Taivi entered the world listening to Tchaikovsky and Beethoven but soon became immersed in songs of the folk and rock greats of the 60’s and 70’s, and Danforth coffee houses of the 80’s. She has written for choruses, performed with an Indonesian gamelan orchestra, played in a classical string ensemble, been a member of the Essentia vocal ensemble and sung in a 30,000 voice choir in Tallinn, at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, and by the Malecon in Havanna.
In her songwriting world, she has shared the stage with Garth Hudson, James Keelagahan, opened for Josh White Jr., and recorded with Claire Lynch.
“A song can speak when ordinary words fail – conveying visions and sentiments that we sometimes share on our journeys, helping to open a bigger future. Music can move us in ways that nothing else can.”