One of the reasons why people do not support nature conservation is due to their alienation from nature and their lack of knowledge about it. We chose the chiff chaff – a common bird of the warbler family who can be found from April to October throughout Latvia as the hero for Nature Concerthall. It has a typical and easily-identifiable song, but most people do not recognise it. In choosing such a bird we wanted to demonstrate how often we do not notice and value that, which is around us every day. With the help of the poetry of Pēters Brūveris the chiff chaff taught the audience about other similar bird species that frequently do not capture our attention – as well as about those bird that need our protection the most. We hope that after the Nature Concerthall almost every member of the audience will be able to hear the chiff chaff in their surrounding and in this way the chiff chaff will tell about the topical issues related to bird conservation, especially in relation to those species which we discussed at our event.
Evening of 2nd to 3rd of June 2007 from 1 am until sunrise.
Venue: “Līčos”, near Mazsalaca by the river Salaca.
15.06.2007 from 22:00 until midnight.
Venue: “Ielīcas” near Valka.
NARRATOR: Pēters Brūveris
PRODUCER: Vides filmu studija, Otārs Opermanis, Andris Soms, Pēteris Ķimelis
MUSIC: Aigars Voitišķis, Anrijs Grinbergs, Ingus Ulmanis, Gints Sola, Kaspars Tobis, Valdis Muktupāvels, Rūta Muktupāvela, Eduards Švāns.
I tell you! If all events were like this one, I'd have to fire most of my staff! After more than 5,000 people spent hours in the sand dunes - not one piece of garbage left behind! Almost no disruption of the surroundings!
Thank you for creating such an amazing, wondrously beautiful, true and gratifying art! May you have enough creativity for many more years
The Oss year's concert is of special significance to me personally as after the Ogre concert, under the dome of stars - I asked my then-girlfriend to be my wife!
Once I was stopped in a shopping mall by a couple. They complained that under the influence of our event, their son was asking for a microscope - not latest toy - for Christmas.
Thanks to all musicians and people who can create something with such synchronicity of the soul, science, meditation and other emotions!