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Arvo Pärt. Sakraalne minimalism

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Meditative concert with music by Arvo Pärt. Chamber music meets sound therapy.

On this concert you will hear the music by world famous composer Arvo Pärt in quite unusual instrumental arrangement: piano, violin and archaic gongs – the chamber music meets sound therapies.

Since times unmemorable the music has been a tool to uplift the soul, reach the eternal and illuminate the human consciousness into divine experiences. Arvo Pärt is well known as one of the authors writing music that goes directly to your soul. Presenting this music with sacral and sacred instruments enhances and deepens the effect.


Arvo Pärt is a composer whose music has often been called „the new simplicity”, also „sacral minimalism” or „new music of the blessed”. He himself classifies himself rather metaphorically: „Like tintinnabuli” (literally meaning „small bells”, referring to the small church bells that have special sound effects).


„Each phrase is a separate breath. Its inner pain and removing this pain are interconnected and create a breath. During the pauses one should learn to listen to the silence, to know how to feel the vibrations created by each sound, its length and transition into the next sound, the weight of that step. One shouldn’t rush; each step from one point to another on the music sheet must be valued. The step can be taken only after you have let all possible versions of notes to go through your „purgatory”. Only after being through all the sufferings is when the sound can be perfect.”
Arvo Pärt.


The performance includes following pieces:

• Fratres
• Für Alina
• Spiegel im Spiegel
• Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka
• Ukuaru valss
• Passacaglia



AULI LONKS – is one of the most outstanding pianists of the younger generation in Estonia, who gained fame in the first season of the popular television competition "Classical Stars". He has soloed in front of several orchestras, including the ERSO, the EMTA Symphony Orchestra, the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the Narva City Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the Western Islands, and has performed in many parts of the world, including Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Russia and the USA. He is also an active chamber musician and often performs with opera singers. In the collaboration project "Ikoonis/Pärt" between the Tallinn Philharmonic and the Tallinn Dance Theatre, which was last performed in New York, he presented all of Arvo Pärt's piano music.


LEENA LAAS – Violin. Violinist Leena Laas has been a member of the Estonian Performers Union since 1999 and has been active
works as a soloist and ensemble player. He has given solo concerts in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Russia and Germany, and performed a lot of Estonian music in addition to the classical main repertoire at numerous concerts. In collaboration with Nata-Ly Sakkos
completed CD "Poème d'amour".
Leena Laasi's passion has been the baroque violin for twenty years. He has graduated from the Academy of Theater and Music for the second time in the Department of Early Music Interpretation, majoring in baroque violin, and is also fluent in the specifics of this instrument.
In addition to active performing activities, Leena Laas is a violin teacher and is
instructed master courses in Kokkola (Finland) and Stockholm (Sweden).
Leena Laas works as a violin teacher at Keila and Nõmme Music School.


LILIA MÄRTMAA and DENIS VINOGRADOV – Multi-instrumentalist musicians, Founders of the Healing Sounds Center in Tallinn, sound therapists, master facilitators, popularizers of sound therapy.



25.- € / pre-sale ticket
30.- € / on the day of the concert (fienta or at the door)
15.- € / for pensioners and university students
10.- € / school students 7-18 yo

Concert duration 1,5-2 h, without break. Door open at 18:30.


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The sound of the gong creates natural white noise alongside with a wide spectrum of overtones – subtle, almost inaudible high frequency sounds that accompany the main tone.


The sound waves created by the gong are flowing in each other and creating new complex tones that make the sound so dimensional and unpredictable that human mind is unable to guess the upcoming sounds. This is the reason why people often hear bells, drums, harps, horns, human voice or a whole chorus during the contemplations on gong sounds – our seeking mind is trying to categorize the sounds it hears.

This all has to do with our personal sense of sound. Gong sounds create so-called combined tones that take form precisely in our own hearing apparatus. Those combined tones are responsible for the dual sound reception, which is viewed as an amazing phenomenon by the acoustics experts worldwide.

By the philosophy of the ancient sound yoga, nada yoga, the gong sounds possess special magical powers that can stop the thinking process. This enables the listener to reach the „zero point” – the state that yogis call „the blissful nothingness”. Gongs a revered also within the popular Kundalini Yoga tradition – they consider this instrument to be the materialized form of the primordial sound.


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