samedi 15 mars 2014

Liis Viira - Glazzolla & Glaert


Liis Viira

Liis Viira (b. April 7, 1983) is a composer, harpist and improviser. Her compositions are characterized by figurative thinking and translating the visual into music.
In 2009 she graduated with a MA in harp performance, under Eda Peäske, from the Estonian Academy of Theatre and Music. At same, she furthered her training in composition with Helena Tulve and studied electronic music with Margo Kõlar.
She has studied improvisation with Taavi Kerikmäe and Anto Pett; she performs improvised music on a regular basis.
In addition to Estonia, Liis Viira’s works have been performed in Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Denmark, Italy and Austria.
She has performed her compositions herself on harp and piano.
At present Liis Viira is a freelance composer. She plays harp with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the new music ensemble Una Corda (harp, kannel and harpsichord).
From autumn 2012 she will be studying at Estonian Academy of Arts animation department to go further with her interest of developing musical and visual compositions together.

Glazzolla & Glaert

(by the composer herself)

Pianist Nicolas Horvath's proposal to compose a short piano piece as a homage to Philip Glass lead unexpectedly to a witty miniature where two hybrid characters are meeting. All together there are four persons crossing in this piece: Glass, Piazzolla, Pärt and the author herself.
Glazzolla and Glaert may easily be also a famous screen couple like Bonnie and Clyde.

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