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Liudas Mockūnas / Arvydas Kazlauskas


On a warm September evening in the Drabi ņu mire, a recording session took place with one of the leading free jazz musicians in Europe, a Lithuanian free jazz musician, composer, and educator Liudas Mockūnas and  Lithuanian free improvisation saxophonist  Arvydas Kazlauskas living in Latvia. The recording concert took place in an amphithe ater made of peat, named Saulgrieži [Sol stice], created by artist Janis Gutans-Grass, constructed as a meditative labyrinth with its entrance to the east and exit to the west. The compositions’ titles are listed in three  languages — Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old  Prussian — thus attempting to linguistically get a feel for the unifying way that the Baltic nations perceive the world.