An Estonian-born musician and designer Valev Laube will reveal his story to folk music and how the liberation from the Soviet Union has allowed Estonians to rediscover its cultural roots. The performance introduces a contemporary artistic interpretation of old folk tunes and playing tradition while fusing it with contemporary music practices and personal experiences associated with the teaching methods of folk music.
Valev Laube is an Estonian-born graphic designer, digital artist, and musician currently based in New York. He specializes in multidisciplinary creative projects which merge audio and visuals for holistic concert and performance art experiences. As a musician, he has performed all across Europe and North-America, mainly promoting and presenting contemporary Northern-European and Estonian folk-inspired original music. Charlie Rauh has been resident artist for The Rauschenberg Foundation and The Klaustrid Foundation. Recorded in a 14th-century barn in France, Rauh’s debut, Viriditas, inspires listeners: "These quiet tunes dust off a few neglected shelves of the human soul and from them pull vials filled with brightness” (All About Jazz)