Tule Maale, Armas Veli!
Premiered on 25th February 2012 @ Roundhouse Main Space || With Estonian Television Girls Choir
Step Onto The Ground, Dear Brother! (Tule Maale, Armas Veli!) is a choral piece I wrote as a commission for the Estonian Television Girls Choir, conducted by Aarne Saluveer. The piece draws on Estonian folklore and ancient Finno-Ugric texts, and was performed at the Roundhouse as part of their 2012 Reverb Festival and at the Sage Gateshead and live streamed by the Guardian. The piece was divided into four parts: Mystery, War, Death, Love with electronic soundscapes created by composer Max de Wardener. Excerpts of the performance can be seen on The Aviary video here.