“Along with, possibly, the last of this winter’s snow, we would like to present to you a song that was created spontaneously, yet at a very meaningful time.
Referring to the invitation of the artistic director of the choir “Kamēr …” Aivis Greters to write a song for the choir’s men’s group, I found a text by the Latvian poet Ojārs Vācietis. When reading it, one seems to be taken over by the feeling that the author has dedicated it to today, even though it was written more than 40 years ago. When dressing this text in sound waves, we realized that we cannot be silent. This song is perhaps not just about the snow that is soon going to melt, or about the spruce branches. Rather, both for the confused general, who does not know what he is currently fighting, and for the empty concert halls, waiting for people’s applause and talk.
I am extremely grateful to the wonderful soloist Renārs Kaupers for raising the music and lyrics to new heights! Thank you to the choir “Kamēr …” men’s group, conductor Aivis Greters, musicians Jānis Rubiks, Rūdolfs Dankfelds and Andis Klučnieks, as well as sound director Tālis Timrots and video director Emīls Alps for what they have done together!
May this time be peaceful for us all! And let the music continue to strengthen us and give us hope when we need it most.”