TAVA2021 OPENING GALA / EMAJÕGI RIVER, KAARSILD BRIDGE,
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Live band: Erki Pärnoja, Jonas Kaarnamets, Filip Leyman (SE) / Tarvi Kull, Peedu Kass, Ulrik Ording (DK) / Kristjan Kallas
Erki Pärnoja’s music is characterized by melodic and melancholic soundscapes, sonority that drives imagination, bright, simple and yearning Nordic touch. His unique creation that pulsates between euphoria and melancholy has been recorded on five albums: : „Himmelbjerget” (2015), „Eftreglow” (2017), „Saja lugu” (2018), „Leva” (2020) and “Anima Mea” (2021). While the two first albums emphasized Pärnoja’s distinctive impressionist guitar riffs and film like soundscapes, then „Saja lugu“ and „Leva“ gave way to a more orchestra-like, multi-layered sound and dealt with existential subjects. Hence, the choir album „Anima Mea“ (2021) is a very natural next step in his work. At TAVA2021 Erki Pärnoja will be accompanied by a 5-member band.
Erki Pärnoja and the band’s convert will take place at a particular location – the Kaarsild Bridge in Tartu. The audience will ne able to enjoy the visually impressive and mystical concert as well as the light show on both banks of the Emajõgi River. The concert will be the opening act of Tartu Light Festival TAVA2021. Visual will be created by Alyona Movko, light by Toomas Liiv.