saturday 17:00
LMF. Sound of Theremin. Cage and Messiaen

Theremin was invented a hundred years ago and is still considered one of the most unusual instruments around. Its creator is Lev Termen, a Russian inventor with the renowned fame of a spy, known in the West as Léon Theremin. His most famous invention was created while working for the Soviet government, developing a motion and proximity sensor - the instrument is capable of perceiving and converting the changes of the surrounding electric field into sound, created by human hands around its two antennas, without a physical touch. This legendary electronic musical instrument is being played for the first time in the "Great Amber", and it is played by a relative of Theremin - the world-famous theremin specialist Lydia Kavina! In Liepaja Art Forum, along with her compositions she plays several opuses by the classics of the 20th century - the colourful sound patterns of French mystic Olivier Messiaen intertwine with the timeless thoughts of the American legend John Cage and expressions of Sofia Gubaidulina. On stage, the England-based virtuoso is joined by local musician Artūrs Noviks - an accordionist, who actively performs in a wide range of different musical directions.

Lydia Kavina, theremin
Artūrs Noviks, accordion

Duration: 75 min
Tickets: EUR 10.00. Ticket prices may change as the event approaches.
Venue: Chamber Hall
Organised by: “Great Amber”

Festival’s joint ticket allows you to visit more forum events for a great price. Until the 27th of September, eight LMF 2019 events for EUR 60! Joint ticket does not include a family film events visit. Show by Juris Bartkevičs “Lightning Thoughts: Irbīte” with the joint ticket available on 28 September at 12.00. Joint ticket price may change as the event approaches. No discounts are applicable to joint tickets. No numbered seats for joint tickets.