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Tartu announces Kaarsild musical works competition

Tartu City Government Press Release

Kaarsild Foto: Erge Jõgela

3 July / The Tartu City Government announced the Kaarsild musical works competition, with the goal being to find a selection of well-thought-out solutions for creating a soundtrack for the Kaarsild.

Participants in the competition are expected to create one or more comprehensive musical works. No stylistic restrictions have been set for the musical work, with musical works based on classical harmonies as well as more abstract themes being awaited. The work submitted to the competition must never have been played in public before.

The competition jury is comprised of: Tartu City Architect Tõnis Arjus (Committee Chairman), composer Ardo Ran Varres, composer Age Veeroos, Theatre Vanemuine Director Toomas Peterson, and Tartu urban design specialist Anna-Liisa Unt.

The deadline for submitting musical compositions is 16.00 on 24 September 2018. Specific terms and conditions (Estonian language) for the competition: https://www.tartu.ee/kaarsilla_heliteose_konkurss

The Kaarsild was renovated in 2017, at which time a modern lighting and sound system were added to the bridge. The first complete sound and lighting solution was ordered from master's students in the New Media Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts, for the opening of the renovated bridge. Five independent works, although together comprising a single whole, took on the challenge of reflecting water and its surrounding characteristics. In addition, the bridge is covered with sound and lighting on different dates.

Additional information: Director of the Architecture and Building Department Tõnis Arjus, Tel: 736-1254, 5304-6148.

Last changed 03.07.2018