Tallinn Music Week’s large-scale finale will take place in the Seaplane Harbour’s hangars on Saturday, 2nd April. The night is dedicated to electronic music and visual arts, and on this special occasion, one of Europe’s most imposing maritime museums will stay open until the early hours of the morning.
The night of electronic music and visual arts on Saturday, 2nd April offers an awe-inspiring opportunity to experience the hyper realistic hangar-rave atmosphere in Tallinn’s grandest museum, situated in the historic Seaplane hangars. On this night only, a daring selection of the region’s underground dance music masters are out to create a whirring sci-fi sound experience in midst of majestic hulks, submarines, military boats, naval mines and mind-bending simulators.
The audiovisual journey inside the Seaplane Harbour’s mystical seabed-mimicking milieu, will set off at 9pm with an improvisational set of the local acid techno producer and master of modular synths –Motobor, followed by Polish new-school house music producer Matat Professionals’ seething, sample-laden set. Around midnight, the decks will be taken over by Russian bass music heavyweight Pixelord, whose genre-defying mash-ups have been released by notable labels such as Car Crash Set, Civil Music and Leisure System. Sound designer Moa Pillar, the ambassador of Russian spiritual bass will take the happenings to another heavenly level altogether. Just after his celestial treatment, Lithuanian Endie&Kameu will test the durability of the thin-shell concrete domes with some seriously weighty kicks and beats.
Around 3 am Estonian sound wizard kadajane will bring the party crew from the audiovisual underwater journey back to safe shores with dusty cosmic winds, generated by tape hiss, restoring the hibernating peace of the pre-war icebreaker Suur Tõll and the 80-year-old submarine Lembit, struck by the mechanistic throbs and symphonic stabs of 21st century sounds.
The night’s visual solutions are created by Von Krahl Theatre’s video artist Emer Värk.
The Seaplane Harbour accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. You are invited to see the authentic submarine Lembit from the 1930s, the century-old steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane, mines, cannons and many other life-sized exhibits. The museum and the Seaplane Hangar have been recognised with a number of awards: Estonia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Museum 2012, Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2013, Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year 2014, and a number of others.
Look and listen:
Pixelord Boiler Room live in Moscow
TMW festival pass is available at TMW website for €50 until 21st March. The pass grants access to all clubs and venues and special offers within other festival programmes, except “Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra” in Kultuurikatel on 31 March 7pm. https://tmw.ee/store/festival-pass
Single concerts tickets are also on sale through Estonian Piletilevi.
TMW delegates pass grants access to the music industry conference on 1st and 2nd April is available at TMW website for €225 until 21nd March. Sign up as a delegate: https://tmw.ee/store/delegate-pass
In addition to the international music festival line-up TMW offers a series of free City Stage concerts, a selection of favourite eateries within TMW Tastes, among them the festival’s pop-up restaurant operated by Fellin Café from the small central Estonian town of Viljandi. TMW Arts, curated by the Estonian Contemporary Arts Development Centre will focus on young and notable Estonian artists. Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend presents world-class microbreweries. For the first time a two-day Design Market will join TMW with designers from Estonia, Scandinavia and Baltics.
TMW 2016 dates: 28th March – 3rd April
28th March – 3rd April: TMW Tastes, TMW Talks
29th March – 2nd April: TMW Arts
30th March – 3rd April: City stages
31st March – 2nd April: festival main programme
1st and 2nd April: TMW Music Industry Conference, Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend
2nd and 3rd April: Design Market