Reinvere's "Requiem" is written for solo flute, spoken-word English-language text (written by Reinvere), and four male voices. Archival film footage, found in the Estonian Film Archives, of the years 1911-1944, showing everyday Estonian life before the Soviet occupation provides an additional visual component to the "Requiem." This video is directed by Australian film director Catherine Jarvis and is released on DVD. The "Requiem" is performed by American flutist Helen Bledsoe, Catherine Jarvis (text reader and video director), the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, featuring it's members Aarne Talvik, Toomas Tohert, Rainer Vilu and Mikk Üleoja (conductor). Reinvere's "Requiem" is an intensely philosophical and powerful work in the Catholic tradition of requiems. In it's unusually intimate soundscape, with no mass scenes and very quiet dramatic action, Reinvere chooses to emphasize the individual psychological dimensions of grief and destruction with the use of dichotomic concepts such as life versus death, black versus white, freeze of anguish versus thaw of memory, Hegelian reason versus Augustinian faith. There is an interaction among the multilayered themes in Reinvere's "Requiem", where one layer comments on another and broadens it in an unexpected direction. From a technical standpoint, Reinvere's "Requiem" uniquely synthesises the past thirty years of flute music without stressing innovational issues too heavily. The unconventional instrumentation of Reinvere's "Requiem" offeres a fresh direction for flute music. But the end result of "Requiem" does not depend solely on the flute or the flutist. It is a synthesis of flute with text, spoken word, atmosphere, gesture, and visual images that creates the whole. Jüri Reinvere (b. 1971) is an Estonian-born multi-faceted composer, thinker, and poet, living in Berlin, Germany. Since 2005 he has used his own poetry (as spoken word) as an integrated part of his music. He has been writing in English since 2007. Reinvere's oeuvre consists of many styles. He has the ability to synthesize a variety genres of art and schools of thought into his work, which cannot be labeled doctrinarily as either postmodern nor Gesamtkunstwerk. In Reinvere's oeuvre, the state of the world is mirrored and centered. It passes through his way of thinking and effuses it's own light. In Reinvere's poetical thinking, one can follow many broad philosophical and eternal themes, such as the concept of time, the enigma of God, and the friction of the psychological depths of man. An essence of Central-Europe permeates his work. This is not only the result of the composer's many years spent in Poland and Germany. It also has to do with the tradition, both linguistically and thematically, of poets like Milosz or Brodsky, who have written in English, even though it is not their native language. Reinvere was an award-winner at the International Rostrum of Composers in 2000 for "Northwest Bow" (1998) and in 2006 for "Livonian Lament" (2003).