When Silence Falls Merje Kägu Ensemble
- 1To Find Yourself Is to Lose Yourself10:27
- 2Time to Grow07:11
- 3Esperando Um Capricondio08:32
- 6Journey of Awakening07:29
- 7When Silence Falls12:03
Info for When Silence Falls
It is not jazz, it is not classical music, it is not folk music, still it is all of this and more into a great mix of its own. This is Merje Kägu´s debut CD. She is an Estonian guitar player and this is all her own composition of extremely beautiful and soothing music definitely inspired by her Estonian culture.
This music is an intimate journey. It is a reflection of experiences and dialogues with myself and others. It is about losing and finding oneself, about growth and awakening, as well as longing and silence. When Silence Falls embraces the understated beauty of being perfectly imperfect. It is an humble portrait of humanness, in which fragility and strength become one. It is about the rise from falling. The movement of honesty.
With combinations of jazz, classical and minimalist elements I aimed to create a world of melodic colours as well as allow space for an intimate storytelling voice to speak. There’s an atmospheric drift to the music which subtly contrasts and combines the soulful interpretations and improvisations. I like to create and play music that bridges the gap between composed and improvised music, smoothly transitioning from one to the other. This fluid style creates a personal and intimate connection with other musicians. A reflective approach is central to my artistry.
When Silence Falls is the guitarist Merje Kägu’s first solo album as a composer and ensemble leader. The group, which was formed in 2016, in Gothenburg, not only brings together musicians from around the world, but also from different musical backgrounds – classical, world and improvisational music.
For Merje, the ensemble consists of musicians that have truly inspired her with their deep appreciation and dedication to music, as well as their humbleness and understanding of its delicacy and sophistication. Each composition on When Silence Falls is laced with the gentle touches of each musician and brought to life by their shared experiences.
Merje Kägu, guitar
Anders Jormin, double bass
Jesse Ojajärvi, drums
Åsa B. Johansson, violin, voice
Leonor Palazzo, cello
Marina Cyrino, flute
Blanca Sans Ballart, oboe, English horn
is a guitarist and composer, residing in Gothenburg, Sweden. She studied jazz guitar at the Estonian Academy of Music and graduated the master program in improvisation at the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama. She has appeared with her original music and collaborated with inspiring musicians in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Scotland, etc. “Playing music is something that attracts my attention and curiosity. I like to create and play music that bridges the gap between composed and improvised music, smoothly transitioning from one to the other. This fluid style creates a personal and intimate connection with other musicians. A reflective approach is central to my artistry. Where words fail, music speaks.”
This album contains no booklet.