Kairi Kosk

WORKS FOR THE STAGE

  • Dancing Music
    2002
    15'
    percussion (3 players), dancer, live electronics, tape
    Fp: students of Royal Conservatory of The Hague: Diego Espinoza, Ton Risco, Roberto Oliveira, Amaranta Fernandez, Kairi Kosk; June 19, 2002, Zwembad theatre, Hague, Netherlands
    FpEst: Vambola Krigul, Anneli Kadakas, Sandra Annuste, Kairi Kosk; October 12, 2002, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music

Operas

  • The Last Unicorn [Viimane ükssarvik]
    chamber opera
    1999
    22'
    2 sopranos, 2 narrators, instrumental ensemble: 2 clarinets, violin, double-bass, accordion, percussion
    Text: from the fairy-tale of Peter Soyer Beagle
    Fp: produced by Rene Nõmmik and dance group Fine Five, Kaia Urb and Aile Asszonyi (singers), Kairi Kosk and Ülo Krigul (narrativists), instrumental ensemble, conductor Hendrik Vestmann; April 24, 2000, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA

Works for chamber orchestra

  • ODD [ODD ehk väike veider lugu]
    1999
    4'
    chamber orchestra: 2 flutes, vibraphone, strings
    Fp: Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra, conductor Toomas Kapten; September 15, 1999, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT(S) AND ORCHESTRA

Works for saxophone and orchestra

  • Cyclone [Madalrõhkkond]
    1997
    8'
    solo tenor saxophone, chamber orchestra: 2 flutes, oboe, english horn, clarinet, horn, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (2 players), celesta, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, double-bass

Works for piano and orchestra

  • Something
    2000
    7'
    piano, string orchestra
    Fp: Margit Tohver (piano), Estonian Academy of Music String Orchestra, conductor Toomas Kapten; October 20, 2000, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music

WORKS FOR ENSEMBLE

Duos

  • Ice [Jää]
    1998
    6'
    flute, harp

Trios

  • Duo for Three [Duo kolmele]
    1997
    7'
    oboe, clarinet, trumpet
    Fp: Ivar Säde (clarinet), Tatjana Sulitsenko (oboe), Mihkel Metsala (trumpet); June 22, 1998, concert exam of Estonian Academy of Music, Composers’ Union Hall

Quintets

  • Equinox
    2000
    6'
    brass quintet
    Commissioned by: Silver Brass

Septets

  • A Tale of My Sewing Machine
    1998
    6'
    clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, percussion, cello, double bass

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT

Works for piano

  • 2001
    6'
    piano
    Fp: Peep Lassmann (piano); April 8, 2002, Estonia Concert Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival

VOCAL AND CHORAL MUSIC

Works for choir, (soloist or soloists) and instrument(s)

  • The Seasons [Aastaajad]
    1. The Winter
    2. The Spring
    3. The Summer
    4. The Autumn
    1996
    15'
    soprano, mixed choir, oboe, cello, percussion, tape
    Text: Kairi Kosk, clippings from Estonian newspapers in 1996
    Fp: chamber choir and ensemble of Estonian Academy of Music, conductor Toomas Kapten; November 23, 1997, Eesti Kontsert chamber hall, Tallinn, festival Nyyd
    CD “Estonian Academy of Music 1919-1999”, Estonian Academy of Music (1999); project choir and ensemble of the Estonian Academy of Music, Aile Asszonyi (soprano), conductor Toomas Kapten

Works for voice(s) and instrument(s)

  • Haze on Trees [Udu puile]
    2008
    5'
    mezzo soprano, flute, piano
    Text: folklore
    Fp: TriOst: Elo Tammsalu (mezzo soprano), Nina Holsbach (flute), Kairit Siidra (piano); May 29, 2008, Pavilion of Essen Philharmonie
    Commissioned by: Essen Philharmonie
  • Songs of Night [Kolme tähega öö laulud]
    1. The Moon
    2. A Tree
    3. The Air
    4. A Dream
    1996
    12'
    soprano, flute, piano
    Text: Kairi Kosk
    Fp: Elo Tammsalu (soprano), Vivian Maripuu (flute), Kairit Siidra (piano); May 8, 1998 (“Moon” only). Premiere of complete cycle: Elo Tammsalu (soprano), Vivian Maripuu (flute), Kairit Siidra (piano); concert exam of Estonian Academy of Music, June 22, 1998

Works for voice(s) and other instrument(s)

  • 1. From Hell
    2. Like Ice Crystals
    3. From Heaven
    2001
    8'
    soprano, guitar
    Text: quotations from letters of serial killers Jack the Ripper and Red Ripper (From the Hell), Kairi Kosk (Like Ice Crystals), quotations from the interview with Mother Theresa (From Heaven) (in Estonian and English)
    Fp: Kaia Urb (soprano), Heiki Mätlik (guitar); April 6, 2002, Kadriorg Palace, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Kaia Urb

Works for mixed choir a cappella

  • Ninuo
    2000
    5'
    soprano or countertenor, mixed choir
    Text: Kairi Kosk (in Estonian)
    Fp: Chamber Choir Voces Musicales, conductor Risto Joost; October 18, 2000, Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music
    Commissioned by: Autumn Festival of the Estonian Academy of Music
  • The Dog of Jesus [Jeesuse koer]
    1996
    3'
    mixed choir
    Text: Kairi Kosk

ELECTRONIC, ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AND MULTIMEDIA WORKS

  • Dancing Music
    2002
    15'
    phonogram
  • 2001
    6'
    cello, tape
    Fp: Aare Tammesalu (cello); April 9, 2001, Estonian Academy of Music Chamber Hall, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Remembrance [Meenutus]
    1999
    4'
    guitar, tape
    Fp: Lauri Jõeleht (guitar); March 27, 1999, Tallinn House of Tourism, Estonian Music Days Festival
    Commissioned by: Estonian Music Days Festival
  • Sweet Chestnut Blossoms [Kastaniõied]
    1999
    3'
    tape