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Erkki-Sven Tüür: 7 Etudes in Pictures (2010)

Original title: Erkki-Sven Tüür: 7 etüüdi piltides

Erkki-Sven tüür: Symphony on 7 Motifs

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Documentary Duration 77:00

What does it really mean to be a composer? How is a musical work born? How do the first shivers of a thought and a graphical image turn into the first bars and further to a whole piece? What is a composer‘s responsibility towards his audience?
The documentary observes different sides of being a composer – from writing a piece in the solitude of the woods of Hirmuste in the island Hiiumaa to orchestral rehearsals in cooperation with acclaimed conductors Paavo Järvi and Anu Tali, the travels and presentations in different parts of the world – Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and, naturally, ...

Director: Marianne Kõrver

Keywords: changing of seasons | band rehearsal | conductors | analyzing life | self-discoveries | premiere | composer | developing story of a composer | composer making music | composer's inner world | View all »

Photos and Galleries (7)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Documentary, Portrait, Music Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 77:00


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Producer Anneli Ahven
Co-producer Heidi Pruuli
Director Marianne Kõrver
Screenwriter Marianne Kõrver
Cinematographer Marianne Kõrver
Sound Designer Sven Sosnitski
Editor Marianne Kõrver

First releases

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  • in cinema: 1.04.2010, Coca Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 14.04.2010, ETV, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 6.11.2010 international premiere, Nordische Filmtage, Lübeck, Germany

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2010, Documentary section
  • Participation, EstDocs - Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), 2010
  • Participation, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czechia), 2011, Programme: A Musical Odyssey

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm