Yesterday we presented a mini concert at the Nokia Concert Hall. This year the Tallinn Music Week’s classical artists’ showcase was organized by Pille Lill Musicians’ Fund. Our program included three pieces by Estonian composers: Matbeth by Rene Eespere, Water Dance by Jüri Reinvere and For BBB And His Friend by Lepo Sumera.
The first piece (Matbeth) was a Tallinn premiere of the flute and guitar version. Earlier this day the composer himself had listened to us. He heard the flute version for the first time although it is his original arrangement, and gave us some useful advice. The original is for violin and guitar and is written for Matt and Beth from the Duo46. We have played Eespere’ music many times. Reinvere’s Water Dance is also an arrangement. Original is for harp and flute. But in fact I did not have to change a single note, just some transpositions. The Sumera piece includes improvisational sections and has a driving rhythm that forms the basis of everything.
All in all it went fine. We were sitting there many hours for that 15 minutes and the acoustics were more like in a living room than a normal concert venue. However, the amplification helped us out with a mild reverb. Some of our pieces really need some reverb, echo and space in order to work.
Thanks to everybody who came to listen!
Photos by Kris Moor, magazine KITARR: