Residentuu:r is a creative residency series initiated by Ensemble U: in 2016.
In the season 2016/2017 Estonian composer Liisa Hirsch (https://soundcloud.com/liisa-hirsch) was invited as composer-lecturer to Residentuu:r. During the 6 open workshops Liisa Hirsch introduced to the ensemble and the audience different themes and important composers that are in one or other way related to experimental ways of creating and thinking about music (James Tenney, Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, Marc Sabat, Wandelweiser etc). In 2017/2018 U: ther Residentuu:r composer was Andrus Kallastu (www.kallastu.ee).
In 2019 U: made a bit unusual decision and chose Udo Kasemets to be the composer in residency posthumously to celebrate Udo Kasemets's 100th anniversary in Autumn 2019.
The public workshops take place once in a month in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, led by:
Tu 29.01.19 at 6:00 PM Jeremy Strachan (Canada, video conference)
Tu 05.03.19 at 6:00 PM Kerri Kotta
Tu 09.04.19 at 6:00 PM Theodore Parker
Tu 14.05.19 at 6:00 PM Immo Mihkelson
In collaboration with Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
In 2019, the project is co-funded through the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.