Blog

Here from time to time I’ll be posting updates to give a little more insight on my work, random thoughts on other subjects as well as information on new projects and similar things.

You are not alone

Couple of years ago, after one of my concerts, that consisted entirely of my music, I went to speak with an established composer, who was in the audience. We chatted for about five minutes, during which he told me that “we, composers, are alone”. I wasn’t hundred percent sure what he meant, but here is […]

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Tallinn Guitar Festival 2018 (overview)

The festival this year was special in a few different ways. Would like to denote several of them. I presented a recording of my new piece, which was warmly received (soon available on Internet). Went to Assad Brothers concert, as well as attended their masterclasses and spent nice evening in a restaurant talking about musical […]

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Genius

Today I thought, that one of the criteria of a good music is that you don’t notice how it comes and how it goes. It comes naturally to the moment and place and then leaves in the same way. Some people call it genius.

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Learning guitar

По-русски ниже. Eesti keeles allpool. EN May – June. Examinations in progress. First year of studies is introduction to guitar: simple, characteristic pieces on one, two and more strings; melodies on treble, on bass strings; solo pieces, guitar duo with teacher. Basic skills are obtained: correct posture, sound producing; improvisation, composition (song form). Second year […]

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Cuban Salsa (continuation)

Piece is getting ready. Feet are already stomping into the rhythm of the music and melody is simple and memorable – tested on several people (no one died or got injured). It is a good sign! To make it even better and more authentic soon I am going to consult and to clarify some things […]

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New piece coming

A Fantasy form in musical composition always seemed a bit difficult to me. Basically, it is freely developed melody, based on its variation and imitation (though at some point it was strictly contrapuntal). The term Fantasia appeared somewhere around 16th century, but the form obviously was practiced well before that. Couple of weeks ago I […]

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Cuban salsa

Recently I received an order to write a piece in a style of Cuban salsa. I used to dance LA salsa and obviously to listen a lot of that music, but never liked the Cuban one. Cuban salsa dance for me looked chaotic and music sounded the same as well. So, first, when I was […]

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