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Poster Festival AFEKT

AFEKT 2023

Tallinn (EE)

AFEKT is Estonia's central and largest contemporary music festival, focusing on new music from around the world and bringing together Estonian composers and contemporary musicians with international collectives and performers. The festival will take place in Tallinn and Tartu (Estonia) from 27 October to 3 November 2023.

This year's festival aims to focus on the border countries of Estonia, drawing attention to the new music of Eastern Europe. AFEKT points to similar aesthetic features of modern music in the border regions and contrasts them with the tradition of new music in Central Europe. The musical fringes of the border countries, based on Pure Mood and, more broadly, Minimal Music, as well as the influence of Spectralism are illuminated.

AFEKT demonstrates the uniqueness and originality of the Eastern European region in the context of global musical culture, highlighting the region's original compositional languages that have long developed in the Soviet vacuum.

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October 27 – November 3, 2023
Various venues, Tallinn