• Fri 09/09/22 19:00

Eva Koldits, Mingo Rajandi concert-performance “Beastesses”

Beastesses is a modern woman’s look at the heroines of the Greek tragedies and the
extreme choices they had to face, combined with the new music that was born
around and inside of it. The dilemmas that women had to face in ancient tragedies
(as they do today and probably in the future too) often forced them to delve into the
darkest depths of their souls. Thus, the music that carries these themes is also
somber and dark, yet always facing towards the light. Although the ensemble consists
mainly of deep-sounding instruments, which are traditionally entrusted with the
creation of a musical foundation for other instruments, this does not mean that
softness and tenderness cannot be part of them either. Just as all conditions and
creatures are hidden in every human being, from angels to demons, there is a melody
waiting to bloom in the heart of bass instruments.

Mingo Rajandi is a composer, ensemble leader and double bassist, whose work is
characterized by interdisciplinary stage productions on the fringes of different
genres. Her most important works in recent years include participation in the
production Double Bass at the Estonian Drama Theatre, releasing an album with her
eponymous quintet and being active in the bands Trio Maag and The Free
Musketeers. In 2020 she won the Jazz Composer of the Year and the Estonian
Theater Award for Best Original Music for Double Bass.

Text: Eva Koldits
Double Bass: Mingo Rajandi
Guitar: Erki Pärnoja
Clarinet: Meelis Vind
Saxophone: Lauri Kadalipp
Trombone: Johannes Kiik
Cello, gamba: Villu Vihermäe
Drums: Ahto Abner

Eva Koldits worked at the NO99 Theater from 2010 to 2018 and is currently active
as a freelance director and actor. In her productions (e.g Khanty Women’s Songs,
Izhorian Epic and Stories of Plague Times) she often deals with folklore, the subject
of progressive interruptions and mythological archetypes. She has starred in several
films and has been repeatedly nominated for the Estonian Theatre Awards.

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