About Maarja
Maarja Nuut is a violinist and singer from Estonia; an utterly compelling, often hypnotic performer, known for her solo performances filled with quirky and haunting storytelling. Her music creates an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental sounds meet the musical traditions of long-lived times.

Maarja’s debut was the self-released “Soolo” in 2013. Three years later, now a veteran of the world folk circuit (with acclaimed performances at Womex and Womad) and with the Artists Prize at Tallinn Music Week festival under her belt, Maarja self-released a second album, 2016’s “Une Meeles” (In the Hold of a Dream). The record was released to widespread international critical acclaim. Since then Maarja has toured as a solo performer throughout Europe and North America.
Later in 2016 she began collaborating with Ruum (Hendrik Kaljujärv), an electronic musician whose input provided a complementary, if often abstract framework to Nuut's atavistic melodies. their first album 'muunduja' was released October 2018 on the UK’s 130701 label.


Live
13 Sep 2019
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TBA  
CN  
15 Sep 2019
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TBA  
CN  
29 Jun 2019
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Lärz, DE  
08 Aug 2019
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Rees-Haldern, DE  
23 Aug 2019
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Berlin, DE  
11 Oct 2019
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Ingolstadt, DE  
16 Aug 2019
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Saaremaa, EE  
09 Aug 2019
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Helsinki, FI  
09 May 2020
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Paris, FR  
09 Jul 2019
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Suoni Mobili Festival  
Monticello Brianza, IT  
14 Dec 2019
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TBA  
TH  
10 Aug 2019
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King's Lynn, UK  
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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Hebron, PNA  
20 Apr 2018
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Dahrya, 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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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    
16 Jan 2019
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Groningen, NL  
20 Jan 2019
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Glasgow, UK  
02 Feb 2019
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Tallinn, EE  
07 Mar 2019
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Melbourne, AU  
08 Mar 2019
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Sydney, AU  
09 Mar 2019
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Adelaide, AU  
10 Mar 2019
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Adelaide, AU  
11 Mar 2019
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Adelaide, AU  
16 Mar 2019
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New Plymouth, NZ  
17 Mar 2019
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New Plymouth, NZ  
17 Mar 2019
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New Plymouth, NZ  
30 Mar 2019
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Tallinn, EE  
16 May 2019
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Milan, IT  
24 May 2019
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Ljubljana, SI  
21 Jun 2019
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Tartu, EE  
29 Jun 2019
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Lärz, DE  
09 Jul 2019
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Suoni Mobili Festival  
Monticello Brianza, IT  
08 Aug 2019
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Rees-Haldern, DE  
09 Aug 2019
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Helsinki, FI  
10 Aug 2019
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King's Lynn, UK  
16 Aug 2019
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Saaremaa, EE  
23 Aug 2019
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Berlin, DE  
13 Sep 2019
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TBA  
CN  
15 Sep 2019
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TBA  
CN  
11 Oct 2019
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Ingolstadt, DE  
14 Dec 2019
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TBA  
TH  
09 May 2020
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Paris, FR  
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Press
“Ruum’s slip sliding beats, techno drones and atmospheres perfectly entwine with the undergrowth of Maarja’s pieces and it’s a wonderful improvised symbiosis that enthrals the packed hall.”
Louder Than War
“ … 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
"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 & Ruum are an act built on the confluence of organic and processed sounds, and it works beautifully: Nuut’s vocals and looped violin parts duck and weave between the electronic treatment, with the resulting ambient soundscape radiating through the church we’re stood in.”
Dummy
"Maarja Nuut is a singer and violinist while Ruum dabbles in the outer-reaches of electronica. Together they have come up with a quite startling album of songs that really pack a sonic punch, full of shifting moods, textures and tones. It purportedly maps the two musicians’ inner travels, and I can only conclude that they must visit some places well off the tourist trail. It’s a strange, seductive work that feels steeped in the mysticism of yore, but still totally modern.
The Crack Magazine
"one of the most exciting musicians working today... 'Muunduja' is a remarkable collaboration... a deeply intriguing listen"
Songlines
“an utterly spellbinding piece of music… devastatingly beautiful.”
Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6 Music
"a haunting journey over fresh terrain: features might look familiar but known qualities dissolve on closer inspection leaving only the pleasure of the new... there's so much talent on display, and the results are dynamic and unpredictable."
Nick Soulsby, Popmatters
"Maarja Nuut is a remarkable woman. Already widely celebrated in folk and world music circles… Nuut's third release, the mesmerising 'Muunduja'... sees her dive further into a netherworld of future-past visions, loops and general electronic wizardry.”
Richard Foster, Drowned in Sound
"One embraces the organic and the ancient, another the digital and modern… taking these conflicting parts and spinning them into a new language, one that uses slippery melodic lines and sleepy drones to create slipstreams between epochs, as well as dreamy connections that snap into place like new neurons.”
Colin Joyce, Noisey
"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

info@maarjanuut.com

Bookings in Europe

info@maarjanuut.com


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