Paimentyttö – Vallpiga – Shepherdess
Performance at Genialistide Klubi ( Lai 37, Tartu), Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm
Vallpiga is an experimental, continually changing performance of two finnish sisters Anna and Emma Fält.
The 50 minutes act combines Nordic archaic singing tradition and live drawing and it is based on the Swedish shepherd tradition, songs that were sang at the forests, often by young shepherd girls (in Swedish “vallpiga”). Main themes are loneliness, contact and human voice. The most important is though the contact between the singer Anna Fälts voice and artist Emma Fälts drawing that she improvises on the stage.
After the opening night in 2011 has Vallpiga have had tours both in Finland and Sweden for example in festivals, concert houses and museums.
“Something totally unheard and unseen.”
Journalist Jonny-Kaj Forsell at newspaper Satakunnan Kansa, 2012
Anna Helinä Fält (b. 1984)
Singer, musician and a music Educator whose main interest is human voice and its possibilities. She works widely in the field of music and performing arts. Anna graduated from University of applied sciences (Degree Programme in Music – Music Educator, Bachelor of Culture and Arts in the year 2011)
Emma Vilina Fält (b.1983)
Emma Vilina Fält is an Artist working in the field of drawing, performance art and art pedagogy. Her main interests are in drawing, performace art and togetherness. She graduated from AALTO University, school of arts and design, Helsinki from where she holds a Master degree from Fine Arts and Bachelor degree from Fashion desing.