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Between Two Sounds

Joonas Sildre

  • Illustrator: Joonas Sildre
  • Language: Estonian
  • 2018, 224 pp
  • ISBN: 9789949887057
  • Age: 13+
  • fiction, graphic novel, comic book

Rights sold: German, Lithuanian, Hungarian

Between Two Sounds tells the story behind the music of the world-famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. It starts with Pärt’s birth, moves through his youth and the kindling of his love of music, covers his musical education and early years as a composer, and gradually arrives at his retreat from the world as he searched for his own musical voice. The graphic novel also touches upon a universal artistic problem: the inability to fully express oneself through skills or a desired technique. The repression of Pärt’s career under the Soviet regime eventually culminated in his forced emigration to the West.