Thursday, May 28, 2015

51st meeting, Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

with Kristjan Raba and Tõnis Kreinin
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

Greetings folks, and long time no hear! We are back, as promised, with the first of our now occasional gatherings, on our traditional Wednesday, although not our traditional last Wednesday, but this time the first Wednesday of the month, the 3rd of June. We hope you can join us, and we look forward to planning more events in and around town, in different locations and featuring different formats (concerts, radio shows, sound walks, etc.). As always, if you have an idea for a helikoosolek activity, let's talk!

The guests for this 51st meeting of helikoosolek:tartu are closely related to our traditional home, the Estonian National Museum (ENM, or ERM Eesti keeles). We will be hosting two specialists in museum exhibition sound – Kristjan Raba and Tõnis Kreinin.

The ENM  exhibition house at J. Kuperjanovi 9 (Tartu) will soon close its doors permanently as an exhibition enviroment. In  a span of 21 years there have been numerous exhibitions presented here,  from folk culture to high art, fashion photography to soviet cuisine. An important component of many of these exhibitions has been their specially designed sound enviroments. The most noteworthy examples of these sound desingns will be featured on a CD of museum sounds, to be relased at the beginning of this summer. For our gathering, the authors of several of these sound enviroments, Kristjan Raba and Tõnis Reinin, will present this compilation. We will hear examples from several different sound enviroments and our guests will talk about their experiences with creating them.

Kristjan Raba has been running ENM's exhibition house since 2004. Before that he held the position of organizer of exhibitions. As an experienced museum worker, he is author of several exhibiton sound designs and has also made several sound installations for the museum.

Tõnis Kreinin is actively engaged in a number of areas.  Among other things he is an editor for non-profit Estonian Internet radio Coffee Radio, and is the editor and executive producer of the Schilling music festival. He has created a number of sound designs for exhibitions at ENM, the University of Tartu Museum and the Estonian History Muuseum.

helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms.  The meetings comprise presentations, concerts, workshops, discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised by Patrick McGinley and supported by Eesti Rahva Muuseum.