Kristjan Järvi (© Peter Adamik).

December 1, 2017 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

2nd concert in the MUSIC OF THE FUTURE series

A Cantata on Global Economy Regular Crisis is a multimedia film by video and performance artist Marina Landia.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Economy and music – a unique evening in ENSO’s season programme!

This multimedia project by the video and performance artist Marina Landia combines video projections with a large symphony orchestra. The video material has been compiled from interviews with key figures in global industry and finance: José Ángel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Manfred Bischoff, the Chairman of the Council of the German automobile manufacturer Daimler, as well as the business media manager Steve Forbes.

Regular Crisis reflects the ‘mental state’ of the most influential figures in the global economy, studying their values, philosophies and ways of thinking. Tensions skilfully conveyed with live music will create amazing effects, offering a rather unusual perspective on the current state and potential future of the global economy.

Kristjan Järvi: “I want to create transformational environments. This mission is not confined to the concert hall and the way technology and visual art can transform the audience experience. It also extends to his vision of how an orchestra can enrich the lives of its players and embolden them to change the world around them.

Environment is a very important word for us, in two different senses. As humans we create the environment  between each other. But we also have to be connected to the greater environment in our daily lives. we realize that there are no differences between people or nationalities. The whole planet is ours. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what your story is: we must take care of each other, and of the Earth. Nature does not need us. Humans have become a parasite to Earth but it is us humans who have made us into that and it is us humans who can change that.”

Louis Andriessen: “Many composers view the act of composing as, somehow, above social conditioning. I contest that. How you arrange your musical material, the techniques you use and the instruments you score for, are largely determined by your own social circumstances and listening experience, and the availability of financial support. I do agree, though, that abstract musical material – pitch, duration and rhythm – are beyond social conditioning: it is found in nature. However, the moment the musical material is ordered it becomes culture and hence a social entity.”


The work was premiered in October 2016 by the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kristjan Järvi.

The concert will begin with a panel discussion of outstanding visionaries Kaja Kallas, Mohammed El Husseiny, Marina Landia, and Kristjan Järvi are sharing their thoughts on the international economy. Discussion will be moderated by Lauri Hussar, the chief editor of Estonia’s biggest daily newspaper Postimees.

Tickets: 22 € / 16 €

Concert is produced by ENSO and Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF

Presented by Nelja Energia

The “Music of the Future” concert series collaborates with three innovative cross-border music festivals: AFEKT International Modern Music Festival, Estonian Music Days and the ENSO end of season festival “Practical Spirituality”. The Swiss conductor Baldur Brönnimann mainly focuses on contemporary music that poses fascinating and complex challenges; Risto Joost is the multi-talented principal conductor of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and the Leipzig MDR Radio Choir, the artistic director of the Tallinn Philharmonic Society and the Birgitta Festival and conductor of the Estonian National Opera.

Two concerts in the “Music of the Future” series will be conducted by Kristjan Järvi. The first, “I Eat the Sun and Drink the Rain”, a composition by the German electronic musician Sven Helbig, will be performed by Voces Musicales and the composer himself. In December, Kristjan Järvi will conduct the performance of an extraordinary composition that combines economy with music. “Regular Crisis” is a film with a live soundtrack that has been called a cantata on the global economy. Appearing on a film screen set up in the Estonia Concert Hall, Steve Forbes, José Ángel Gurría, Manfred Bischoff and other key figures in global industry and finance share their thoughts on the current state and future vision of the economy. Tensions will be added and relieved by the music composed by Louis Andriessen, Bryce Dessner, Jonny Greenwood, Kristjan Järvi and others.

Friday 27 October 2017 – RITUALS: Opening concert of the AFEKT Festival, conductor BALDUR BRÖNNIMANN
Friday 1 December 2017 – REGULAR CRISIS, conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI
Friday 13 April 2018 – HOLY MAGMA: Estonian Music Days, conductor RISTO JOOST
Tuesday 22 May 2018 – I EAT THE SUN AND DRINK THE RAIN, Festival “Practical Spirituality”, Voces Musicales, conductor KRISTJAN JÄRVI

Series tickets for the “Music of the Future” series: 55 € / 40 € (available until 25.10.2017)
Series tickets for the “Music of the Future” series are available upon buying a voucher with a code that can be used to obtain tickets to all four concerts in the series.