Photo report: Peter Ablinger and Sylwia Zytynska prepare children and youngsters for concert

On October 3-7, composer Peter Ablinger and percussionist and educator Sylwia Zytynska held a workshop at Futurimo Rīga. It was for children and youth in the age group of 7 – 18, and participants were prepared for a concert where they’d perform Ablinger’s compositions. The concert was held as part of Skaņu Mežs’ closing event on October 8.

Photos by Simona Kaupuža.

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.
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