This week, we recommend walking on the landscapes of sounds, music, improvisation, comedy and art, get acquainted with Hungarian cinema and (re)visit Space Odyssey, dancing polkas and waltzes, taking a musical night hike and enjoying poetry and different rhythms.

Dara O’Brian is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as the host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robot Wars and Go 8 Bit.

Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers who is bringing you his brand new show.

Exhibition ‘Music Machines’

29 Apr – 11 May
Design and Architecture Gallery

Exhibition ‘Music Machines’ held in Design and Architecture gallery, Tallinn during the World Music Days will introduce sound objects-machines. In a way, all of them represent an experiment in order to visualize/embody sound through the technological spectrum.

Improtest is a concert series that brings improvisational music from local and foreign authors to the local audience.

Kristin Kuldkepp is a free improviser on double bass and live-electronics. She is engaged in the work with movement sensors, human movement studies and research of instrumental gestures in free improvisation. The research has led to free improvisational solo set-up pieces for double bass, multichannel live-electronics and video but also to collaborations with other art disciplines.

Day of the Hungarian Film 2019

30 Apr
Cinema Artis

Zsófia Szilágyi‘s ‘One Day’ will be screened at Cinema Artis on the occasion of the Day of the Hungarian Film. After screening, every Hungarian movie fan is welcome to a small reception.

With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking in this classic science fiction masterpiece.

To begin his voyage into the future, Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia into colonised space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman into unchartered realms of space, perhaps even into immortality.

Symphonic Curly Strings

1 May
Estonia Concert Hall

3 May
Pärnu Concert Hall

4 May
Vanemuine Concert Hall

The beloved songs by Curly Strings performed in new arrangements by Tõnu Kõrvits, Rasmus Puur, Tauno Aints and Arno Tamm.

Eeva Talsi (vocals, violin)
Villu Talsi (vocals, mandolin)
Jaan Jaago (vocals, guitar)
Taavet Niller (vocals, double bass)
Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Jüri-Ruut Kangur

Traditional Dance Festival ‘Sabatants’

2–4 May
The Club of Different Rooms

During the three days of ‘Sabatants’, you can dance polkas, waltzes and reilenders and many other old dances that are still popular and beloved in Estonia today.

If you have never experienced anything like this before, then during the day you will learn the steps at the workshop and then have fun at the evening dance clubs. If you feel like a fish in the water while you’re on the dancefloor, you can concentrate on enjoying the dances and superior your skills.

Morning seminars are cosy meetings where you can always learn something new and share your experiences with others.

Goodness – Laurel Halo

3 May
Kauplus Aasia

During her world tour, Laurel Halo, an American musician residing in Berlin, presents the mix released in the legendary DJ-Kicks series. In addition to the world’s most renowned clubs and festivals (De School, Berghain Säule, Primavera Sound), Halo also lands in Tallinn’s tiny Kauplus Aasia.

Also music by Goodness resident DJs Raul Saaremets and Ats Luik.

On May 3-4, 2019, Mooste breathes in a folk rhythm, because the Estonian Folk Music Arrangements Festival celebrates its anniversary.

The program includes concerts at Mooste Folk Chamber, Mooste chambers’ day and Night Concert at Mill Theatre. There will also be musical night hike around Lake Mooste. In every few hundred meters, a new music collective welcomes the hikers.

The exhibition at the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn displays both the individual works of Tommy Cash and Rick Owens, as well as their jointly executed artworks for the show.

Although different in practice and background, Cash’s and Owens’s interests overlap considerably: Cash’s visuals feature a great deal of aestheticised uncanniness, whereas Owens’s practice carries a kindred approach to the balance between functional design and the pure manifestation of form. This exhibition aims to emphasise their artistic positions, which, although originating from different realms of culture, boldly shape the larger picture of the visual arts today.