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Tarmo Johannes

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Tarmo Johannes (1976, Tallinn) is an Estonian flutist dedicated primarily to performing contemporary music. He is founder and leader of ensembles U: (flute-clarinet-violin-cello-piano and Resonabilis (voice-flute-cello-kannel ) and has played a number of concerts of solo flute repertoire with great success.  Next to countless concerts in Estonia, he has performed in Finland, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Iran, USA.


Tarmo Johannes studied flute at the Estonian Academy of Music with Jaan Õun, Matti Helin and Neeme Punder. He completed his Post Graduate Course at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Harrie Starreveld (1999–2001) and got his PhD at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (2001–2005) on Italian contemporary flute music. His doctoral thesis is a research of influence of analysis on the musical performance, based on works of three Italian contemporary composers: Bruno Maderna, Franco Donatoni and Salvatore Sciarrino. He has also studied at the Latvian Academy of Music with Imants Sneibis (1997–1998) and Italian contemporary flute music at Bologna Conservatory with Annamaria Morini (2004).


Tarmo Johannes has written numerous articles on contemporary music for the main Estonian magazine of music “Muusika”.  He has given supplementary courses for music teachers (organised by Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Georg Ots Tallinn Music school) and lectured at the Doctoral School of EAMT. Tarmo Johannes teaches flute at Georg Ots Tallinn Music College, Estonia.

In recent years Tarmo Johannes has been actively engaged also with sound synthesis and programming. His interactive piece “Chebychev” was selected for performance in Csound World Conference in Hannover 2011, sound-game “Android drummers” was performed in LAC 2013 (Graz), interactive piece “Pattern-game” performed in Csound Conference in St. Petersburg.


Since January 2016, Tarmo Johannes is the main developer of software CsoundQt, the most used front-end of Csound.


In autumn 2014 Tarmo Johannes started original concert series “Participation concerts” (Tallinn, Estonia) that tries to bring people to making music and led them through active action to active listening. Every concert consists of an interactive sound-game, a lecture about some aspect of sound and some chosen pieces for flute and electronics. See