January 9, 2018

Maarja Nuut performing during the Sydney Festival – January 2018

Acclaimed Estonian violinist and singer reworks Baltic folk, using loop pedals to create psychedelic effects

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Music and architecture come together in a series of talks and concerts hosted in, and inspired by, the singular buildings of Australia’s most famous modernist architect, Harry Seidler.

Acclaimed Estonian violinist and singer Maarja Nuut reworks Baltic folk using loop pedals to take traditional songs closer to the psychedelic and electronic.

The winner of ‘Estonian Female Artist Of The Year’ in 2016, Nuut uses her ethereal voice, violin and loop pedals to build boundary-pushing soundscapes that have critics calling her a “fearless explorer” (Nitelife) and “utterly compelling” (The Quietus).

“There’s an experimental otherness that marks her out as a Baltic Björk,” wrote Songlines. “As if the Velvet Underground had morphed into an Estonian folk band … Unique, extraordinary and as warm as it is weird.”

“Loops and electronics build austere, minimalist grids, with traditional-sounding waltzes and polkas floating in them like ghostly memories” New York Times

Note: Photography and recording are not permitted inside this venue.

Philip Cox in conversation with Simon Marnie (ABC Radio Sydney)

One of Australia’s pre-eminent architects, Philip Cox buildings feature across the landscapes of our major cities.

He has received numerous awards in recognition of his contribution to architecture, including the Sir Zelman Cowen Award, the RAIA Gold Medal in 1984, Life Fellowship to the RAIA in 1987 and Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects in the same year. In 1988 he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to architecture. In 1993 he received the inaugural award for Sport and Architecture from the International Olympic Committee, and he is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Philip is also a Patron of the Four Winds Festival on the NSW South Coast, and designed the beautiful pavilion that sits within a natural amphitheatre surrounded by bushland. Each year, Philip hosts musicians and artists for collaboration sessions at his coastal property.

For this Seidler Salon Series talk, Philip will reflect on his knowledge of Harry Seidler, his influences and Philip’s own love of contemporary classical music.

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