The final evening of the 2018 Apples & Olives Festival is opened by Estonian violinist and singer Maarja Nuut. Maarja Nuut plays with Hendrik Kaljujärv on electronics as well as a newly developed video work by Estonian artist Kristjan Suits, which further develops the previous collaboration with Nuut. Theme is a mystical journey, inspired by nature and the music of Maarja Nuut.
After a long pause in composition, the Swiss composer Kaspar Ewald, composition lecturer at the ZHdK, is writing a new piece for his Exorbitantes Kabinett: The suite is called "Rotant" and continues Ewald's artistic path between Funk and New Music. Based on meditative minimalist patterns, the musical language will fan out to eruptive expressionism.