The “Kilograms of Culture 2021” Spring Vote – Culture, Art has started

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Today, on May 17, the spring voting of the Latvian Public Media Annual Award in Culture “Kilograms of Culture 2021” has started.

As last year, this year the nominees and listeners will nominate the nominees in three votes. You can vote on the site until May 28 at 23.59.

The jury of social media culture professionals has nominated candidates in seven categories in the spring vote (this time the category “Visual Arts” is not opened). Only one entry from each category – the one with the most public support – will be put to the final vote early next year.

“It must be reconciled that due to the pandemic at the beginning of the year, several cultural fields were not able to function fully. This time we have not opened the category “Visual Arts” in the vote, there are also far fewer events in the field of theater, as several theaters are waiting for the opportunity to play premieres in person. However, despite the difficult situation, the music industry is the most active, providing a number of online concerts, great books are also actively published, there is a lot to evaluate in the category “Heritage”, ”says Ieva Rozentāle, a representative of the jury and head of LTV Culture.

Participants in the spring vote

Featured in MUSIC category:

  1. Concert story dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the defenders of the 1991 barricades “My fire, where” on January 20. Riga Cathedral, Riga Chamber Choir “Ave Sol”, State Academic Choir “Latvia”, Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvards Kļava.

  2. Liepaja Symphony Orchestra concert cycle “Symphony CLOSER”. Concert Hall “Big Amber”, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra.

  3. Concert “Mozart, Chen and Tchaikovsky” on February 25. Grand Guild, Tommāzo Pratola (flute), Agnese Egliņa (piano), Edgars Saksons (percussion), Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Guntis Kuzma.

  4. Latvian Radio Choir concert “A-Ronne” on March 12. Spīķeri Concert Hall, contemporary music festival “deciBels”, Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Kaspars Putniņš.

  5. Closing concert of the festival “Latvian New Music Days” “Leimane, Vilums, Grize” on April 30. Grand Guild, Sinfonietta Rīga Chamber Orchestra, conductor Normunds Šnē.

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In the category CINEMA are:

  1. “Perpetual motion. Raimonds Pauls ”. Documentary, directed by Andrejs Verhoustinskis. Latvian Television.

  2. “The first studio”. Documentary, directed by Zita Kaminska. Latvian Television.

  3. “The distant land of Siberia. Why March 25, 1949? ”. Documentary, directed by Dzintra Geka. “Studio SB”.

In the category THEATER are:

  1. Listening performance “Listen”. “Dirty Deal Teatro”, directed by Valters Sīlis.

  2. Jana Egle’s “Strangers or milijki ti moi”. Latvian Radio Theater, director Intars Rešetins.

In the LITERATURE category:

  1. Andris Kalnozols’ novel “Calendar calls me”. Publishing house “Orbīta”.

  2. Juris Strenga’s collection of stories “My Accounting” (stories were written by Ilona Brūvere). Aminori Publishing House.

  3. Andris Akmentiņš’s novel “In Search of the Lake”. Publishing house “Dienas grāmata”.

  4. Ruta Štelmahere’s collection of poems “Servant”. Neputns Publishing House.

  5. Arvis Kolmanis’ prose work “Anna’s Stories”. Publishing house “Latvian Media”.

In the HERITAGE category are:

  1. A selection of Lilija Dzene’s articles “Investigated Articles”. Publishing house “Attic”.

  2. Photobook “Silver Girls. Retouched History of Photography ”. Tartu Art Museum (Estonia) and curator platform “Blind Carbon Copy” (Latvia).

  3. Monograph “Independence Theater. Phenomena and personalities at the turn of the century and in the 21st century ”. Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, University of Latvia.

  4. Full-length recording of Imants Kalniņš’s symphonic music on five CDs. National music recording company “Skani”.

  5. “Handbook of Latvian Archeology” (team of authors). Science Publishing House.

The category EVENT includes:

  1. Concert performance “Purple Seller”, dedication to Lidija Lasmane-Dorino. Dzintari Concert Hall, Latvian Radio Choir, conductor Sigvards Kļava, director Roberts Rubīns.

  2. Latvian Radio 3 “Klasika” 25th anniversary concert. Grand Guild, Elīna Garanča (mezzo-soprano), Elīna Bukša (violin), Daumants Liepiņš (piano), Iveta Apkalna (organ), Raimonds Pauls (piano), Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, soloists of the Latvian Radio Big Band, conductor Andris Poga.

  3. Peter Vasks’ 75th anniversary concert “Presence”. Concert Hall “Cēsis”, Kristīne Balanas (violin), Margarita Balanas (cello), State Academic Choir “Latvija”, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, conductors Andris Poga and Māris Sirmais.

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The category SURPRISE includes:

  1. Philosophy magazine “Tvērums” (team of authors). Association “Tvērums”.

  2. Choreography video series “Morning Rosette of the Day Thieves”. “Rozenbauma and the Sisters” and KK von Strick’s villa, director Una Rozenbauma, choreographer Elīna Gediņa.

  3. Environmental installation “Discharge-charging wall”. Mark Rothko Art Center in the yard, implemented by Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center.

  4. Instagram series and exhibition “#mezs: лес”. Producer company “KatlZ”, gallery “Room”, artist Pjotr ​​Kirjuša, director Liena Šmukste.

You can vote for favorites once a day by logging in with your email or social media profile. The finalists will be announced on May 31.

Although we cannot visit some cultural places at the moment, everyone is invited to apply for their favorite cultural place in the category “My cultural place”. Recommendations for this category will be compiled throughout the year, but voting for cultural sites will only be possible in the final vote.

In the view of the Latvian Radio and Latvian Television jury, the works put to the spring vote have been recognized as the most original and high-quality Latvian cultural events, which took place from January 2021 to April 30, 2021 and are worthy of fighting for the Kilogram Culture Award. As usual, the jury consists of LTV, LR and LSM cultural professionals – Ieva Rozentāle, head of LTV Cultural Programs, journalists Lilita Eglīte, Eva Johansone, Daira Āboliņa and Henrieta Verhoustinska, LR3 “Klasika” director Gunda Vaivode and journalists Lests Silabriedov and Toms Treibergs, as well as the editor of the LSM culture section of the portal Laila Burāne.

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About the Kilogram of Culture Award

“Kilograms of Culture” is a public media award in the field of culture, which confirms the active participation of public media in the processes of Latvian cultural life. The award is given by Latvian Television, Latvian Radio and the Latvian public media portal LSM. The tradition dates back to 2012, when the awards were presented for the brightest cultural events of 2011.

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