“Tootmiskoondis “Impro”” is a new, occasional concert series of freely improvised music. It is organized by Roomet Jakapi and Jaanus Siniväli.
The second concert in the series features:
Florian Walter (GER) (hechtyphon)
Mart Soo (EST) (guitar, live electronics)
Taavi Kerikmäe (EST) (keyboards, live electronics)
The event is free.
Since 2006, Florian Walter works as saxophone and clarinet player as well as composer of contemporary music. He studied music, jazz-saxophone, composition and historical sciences in Essen. Playing in different ensembles in the fields of experimental pop music, modern jazz, improvisation, contemporary and theatre music, he seeks new ways to develop and construct sound, and to perform it in a situative context, without falling back onto stereotypes of traditional musical conceptions. He is as well developing methods to present contemporary music and arts, as for example a concert series with improvised music in convenient stores since 2010. In 2019 he received the Westphalia Jazz Award. Collaborations: The Dorf, Jan Klare, Simon Camatta, Achim Zepezauer, Erhard Hirt, Axel Dörner etc.
Mart Soo (1964) Tallinn, Estonia. Guitarist, pedagogue, composer. Improvised music , jazz ,minimal music. Collaborations: has played with Tunnetusüksus, Weekend Guitar Trio, Samm Bennett, Lisa Karrer & David Simons, Vladimir Tarasov Baltic Art Orchestra,Ensemble Uncontrolled, Petras Višniauskas, Juozas Milašius, Brian Melvin, Jacques Di Donato, Xavier Charles, Isabelle Duthoit, Taavi Kerikmäe, Martine Altenburger, Chris Cutler, Jean-Marc Montera, Paul Lovens, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Markus Reuter, Vox Clamantis, Estonian Guitar Octet, Eugene Chadbourne, ASK: ,Quartet for the End of Time, Jan Bang, Fred Frith, Jaak Sooäär, Toyax Wilcox, Arkadi Gotesman, Esa Pietilä,Emilie Girard-Charest, Scott L. Miller( under the name Three Free Radicals). Curates with Taavi Kerikmäe series of improvised music concerts IMPROTEST in Tallinn since 2005.
Taavi Kerikmäe’s (1976) passions are experimental music, free improvisation, music technology and electroacoustics. He is currently the head of the Centre for Contemporary Music and Improvisation department of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, teaching free improvisation and contemporary music. Kerikmäe has worked in the field of free improvisation with artists like Chris Cutler, Jacques DiDonato, Juozas Milasius, Isabelle Duthoit, Eric Echampard, Xavier Charles, Jean-Marc Montera, Paul Lovens, Ucihashi Kazuhiza, Martine Altenburger, Michel Doneda, Noel Achoté, Jean-Francois Pauvros, Camilla Hoitenga and others. He has also worked with composers like Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Vinko Globokar, Gilbert Amy, Sylvano Bussotti, François-Bernard Mâche, Alessandro Solbiatti, Thierry LeMey, Louis Andriessen, Yang Liqing and Deqing Wen. He has premiered music by Kimmo Kuitunen, Roméo Monteiro, Frédéric Pattar, Tatjana Kozlova, Toivo Tulev, Mari Vihmand, Märt-Mattis Lill and Tauno Aints.