Can’t describe how happy I am that Mari Kalkun & Runorun brand new record “Tii ilo” is coming out next week and released by cool and famous Finnish label Rockadillo Records & Production!!!
The new Mari Kalkun & Runorun album “Tii ilo” celebrates the beauty of moving and being on the road. Deriving power from Estonian song tradition, contemporary poetry and music from Finno-Ugric areas, the soundscapes of “Tii ilo” are growing from inner rhythms into the wild roar of voices and strings.
A longer story about the album will soon appear on my website. Until then, you’re most welcome to book your time to come to our presentation concerts in Finland and Estonia or follow us in Facebook: www.facebook.com/MariKalkunMusic or www.facebook.com/RunorunMusic
15th April HELSINKI: Helsinki Music Centre, 19.00 (guest artist Riikka Timonen)
8th May TALLINN: Kloostri Ait 19.00
9th May TARTU: Jaani church 18.00 @ Mailaul festival
10th May VILJANDI: Estonian Traditional Music Centre 17.00
All presentation concerts take place together with Tatjana Bergelt’s works who is also the author of “Tii ilo” album visuals. Collages made by Finnish artist Tatjana Bergelt have lyrics from the songs and images printed and sawn on textiles and they are completing the concert space. The visual and graphic language by Bergelt are showing another way to let your mind wondering about identity issues and the consciousness of roots.
Vashti Bunyan is one of my favourite musicians of all times whose gentle hypnotic voice has stayed unchanged for decades. I just love her voice and music. And now meeting her soon…! FatCat + Õunaviks showcase sounds a dream come true to me: Vashti Bunyan (UK), Mari Kalkun (EE), Maarja Nuut (EE), Mirjam Tally (EE), C Duncan (UK), Kago, Spice Mouse & Cirkl (EE)
So, see you on 27th March @ Tallinn Music Week at Mustpeade Maja, it’s in the very old town of Tallinn. My showcase is at 9 pm.
More info about the showcase can be found in Facebook HERE.
And more info about the festival: http://tmw.ee/
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We had our premiere of the collaboration with visual artist Tatjana Bergelt and Mari Kalkun & Runorun band in Helsinki Music Center on 2nd December. Finally the work we’ve been doing together for over a year had the chance to be visible and we could see Tatjana’s works using the space for installations, which have words and lyrics from the songs, printed and sawn on textiles.It was a great night, happy and honored to play to a full house in Helsinki’s biggest music center’s blackbox.
Thanks to Sibelius Academy team for the excellent organizing, sound and lights work. There will be some videos from the performance soon. Now we are looking forward to record presentation concerts in spring!
Happy and inspirational new year 2015! There has been succeeds, surprises, laugther and tears in past year – all these things that altogether make up life. I’m thankful for all the musicians I played with, especially Runorun band and Tatjana Bergelt, thankful for my family, thankful to the warm audiences who have been giving me back double the energy I give to them, also concert organizers and supporters.
Here is a picture for you from a 100-year-old frosty maple “blossoming” in our yard in Võrumaa. Hope to meet you in near future!
Good news! Mari Kalkun & Runorun spent a week in the country-studio in Tuhalaane, South of Estonia recording the new album It was a week full of amazing musical moments, amongst nature, having swims between recording sessions in 32-degree summer-weather. Doing some serious studio-work, many songs were shaped in a totally new way in the studio compared to the concerts, so the album will (hopefully) offer surprises even for those who have been present at the concerts. When recording the most fragile and longing song “Morning in Siberia”, out of nowhere a rare butterfly Mourning Cloak arrived to our session as an embassador from some other world telling us that this was the right take.
The album is planned to be released in the beginning of 2015. The album design will consist Tatjana Bergelt’s visuals specially made for Mari Kalkun & Runorun songs. We are negotiating with possible the label and distributer. I’ll keep you posted!