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Uģis Prauliņš

(17.06.1957 )

"Music and love explain everything. Those must be searched for and shined at all times, since no truth is permanent. Also in rock music there never is one thing that you can say is always correct. Everything is allowed, and nothing can be made an absolute – since nothing is certain, except for love. That, what thrills, also stays. I directly strive for this kind of music."

Uģis Prauliņš


The composer, audio producer, sound engineer, and arranger Uģis Prauliņš was born on June 17th, 1957 in Riga. He studied at the Emīls Dārziņš College of Music (1964–1974, first in the choir class, later in the music theory department). In 1978, he enrolled in the Latvian State Conservatory, where in 1982 he completed the music pedagogy department. In 1982 he enrolled in the composition division and completed that in 1989 (he studied with Jānis Ivanovs, and, after his death, studied with Ģederts Ramans).

He worked as a sound engineer at the first studio of Latvian Radio (1981–1986), was a composer of music for advertisements for Latvian Independent Television (1996–1997), and a producer for the London record company AMI International (Red Bus Recording Studios) and the film studio Cinevilla (Jūrmala). He is a member of the Latvian Composers’ Union (as of 1994), was a chairman of the board (2004-2009), and is a member of the Performing Right Society in London (as of 1998), and the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society in London (as of 2003). Music performed in Latvia, many other European countries, Japan, USA, Canada and Australia. Missa Rigensis is included in the repertoire of many well-known world choirs.

photo Lita Millere