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Video streamed event and on demand: From Riga: The Book of the Sea

Watch online on www.berwaldhallen.seRecorded at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
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Saturday 18 September 202118:00
On demand until Friday 17 December 2021 17:00Festival: Baltic Sea Festival

What responsibility do we have when it comes to preserving the sea for future generations? In today’s talk from the National Library in Riga, we meet composer Raimonds Tiguls and author Nora Ikstena, who talk about their work The Book of the Sea, led by moderator Fredrik Wadström. The Book of the Sea is a contemporary oratorio with influences from both pop and film music, as well as contemporary composers. The piece also creates a dialogue with Latvian history, and refers to the tens of thousands of refugees who fled to Sweden across the Baltic Sea during the Second World War. Nora Ikstena and Raimonds Tiguls are two of Latvia’s most influential cultural figures, and have created a number of works together. Their collaborations also have a symbolic connection to the Baltic Sea, as they got to know each other during a stay at the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators in Visby. The Book of the Sea premiered in Ventspils in 2019. During the 2021 Baltic Sea Festival, from the 9th to the 18th of September, the filmed concert The Book of the Sea is available on balticseafestival.com.

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