What sort of music do you write? This is probably the first question that a composer of contemporary classical or in fact any composer hears today. The difference between a composer of x and a musician that performs any genre of popular music is that the latter’s niche is often …

Since moving to back to Jurmala (Latvia), I have started a small project that explores different districts of Jurmala through field recordings and images. Below is the first one in the series that looks at Dubulti, one of the more urban districts in the city. The recording was made at dawn, capturing the sounds of early birds and commuters.

 

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2015, ‘Fear and Sound’ 2015, Elizabeth Hudson – ‘Power Cut’ 2015, Stuart Haffenden – ‘Weather Systems’ 2014, Bocs Celf Members Exhibition 2014, Seven Traces Contemporary Arts Festival 2014, Natasha Brooks – ‘Collectivity’ 2014, Patrick Queen – ‘May We Find the Language’ 2014, Rebecca F Hardy – ‘neuroanatomy’ 2014, Mr Kobo …

It may seem tangential to compare such different cultures as Albanian and Lithuanian from most perspectives—including a musical one—but perhaps it is a needed step towards finding further connections between Balkan and Baltic regions, or to show that they have formed independently of each other. The catalyst for this study is the fact …