Johanna Kivimägi

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Johanna Kivimägi has graduated and received a Masters degree in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia) in electroacoustic composition with Malle Maltis. She finished her bachelor studies with Tõnu Kõrvits and Galina Grigorjeva in 2015 in composition. In 2013 - 2014 she studied in Iceland Academy of The Arts (Lístaháskoli Islands) with Anna Thorvaldsdottír and Páll Ragnar Pálsson. She did an internship with composer Kent Olafsson in Malmö Music Academy in the fall of 2018 and is currently based in Reykjavík where she is doing an internship with composer Páll Ragnar Pálsson. Johanna Kivimägi has written music for choirs, ensembles, solo instruments, electroacoustic and electronic music. Important part of her works are collaborations.

Falling into place

Johanna Kivimägi

Falling into place (2018) for electronics (originally for quadrophonic speaker setting)

Muutuda, et jääda samaks

Johanna Kivimägi

Muutuda, et jääda samaks (2018) for soprano, alto saxophone, electric guitar, accordion, piano and electronics (originally quadrophonic setting). Performed by Ensemble Arsenale in Estonian Music Days concert "Elusate helide maja" in 2018. ​

Muundumine

Johanna Kivimägi

Muundumine (2017) is a piece for piano and electronics for quadrophonic speaker setting. Premiere 1.06.2017, kohvik 7C, performed by Elle-Riin Volmer (piano) and Johanna Kivimägi (electronics). This recording is a stereo version of the piece.

Piano - Elle-Riin Volmer.

Reflection

Johanna Kivimägi

Reflection (2017) is a piece for flute, electronics (5.1 speaker setting) and video. Video is made by Valentin Siltsenko. It is originally written to perform with live flute, electronics (first version was in stereo) and interactive video. There is also an installation version where all the media is fixed (it was made for inSonic2017 festival that took place in december 2017 at ZKM in Karlsruhe). The electronic part is made out of prerecorded flute sounds of the same material as the flute part.
Premiere 11.01.2017 in Tallinn, Sõprus cinema, performed by Gianni Trovalusci (flute). Recorded 9.04.2017 in Tallinn.

Flute - Gianni Trovalusci
Flute on electronics - Tarmo Johannes

Sära

Johanna Kivimägi

Sära (2017) is a piece for big ensemble, performed by Sinfonietta, conductor Toomas Vavilov. Premiere 7.04.2017 in Tallinn, Estonian Music Days. This is a recording of the premiere.

Aria

Johanna Kivimägi

Aria (2014) is for tenor, horn and piano. It is written for Jaanus Samma’s work “NSFW. A CHAIRMAN’S TALE” and is part of the exhibition.

Tenor - Valter Soosalu
Horn - Rait Erikson
Piano - Johanna Kivimägi
Lyrics - Maarja Kangro

Dona nobis pacem

Johanna Kivimägi

Dona nobis pacem (2014) is written for female choir Kammerhääled (conductor Igrid Roose) for their concert tour in summer 2014 in Estonia. This a concert recording from the same tour.

Wandering Stars

Wandering Stars (2016) by Lola Drubignys, sound by Johanna Kivimägi. 1h 4min, colour installation

Reflection

Reflection (2017) for flute, electronics and video. Video by Valentin Siltsenko. Original sound 5.1.

Upcoming events

Past events

21/10/18

21:00

Treffpunkt #3

Heliose kino

Tallinn

"Radiance"

06/09/18

Tivolivredenburg

Utrecht

Germanie Sijstermans (bass clarinet)

"Becoming The Flow"

29/08/18

Maankvartier

Netherlands

Germanie Sijstermans (bass clarinet)

"Becoming The Flow"

19/07/18

Abrons Arts Centre

New York

Gianni Trovalusci (flute)

"Reflection"

09/05/18

Metodisti kirik

Tallinn

"Falling into place"

elektroonikale

08/05/18

Springtime Study Concerts

Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

Rome

Gianni Trovalusci (flute)

"Reflection"

13/04/18

Eesti Muusika Päevad

EMTA kammersaal

Tallinn

Ensemble Arsenale

"Muutuda, et jääda samaks"

07/12/17 - 10/12/17

inSonic2017

ZKM

Karlsruhe

"Reflection" (installation)

01/06/17

Noorte Heliloojate Labor

Treffpunkt 2

Kohvik 7C

Tallinn

Elle-Riin Volmer (piano)

Johanna Kivimägi (electronics)

"Muundumine"

11/04/17

Eesti Muusika Päevad

Vältimatult Valgusesse

Kino Sõprus

Tallinn

Gianni Trovalusci (flute)

"Reflection"

07/04/17

Eesti Muusika Päevad

Elusate Helide maja

EMTA kammersaal

Tallinn

EMTA Sinfonietta

Conductor Toomas Vavilov

"Sära"

Johanna Kivimägi

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