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Estonian duo Maarja Nuut & Ruum operate in a musical interzone between light and shadow, connecting the deep-rooted, intuitive worldview of days past with the hyper-mediated realities and seemingly limitless technological possibilities of the present and future.

The duo’s first album Muunduja (Shifter) will be released 5th October 2018, on the UK’s 130701 label.

About Maarja
Maarja Nuut is a violinist and singer from Northern Estonia. Her music creates an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental sounds meet the musical traditions of long-lived times.

With her voice, violin and loop station, Maarja searches for a lively and relaxed state that "gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment while altering ways of seeing, hearing and perceiving. It is always “now” and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago”. Thus she creates a quirky sound world that seems to be out of a Baltic fairy tale book, firmly rooted in village traditions and yet completely contemporary. 

The award-winning artist has toured the USA, Canada and Europe. Maarja has been selected to play at various important showcase festivals such as WOMEX, Eurosonic Noordeslag, globalFest etc. Her second album, ‘Une meeles’, was released internationally on June 3 2016 and generated a buzz in Europe including many glowing reviews.

Live
29 Sep 2018
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Concerto Recordstore  
Amsterdam, NL  
02 Nov 2018
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Augsburg, DE  
03 Nov 2018
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Den Haag, NL  
04 Dec 2018
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Norwich, UK  
09 Dec 2018
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prague, CHE  
16 Dec 2018
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WIESBADEN, DE    
30 Sep 2018
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Leuven, BE  
10 Dec 2018
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Einstein kultur  
Munich, de  
13 Dec 2018
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Hamburg, DE  
14 Dec 2018
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Kiel, DE  
15 Dec 2018
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Berlin, DE  
12 Oct 2018
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Caen, FR  
03 Dec 2018
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Gateshead, UK  
12 Dec 2018
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Leipzig, de  
02 Dec 2018
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London, UK  
28 Sep 2018
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Rotterdam, NL  
05 Oct 2018
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Tallinn, EE  
04 Oct 2018
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Tartu, EE  
11 Dec 2018
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cologne, de  
12 Feb 2016
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Chapter Arts Centre  
Wales / UK  
20 Feb 2016
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Folk Alliance International  
Kansas City / USA  
01 Apr 2016
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Mustpeade Maja / Tallinn, EE  
02 Apr 2016
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Vaba Lava / Tallinn, EE  
21 Apr 2016
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Pärimusmuusika Ait / Viljandi. EE  
01 May 2016
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Vaba Lava / Tallinn, EE  
13 May 2016
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Erinevate Tubade klubi / Tallinn,  
08 Jun 2016
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London, UK  
30 Jun 2016
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Kuhmo, FI  
01 Jul 2016
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Berlin, DE  
03 Jul 2016
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Binzen, DE  
04 Jul 2016
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Murg-Oberhof, DE  
05 Jul 2016
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Saint-Louis, FR  
07 Jul 2016
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Malmö, SE  
08 Jul 2016
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Liestal, CH  
10 Jul 2016
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Lörrach-Brombach, DE  
13 Jul 2016
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Viljandi, EE  
20 Jul 2016
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London, UK  
28 Jul 2016
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Viljandi, EE  
29 Jul 2016
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Viljandi, EE  
30 Jul 2016
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Würzburg, DE  
14 Aug 2016
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Lublin, PL  
20 Aug 2016
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Tallinn, EE  
24 Aug 2016
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Tallinn, EE  
24 Aug 2016
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Zürich, CH  
10 Sep 2016
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Catania (more details tba)  
Sicily, IT  
11 Sep 2016
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Palermo  
Palermo, IT  
14 Sep 2016
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Vic, ES  
16 Sep 2016
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Tenerife, ES  
23 Sep 2016
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Halifax, CA  
24 Sep 2016
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Halifax, CA  
25 Sep 2016
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Halifax, CA  
29 Sep 2016
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Minneapolis, MN  
01 Oct 2016
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New York, NY  
02 Oct 2016
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East Meredith, NY  
22 Oct 2016
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Salzburg, AT  
23 Oct 2016
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Salzburg, AT  
28 Oct 2016
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Tallinn, EE  
02 Nov 2016
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New York, NY  
04 Nov 2016
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Eesti päevad Gruusias  
Tbilisi, GE  
11 Nov 2016
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Utrecht, NL  
13 Nov 2016
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Berlin, DE  
19 Nov 2016
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Caen, FR  
27 Nov 2016
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London, UK  
20 Dec 2016
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Madrid, ES  
08 Jan 2017
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New York (NY), US  
09 Jan 2017
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New York (NY), US  
21 Jan 2017
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Tallinn, EE  
26 Jan 2017
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San Diego, US  
29 Jan 2017
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Baltimore (MD), US  
02 Feb 2017
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Arlington (VA), US  
03 Feb 2017
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Cedar Rapids (IA), US  
04 Feb 2017
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Madison (WI), US  
14 Feb 2017
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Tartu, EE  
11 Mar 2017
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Nantes, FR  
14 Mar 2017
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Zurich, CH  
15 Mar 2017
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Bern, CH  
17 Mar 2017
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Marseille, FR  
30 Mar 2017
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Tallinn, EE  
31 Mar 2017
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Tallinn, EE  
05 Apr 2017
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Vienna, AT  
12 Apr 2017
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Helsniki, FI  
21 Apr 2017
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Copenhagen, DK  
22 Apr 2017
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Tallinn, EE  
26 Apr 2017
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Tartu, EE  
30 Apr 2017
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Dublin, IE  
03 May 2017
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Linz, AT  
04 May 2017
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Langenau, DE  
12 May 2017
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Cardiff, UK  
13 May 2017
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Leeds, UK  
15 May 2017
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Norwich, UK  
16 May 2017
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London, UK  
18 May 2017
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Rotterdam, NL  
19 May 2017
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Southampton, UK  
20 May 2017
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Bristol, UK  
21 May 2017
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Morecambe, UK  
27 May 2017
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Skopje, MK  
02 Jun 2017
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Tallinn, EE  
03 Jun 2017
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Nijmegen, NL  
07 Jun 2017
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Tampere, FI  
15 Jun 2017
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Hannover, DE  
17 Jun 2017
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Värska, EE  
09 Jul 2017
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Schwerin, DE  
15 Jul 2017
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Milan, IT  
18 Jul 2017
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Avignon, FR  
21 Jul 2017
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Saku, EE  
22 Jul 2017
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Hiiumaa, EE  
24 Jul 2017
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Huesca, ES  
27 Jul 2017
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Viljandi, EE  
28 Jul 2017
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Malmesbury, UK  
29 Jul 2017
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Raahe, FI  
05 Aug 2017
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Vändra, EE  
11 Aug 2017
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Innsbruck, AT  
12 Aug 2017
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Taucha  
15 Aug 2017
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Jena, DE  
16 Aug 2017
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Bielefeld, DE  
20 Sep 2017
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Tallinn, EE  
28 Sep 2017
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Düsseldorf, DE  
30 Sep 2017
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St. Petersburg, RU  
08 Oct 2017
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Cesis, LV  
12 Oct 2017
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Thessaloniki, GR  
14 Oct 2017
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Cholet, FR  
19 Oct 2017
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Brussles, BE  
21 Oct 2017
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Whitby, UK  
26 Oct 2017
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Muziekcentrum  
Tilburg, NL  
27 Oct 2017
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Rotterdam, NL  
02 Nov 2017
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Import Export  
Munich, DE  
03 Nov 2017
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Anche Cinema Royal  
Bari, IT  
05 Nov 2017
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Oslo, NO  
06 Dec 2017
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Istanbul, TR  
30 Dec 2017
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Pärnu, EE  
01 Jan 2018
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Tallinn, EE  
09 Jan 2018
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Sydney, AU  
10 Jan 2018
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Sydney, AU  
11 Jan 2018
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Sydney, AU  
16 Jan 2018
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Philarmonie Luxembourg  
Luxembourg, LU  
17 Jan 2018
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Luxembourg, LU  
26 Jan 2018
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Turnhout, BE  
27 Jan 2018
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De Warande  
Turnhout, BE  
16 Feb 2018
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Berlin, DE  
24 Feb 2018
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NMF  
Wroclaw, PL  
08 Mar 2018
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Biel, CH  
09 Mar 2018
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Bludenz, AT  
10 Mar 2018
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Zürich, CH  
20 Mar 2018
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Ljubljana, SO  
21 Mar 2018
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Dublin, IE  
03 Apr 2018
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Vancouver, CA  
07 Apr 2018
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Montreal, CA  
08 Apr 2018
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Quebec, CA  
09 Apr 2018
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Ottawa, CA  
12 Apr 2018
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Stans, CH  
15 Apr 2018
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Jerusalem, PNA  
20 Apr 2018
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Dahrya, PNA  
20 Apr 2018
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Hebron, PNA  
21 Apr 2018
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Rashayda, PNA  
12 May 2018
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Berlin, DE  
26 May 2018
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Toronto, CA  
05 Jul 2018
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Gdansk, PL  
06 Jul 2018
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Rudolstadt, DE  
07 Jul 2018
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Rudolstadt, DE  
21 Jul 2018
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Bussum, NL  
28 Jul 2018
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Viljandi, EE  
03 Aug 2018
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Põlva, EE  
23 Sep 2018
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Bustapest, HU  
28 Sep 2018
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Rotterdam, NL  
29 Sep 2018
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Concerto Recordstore  
Amsterdam, NL  
30 Sep 2018
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Leuven, BE  
04 Oct 2018
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Tartu, EE  
05 Oct 2018
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Tallinn, EE  
12 Oct 2018
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Caen, FR  
02 Nov 2018
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Augsburg, DE  
03 Nov 2018
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Den Haag, NL  
02 Dec 2018
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London, UK  
03 Dec 2018
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Gateshead, UK  
04 Dec 2018
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Norwich, UK  
09 Dec 2018
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prague, CHE  
10 Dec 2018
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Einstein kultur  
Munich, de  
11 Dec 2018
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cologne, de  
12 Dec 2018
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Leipzig, de  
13 Dec 2018
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Hamburg, DE  
14 Dec 2018
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Kiel, DE  
15 Dec 2018
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Berlin, DE  
16 Dec 2018
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WIESBADEN, DE    
Projects

Maarja Nuut & Ruum "muunduja"

Maarja Nuut & Ruum operate in an interzone between light and shadow, connecting the intuitive worldview of days past with the technologies that still lie ahead of us. The enigmatic duo synthesise the soul of things; past present and future.

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Une meeles

Maarja Nuut’s album "UNE MEELES (In the Hold of a Dream)" explores the boundary between reality and dreams. “For me, music and the images and stories hidden in it offer an opportunity to travel from one reality to another, visit a place where everything is possible,” she explains. 

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Muunduja {2018}

Maarja Nuut & Ruum operate in an interzone between light and shadow, connecting the intuitive worldview of days past with the technologies that still lie ahead of us. The enigmatic duo synthesise the soul of things; past present and future.
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Une meeles {2016}

Maarja Nuut’s album "UNE MEELES (In the Hold of a Dream)" explores the boundary between reality and dreams. “For me, music and the images and stories hidden in it offer an opportunity to travel from one reality to another, visit a place where everything is possible,” she explains.
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Press
“an utterly spellbinding piece of music… devastatingly beautiful.”
Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6 Music
"Estonian violinist Maarja Nuut and electronics man Hendrik Kaljujärv blend folk, loops and primeval forest chill to enticingly mysterious effect."
Mojo
“ … that's what it sounds like when the snow sings.”
Simon Le Bon
“Maarja Nuut found the seam between dada and Baltic folk, her gorgeous songs riven with bizarre allegorical interludes and click-clacking horse noises."
Pitchfork
"Maarja Nuut, a singer and violinist from Estonia, used loops and electronics to build austere, minimalist grids, with traditional-sounding waltzes and polkas floating in them like ghostly memories."
The New York Times
"Maarja Nuut layers vocals and fiddles in tunes drawing from traditional tunes but utterly modern"
Bill Bragin
“Extremely personal and different. An elegant and in some ways very “hushed” mix of deep roots in folk(lore) and in modern electronic music relating to drone / ambient.”
Jan Sneum, Danish DR
"There is something incredibly fleeting about her sound that is also incredibly moreish. Talk about ghostly reserve… Once sucked in you become aware of a restless and inquisitive intelligence using a template so transitory, so zephyr-like, that you could miss it if you turn away."
All Things Loud
"Maarja Nuut makes utterly compelling, hypnotic music in the simplest of
ways /--/ Une Meeles feels like everything and nothing."
Richard James Foster, The Quietus
"Absolute knockout."
The Vinyl District
"Nuut is a fearless explorer. She has delved to depths previously unknown, and emerged with treasures beyond your wildest dreams. /--/ It's modern in the sense that no one has ever done something like this before, this is new music, and timeless because it feels like it's been around forever.”
Nitelife Magazine
“This is music unsullied by trends, unaffected by anything but the artist’s vision and depth.”
Big Takeover
"Estonian singer/violinist Maarja Nuut operates at the point where traditional folk meets contemporary classical music, applying hypnotic, minimalist modes to rustic tales of birds and horses."
The Independent
".. dangerously beautiful..”
The Line of Best Fit
Contact
Bookings in Estonia

Linda Liis Eek
info@maarjanuut.com
+372 5347 4877
Bookings in Europe

Michael Winkler, F-Cat Productions
Michael@f-cat.de

Bookings in Australia

Jordan Verzar, Top Shelf Productions
jordan@topshelf.com.au
Bookings in the Netherlands

Marije van Veen, Hot Topic
marije@hot-topic.nl

special projects

Annette Gentz
ag@annettegentz.com

During the period 26.02.2018-30.04.2019, EstTradMusic LLC receives support from the European Union Regional Development Fund’s project “Developing export activities in the creative industry”. The aim of the project is to develop export activities of the artist Maarja Nuut & Ruum during 2018-2019.

The artist received a grant of 49 984.20 euros.