– ringing, sounding) consists
of an unique combination of instruments – voice, flute, cello
Kannel is a string instrument spread in the Baltic countries
Finland under different names and forms. Kannel resembles to some
to German Zither or Turkish kanun.
Kannel is played in horisontal position, the strings are plucked with
fingers. Its origins are prehistoric - extending to thousands of years.
Nowadays Estonian kannel has developed into sophisticated concert
instrument – its four octaves of chromatic steel
produce a particularly beautiful and resonating sound, it is possible
to play almost any music from Bach to the very contemporary repertore.
Thanks to its flexibility and sound qualities, kannel blends notably
well with the classical instruments, opening thus a new road for
further development in the contemporary music.
Resonabilis was founded in 2002 by Tarmo Johannes
Mühling. The first performance was given in the Autumn
Estonian Academy of Music with the premiere of „Florete
Kristjan Kõrver. The first full concert,
„Resonances“, took place
on April 9, 2003 during the festival Days of Estonian Music 2003. The
ensemble is constantly extending its repertoire in co-operation with