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______and the sky turned yellow

and the sky turned yellow
for Ensemble for New Music Tallinn

The impulse to write and the sky turned yellow came from a dream in which a feeling of danger was expressed by a strangely yellow sky. Time stopped and space started to warp: suddenly it was clear that old ideas about the world and the laws of physics no longer applied. Although the experience was frightening, I woke up unexpectedly fascinated.

and the sky turned yellow was selected as one of the recommended works at the 69th International Rostrum of Composers in Hague.

Watch the performance at the Estonian Music Days 2023.


by Petra Ardai, Ella Raidel, and Marlene Rutzendorfer


Regional Express is an audiovisual experience on the rail route; a trip from the past to the future. While traveling, passengers can hear the conversation of the Train, the Mountain and Traunsee Mermaid intercut by fragments of interviews with locals. Memories of humans and non-humans retell the story of the Salzkammergut. Petra Ardai created this docu-fiction narrative about how the landscape, the salt, and the industry formed the region. Which powers shaped structures that are still present? What is the place of tradition in the future? You can hop on the train in Gmunden, Ebensee, Bad Ischl, Hallstatt and Bad Aussee.


Polymer Boulevard Remixes

The Ebertbrothers – Polymer Boulevard Remixes
Mindwaves Music, 2023

Music by || Axel Ebert, Michael Ebert
Remixes by || Cocktail Party Effect, Ex.Hale, HoeHLE, Karsten Pflum, Mezolozyde, Ravn Jonassen, Serge Geyzel, The Ebertbrothers, Ultra Deep Field, V4R1

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Lauri Lest / Sander Saarmets - reMoulded (single)
Flatfish Music, 2023

On a rework of Moulded, one of the most delicate pieces from Lauri Lest's sophomore album Affect / Reflect, Sander Saarmets reimagines the electronic landscapes through the eyes and circuits of his favourite instruments.

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V4R1 - V4R1 (LP)
Grainy Records, 2017

V4R1 is the eponymous debut album by a Taiwan-born audiovisual group created by two Estonians – Sander Saarmets, composer and Virge Loo, visual artist. The material, recorded from 2012 to 2016, draws inspiration from the mystical island of Formosa, its nocturnal cityscapes and immense forces of nature.

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Ulmeplaadid, 2005

Muschraum's debut album Naterijeka is characterized by calm, sunny, even dreamy atmosphere of remoteness, drift in a forgotten and regained time. The listener is in a wide open space for hearing, thinking and being. The space is not vacuous, however; it is full of motion, rhythms and warm vibes. Combining orthodox melodic electronica, abstract sound experiments and minimalism and acoustic instruments as violin and piano.