On 28th and 29th of January at 19:00 in Zuzeum the long-awaited Rihards Zaļupe concert "Through the Apocalypse to Home" will bring together award-winning Latvian musicians to create an unprecedented adventure in which sound, light and smell will interact. Tickets here.
This will not be a routine concert — rather an inspirational story through time and emotion. Guests will be invited on an exciting and meditative journey in the building of a former cork factory that has stood through times, events and countless stories.
The concert will bring together melodies, mantras and Latvian songs and songs from around the world along with the compositions of Rihards Zaļupe. Guests will be invited to choose the most comfortable seats to enjoy the audiovisual journey — there will be armchairs, swings and soft furniture with the possibility of lying down.
Performing acts: Rihards Zaļupe — marimba/percussions/piano/vocals, Raimonds Petrauskis — synthesizer/piano, Jānis Bērziņš — guitar, Dace Zālīte-Zilberte — cello, Kaspars Kurdeko — drums/percussion. Special guests: Latvian Voices. R. Zaļupe, the author of the concert series, says:
We are all travelers. We all have our paths, trails, adventures and stories, but the moments we meet constantly remind us how united we are. This time, the unifying element is music, which leads you to yourself, to your essence, or simply away from the everyday. It is a realisation of an important insight, a meeting with oneself, one’s roots, leaving everything behind and surrendering to one’s true existence or essence.
Rihards Zaļupe (1983) — an award-winning Latvian composer, producer, percussive instrumentalist and lecturer. He has won 5 music records Player of the Year Awards Zelta Mikrofons, as well as Lielais Kristaps, AKKA/LAA, etc. Has composed for internationally acclaimed films such as "O2", "Tizlenes", "Don’t be afraid of anything", "Nameja Gredzens", "1906", etc.
In 2021, Rihards composed music for the series "Nebaidies ne no kā" nominated for the prestigious Hollywood music in Media Awards for the series under the category "Main Title Theme — TV Show (Foreign Language)", being on the same list of nominees as musicians like Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Billie Eilish and others.
Rihards list of musical works consists of a wide range of musical forms – symphonies, liturgic music, solo pieces for orchestras, electronic and contemporary music for individual projects and instruments.
As a percussionist, Rihards Zaļupe has partaken in various genres of performances, ranging from academic to jazz, rock, electronic and others.
Rihards performing acts also includes the Xylem Trio and he has collaborated with performers such as Raimonds Pauls, Intars Busulis, Linda Leen, Ieva Kerēvica, Kaspars Zemītis, Latvian Voices, DaGamba, Otra Puse, Peruqois & Praful, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, State Choir Latvija, Choir Kamēr, Orchestra “Riga”, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and others.