Linda Leimane is a Latvian composer, whose works often tend to be physicality- and bodily art related. She works with orchestras, large ensembles, soloists in electroacoustic projects and electronics, as well as collaborates with artists of other media.
1 September 2021
"Bodies. Undulations" for flute, clarinet, harp, piano, percussion, violoncello, double bass. The premiere by the ensemble Court-circuit, Paris. "Bodies. Undulations" is a large constellation, filled with sense of motion and undulation of abstract bodies interpreting August Rodin's "The Gates of Hell" in nowadays context. The system of body gestures are modelled with intention to achieve maximum of "alive plasticity" possible in the sonic world, deriving forms from the harmonic and inharmonic substance. The ensemble co-creates diverse types of energy, engaging in complex processes, unique timbral sounding, various developments of multifaceted rhythmic patterns and specifically them designed "bodies".
2020 until Nov 8
The exhibition "Episodes 2" by Li Bond with the sound of Linda Leimane and Artūrs Punte is running as part of the international art project We Can Be Heroes, presented at the Exhibition Hall of Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre. The exhibition is open until 8 November 2020.
2020 November 1
The premiere of "Geometric Counterpoint" for harpsichord and electronnics by Ieva Saliete at Arēna festival.
2020 October 28
"Masculine" performed by Tempus Balticus: Ieva PARŠA /voice, LV/, Māra BOTMANE /violoncello, LV/, Johan RANDVERE /piano, EST/at the Baltic Symphony festival, The Great Guild Hall, Rīga.
2020 October 21, 22
HAMLETS ballet of the choreographer Antons Freimans. Music - Linda Leimane (symphony orchestra and electronics) and Sergei Rachmaninoff (piano works), scenography and costumes -- MAREUNROL'S, Latvian National Opera and Ballet.
2020 October 1
The premiere of "Longing. Flashing. Bonding" by the Latvian National symphony orchestra. Conductor: Andris Poga. The venue: The Great Guild Hall, Rīga, at 19:00.
2020 July 19
The performance of "Geometry of Endless Solution" at the Concert Hall "Great Amber" in Liepāja. Several different types of electronics are used in the project "Geometry of Endless Solution" which all combine into a never-ending geometric pattern of discovery in which massive blocks, vibrating lines, dots, periodically rhythmic segments and other audio-visually tangible forms dissolve into a primordial substance. The instruments used are a self-oscillating electro-acoustic string instrument specifically created for this performance by Artūrs Punte and Jēkabs Voļatovskis after their own sound installation "No pulsācijas" ("From The Pulsation"), an acoustic, electric cello and bass guitar by Ēriks Kiršfelds and various real-time projections by Viktors Keino.
2020 4 April
The premiere of "Ray-bows" by the Sinfonietta Riga. Conductor: Normunds Šnē
The premiere of "Desire" by "Escape Velocity" duo for the project that looks at Milhaud’s “La Création du monde” through the lens of six new commissioned works by a group of six composers. The performance will be surrounded by art, sets, and costumes from the original 1923 ballet production of “La Création” at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete.
20 March, 17 April, 23 May
HAMLETS ballet of the choreographer Antons Freimans. Music – Linda Leimane (symphony orchestra and electronics) and Sergei Rachmaninoff (piano works), scenography and costumes – MAREUNROL’S, Latvian National Opera and Ballet.
NEREDZAMĀ BIBLIOTĒKA [INVISIBLE LIBRARY] exibition opnening event at the Latvian National Library. Music and text performance by the actor Gundars Silakaktiņš (voice and electronics) and the composer Linda Leimane (electronics) with voice effects by the Youth choir Kamēr.. Text - Pauls Bankovskis, artist - Dace Džeriņa, curator - Inga Surgunte.
MATTER. RITUAL installation at the modern culture forum White Night 2018, at Zirgu pasts, Rīga. Music: Linda Leimane, Selffish, Anna Ķirse, Jachin Pousson. Percussion: Kaspars Kurdeko. Video artists: Viktors Keino and Roberts Rubīns.
2019 February 9
The premiere of ENANTIOMORPHIC CHAMBERS by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andris Poga.
GUESSTIMATIONS performance by the Sinfonietta Riga and the conductor Normunds Šnē in the programme along with Erkki-Sven Tüür's Prophecy, concert for accordeon and orchestra, and Joseph Haydn's Symphony No 104. "Leimane, Tüür and Haydn – a thrilling blend of chamber symphony specifically written for the Sinfonietta". The concert venue: Malmö Concert Hall, Sweden.
GEOMETRY OF ENDLESS SOLUTION at Skaņu mežs festival, Latvia. Several different types of electronics are used in the project which all combine into a never-ending geometric pattern of discovery in which massive blocks, vibrating lines, dots, periodically rhythmic segments and other audio-visually tangible forms dissolve into a primordial substance. Performed by Ēriks Kiršfelds /acoustic cello, electric cello, bass guitar/, Linda Leimane /electronics, self-oscillating electro-acoustic instrument created specifically for this performance by Artūrs Punte and Jēkabs Voļatovskis after their own sound installation No pulsācijas (From the Pulstation)/ and Viktors Keino / projections/.
6 March 2018 DIALEXICA for chamber orchestra, 4 ch electronics with thext and real-time projections nominated for Latvian Grand Music Award 2018. Dialexica plays with opposing meanings in space by entering three generations: chilhood, maturity and old age. Idea, text, electronics, real-time projections - Artūrs Punte, composition, symphonic layers and electronic spatialization - Linda Leimane. Voice - Jayde Will.
SILLHOUETTES.BEHAVIOURS recorded by ART-i-Shock, released by SKANI
The premiere of OPHELIA. Ensemble Meitar: Roy Amotz /alto flute/, Antje Thierbach /oboe/, Matthieu Steffanus /bass clarinet/, Francesco D'Orazio /violin/, Jonathan Keren /viola/, Yoni Gotlibovich /cello/, Philipp Lamprecht /percussion/, Amit Dolberg /piano/ at the Royaumont Abbey in Asnières-sur-Oise, France.
INTERMEDIATE STATE. VBRATION installation at the modern culture forum White Night 2018, at Zirgu pasts, Rīga. Music: Anna Ķirse, Linda Leimane, Selffish, Oskars Herliņš, Sound Meccano, Platons Buravickis. Violoncello and bass guitar: Ēriks Kiršfelds. Video artists: Ieva Balode and Viktors Keino.
New album available released by SKANI