The work of our trio revolves around collaboration with contemporary Latvian composers. Seeing as there is almost no music originally written for the specific composition of our group, we need to take an active role in the creation of such music. And for that we need composers, who create the fertile soil for our ‘artichoke’ to grow and flourish. It is precisely in this creative interaction with composers, listeners and concert organisers that the art-i-shock is born: creative surprise, musical adventure.
Over the few years of our existence, we’ve already reaped quite an armful of artichokes. And soon they will be joined by already a twentieth piece of music.
Thanks to the residency with Latvijas Radio 3 Klasika, we’ve now also had the opportunity to record some of the compositions that have most struck a chord with us and our listeners. They differ very much from each other, and together they form quite a mosaic. They are as diverse as the ardour and sincerity conveyed by their creators during the recording process.
Together, our wonderful composers have created a large, beautiful meadow, into which listeners may wade and surrender themselves to the experience of sound, or the ART-i-SHOCK!!!
Big thanks to recording producer Normunds Šnē for amasing masterclass and support.
CD is the best classical music album in Latvia 2017, award "Zelta mikrofons"!