Marianna Liik
Marianna Liik
Composer
In 2017 Marianna Liik graduated Master’s studies in composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Helena Tulve and Margo Kõlar. There she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 2014 under the tutelage of Malle Maltis and Margo Kõlar. During 2017–2018 she improved her skills in The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Koninklijk Conservatoire Antwerpen) as a student of Wim Henderickx. Marianna Liik has written music for orchestra, ensembles and choir as well as electroacoustic works. Her special interest is the sound world that is created by combining the acoustic and electronic means of expression. Liik's music has been in the program of many festivals in Estonia, as well as in USA, Poland, Germany, Russia, Australia, Switzerland, China. Marianna Liik’s composition Mets (Forest) was awarded the second prize at the International Rostrum of Composers in Prague in 2013 in the category of composers under 30 years. In November 2014, Marianna Liik won the Westdeutscher Rundfunk film music award at the competition SoundTrack_Cologne 11. In 2017, Liik was awarded Lucerne Festival Academy prize Roche Young Commissions.

KURZSCHLUSS The title “Kurzschluss” (short circuit) has inspired me for many reasons with several different meanings. Short circuit as disconnection from the power source. It can be seen as a […]

KURZSCHLUSS
The title “Kurzschluss” (short circuit) has inspired me for many reasons with several different meanings. Short circuit as disconnection from the power source. It can be seen as a short-term slowdown or complete cease of the movement. Short circuit as a false connection that produces spark and flashes, unexpected impulses. A short circuit as false connection can also occur when a faulty vinyl starts repeating the same musical material. In this case, there is a connection between two adjacent grooves. The short circuit as a metaphor (the shortness of the head, the cord running together) often occurs inside us and around us. Also in the process of creating a piece, I experience a number of major and minor short circuits – the intermittent flow of creative energy is common phenomenon.