A concert at Viimsi Open Air Museum will bring together two greats of Estonian music, pitting pianist and composer Rein Rannap against the metal punk band Winny Puhh.
“The combination alone is so unconventional that it would be a sin to call it anything but the classical music event of the year,” Winny Puhh’s lead singer Indrek Vaheoja told menu.err.ee today.
He remained vague about the origin of the concept but said that Rein Rannap, an esteemed composer and pianist, was very keen on the idea and called it progressive.
Winny Puhh received world wide fame with their entry to Eurovision’s Estonian qualifying round Eesti Laul in 2013. Their song “Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti” finished third in Eesti Laul, but quickly went viral online and caught the attention of fashion designer Rick Owens, who hired them for his show in Paris.
The concert will be held on June 21 at the Viimsi Open Air Museum near Tallinn, with a live musical “battle of good and evil," Vaheoja said.
Rannap, who was named musician of the year in 2002, may actually not be such a leap, after all - like the majority of Estonians working in music regardless of styles and genres, he has also dabbled in Eurovision songs and he was also one of the main engines and songwriters of the prog band Ruja, which had conflicts with the Soviet authorities.
Here is a little preview of what's to come: