About ARENA 2003
A real nuclear reaction takes place among the creative forces of Latvia. Strategically significant explosives are prepared and new recipes tested by Maija Einfelde, Peteris Butans, Andris Dzenitis, Rolands Kronlaks, Vilnis Smidbergs, Martins Vilums. Quite often great composers have been given an additional voluntary point of support by enthusiastic and one-hundred-percent professional interpreters. In the selflessly acquired deeps of the ARDITTI quartet many of our most innovative and capricious contemporaries have driven inspiration. The attractive Finnish new music stage already for twenty years is unimaginable without the intense creative company of AVANTI!. The Latvian Radio Choir, the Riga Chamber Musicians and the Riga Festival Orchestra on their hand are awaiting the presence of their present and potential fans in unique and exquisite moments of jointly interested revelations.
The music of Gavin Bryars flows in another stream bed, its seeming calmness invites to follow almost with the eyes the infinite horizon line. This man, who has become almost a cult figure to a great part of music friends, has been seen here modestly for a number of times during the past year; it is possible, that the master's musical lines and the not too Europeanized rhythm of life of the Baltics have initiated some resonating vibrations between each other.
Fights in this ARENA never end with a defeat. Come to the ground!