Puuluup directs the vibrations of Talharpa’s horsehair strings through effect blocks and looper, uses alternative bowing and drumming techniques and sounds. The mellow sighs of Talharpa are paired with electronically amplified echoes, knocks, creaks and crackles, while still maintaining the instrument’s natural sound. A dialogue between the familiar natural sound and its electronic variations emerges.
Puuluup approaches Talharpa’s bowing technique and repertory playfully by borrowing and mixing motives from different musical traditions. The music may have a dancing beat, or resemble a dark film soundtrack, spy around in the chambers of ancient Talharpa players on Vormsi island, or travel to far away lands. We draw inspiration from Vormsi nights, trams in November, junkies in love, criminals from Odessa and Antonio Vivaldi.
On the stage:
Ramo Teder (Pastacas) – talharpa, electronics
Marko Veisson – talharpa, electronics