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acoustician , composer , musicologist

Mark Rais, composer, musicologist, acoustician. Recipient 1st prize Physical-Mathematics Olympiad, City of Magnitogorsk, 1966, award Komsomol Committee, Magnitogorsk, 1968, award Russian Choral Society, 1969, 1st prize Competition of Young Composers of Baltic Republican, 1976, prize Competition of Estonian Musicologists, 1978, prize Arts Center, Karnolski, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1996; Culture Capital creative grantee, 1996, 99.


Rais, Mark was born on June 14, 1951 in Magnitogork, Russia. Arrived in Estonia, 1972. Son of Lev and Ljubov (Kaz) Rais.


Educated, Musical College, Magnitogorsk, 1966-1970; educated, Conservatory, Tallinn, Estonia, 1972-1977.


Teacher music-theoretical disciplines and piano, Musical College, Magnitogorsk, 1970-1972; lecturer, Music House, Magnitogorsk, 1967-1972; teacher of piano, Culture House, Tallinn, 1977-1983; president, Computer Music and Museum Informatics Association, Tallinn, since 1989. Freelance composer and musicologist, Tallinn, since 1983. Radio journalistEstonian radio, Tallinn, 1977, 94-.


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  • Other Work

    • Composer: (operas) Tale about the Courteous Robber, 1974, Before the Mirror, 1991, Play for Two, 1996, (cantatas) Provincial Songs, 1978, Memory, 1980, Kaddish, 1998, (symphonic poem) By the Way to the Gallow, 1976, Concerto for Cello and Computer, 1993, (interactive compositions) Anno 5756, 1996, And All People on Earth Will Be Blessed Through You, 1995, also vocal cycles for voice and piano, choral music, chamber music, computer music. Author: (books) New Estonian School, Five Silhouettes, Dialogues about Computer Music, Memoires of Eugen Kapp, others. Author some 200 broadcasts.

      Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member Memorial, Moscow, 1986-1988. Vice chairman Memento, Tallinn, 1989-1992. Member ISAST, Estonian Composers' Union, Jewish Community of Estonia.


  • Other Interests

    Collecting horoscopes, stamp collecting/philately, travel, exhibitions, concerts.


Lev Rais

Ljubov (Kaz) Rais