• Opera premiere: “swan bone city”

    July 25, 2016

    Opening event of Saaremaa Opera Festival 2016

    Opera based on a short story by Kristiina Ehin

    Script by Marianne Kõrver and Taavi Eelmaa

    Performed by:

    Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
    Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
    Iiris Vesik (soprano)
    Helen Lepalaan (mezzo)
    Marius Peterson (baritone)

    Conductor Risto Joost

    Director: Marianne Kõrver
    Visual art: Kristjan Suits
    Costumes: Triinu Pungits
    Video art: Emer Värk
    Lightning art: Oliver Kulpsoo
    Choreography: Marge Ehrenbusch

    The opera is in 5 acts with duration approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Synopsis

    An architect loves a lady. But the lady is frightened by the vastness of her love and has no courage to answer the Architects proposals. However, she extends a seemingly impossible task for the Architect to fullfill – to build a city that flies as high as her own dreams. The Architect is restless to constantly create new cities, but the moody beauty as if coming from another reality rejects all of them. Through the search and research, prays and revelations the Architect eventually explores an unknown magic material – swan bones. In the city of swan bones he is now expecting to meet his beloved one. In the same time he realises that the streets of this city have to be paved with his own skin, his own blood would run the engines of the power plant and his very own skull shall be shining on top of the churchtower.

    “Swan Bone City” is an opera once again trying to gain the impossible – blending together into pure gold the emotions bigger than life, the inevitability of earthly temporality and dreams. This musically integral whole complemented by the minimalistic and precise visual art is ment to nourish those blessed and blind ones who have chosen the way of ardour, devotion and sacrefice. We belive that there is a certain kind of religious dimension which opens up only through a public walk of passion. The kind of salvation one has to call for over the whole city.

     

    Listen to the prologue of the opera:

    https://soundcloud.com/tags/swan%20bone%20city%20opera%20prologue

  • premiere: “understandards”

    April 15, 2016

    Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor Anu Tali
    Estonian Voices

    Program:

    Maria Kõrvits (b. 1987). “falling up into the bowl of sky” for symphony orchestra (2016, premiere)
    Mari Vihmand (b. 1967). “Floreo” for symphony orchestra (1996)
    Mirjam Tally (b. 1976). “Erosion” for amplified cello, orchestra and electronics (2015, premiere)
    Ülo Krigul (b. 1978). “Understandards” for symphony orchestra and vocal ensemble (2016, premiere)
    Lepo Sumera (1950–2000). Symphony No 6 (2000)

  • premiere: “layers playout”

    February 13, 2016

    Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, cond. Risto Joost

    Program:
    Alfred Schnittke “Moz’art a’la Haydn”
    Krzysztof Penderecki String trio
    Arnold Schönberg „Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte“ Op. 41
    Ülo Krigul  “Layers Playout” (premmiere)
    Erkki-Sven Tüür “Synergie”
    Igor Stravinski Concerto in D “Basel”

  • premiere: “vesi ise” for chamber choir

    October 3, 2015

    The Tubin Hall, Heino Eller Music School, Tartu, Estonia
    Tallinn Creative Hub, Estonia

    Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir concert series „Vitrages“ I concert: „Land of tree worshippers“

    Mirjam Tally – „Land of tree worshippers” (premiere); text Kristiina Ehin
    Ülo Krigul – “Vesi ise” (premiere); text Ilmar Laaban
    Kaija Saariaho – „Tag des Jahrs“
    Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
    Conductor Kaspars Putninš

  • premiere: “dances with the winds” in USA

    June 27, 2015

    Ravenswood, West Virginia

    American Wind Symphony Orchestra, musical director Robert Austin Boudreau

    http://www.americanwindsymphonyorchestra.org/tours.html

  • “Chordae” in denmark

    June 5, 2015

    Musikhuset Aarhus Symfonisk Sal

    Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kristiina Poska

    Program:

    Ülo Krigul
    “Chordae”

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major, KV 364 for Violin and Viola

    Johannes Brahms
    Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

  • “GOIN`” in Brazil

    May 17, 2015

    Julio Prestes Cultural Center, Sao Paolo Concert Hall

    Orquestra Jovem do Estado,  conductor Cláudio Cruz, bassoon Martin Kuuskmann

    Program:

    Ludvig van Beethoven –  “4th Symphony”

    Ülo Krigul – concerto for bassoon and orchestra “GOIN`”

    Ferenc Liszt – “Preludes”

     

  • “section music” in Montreal

    March 12, 2015

    Program :
    Ülo Krigul : Section Music ** (2014)
    Fredrik Gran : Champ Magnétique * (2015)
    Frédéric Le Bel : Why don’t you get from in front of me ? * (2015)
    Pierre Alexandre Tremblay : Les pâleurs de la lune (2014)

    * Premiere
    ** North American premiere

    http://quasar4.com/html2/quandonaime.htm

  • PREMIERE: “Tähtedele” / “To the stars” for saxophone and church organ

    December 28, 2014

    VIRGO VELDI (saxophone) and ULLA KRIGUL (organ)

    Program:

    F. Schmitt – Legend op 66 (arranged for organ by U. Krigul)

    H.-A. Stamm – Mandala

    D. Bedard – Sonata for saxophone and organ nr. 1

    H.-A. Stamm – “Under the starry sky”

    Ü. Krigul – “Tähtedele” / “To the stars” (premiere)

    H.-A. Stamm – “Toccata giocosa” for organ

  • Premiere: “Section Music” for saxophone quartet

    October 7, 2014

    Tuesday 07. 10. 2014 19.00
    Tallinn, Eesti Raadio 1. stuudio

    QUASAR SAXOPHONE QUARTET (Canada)

    Marie-Chantal Leclair (Artistic director, soprano saxophone)
    Mathieu Leclair (alto saxophone)
    André Leroux (tenor saxophone)
    Jean-Marc Bouchard (baritone saxophone)

    Wolf Edwards (Canada). Predator Drone MQ-1 (European première) (2013, rev. 2014)  For saxophone quartet and electronics

    Ülo Krigul (Estonia). Section Music (première) (2014) For saxophone quartet

    Louis Andriessen (The Netherlands). Facing Death (1990) For saxophone quartet

    Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (Canada/UK). Les pâleurs de la lune (European première) For saxophone quartet and electronics

    Alexander Schubert (Germany). Hello (European première) (2014) For saxophone quartet, video and electronics

  • Premiere: “GOIN´” concerto for bassoon and orchestra

    July 10, 2014

    Thu, July 10th at 7 pm St John’s church, Tartu
    Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, Martin Kuuskmann (bassoon),  Andres Mustonen ( conductor), concertmaster Elar Kuiv

     

  • premiere: “Random Airs”

    May 24, 2014

    May 24, 2014, Pärnu St. Elizabeth’s Church
    Kai Kallastu (soprano), Talvi Nurgamaa (viola)

  • premiere: “flight no jk025″

    April 18, 2014

    April 18, 2014, Tallinn Sea Plane Harbour, festival Jazzkaar

    Ülo Krigul (prepared piano, harmoniums, live electronics), Kadri Voorand  (vocal), Siim Aimla (saxophones), Mart Taniel (prepared piano, electronics, visual solutions), Peedu Kass (bass), Reigo Ahven and Kaia Karjatse (percussion), Tammo Sumera (sound engineer);

  • PREMIERE: “CHORDAE” for symphony orchestra

    July 21, 2013

    Sunday, July 21, 7 pm, Pärnu Concert Hall, Pärnu Music Festival Järvi Academy
    Pärnu Festival Orchestra, conductor Paavo Järvi

  • Tallinn Music Week

    April 6, 2013

    Tallinn Music Week
    20:00 Mustpeade maja

    „Swan Bone City”
    Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble U:, Iiris, Risto Joost

    „Ajakeevitaja”
    Lauri-Dag Tüür