Maarja Nuut Estonia

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Maarja Nuut
Using digital technology to rework traditional Baltic folk styles into impressively original, edgy and unsettling songs

The Estonian fiddle player and singer Maarja Nuut uses digital technology to rework traditional Baltic folk styles into impressively original, edgy and unsettling songs and soundscapes.

Sound loops of her cool, intimate voice match repeated phrases against melody lines in startling fashion to create atmospheric, folk-influenced pieces as she both plucks and bows her fiddle.

The experimental otherness of her second album, Une Meeles, released internationally in the summer of 2016, led critics to dub her a ‘Baltic Bjork’. Prepare to be challenged by her live performances which set out to “alter our ways of seeing, hearing and perceiving”, no less.

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