Siiri Sisask

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21 September 1968

Born in Rapla, Estonia, Siiri spend her already worked at several TV productions at a young age. In 1985 she won the show Kaks takti ette. In 1987 she entered the conservatory in Tallinn. At that same time she joined the State Philharmonic. This lasted untill 1989. A period when she also wrote several filmscores. Meanwhile she also started to explore other musical possibilities performing ate the Varieté of the Hotel Tallinn. At the start of the nineties Sisask performed with rockbans Ruja and Viitamin, while at the same time performing at cruiseships. In between she also started to write theatremusic en performing in selfwritten musicals. In 1993 she released a first single "Hold Me, Wind/We'll Meet Another Time" under the name of Madam Siree. It was to accompany he debut album which was released in 1996. It did not work and she quickly turned to singing in Estonian. A second album "Mis maa see on" was recorded with rockband Ultima Thulega and released in 1998. In the years to come Sisask would grow into an eclectic and diverse artist switching easily between rock, jazz and classical music.

Next to her musical career Sisask is also active for the political party Res Publica and was a member of parliament between 2003 and 2007. She also is an author of books of which the childrens book 'Head ööd, maga hästi' (written with her son Jost Sisask) was awarded by Unicef in 2001.

On the web:

- Siiri's website: http://www.siirisisask.com

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What do we think:

DB: Siiri is one of those artist that show you just how diverse and special European music can become. Het music is going from metal, electronics, pop to jazz and chamber music. With each record you just don't know what to expect accept that it the quality is getting better and better. In her vocal style Siiri goes from pleasant and sweet voiced to creating sound that sometimes resemble a banshee in the dark forests of Estonia. Like Patricia Barber is singing Diamanda Galas or the other way around. If you're not afraid of stretching your musical boundries Sisask is absolutely worth a listen..


- First Acoustic Graffity - 1996

- Mis maa see on - 1998

- Jälg - 2002

- Ürg ja jõud - 2003

- We've Been A While - 2003

- Kuu lõhn - 2005

♪♪♪♪ - Teine jälg - 2006

- 11 - 2009

♪♪♪ - Lingua mea - 2010

♪♪♪♪ - Hommikupuu - 2012

♪♪♪♪♪ - Kuristi kohal - 2016

♪♪♪♪♪ = outstanding album, an absolute must-have
♪♪♪♪ = great album, highly recomended
♪♪♪ = nice album
♪♪ = be careful, requires listening before buying
♪ = best to be avoided


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