A Sámi musician Ánnámáret will perform her multiform concert Imaginary Landscapes (Nieguid Douvdagat) at Tallinn Music Week on Saturday, October 2 2021. The concert takes place in Folktronica Stage.
In Imaginary Landscapes, yoiking, the playing of the bowed lyre jouhikko, and organic live electronics are combined with live visuals, made by artist Marja Viitahuhta.
Ánnámáret is Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman, a Sámi musician based in Nuorgam, Finland. After graduating from the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius-Academy, Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman has worked extensively as a professional in the field of music in Sápmi, the Land of the Sámi.
Marja Viitahuhta (formerly Mikkonen) is a Helsinki-based media artist and filmmaker. Her works range from films, performances and installations to photography and collage. She holds a BA degree in performance art from the Turku Polytechnic Arts Academy and an MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. She has been awarded internationally at Cannes (Cinéfondation), Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Mediawave and L’Alternativa film festivals. Viitahuhta’s recurring themes focus on perception and experience of female protagonists. Her works deconstruct individual identities, memories, or the idealised imagery of nations and landscapes. Her work often speaks in an intimate and personal tone and deals with existence and mortality. The text and image are set in a dialogue in Viitahuhta’s experimental language. Viitahuhta often bases her work on documentary filmmaking, archive material and found images as well as interviews.
Tallinn Music Week, September 29 – October 3 2021, Estonia
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