The newest project of Saucējas, the female traditional singing group of the Latvian Culture academy, involves recording spring and summer songs in the environment where they were traditionally sung, namely, outdoors in nature. Thus the hills, forests, marshes and lakes of Latvia have become their recording studio and the wind, birds, insects and other nature sounds unwitting participants in their performances. These recordings give the listener a fuller insight into the tradition of Latvian vocal music, which developed through the integration of the singer, natural acoustics and various sounds created by nature.
No artificial delays or reverbs are used in the mixing of these recordings.
On the off-WOMEX stage at Tullikamari, Klubi, at 22:30 on the 26th of October, we will take you to a different world - one full of strange second intervals, overlapping songs, wedding parties and many, many more! Come and check it out yourselves!
Insight in Saucejas project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xmyWs9dneA
Performance: Womex 2019, offWOMEX stage 26 October, 22:30.
article posted by:Vineta Romane, Latvian Music Information Centre