Mirjam Tally - Blow

8:00, 2007, Video Art
Experimental film, which is shot frame-by-frame with 8mm camera. It follows different rythms in urban society. Old abandoned greenhouses from the Soviet time and quick changes in modern Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia, are being used for the observation to show how a country transforms from post-socialism into capitalism. (film)


The electro-acoustic composition “Blow” (2005) is created in Studio Alpha at Visby International Centre for Composers. In this piece I picked out some more characteristic sounds from my everyday environment: bottle blowing, heavy rain-drops on my window, pizzicato of wine-glasses... and developed these sound sources further to imaginary “blowing-landscape” where a wind never becomes silent. So, the key question is - to listen to the world and notice these “noises” of everyday life. I often follow this principe when I work with electronics. And every sound could be treated as music. I think, if you are a composer, it´s important to listen to the world what surrounds us and really live with open ears. And - pick up these sounds for your music.

Directorülo PikkovProducerSilmviburlaneCameraülo PikkovEditorHeilika Pikkov

CountrySwedenEdition2013 Screenings2012: August 5 Skaftfell Art Centre, Iceland

2009: February 23 at 6 pm Estonian Composers Union, Tallinn, Estonia. Meeting with a composer from the serie “Composer, who are you?” . “Blow” (video by Ülo Pikkov).

2008: July 2 at 7.30 pm Nordic House, Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Festival Summartoner: “Blow” (video by Ülo Pikkov).

April 3 at 9 pm Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia. Estonian Music Days: “Blow” (video by Ülo Pikkov).

November 19-23 fesival Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia http://2008.poff.ee/anima/?b=2&dyn=42&l=eng

Awards2004 - The Heino Eller Music Prize, Estonia

She has received 2 prizes for her work “Turbulence” - the Composer Prize of the Estonian Music Days Festival (2007) and the small Christ Johnson Music Prize (2008) by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. <

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