The experimental music festival Skaņu mežs and the Lyra invite youngsters to take part in masterclasses conducted by the electronic music producer KODEK, which will take place in Riga, Liepaja and Daugavpils from 13 to 15 September. Participation in the masterclasses is free of charge.
MASTERCLASS GOAL: to get youngsters interested in music technologies and to demonstrate how disciplines like music and physics can be integrated.
DESCRIPTION: Despite the fact that he represents a rather narrow genre of non-academic electronic music, judging by his international renown, musician Raivo Vainovskis, who goes by the stage name of KODEK, is considered “the most successful and progressive representative of the modern electronic music scene in Latvia”. Having performed at the world’s major electronic music festivals, KODEK positions Latvia as an important country in the music world not only through his excellence in his genre, but also as a key creative industry exemplar, because he performs using synthesizers made in Latvia by Erica Synths. Creating sounds in non-typical genres, KODEK works in the vanguard, typically surprising his audience with his modern take on accepted standards. In his concerts, he usually challenges his audience to think outside of what culturally conservative public considers to be “the box”. He dares to disrupt the conformist aesthetics of “normality” for which he has received enormous acclaim. KODEK has regularly released records and given concerts since 2005. Nominated on several occasions, KODEK won the Latvian Music Recording of the Year Award in the Best Electronic Music Album category for his 2012 album Flavours from the Future.
Participants do not need to bring any kind of equipment with them – this will be provided at the event venue.
AGE OF PARTICIPANTS: 14 +
DURATION: 2 hours
MAXIMUM NO. OF PARTICIPANTS: 10
- 13.09. 17.00-19.00
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Arts Centre (Mihaila Street 3, Daugavpils)
- 14.09. 17.00-19.00
RTU Thirst for Knowledge Centre Futurimo Riga (Meža Street 1 k-6, Riga)
- 15.09. 16:00 – 18:00
Cultural venue “Pegasus Courtyard” (Kuršu Street 20, Liepaja)
Applications can be made in free form, by writing to the following e-mail address: email@example.com or calling: +371 27485473.
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.