The performance Strange People Stand Very Strangely is based on the new cycle of nine songs by Platons Buravickis with the words of Daniil Kharms (from the collection of poems for children, translated by Kārlis Vērdiņš). These songs are performed by baritone Armands Siliņš with a live accompaniment by Platons Buravickis analog synthesizer, and analog film projections. The interaction of sound, light and image, objects and body movements attracts the audience to the concert performance, introducing the world of analog synthesizers and cinema projections and combining elements of contemporary music and visual arts, theatre and experimental cinema in an engaging way according to Harm’s spirit.
Strange people stand very strangely is the first collaborative project of the artists involved in the concert performance. The creators of the show represent various creative fields: Platons Buravickis is a composer, pianist and music teacher working in both academic and electronic music, Armands Siliņš is a soloist at the Latvian National Opera and founder of the contemporary chamber music festival Sansusī, Madara Luīze Muzikante is a choreographer and teacher with extensive experience in working with children and youth audiences, while Klāvs Mellis is an actor and director who founded and works in the independent theater troupe KVADRIFRONS. The various competencies and creative fields of the artists involved in the concert performance are an important aspect that allows the performance to be seen as a contemporary and interdisciplinary work of performing arts.More Information
Director, actor: Klāvs Mellis
Composer, synthesizer: Platons Buravickis
Baritone: Armands Siliņš
Images: Lāsma Bērtule
Choreographer: Madara Luīze Muzikante
Poetry: Daniil Kharms
Producer: Association Sansusī
Management: Artis Krists Mednis.
Produced in collaboration with “Baltic Analog Lab”. Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation in the framework of programme “Latvijas skolas soma”.