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Maarja Nuut & Ruum

Estonian duo Maarja Nuut & Ruum operate in a musical interzone; connecting the deep-rooted, intuitive worldview of days past with the hyper-mediated realities and seemingly limitless technological possibilities of the present and future. Maarja Nuut is a singer and violinist: and an utterly compelling, often hypnotic performer. Her unique sound and vision, one that readily crosses genre borders...

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Maarja Nuut & Ruum announce album, tour dates and live session

Posted on Tuesday, 14th August

We are excited to announce details of the forthcoming album from recent signings to our 130701 imprint, Maarja Nuut & Ruum. The Estonian duo, who mesh violin, electronics and vocals into something Mary Anne Hobbs has described as "devastatingly beautiful", will release their first album together on October 5th. The album is entitled 'Muunduja', which translates as 'Shifter' and you can read about the album, listen to a first track and pre-order the record here.

The pair have also announced a set of UK / EU tour dates, which are listed below.
If you want to get some idea how good their live performances are you can watch a live session video here.


23 Sep - MuPa, Budapest, HU
28 Sep - Worm, Rotterdam, NL
29 Sep - Concerto, Amsterdam, NL
30 Sep  - Abdij Keizersberg, Leuven, BE
04 Oct - Tartu Uus Teater, Tartu, EE
05 Oct  - Hall, Tallinn, EE
12 Oct - Theatre d'Herouville Saint-Clair, Caen, FR (w/ Orchestre Regionale de Normandie)
13 Oct - Gare Transatlantique, Cherbourg, FR (w/ Orchestre Regionale de Normandie)
02 Nov - Sounds Of God, Augsburg, AT (Maarja Nuut SOLO show)
03 Nov - Crossing Border Festival, Den Haag, NL
02 Dec - The Lexington, London, UK
03 Dec - The Sage, Gateshead, UK
04 Dec - The Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
10 Dec - Einstein Kultur, Munich, DE
11 Dec - Theater Die Wohngemeinschaft, Cologne, DE
12 Dec - Horns Erben, Leipzig, DE
13 Dec - Elbphilharmonie (small hall), Hamburg, DE
14 Dec - Lutterbek, Kiel, DE
15 Dec - Berghain Kantine, Berlin, DE

Listen: Maarja Nuut & Ruum first track released

Posted on Monday, 16th July

The latest signings to our 130701 imprint, Estonian duo Maarja Nuut & Ruum precede details of a collaborative album with the release of single 'Kuud kuulama', which had an exclusive first play by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6 Music this weekend, being picked out as her 'Sunriser' track and getting played on her shows on both Saturday and Sunday. Mary Anne described the track as "an utterly spellbinding piece of music" and you can listen to 'Kuud kuulama' here. You can also watch a video, made by Benjamin Wigley, here.
More information about the album, to be released through 130701 this autumn, will be announced soon.

Maarja Nuut & Ruum sign to 130701

Posted on Tuesday, 12th June

We are excited to finally announce the signing to our 130701 imprint of Maarja Nuut & Ruum, an Estonian duo whose music merges violin, voice and contemporary electronics. Relocating a deep-rooted vernacular folk tradition within a restless, fractured digital present, they forge a dynamic and unique space for themselves, and sounds like little else around right now.
We first stumbled upon Maarja back in March 2015, when she floored us with her performance at a FatCat-curated showcase at Tallinn Music Week, and came very close to releasing her 2016 album, 'Ue Meeles', but for one reason or another it wasn't to be. Happily, following further conversations over the past six months, Maarja has signed a deal with 130701 for her collaborative project with fellow Estonian, Ruum (akaHendrik Kaljujarv). The pair have been touring and recording together over the past year or so and the first recorded fruits of their collaboration will be released later this year, alongside a full set of UK / EU tour dates.
For now, you can read more about the duo here and check out a teaser of what's to come, with this neat 3-minute live teaser video.

Releases
Tour Dates
Sep
23

MuPa
Budapest
Hungary
 Tickets

Sep
28

Worm
Rotterdam
Netherlands
 Tickets

Sep
29

Concerto
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Sep
30

Abdij Keizersberg
Leuven
Belgium
 Tickets

Oct
05

Hall
Tallinn
Estionia

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