FRIDAY 19 MAY - 8:00 PM
Hailing from Northern Estonia, fiddler/singer Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. Having received the 2015 Tallinn Music Week Prize and showcased at the 2014 Womex festival, Nuut now brings her unique renditions of Baltic folk music to Turner Sims.
Estonian fiddler Maarja Nuut takes her country’s folkloric tunes on a stunning personal journey. Her voice’s unusual pitches and repetitive phrasing form gradually shifting soundscapes. Chicago Tribune
…that’s what it sounds like when the snow sings. Simon Le Bon
Maarja Nuut makes utterly compelling, hypnotic music in the simplest of ways. The Quietus