TMW will light up new paths in Port Noblessner for late-night wanderers | Tallinn Music Week

TMW will light up new paths in Port Noblessner for late-night wanderers

The visitors of the ongoing new music and city culture festival Tallinn Music Week can enjoy a light and sound installations exhibition “Time as Light” by students of the Estonian Academy of Arts at the Noblessner Port starting tomorrow. The exhibition opens on Thursday, 28th of March at 9 pm.  

The sound and light path, consisting of seven installations, is located between the historic industrial buildings of Noblessner and can be enjoyed after sunset from 28th to 30th of March. The exhibition was created by the students of the Estonian Academy of Arts under the guidance of sculptor Elo Liiv. The journey—under the umbrella title “Time as Light”—both clouds and accentuates the bounds of the buildings telling the story of Noblessner, providing access to a space uniting scenarios of futures already past or histories yet to arrive.

On all three nights visitors of Port Noblessner can experience a river of shadows and lights flowing down Peetri Street; a gleam of hope of the old shipyard walls; an upside-down techno party mapped on the facade of club HALL, and a tunnel that deconstructs perceptions into fragments. The more adventurous can try their hand at writing light messages and directing a light-dance party.

Installations have been created by the following students of the Estonian Academy of Arts: Silvia Ilves, Henri Kaarel Luht, Merilin Põldsam, Kati Müüripeal, Elis Rumma, Rebeka Vaino, Eliise Saar, Klarika Mäeots-Uustal, Mati Uustal, Elisabeth Juusu, Joonas Timmi, Nina Lang, Moonika Mällo, Johanna Põldemaa, Annika Ülejõe and Karl Kristian Kits. The students were operating under the guidance of Elo Liiv.

There is an opportunity to meet the young artists and their instructor Elo Liiv on site at the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, 28th of March at 9 PM. More information.

In addition to the sound and light installations, Noblessner will also stage musical happenings during TMW. Põhjala Tap Room, which recently opened its doors at the port city, hosts three free City Stage concerts on Thursday, 28th of March from 5 pm to 7 pm, featuring Latvian finger-drummer Rick Feds, Czech electronic duo Bratri and Ukrainian rap sensation alyona alyona. Techno music club HALL showcases the residents of the MÜRK party series and Berghain’s resident DJ Efdemin on Friday, followed by a Kasaganaan marathon on Saturday featuring Terrordisco—an Icelander mixing bass music and italo-esque themes—and Perforated Cerebral Party, the flagship of the psychedelic “somatik” wave from St. Petersburg.

Port Noblessner is located in Tallinn by the sea next to the Seaplane Harbour. The history of the port dates back to 1912, when two businessmen from St. Petersburg—Alfred Nobel’s nephew and the biggest oil manufacturer in Europe Emanuel Nobel and his business partner Arthur Lessner—established the most important submarine plant of the Russian Empire at that time. The name “Noblessner” was a combination of the surnames of these two men. There were 12 modern submarines built here from 1913 to 1917.

Today Noblessner has become a port district that is open to people and the sea. It is home to historic industrial buildings, a sea promenade, a marina and new developments of residential buildings and business spaces. Noblessner can be associated with culture events, business, creativity, home and sea culture.

TMW takes place from 25th to 31st of March, with the two main components of an international new music festival and a conference focusing on the impact of creativity. TMW City Festival includes public discussions TMW Talks, City Stage concerts, Arts, Design and Tastes programmes, Urban Space projects at Telliskivi Creative City and Port Noblessner, music-themed workshops for kids and a Record Fair.

TMW is presented by Telia Estonia, main supporters Nordic Hotel Forum and Enterprise Estonia, partners Music Estonia, the Estonian Academy of Arts, BLRT Group / Noblessner and the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre. The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Tallinn Culture Department, the Estonian Cultural Endowment and Tallinn City Enterprise Department.

TMW 2019 Festival Pass at €65, Conference + Festival Pass at €250, Conference Pass at €90-€150 and Supporter Pass at €150 on sale at the TMW online shop.

Single tickets for TMW music showcase events are available at Piletilevi sales points and webshop.

Telia clients receive a 20% discount for presale TMW Festival Pass, Supporter Pass and single tickets to concerts and club nights.