From September 28 till September 30 Skaņu mežs festival organized constructive listening workshops for children aged 7 – 12. The workshops were hosted by Portuguese musician and educator Filipe Felizardo. The workshops took place in Riga (NOASS art center), Daugavpils (Mark Rothko Art Centre) and Liepāja (Pegaza Courtyard).
Photos and videos by Simona Kaupuža, Arnis Kalniņš.
LYRA receives grants in the amount of EUR 206,256.00 within the framework of the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. The project aims to introduce kids and teenagers to experimental music and to get them involved in its creation. As it is democratic and non-hierarchical in essence, experimental music gives trained and untrained kids the chance to take part in making music. Since the project crosses social and ethnic divides, it is also socially inclusive.
Total LYRA eligible costs: EUR 202,510.00, European Economic Area financial instrument programme Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Culture Cooperation support sum: 85% or EUR 85,000.00, of which:
European Economic Area financial instrument co-financing: 85% or EUR 175,317.60;
State Budget co-financing: 15% or EUR 30,938.40.