Residentuu:r is a creative residency series initiated by Ensemble U: in 2016. Initially it was to work with composers and to learn from them (2016/17 - Liisa Hirsch, 2018 - Andrus Kallastu), in 2019 U: worked with music of deceased composer Udo Kasemets (1919-2014), 2020 opened the subject to broader view and investigated artificial intelligence, in 2021 the series was about music criticism. In 2022 the central issue is musical recordings.
Residentuu:r 2022 investigates the role and potential of musical recordings at the present day, in the decay of CD culture, learn about the needs of nowadays listener. Ensemble U: starts to work on the concept of dynamic, interactive recording, that changes over time on different listens.
In the first half of 2022 four public workshops will take place, in the end of the year new pieces will be composed by Age Veeroos and Elis Hallik according to the ideas and principles worked during the workshops. Next to the composers and U:, Taivo Lints, a scientist, artist and a long time follower of U: is member of the creative crew.
Everybody interested is welcome to come the events and think and think along!
The meetings, subjects and invited guests:
Wed 26.01.22 6:00 PM
Vabamu conference room (Toompea 8, Tallinn)
Introduction – past, present, future
Guests: Martin Elste (Berliin, via video call), Peeter Vähi
Wed 06.04.22 6:00 PM
Solaris Galerii (Estonia pst 9)
Interactive (re)mixing (U:); ambivalent scores (Elis Hallik)
Sun 24.04.22 12:00 PM
Mustpeade maja Keldrisaal (Pikk 26)
Guest (via video call): Scott Miller (USA)
Interactive album „Blind Date” (in collaboration with Taavi Kerikmäega), remote recording sessions
Wed 04.05.22 6:00 PM
NB! New location: Õpetajate Maja Saadiku tuba, Vene tn 5, Tallinna Old Town (entrance from Vene st.)
The aspect of place and time by recordings (Age Veeroos)
Experiments with dynamic recordings, discussion
All meetings will last around 1.5 hours. Free entrance