On July 5, at the Kaņepes Cultural Centre, nine free unique screenings of  the choir BALSIS new video clip took place. The clip is a co-operative venture between the multimedia artist Peter Birins and Arvids Baranovs from Eaglewood Films. The song, Vindo, was composed by Reinis Sejans and Janis Sipkevics in 2007. Andris Sejans then arranged it for choirs especially for the 8th Northern and Baltic Nations Song Festival which took place in Riga in 2015. At the screening, the audience had the opportunity to meet the composer, the producers and the artists: the youth choir BALSIS; their conductor, Ints Teterovskis and DJ Monsta. The clip shows unusual or interesting landscapes and objects in Latvia, quite unlike those that appear in the usual tourist brochures. These were selected by the choristers. During the screening, Arvids Baranovs commented “ We wanted to show Latvia’s natural landscape and juxtapose that with industrial objects which may not spring to mind as complementary to the chorister dressed in a beautiful national costume but with a half crumbling building of the Kemeri Sanatorium in the background.” The music track was recorded at Lielais Dzintars, the concert hall in Liepaja, at BALSIS 30th anniversary concert on April 8, 2017. This brings to the clip a particularly true sound, which has been adapted for the clip by the sound engineer Talis Timrots. However this is not the only new release in the 30th anniversary year! From September 17, every Wednesday until September, one of 10 new video clips will premiere on jauns.lv. The creators and artists of the ideas for these clips are artists AIgars Ozolins and Anta Priedite.

 

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