Lääne “Must kohv”
koma: Kaarel Kütas, Henry Griin
museib: Kaarel Kütas, Henry Griin
framarr: Marianne Jõgi, Doris Feldmann
excelsibur: Mari Lääne

Doris Feldmann “Ilutulestik”
museib: Kaarel Kütas, Doris Feldmann
framarr: Marianne Jõgi, Mari Lääne
excelsibur: Henry Griin

Hans-Gunter Lock “Victory over the Sun”
Dirigent: Andrus Kallastu

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC-INSTRUMENTS BUILDING 2011./2012. “Mein Schatz”

As in previous year during fall semester course in performing art chair of Estonian Art Academy students created acoustical sound instruments. Course was instructed by Erik Alalooga. Main requrements were: instrument must be full-acoustic (no amplification), it must avoid similarities with prototypes and it must produce different and manually controlled tones.

As for financial and logistical reasons second part of project took place in Tallinn in Culture Factory Polymer. During one week long workshop students researched acoustical qualities and playing techniques of their instruments. Workshop was instructed by musician and composer Andrus Kallastu. All the instruments were named and notated for final concert “Mein Schatz” in December 12, 2012 in multidisciplinary event Global Container XXI in Culture Factory Polymer.

Nine students performed under common identity called “Ebendieselbe Ensemble”.

Mein Schatz.

Experimental music-instruments building 2010./2011. “Mürailu”

During fall semester course “Kinetic art” in 2010 in performing art chair of Estonian Art Academy students created acoustical sound instruments. Course was instructed by Erik Alalooga. Main requrements were: instrument must be full-acoustic (no amplification), it must avoid similarities with prototypes and it must produce different and manually controlled tones.

In January 2011 took place a workshop in Pärnu as a part of annual festival Pärnu Contemporary Music Days. During one week long workshop students researched acoustical qualities and playing techniques of their instruments. Workshop was instructed by musician and composer Andrus Kallastu. All the instruments were named and notated for final concert “Mürailu” on January 16 in Pärnu Old Town primary school.

Musicians and their instruments:

Tanel V. Kulla – Kitty Suun “Klirrur”

Hans Otto – Ojaste –  “Donk”

Urmas Lüüs – “Ketar”

Tanel V. Kulla – “Põntsa”

Erik Alalooga – “Museib”

In first part of concert solo pieces were performed. Authors of instruments notated short compositions which were performed either by author or interpreter.

Second part consisted a collaboration with professional musicians:

Leonora Palu – flute

Indrek Palu – violin

Aare Tammesalu – cello

Andrus Kallastu – piano

Hans – Gunter Lock – analog-synthesizer

Article (in estonian) in magazine Teater.Muusika.Kino: http://www.temuki.ee/numbers/2011/3/article5230.pdf