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.
29 August 2021
Combining the principles of modern political and documentary theater, "Nasing spesal" is composed by director Andrei Jarovoy in collaboration with composer Linda Leimane, producer Maija Pavlova and artist Ieva Kauliņa at the Gertrude Street Theater. The performance is based on the longest Saeima meeting in the history of renewed Latvia. Politicians' decisions taken more than a decade ago continue to influence today's reality – we still live in Latvia's increased tax and drawn municipality borders, while the then opposition members are currently in power. How has the change of political forces changed the overall landscape?
17 September 2021
Architectonics of A Crystal Soul
"Architectonics of A Crystal Soul", commissioned by the violinist Sofija Kirsanova (LV) and the Syzygy ensemble (Australia) in duration of 15 minutes as a large scale constellation focuses on the solo violin creating synergy with the ensemble of flutes, clarinets, cello and piano. The idea of the "Architectonics of Crystal Soul" is a sonic environment of imaginary city, where artefacts of different ages and cultures meet. The soundscape is experienced and perceived by a "crystal soul" or the solo violin -- alive, feeling, pulsating, breathing, fragile and strong, present in different ages and parts of the planet.
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 "bodies" specifically designed to them.
17 June 2021
Composer Linda Leimane in a close and continuous collaboration with the classical experimental contemporary singer, performer and extended vocal techniques' explorer and researcher Helena Sorokina (alto) is going to explore the voice down to its bits thus obtaining a vast field of resources for further mutational processes in a new and hybrid audiovisual work, where four different media – acoustic voice, electronics, science (Marija Sorokina) and video art (Viktors Keino) closely converge. Pure voice with a powerful breath, that can be seen as a pure luxury in these times, when so many people are fighting for their lives and struggling with breathing, will be subject to extension from the acoustic into the digital realm [For more information go to Catalogue/Electroacoustic/InterVoicing SpACE].
29 April 2021
Ray-bows, the premiere
"Ray-bows" is a multi-level reference to Gerard Grisey's "Vortex Temporum" and "Periodes"in the form of a rainbow arch. The hot-subjective impulses in the outer two thirds of the arch are organized by seven muses: Gabriel, Daniel, Josephine, Sergey, Leonora, Ricardo and Emanuel, while the cold-objective peak of the time arch is marked by the red of the rainbow-colored spectrum. Inspired by Gerard Grisey's creative work, the piece aims for organic linkages between time proportions and sound spaces organised by seven quasi spectra as seven rainbow colors.
8 November 2020
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.
1 November 2020
The premiere of "Geometric Counterpoint" for harpsichord and electronics by Ieva Saliete at Arēna festival.
28 October 2020
"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.
21 October 2020
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.
1 October 2020
Longing. Flashing. Bonding
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.
19 July 2020
Geometry of Endless Solution
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.
4 April 2020
The premiere of "Ray-bows" by the Sinfonietta Riga. Conductor: Normunds Šnē
20 March 2020
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.
17 March 2020
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.
29 August 2019
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.
7 September 2019
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.
9 February 2019
The premiere of ENANTIOMORPHIC CHAMBERS by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andris Poga.
21 November 2018
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.
13 October 2018
Geometry Of Endless Solution
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/.
31 October 2018
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.
10 September 2018
SILLHOUETTES.BEHAVIOURS recorded by ART-i-Shock, released by SKANI
8 September 2018
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.
8 September 2018
Intermediate State Vbration
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.
30 June 2018
New album available released by SKANI