“Sound is central in Tally’s creations. Her music is a flow of playful contrasts where a sense of humour and poetic use of sound are blended to mix. Beside writing works for contemporary music scene, she is active as a film composer. Her earlier works are mainly for chamber ensembles and electronics. In recent years, importance of orchestral music has increased in her oeuvre. Sometimes she uses elements of jazz, folk and pop, Nordic or exotic instruments (Estonian kannel, didgeridoo, tanpura, accordion and others) and treats sound material with a modernist open mind.
She has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music as a student of Lepo Sumera in 2000. Since 2006, Tally lives on the island of Gotland, Sweden. In 2009-2010, she was Composer in Residence at Swedish Radio P2 channel. Since 2012, her orchestra works are published by Gehrmans Musikförlag.” www.mirjamtally.com
Submission to ‘Ekho:: Toward a Repetitive Sounding of Difference’
Breathe (2005) is realized at Visby International Centre for Composers, in Studio Alpha and it was part of the NOMUS scholarship. This work was premiered at Dark Music Days festival on Iceland in 2006. I have used pre-recorded flute sounds (mostly tongue-ram’s and breathing inhale/exhale) which I have processed in Pro Tools (mostly using transpose and reverse). These original flute sounds are recorded with Estonian flutist Monika Mattiesen at the electroacoustic studio of Estonian Academy of Music.