"So it has occurred that the organ has played a very important role in my oeuvre, and I have written music for this instrument since I was a student. For that, I can probably thank the wonderful Latvian organists with whom I studied; we were on stage together, helped and supported each other, talked, discussed, delighted in each other’s achievements and overcame our failures together.
This beautiful, creative environment was so fertile that I eventually began composing precisely for this instrument, because I was well acquainted with their everyday life as well as the exciting concert atmosphere at the academy’s organ hall and the grand Riga Cathedral. I felt a part of the organists’ family, and it was not difficult to find support for my ideas. My most long-standing and productive collaboration has been with Ligita Sneibe, and our work is now being released in an extensive solo album. A big thank you to flutists Imants Sneibis and Anete Toča, soprano Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča and organist Ilona Birģele, who have with great enthusiasm and comprehension joined in the performance of my compositions.
I also thank the Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia and my wonderful friend Michael Schäfer for their financial support of this album. I hope that my music for organ will delight all listeners, including specialists in the field of music, and inspire beautiful new compositions."