The newly opened Hall of Cauldrons of Tallinn Creative Hub, a 100-year-old power plant, is hosting the first ever Classical Music Rave in the Nordic countries on 27th March. The creator of the Classical Music Rave Brendan Jan Walsh, composer-producer Valgeir Sigurdsson, BBC3 radio host Nick Luscombe, founder of Death in Vegas Steve Hellier and Estonia’s Aivar Tõnso and Sander Mölder will play DJ-sets of classical music and Estonian composers’ work. They will be joined by the impro-group Algorütmid and female chamber choir Sireen. Moe 1886 presents the classical music rave.
The founder of the classical music rave is Belgian cellist, conductor, lecturer, entrepreneur, music innovator and “one-man-revolution” Brendan Jan Walsh. Fed up with the traditional way of consuming classical music – pompous concert halls full of snobs nailed to the seats, Walsh has made it his mission to prove that classical music offers more than just the intellectual challenge and is actually great dance music.
“The Classical Music Rave is exactly what it claims to be – all elements of a great party including whopping sound & light in an industrial venue with excellent DJ’s playing and remixing, and in vogue people dancing to, yes – classical music!” says Walsh.
Walsh started this movement of classical mutiny with a mind-blowing all-nighter in a huge factory in Amsterdam in 2013 The raves are spreading to cities as Rotterdam, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Guadalajara, New York, London, Berlin, Antwerp, and now Tallinn.
The first ever event of its kind in the Nordic countries is a collaboration with TMW on Friday, 27th March in the suitably industrial setting of the former power plant, Tallinn Creative Hub. As a cherry on the cake, at least half of the music played will be by Estonian composers. The line-up of DJs includes the renowned producer and owner of Bedroom Community label, Valgeir Sigurdsson, known for his work from Björk to Brian Eno; the restless musical soul Nick Luscombe, a prolific radio host and DJ, known from BBC Radio3 to Resonance FM; Steve Hellier, the founding member of Death in Vegas, the DJ-duo behind the Classical Music Rave concept, Mengel & Berg (Brendan Jan Walsh and the Dutch classics expert Arthur Gumbs), and the talented Estonians – classically trained cellist, producer and DJ Sander Mölder and record label owner, producer and DJ Aivar Tõnso.
Chamber Choir Sireen and electronic impro-group Algorütmid will offer a special live-collaboration. The beautiful and talented sirens and abstract rhythm masters will combine two rather opposite musical languages – synthesized sounds and skilfully arranged human voices, offering the audience some ambient floating and true weekend party acrobatics at the same time.
Special design solution for the event will be created by multidisciplinary artist and fashion designer Maris Ilison and interior designer Ott Kangur.
Classical Music Rave will take place on 27th March at 22:00 in Tallinn Creative Hub.
Tickets are available at 7€ on Piletilevi, at 10€ at the door.