• NEXT BROADCAST 03/01/2018 (18:00 CET)


    • On the third of January Erica Synths Garage starts the new year inviting creative collective Orbita to perform live. Poetry accompanied by live sound art will be brought to you by Arturs Punte, Platon Buravicky & Sergej Timofejev, Semjon Hanin & Stanislav Judin. 


      Stanislav Judin is a player and teacher of contrabass and bass guitar, often taking part in different music related projects. He has performed diverse genres of both academic and pop music, lately focusing on jazz music from dixielend to avant-garde.


      Poet Arturs Punte reads poetry accompanied by author-made soundscapes. He aims to find a technical solution to turn the voice of the poet into a music instrument – the only sound source from which a non-verbal background develops later on. Therefore, a form of a read poem – rhythm, tempo, loudness, pauses etc. – itself creates appropriate music/noise composition.


      The performance of Sergej Timofejev (text) and Platon Buravicky (electronic improvisation) will be a playful game between already existing and live made sounds and thoughts. Poetry will be both played and read live basing the method on recommendations found on-line from video bloggers on the topic ‘’how to read poetry so it is not boring’’. Timofejev will perform as a poetry DJ adapting sounds and noises, while Platon Buravicky will create electroacoustic canvas using modular & analogue synthesizers as well as self-made virtual music instruments also known as modular algorithms. At times these canvases will be made from continual ambient sounds, at times they will be rhythmically active.


      Orbita (Orbit, rus.) is a creative collective of Russian poets and artists whose works are dedicated to dialogue between various creative genres (music, video, etc.) and cultures. The collective came into being in Riga, the Latvian capital, in 1999. Since that time Orbita has published a number of eponymously titled almanacs in which literary works appear side by side with works of visual art (photography, graphic work, painting). Additionally, Orbita has organized three "Word in Motion" festivals of poetic video and multi-media art in Latvia (in 2001, 2003 and 2007); issued three audio compact discs and a collection of poetic video clips on VHS (2001) and DVD (2005); created several multi-media poetry installations for public exhibition; produced a number of bilingual (Russian-Latvian poetic publications; issued an anthology of contemporary Russian poetry in Latvia—at one and the same time a unique study of this phenomenon; and published a number of other works.


      Orbita actively participates in Latvian and international cultural life. Members of the group have been published in many European countries and are frequently invited to European literary and artistic festivals—including, for instance: the International Moscow Poetry Biennial, the Berlin Poetry Festival, the Gothenburg Book Fair, the ARS Festival in Bratislava, the White Nights in Madrid, TARP in Vilnius, the Book World Festival in Prague, and many others. In Latvia Orbita’s achievements have been recognized with the Annual Literary Prize of the Union of Latvian Writers in 2005, the Annual Prize for the best photography album in 2006 and for the best photography exhibit in 2007, as well as a number of prizes for book design and various other literary and artistic awards. Since its founding Orbita appears in literary and multimedia performances in conjunction with invited musicians and video-artists.