Sound Language. Combing the Basilisk

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Venue: Estonian Writers’ Union (see on map)
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  • Concert
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Sound Language is a long-running events series aimed at bringing expressions of words and sounds together. The format of the event makes it possible to interpret literature in music and music in literature. This year, Sound Language is collaborating with the HeadRead literary festival for the first time, bringing three women who have all made their mark in both literature and music to the stage together. The event’s title refers to a recent literary work and its author. Renowned pianist and music pedagogue Kadri-Ann Sumera (1977) made her fiction debut in 2022 with her well-received novel Basiliski lapsed (Basilisk’s Children), which encapsulates the problems of interpretations and understanding prevalent in today’s world. With her, the connections between literature and music will be explored by flautist Leonora Palu (1979), who has published three collections of poetry. Maarja Kangro (1973) needs no introduction; however, her poetry, prose and translations may have overshadowed the fact that she is also an esteemed librettist. Musical colour to the discussion will be provided by Leonora Palu, Kadri-Ann Sumera, Indrek Palu, Iris Oja, and Diana Liiv, who will perform the music of Stockhausen, Schubert and Sumera.

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