U: virtual reality concert “Look around you, look inside yourself”


Sun 14. August 2022, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00


Arvo Pärt Centre


Ensemble U:
Tarmo Johannes (flute), Helena Tuuling (clarinet), Merje Roomere (violin), Levi-Danel Mägila (cello), Vambola Krigul (percussion), Taavi Kerikmäe (piano)


Programme: Märt-Matis Lill, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes

The concert is experienced by the audience seated in chairs while wearing VR headsets. Audience members visually explore a 360º film while Ensemble U: performs the synchronized music. The ensemble and speakers (for the electronic sound in the music) physically surround the audience, unifying the audience experience with a live, immersive audio performance while each audience member has a unique, individual immersive visual experience.

Ensemble U: (2003) is currently the most active and renowned contemporary music ensemble in Estonia. The ensemble has gained recognition for its ability to perform even the most demanding works without conductor, openness for bold experimental ideas and sensitivity for sound. Next to Estonia U: has performed in important international festivals like Time of Music (Viitasaari, Finland), GAIDA (Vilnius, Lithuania), Sounds New (Canterbury, UK), Nordic Music Days (Helsinki, Finland), Nuova Consonanza (Rome, Italy), Third Practice (Richmond, USA), Biennale di Musica Venezia (Italy), Virtuosi of XXI Century (Recife, Brasil), Dark Music Days (Iceland), Musica Nova (Helsinki, Finland) etc. In the field of musical theatre U: has worked with one of the internationally most renowned conceptual dance choreographer and director in Estonia – Mart Kangro, on several occasions.


Tickets 20€/15€/50€ will be available through Fienta or at the center's information desk starting July 14.

Supporter's ticket of 50€ will entail a guided tour of the entire house after the concert. The guide will wait for you at our info desk.

Tickets will not be refunded or swapped for other events.


The Centre will be closed for visitors on October 21 due to a private conference.