Fucus vesiculosus, the bladderwrack is common brown seaweed growing off shores of the Northern Atlantic and the connected seas. In the Baltic Sea bladderwrack forms one of the most valuable habitats providing food, shelter and breeding place for many sea animals, including herring. Bladerrwrack suffers of low water salinity and, especially, of increasingly turbid water caused by pollution from agriculture and human settlements. As a ‘hero’ of the nature concert hall bladerrack evoked a captivating narrative about the Baltic Sea, its environment, its natural values and the threats to its ecosystem.
The meadow vetchling is found not only in natural meadows and pastures. She has learnt to adapt to life in sown pastures, roadsides and along fields and forests. A large number of plants from natural meadows have not been successful in adapting in this way and these plants (milkwort, lesser butterfly orchid, maiden pink, shingled gladiolus and other) diminish in numbers around us. Natural meadows and pastures cover only 0.7% of Latvia’s territory and this area reduces even more as natural meadows are left unattended or are ploughed, forested, used for building development, etc.
Venue: Nīca parich near the Pūsēnu sand dunes on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Venue: Mērsrags, in the sand dunes on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Stories and poetry
ENTRANCE FOR 2 SEA SHELLS
POETRY: Pēters Brūveris
STORIES: Andris Andrušaitis, Solvita Strāķe
NATURE DJ: Eduards Švāns
PRODUCER: Roberts Rubīns
MUSIC: Aigars Voitišķis, Andris Sējāns, Ingus Ulmanis, Kaspars Tobis, Anrijs Grinbergs, Rūta and Valdis Muktupāvels.
Is a PhD, leading scientist at Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology. She is Latvia’s main expert in marine biological diversity. Her scientific interests include design of marine protected areas, marine spatial planning, invasive alien species and biology of the Baltic Sea zooplankton.
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!