The Tintinnabuli Forest (ERR, 2019)
The documentary by Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) The Tintinnabuli Forest presents the musical highlights and festive atmosphere of the opening day of the Arvo Pärt Centre one year ago. In the film, the composer’s wife Nora Pärt as well as staff members of the Centre, Kristina Kõrver and Anneli Kivisiv open the initial impetus and rationale for the creation of the Centre. Of course, also sharing their thoughts are Pärt’s important companions: musicologist Toomas Siitan, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, founder of the ECM record company, Manfred Eicher, violin soloist Anne Akiko Meyers, the long-term President of the German Bunderstag, Norbert Lammert and others. Enrique Sobejano, one of the architects of the building, describes his vision for the architecture of the centre hidden in the pine forest.
The film was broadcast on ETV on 19 April 2019. For the first time, it can now be viewed on the big screen at the centre which now celebrates its first year of operation.
The screenwriters for The Tintinnabuli Forest are Erle Veber and Joonas Hellerma. It is directed by Erle Veber, edited by Hedi Rosma and produced by Heidi Pruuli and Heiki Sepp.
The festive opening events of the Arvo Pärt Centre took place on 12 and 13 October 2018, and the centre opened its doors to all music lovers on 17 October 2018.