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06.09

St Nicholas Church (Niguliste kirik), Tallinn, 9 pm

ARVO PÄRT DAYS 2018: premier of CREATING GODS

Musical stage show

Texts Fernando Pessoa et al.
Music Mingo Rajandi
Artist Kristjan Suits
Sound Haar Tammik

Cast:

Shane O'Reilly – actor, singer (Ireland)
Seán Mac Erlaine – clarinets, saxophone, chalumeau (blowpipe), electronics (Ireland)
Mingo Rajandi – contrabass, various small instruments, electronics
Ahto Abner – percussion, electronics

“Creating gods” is a musical theatrical performance based on the texts of the iconic Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and Mingo Rajandi's sound composition.It's an interdisciplinary work, and its dramaturgy and overall esthetics are the participants' joint creation. 

Mingo Rajandi's cooperation with Seán Mac Erlaine and Shane O'Reilly started in 2016, when the Irish artists were Avarus Ensemble's guests at The Cap and Bells concert devoted to the 100th anniversary of Irish independence.

Multi-instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine is one of the well-known Irish musicians with a wide range of talents and a peculiar sound langage who participates in many groups and regularly tours the world.

Shane O'Reilly is a highly acclaimed Irish actor of the younger generation, working in the most essential Irish theatres and active in numerous international projects.

Ahto Abner is one of the most appreciated percussionists in Estonia whose precision and sensitivity as an instrumentalist, open-mindedness and passionate presence on the stage has contributed to the creative work of many Estonian musicians.

Mingo Rajandi is a composer, contrabass player and head of numerous ensembles with a recognized personal touch of the sound expression, characterised by the synthesis of different styles, whose creative work includes both concerts as well as multi-disciplinary compositions.  

The present Mingo Rajandi's work is commisioned by Nargenfestival for Arvo Pärt's Days.

ONLY FOUR PERFORMANCES

6, 7, 8, 9 September 2018 in St Nicholas Church (Niguliste kirik)

More information in April 2018