London's premier festival of contemporary Korean music
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Maarja Nuut + Hendrik Kaljujärv + Archivist
Tuesday 16 May
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IN A NUTSHELL
Part of Serious Space 2017, Northern Estonian fiddler/singer Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics.
Released in Spring 2016, Maarja's second album Une Meeles explores the boundary between reality and dreams and was named one of the top 10 albums of 2016 by fRoots. The album was also picked by Songlines for their Top of the World accolade.
What to Expect
Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. In her performance, Maarja searches for a lively and relaxed state like a cat poised to leap.
For her performance as part of Serious Space Maarja will be working with electronic musician Hendrik Kaljujärv, an exclusive to her London date.
Support comes from Archivist. Following on from the critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP, which saw support from Noisey, Dummy, The 405, Q Magazine, Radio 1, Radio 6 and more; the release of 2017’s Memo Ep marks a strong return for songwriter Ed Begley aka Archivist, who is now surrounded by a wealth of heavyweight talent when performing live. For this particular show at Rich Mix - Ed has formed a trio and will be joined by longtime drummer Pete Ibbetson (Rosie Lowe/Valerie June) and special guest Tom Herbert (The Invisible) on bass.
The union of these like-minded musicians yields a sound with huge pop sensibilities and a definitively British experimental sound that has ethereal, independent flare - with powerful glistening synths, intricate drums, evocative falsetto vocals and heavy grooves.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
‘One of the best releases of 2016, fiddler and singer Maarja Nuut delivers an exceptional listen that draws influences from her Estonian roots and displays her promising talent.' -Songlines
'That’s what it sounds like when the snow sings’. -Simon Le Bon
‘Maarja Nuut makes utterly compelling, hypnotic music in the simplest of ways. Une Meeles feels like everything and nothing.’ -The Quietus
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.