Taavi Kerikmäe, musician 

Taavi Kerikmäe was born on 1976 in Tartu (Estonia). After graduating Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre  on classical piano he studies contemporary music in Conservatoire National Supérieure de Lyon. Currently  working as teacher of  experimental music and improvisation in Estonian Academy of Music 

Curator of IMPROTEST festival

- has performed as a pianist on numerous contemporary music festivals: “Les Musiques” in Marseille, Pierre Boulez festival in St. Etienne, “Les Musicades” in Lyon (collaboration with composers Yang Liqing and Deqing Wen), as a soloist on IRCAM festival “Agora” in Paris, “Fruits de Mhêre” (collaboration with Vinko Globokar), "Time of Music" in Viitasaari, as a soloist on "Stockhausen not Stockhausen" in Palermo, Meridian in Bucharest, Les Boreales, etc

- has worked together with composers such as: Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Vinko Globokar, Gilbert Amy, Sylvano Bussotti, F.-B. Mâche, Alessandro Solbiatti, Thierry LeMey, Louis Andriessen, Helena Tulve

- has collaborated on improvisation with performers like: Chris Cutler, Michel Doneda, Jacques DiDonato, Mart Soo, Isabelle Duthoit, Eric Echampard, Xavier Charles, Jean-Marc Montera, Martine Altenburger, Uchihashi Kazuhiza, Paul Lovens, Jean-Francois Pauvros, European Improvisers Orchestra and many others

- has composed music for dance perfomances and drama plays. 

Latest compositions:

music for dance performance "Can't get no/Satisfaction" (cor. Mart Kangro 2009)

music for modern dance performance "Hamlet" in Estonian National Opera 2007 (cor. Oksana Titova)

music for drama piece "Seagull" (A. Tshechov) in Pärnu Theatre Endla 2007

(award for the best music for drama play from Estonian Authors Union 2007)

- “Electronic Artist of the Year 2008” from the Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers for his work (CD “Death Has a Meaning for Us” with Broken Time Orchestra);

Latest recordings:

- "KIRME" with Michel Doneda (IMPRTCD, 2010)

- "U: Estonian New Music" with ensemble U: ( UCD, 2009)

- "ASK:" with trio ASK: (Improtest Records, 2009)

- "+1"  duo with Mart Soo (MKDK, 2007)

- "Death has Meaning to Us" with Broken Time Orchestra (JULM Prod, 2007)

founding member of:

contemporary music group U:

improvisation group ASK:

electronic music group Broken Time Orchestra

experimental music group Eesti Elekter

On concerts Taavi is performing with piano, theremin, various keyboards, different live electronics and custom made electronic instruments. 

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