LYRA (amalgam of two words, one Norwegian, one Latvian - Lytte (listen in Norwegian) and Radīt (create in Latvian). Result is then LYRA - referring both to the ancient musical instrument and a small northern hemisphere star constellation - EEZ un Norvēģijas finanšu instrumenti
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LYRA (amalgam of two words, one Norwegian, one Latvian – Lytte (listen in Norwegian) and Radīt (create in Latvian). Result is then LYRA – referring both to the ancient musical instrument and a small northern hemisphere star constellation

Programme Local Development and Culture
Selection Open project
Competition title Atklātais konkurss “Atbalsts profesionālās mākslas un kultūras produktu radīšanai bērnu un jauniešu auditorijai”
Donorstate/international project partner "Insomnia Festival", Tromsø, Norway (https://www.insomniafestival.no/)
Project national Nr. EEZ/2021/1/20
Contract No. 4.3.1-6
Contract Date 27.12.2021
Project title LYRA (amalgam of two words, one Norwegian, one Latvian - Lytte (listen in Norwegian) and Radīt (create in Latvian). Result is then LYRA - referring both to the ancient musical instrument and a small northern hemisphere star constellation
Project promoter Biedrība „Nepieradinātās mūzikas un filmu mākslas biedrība „Skaņu mežs”” (https://www.skanumezs.lv/lv/)
Start of project eligibility 01.06.2022
Project end 30.11.2023
Total eligible costs 206 256.00€
Grant financing 175 317.60€
National co-financing 30 938.40€
Project status In implementation
Project goal/description Aim of the project is to invite children and youth to create adventurous / experimental music and to learn to listen to it and to the world of sounds around us in general. Adventurous music is particularly favourable to creation as it is a field not primarily defined by rules, but by imagination. Project consists of a LISTENING MODULE and CREATION MODULE (as it is also depicted in its name - LYRA). First element of the listening module will consist of two selected artists creating music based on two tales (Latvian and Norwegian) and then presenting it to audiences of children (and adults) in Latvia and Norway. Audiences will be introduced to the stories and then they will have a chance to hear them through music, thereby generating musical imagination. Second element of the listening module will consist of listening workshops aimed at perfecting children's listening skills both in Latvia and Norway. Third element of the listening module will involve “Skaņu mežs” and “Insomnia” jointly selecting a short musical program from existing experimental works that can be suitable and exciting for youth/teenagers. First element of the creation module will consist of teenage youth being invited to technical workshops for music-making where local and international electronic music instrument-makers will guide them in the music-making process. As part of the second element creative mentors (professional artists) will transfer their student's newly-acquired skills into new musical works. Third element will consist of children / youth being asked to assist in a new arrangement of a classical avant-garde music piece by a known composer – by inviting children / youth choir, or involving young instrumentalists – both trained and unskilled. Works will be presented at Skaņu mežs festival in Riga, Latvia and Insomnia festival in Tromsø, Norway. Plan is to publish abbreviated versions of the new works also on YouTube and add specifically made visuals to those. Project will take place with guidance of educators, musicians and instrument makers. The creation module corresponds more to the program area “Creation of new cultural products”, while the listening module corresponds to the “Audience development” area, though in reality both modules have elements of both programs. The result of the project: Products will be: 2 new musical pieces created both for children (presented 4 times) and by children/youth (one arrangement of a classical avant-garde work, presented 2 times), as well as works created by youth during workshops (3) and professional musicians with the assistance of youth (2 pieces presented 4 times). In addition, 2 existing experimental works aimed at youth will be presented 4 times. Though filed under category “Audience development”, 1 listening workshop (presented 4 times) and 3 interactive creation workshops (presented 8 times) and skills acquired by children in listening and young people in music-making may also be considered as “new products”. Musical works will have videos made for them.
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