This past weekend I was in Riga to visit the Sound Forest festival. I could write about my impressions of the festival but I won’t. While there were a few good performances I enjoyed more the side activities that came with visiting friends in Riga. As is often the case we ended up exploring some ruins, namely some oil tanks at an industrial site in Balderaja (where the Daugava river meets the Baltic sea) and some abandoned underground bunkers northeast of the city near Adaži. Not much was planned to the results were spontaneous. Below are a few excerpts of the recordings.
deep resonance inside old oil tanks, the view from the tanks above looking out to the Baltic sea:
group improvisation inside the bunker, those present in the bunker session- Maksims Shentelevs, Toomas Thetloff, Kaspars Kalnins, Jekabs Nimanis, Johanna Lonka and myself: