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Kick Off Meeting

The CoHERE project Kick Off meeting was held at Newcastle University on April 7th and 8th 2016, attended by the project partners.

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Conference 1 - Critical Heritages and Reflexive Europeanisation

Our first conference  will be held on 28th and 29th September 2017, at the Berlin Wall Memorial, Berlin. The conference is a joint event with our 'sister' Horizon 2020 project, TRACES. If you would like to learn more about TRACES, their website is: www.traces.polimi.it/ . To access the registration form click here

 

Conference 2

Our final conference is due to be held at POLIN in late 2018.

More information coming soon – watch this space!

 

Workshops, Seminars, Living Labs, Exhibitions

WP6 workshop on food as heritage

WP1 workshop on theoretical and political problematics of valorising European heritage

WP3 workshop on tourist potential of heritage festivals

WP5 workshop on 'Geography Matters'

WP2 workshop on history and heritage in European responses to crises

WP1 Living Lab public event in Berlin

WP3 Seminar on impact of heritage festivals

WP4 Living Lab & Exhibition of reflective outputs

WP2 workshop on curating and representing colonialism

WP4 workshop on new futures for interactions with European heritage

WP5 workshop on 'Education and heritage in multicultural Europe'

WP6 workshop 'The Taste of Diversity'

WP6 Public Event 'The Taste of Europe'

WP2 exhibition on European identities and multi-culture

WP1 Living Lab public event at POLIN

WP4 workshop training workshop on research methods for envisioning the future

 

More information coming soon – watch this space!

               

Oratorio

As part of the activities carried out within the Work package 3 “Cultural forms and expressions of identity in Europe” Valdis Muktupāvels (Latvian Academy of Culture) will write the score for an oratorio engaging critically with European heritage and identity through a multi-medial performance using traditional and contemporary forms. The performance is planned to take place August 2018 in Edinburgh.

Until more detailed information on the oratorio will be available, we offer short information about composer Valdis Muktupāvels and musical samples of Valdis Muktupāvels’s previous compositions.

Valdis Muktupāvels (1958) is a scholar, composer and musician. He has received his Doctor of Arts (PhD) degree in 1999 with the dissertation "Systematics of Latvian musical instruments". He is Professor of ethnomusicology and Director of the Baltic Sea Region studies MA programme at the University of Latvia, corresponding member of Latvian Academy of Sciences. He is researcher at the Research Centre of Latvian Academy of Culture. He has been guest professor in many European and North American universities.

Valdis Muktupāvels' fields of expertise – Latvian and Baltic traditional and modern music culture: historical and social aspects, traditions and change, musical instruments, culture and identity issues. He has authored and coauthored five books and more than 50 articles, published among others in such editions as The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Journal of Baltic Studies, The World of Music, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Macmillan Encyclopedia of Religion and others.

He is one of key figures of folklore revival movement in Latvia, he has contributed to the revival of traditional musical instruments, and has promoted preservation and dissemination of the heritage at home and abroad.

Valdis Muktupāvels is composer of choral, instrumental and film music, and he is renowned for his mysteries Viena pati Jāņu zāle (2010) and Nemus sonorum. Skaņumeža mistērija (2008), oratorio Pontifex. Pārcēlājs (2004), albums of traditional and modern psaltery kokles (2002) and bagpipe (2000 in Latvia, 2002 in U.K.) music. Among the films with his music are Litauen – grünes Herz Europas (NDR, 2008), Dina (J. Podnieka studija, 2005), Lettland: Wildnis zwischen Russland und Riga (NDR, 2003).

Valdis Muktupāvels is awarded the fifth class Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (2001) and twice the annual National Grand Prize in folklore (2003, 2005).

 

Selected recordings by Valdis Muktupāvels:

  • Trejdeviņi koklētāji (2016). Lauska CD 063
  • Ozols. Oak (2015). RSQ 4
  • Valdis Muktupāvels un draugi. Karsta bija Jāņu nakte. Saulgriežu maģiskā saspēle (2012). Micrec MRCD 490
  • Skaņumeža mistērija. Mystery nemus sonorum (live recording, 2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvxtXp8b6FI
  • Vairas dziesmas (2008). Lauska CD 21
  • Valdis Muktupāvels. Pārcēlājs. Pontifex (2005). Latvijas Radio LRCD 047
  • Valdis Muktupāvels. Kokles (2002, 2nd ed. in 2016). UPE CD 043
  • The bagpipes of Latvia (2002). ARC Music Productions EUCD 1692
  • Ensemble Rasa. Lettonie: musiques des rites solaires. Latvia: music of solar rites (1995). INEDIT W 260062

 

Musical samples:

1. Meditācija dzīrēs mēra laikā (Meditation in banquet during the plague epidemic), choir Sōla, conductor Kaspars Ādamsons

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‌2. Irklis I (Scull I) from the oratorio “Pontifex. Pārcēlājs", Latvian Radio choir, string group, conductor Sigvards Kļava
 
3. Pontifex Maximus, from the oratorio “Pontifex. Pārcēlājs", Latvian Radio choir, brass group and tympani, conductor Sigvards Kļava