The choral cycle "Overwhelmed on the Shore" is an audio-visual performance. Composer Kristaps Krievkalns, lyricist Kārlis Kazāks and Saulkrasti Choir ANIMA, led by the conductor Laura Leontjeva, have met to create a story about inner freedom and awareness of one’s true self. If you give yourself in to music, this performance will allow you to experience waves of feelings inside.
The musical story of "Overwhelmed on the Shore" will be complemented by a live canvas painting created by artist Mareks Gureckis, movement on stage created by choreographer Inga Krasovska, as well as lighting and video projections by Pāvels Armanis. The performance features electronic and world music performed by the choir and instrumental group.
This will be the first wireless headphone concert by the sea in front of the audience of 700 music lovers. The chosen solution will provide excellent sound quality and individual experience, because you will be free to choose how to enjoy the performance – sitting on hay bales or lying on the sand to watch the sunset sky meet the man-made play of light.
"Overwhelmed on the Shore" tells about the great turning points in life, which make you stop, listen and open the way for the new. Kārlis Kazāk's rich texts and Kristaps Krievkalns' energetic multifaceted music will allow the listener to experience dreams and life reflections, recognizing the parallels that everything that happens in one’s lifetime is closely related to the spontaneous and unpredictable power of the sea. It will be a journey from a state of absolute peace and dreaminess to catharsis or madness, which can be created by a storm both in the sea and in man.
The Saulkrasti choir ANIMA is the main inspiration for this original work, as well as the sea, the coast, the sand, the wind and the stars, which provide us, the people of the 21st century, with shelter when we face the difficult choices in life.