Music-rich Estonia's bounty of composers includes Erkii-Sven Tüür, a generation younger than Arvo Pärt. Tüür lays claim to an eclectic background, but his music is basically Modernist. He overlays intellectualism with a flair for the dramatic.
Presented by EstDocs, an Estonian documentary film festival-cum-competition (yes, that's how diversified Toronto's non-stop procession of film festivals has become), the documentary Erkki-Sven Tüür; 7 Etudes in Pictures is a 77-minute portait of the composer and his sources of inspiration.
The screening is at 7 p.m., Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills (tucked away in a sweet little spot on the eastern embankment of the Don Valley, off Pottery Rd.).
Dedication, a 20-year-old composition for cello and piano is pretty representative of what I've heard, and very nicely performed by students Theodor-Peeter Sink and Annegret Leiten at a concert organized by the Tallinn Music Highschool last year: