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Duo Floridante and Sensitive Baroque in Liepaja

Published on January 24, 2015 By admin

The beginning of January saw two members of our baroque ensemble Floridante – Meelis Orgse and me – performing a duo program Sensitive Baroque in the Hika Hall of the Hotel Promenade in Liepaja, Latvia. The program mostly consisted of works by the early Italian baroque masters but not only: Girolamo Kapsberger (1580 – 1651). […]

Our Team Got Some Funding For The MatchMySound Project

Published on April 17, 2014 By admin

After finishing the guitar chord game we have been working on a bigger project called MatchMySound. It is a web app for music teachers that allows them to give their students  measurable homework. Basically an automated music teacher that has a very good ear for students’ mistakes. It distinguishes between the timing and sound mistakes […]

Tallinn Music Week 2014

Published on March 24, 2014 By admin

Kristo Käo (guitar) & Leonora Palu (flute) at Nokia Concert hall on 27th of March, around 21:30. This is the annual Tallinn Music Week – the biggest showcase festival in Nordic and Baltic region: http://tallinnmusicweek.ee/artist_2014.php?nid=484 Here is what we will play: R.Eespere / Matbeth J.Reinvere / Water Dance L.Sumera / For BBB and his Friend

Estonian chamber music with flute and guitar

Published on March 10, 2014 By admin

We launched a smart guitar game

Published on December 31, 2013 By admin

Me and my colleague from the university (Margus Niitsoo, PhD) have been working on sound recognition lately. I recorded hundreds of samples on different guitars this summer to form the basis for machine learning. Now our virtual professor can distinguish between different pitches and chords pretty accurately. Rhythm, timing and tempo recognition is under development. […]

Premiere of Piret Pajusaar’s new chamber trio

Published on July 4, 2013 By admin

The soprano-clarinet-guitar trio is not very common. But it has it all: woodwind, strings and vocal. “Päike pärast tormi” (Sun after the storm) is specially composed for our ensemble by Estonian composer Piret Pajusaar. The premiere took place in early spring  under tough conditions (10 by Celsius in church!) and since then we have played it […]

Found Some Old Footage

Published on June 25, 2011 By admin

I was cleaning up my notes and stuff and found some 7-year old video recordings about me playing a couple of recitals:

Audience gives feedback

Published on October 31, 2010 By admin

It is good to know that there are people out there who enjoy things I’ve done. Here’s a recent letter from an Argentinian who had listened music from “The Dance Album”: Dear Kristo: “First, I want to congratulate you, because I had the opportunity of listening to you on youtube. I was appreciating you playing […]

New CD out! Kristo Käo. Live at cafe Sadhu

Published on August 31, 2010 By admin

Too many guitar recordings are polished in studios for months and are nearly perfect in many ways – put together from hundreds of takes, resulting no mistakes, superb sound and so on. But sometimes I feel that the more you polish the greater is the chance to wash out some essential things in music – […]

Tallinn Guitar Quartet plays Vivaldi

Published on July 25, 2010 By admin

TGQ has a small tour around Estonian State Concert’s concert halls with the new program: Four concerts from Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico. Live dates: 21st of July 2010 Jõhvi Concert Hall 22nd of July 2010 Pärnu Concert Hall 24th of July 2010 Tallinn Town Hall Listen to Jõhvi live: