Santa Ratniece in Sydney

Santas Ratniece’s string quartet Alveoles was chosen for this year’s World Music Days festival program organized by the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) in Sydney.  The sophisticated microsonoric quartet composed in 2005, in which the composer depicts various colors and shades of honey, has witnessed many a string quartet interpretation, including the performance by the world famous Arditti quartet.  In Sydney, this work will gain an additional depiction by the Australian Goldner String Quartet. Santa Ratniece represents Latvia for the second time in this prestigious festival – her choral work Saline performed by the Latvian Radio Choir in 2008 was heard in Vilnius.