friday 19:00
Opening of the Liepaja Art Forum. Morton Feldman. Sleeping Concert

The 2019 Liepaja Art Forum is opened by a unique event at the "Great Amber" - a dive into the meditative sounds universe of Morton Feldman, while lying down! Instead of the usual rows of chairs, cosy mats will be placed in the concert hall, and visitors are encouraged to take pillows and blankets to the concert, in order to peacefully enjoy the music of the famous American avant-gardist, who seems to exist out of time and in some other dimension. Morton Feldman (1926-1987) knew both art and music equally well, and was often inspired by the creative works of New York's avant-garde painters. By self-learning, he gained profound knowledge in landscape painting of Italian Renaissance and Dutch masters, French impressionists, Pre-Raphaelite and American artists, as well as studied the works of Rembrandt and Mondrian, but his final years were connected with the 19th century Middle Eastern and Turkish rugs. Their enchanting, beautiful patterns inspired the massive composition of Crippled Symmetry in 1983. In Liepaja, it is played by a trio from the famous Belgian chamber music partnership Het Collectief, who has been keen on crossing the stylistic boundaries for more than 20 years, including drawing parallels between works of art from different ages.

Thomas Dieltjens, piano and celesta
Toon Fret, flute
Ties Franken, percussion instruments
Klaas Verpoest, video

Duration: 90 min
Tickets: starting from EUR 10.00
Venue: Great 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.