Sander Saarmets

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  • Aufgabe: CoPeCo

Bio

  • Sander Saarmets is a composer, sound designer and electronic musician from Estonia. He was first exposed to music through his father’s extensive record collection, where Pink Floyd and Ryuichi Sakamoto were held in high esteem. Sander began playing the violin at the age of 6, but was not entirely won over by the classical music and became
  • more and more interested in the visual arts, until hearing the music of György Ligeti and Autechre.
  • In the early 2000s, he started creating electronic music as Muschraum. His debut album Naterijeka was released in 2005 by Ulmeplaadid. In 2007, he entered the EstonianAcademy of Music and Theatre to study electronic music and composition. Before receiving his BA, Sander started learning Chinese and finished his first intensive language course in Kunming, China. Back at the academy, his graduation piece Pram Tak Mir was chosen for the NEU/NOW festival in 2011. In the same year, he was given the opportunity to compose for a full length documentary Uus Maailm (The New World) by Jaan Tootsen.
  • In 2012, Sander moved to Taiwan for a period of 5 years. There, together with artist Virge Loo, he established an audiovisual group called V4R1. While living in Taipei, he also worked as a sound designer for 8ilmmaker Ella Raidel on her short 8ilm BERG.
  • After returning to Estonia in 2017, he released V4R1’s debut album, collaborated with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, worked together with choreographers Maria Uppin and Marie Pullerits and composed for Jaan Tootsen’s new documentary.
  • In CoPeCo, Sander is hoping to find new and responsive ways to utilize electronics and interact with other performers and environments.