The Arvo Pärt Centre is participating in the international education project “Music in Movement“, which aims to introduce prominent composers of our time in a new and engaging way, thereby bringing classical contemporary music closer to a wider audience. The project focuses particularly on mediating new music for children and young people.
About the Centre
The Arvo Pärt Centre was founded in 2010 by Arvo Pärt and his family with the aim of creating opportunities for preserving and researching the creative heritage of the composer in his native land, Estonia, and in the context of the Estonian language.
The centre is situated in Laulasmaa, 35 km from Tallinn, on a peninsula with magnificent natural surroundings – within a pine forest near the sea.
The building for the centre has been named Aliina – a name that symbolises new beginnings in Pärt’s music. It was with the piano piece “Für Alina” that the tintinnabuli style was introduced in 1976.
The core of the Arvo Pärt centre is the archive, which brings together the entire creative heritage of the composer and related information and documents, both in physical and digital form.
Today Vox Clamantis celebrates 20 years together, and during much of that time, the ensemble’s repertoire has included the work of contemporary composers along side early music. Many years of close cooperation and warm friendship have bound Arvo Pärt and the ensemble together, and today Vox Clamantis is one of the most beloved and esteemed ambassadors of the music of Pärt in the world. The composer Arvo Pärt and the Arvo Pärt Centre would like to extend warm wishes to Vox Clamantis and its artistic director Jaan-Eik Tulvet on the occasion of this important anniversary.
The photographer Tõnu Tormis’ exhibition on Arvo Pärt will be open at the Tartu Art College gallery Noorus from 22 November until 11 December. Displaying this exhibition from 2005 is possible thanks to collaboration between Tartu Art College, Tõnu Tormis and the Arvo Pärt Centre.
Researching and writing about the composer’s creative process is an important part of the everyday work of the Arvo Pärt Centre. In these photographs, Arvo Pärt talks to Kristina Kõrver – the composer is explaining the story of the birth of “Für Alina”.