Guy Rickards, Gramophone, May 2022

Guy Rickards, Gramophone, May 2022 https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/fractales Ensemble Fractales a specialist new music chamber group comprising flautist Renata Kambarova, clarinetist Benjamin Maneyrol, violinist (and occasional viola player) Marion Borgel, cellist Diego Coutinho and pianist Gan Ponte. The ensemble’s diverse origins (France, Brazil, Uzbekistan) have nurtured their cosmopolitan approach, and the composers featured here hail from France (Claude…

Kevin W Ng , 8 April, 2022, Bachtrack

Kevin W Ng , 8 April, 2022, Bachtrack “A listening journey in six steps: contemporary women composers in Estonia” https://bachtrack.com/feature-estonian-women-composers-april-2022 “Among the younger generation of composers, Elis Hallik (born in 1986) has achieved particular international success. Hallik studied at the Estonian Academy of Music with Helena Tulve and Toivo Tulev, followed by further studies at…

​Simon Cummings, 18 March, 2022, blog 5:4, program “Lent series”

​Simon Cummings, 18 March, 2022, blog 5:4, program “Lent series” Link The next piece in my Lent Series is concerned with not just the possibility but the occasional necessity of having to progress through darkness. Some Paths Will Always Lead Through the Shadows was composed by Elis Hallik in 2021, and takes as inspiration words…

Farištamo Eller, 14 March, 2022, Muusika

Farištamo Eller, 14 March, 2022, Muusika https://www.ajakirimuusika.ee/single-post/kadunud-metsade-kaja?fbclid=IwAR1DWcuwK5HHe-hOda7XNnJlLSvu89rrJC-WcF0Tr9g98TYmHW5JfIcYptw​ “Eelkontserdil kõlanud Elis Halliku “To Become a Tree” kõnetas lihtsaimalt ilmselt just oma pealkirja, oma loo tõttu. Teos on kvintetile (flööt/bassflööt, bassklarnet, viiul, tšello ja ettevalmistatud klaver) ning viis mängijat võib orkestri kõrval tunduda vähe. Halliku teos mõjub suurelt ja tugevalt, isegi oma detailsuses ja mõningases õrnuses, ning oli sel…

Äli-Ann Klooren, 8 October, 2021, Sirp

Äli-Ann Klooren, 8 October, 2021, Sirp  https://www.sirp.ee/s1-artiklid/c5-muusika/mihklikuu-audiospaa/ “In regards to the new works, Elis Hallik’s The Firehearted, which was performed at ERSO’s opening concert, also left a very deep impression. The conceptual idea of the work is similar to Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, where well-known pieces of music are embedded in the original work. Hallik has…

Sirje Vihma-Normet, 17 September, 2021, Eesti Elu/ Estonian Life

Sirje Vihma-Normet,  17 September, 2021, Eesti Elu/ Estonian Life https://eestielu.com/en/culture/173-muusika/12118-erso-95​ ​The world premiere of Elis Hallik’s Firehearted was supposed to be performed last year, during the season dedicated to the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Therefore, the strings in the work are largely inspired by the opening movement of Beethoven’s Leonore (Fidelio). According to the composer, at one point she…

Sirp, detsember 22, 2017, Johanna Mängel

Sirp, detsember 22,  2017,  Johanna Mängel https://www.sirp.ee/s1-artiklid/c5-muusika/uhiskonnatundlik-ja-eksklusiivne-nuudismuusikaaeg/ ​ “In autumn, ERSO premiered Elis Vesik’s orchestral work Punctum concursūs in prospectu or Vanishing Point in the Field of Vision, one of the central themes of which is the perception of time. A unique, airy, and sensitive sound aesthetic may be encountered in Vesik’s well-thought-out search for…

Persona Grata 2017-09 Johanna Mängel Teater.Muusika.Kino

Persona Grata 2017-09 Johanna Mängel Teater.Muusika.Kino Elis Hallik (1986) on heliloojana huvitatud sellest, mis mõjutab võimet olla teadlikult käesolevas hetkes ja jälgida tähelepanuga kõike ümbritsevat —vaikust ja müra selle erinevates tahkudes ning mikrosündmusi helides ja muusikalises protsessis. Elis Hallik  õppis kompositsiooni Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemias Helena Tulve ja Toivo Tulevi juhendamisel ning täiendas end Lyoni…