FIBIT 2023’1 turns the spotlight on the work, personalities and style of the artists starring at the Tallinn Music Week.
Q: Your most improbable/weird/funny source of inspiration?
A: Once I went to a grocery shop and bought a chocolatey sweet Foundante. This mini cake had such a heavenly taste and texture that I knew right there between the shop shelves that it would deserve its own melody and harmony. I went home and made nearly a whole song on the basis of that inspiration. Later it turned out that the product changed its name and now it is Fondant. I don’t even know how I should pronounce that word, but a much more important questions is what I should call this song.
Q: How to go fashionably Green?
A: I wear clothes that I already have. I take time to try out new combinations in front of a mirror and wear precisely that item that I have had lying forgotten in my wardrobe for a long time. This way I have discovered that I can use some dress as a blouse and wear clothes in a completely different context. Or I might discover that an old blazer I have been brushing aside is very stylish with a belt that has been waiting its turn for ages. This way an old clothing item will become a new favourite and freshness is returned to the wardrobe. I make purchases within reason and if it is timeless, high quality and really necessary, then it is a great investment.
Q: What is it that you never leave home without?
A: For some reason I cannot leave home before I have a ring on both hands and an earring in both ears. If I forget one ring it will bother me all day and mostly it is my most eye-catching ring, the ring of Minimal Wind that was made in cooperation with jewellery designer Krista Lehar. I must also mention the Minimal Wind logo on that ring that my band mate Paula Pajusaar designed, and other cool minimalist clothes and jewellery that she has designed.
Q: What did you last learn about yourself?
A: If I start my day by hiding my phone in a drawer from myself, then surprisingly it will stay there all day and I will be much more productive and happy.
Q: What are you expecting from the Tallinn Music Week?
A: I look forward to the night of the show, so that we could deliver the best live that we possibly can. By now we have developed enormously in a year and taken our performances to the next level. It is also cool that that night we can share the stage with artists that we know.
Photos: Kalle Veesaar
Outfits: Viru Keskus
As envisioned by Johanna Oden and Elisabeth Tiffany Lepik