The duo Émilie Girard-Charest and Mart Soo will present their brand new CD RACE WITH TIME which was recorded in March 2015 in Tallinn.

Émilie Girard-Charest is a cellist, composer and improviser. As a chamber musician, a soloist and with different ensembles (Allogène, Supermu- sique, La Machine, Quatuor d’occasion, Stép- hane Pécas, Ensemble for New Music Tallinn, duo Collard-Neven-Girard-Charest), she dedicates herself to new music. She has worked with many composers including Malcolm Goldstein, Michel Gonneville, Maxime McKinley, Joane Hétu, Guill- aume Primard, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Hans Zender, Graciela Paraskevaidis and Fredrik Gran. She is now working on a duet with the dancer and visual artist Sarah Bronsard.

Mart Soo is a guitarist, composer and improviser. Mart has performed and collaborated with an impressive cast of international musicians at festivals throughout Europe, Japan and the U.S. The musicians he has worked with represent a wide and diverse range of music styles – jazz, classical, non-Western, improvised, electro-acoustic, vocal etc. Some of the notable names include Fred Frith, Weekend Guitar Trio, Markus Reuter, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Paul Lovens, Xavier Charles, Isabelle Duthuoit, Vox Claimants, Eugene Chadbourne and many others.

Improtest is concert series that brings improvisational music from local and foreign authors to local audience. The concerts have been taking place since 2005 once a month.