silence

by Edgars Cirulis

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Composed and recorded at the safety of our homes in Spring/Summer of 2020

This piece was specially composed for a Latvian singer Beāte Zviedre — the voice that speaks volumes. I've collaborated with Beāte many times and I greatly appreciate her musical potential. This also isn't my first collaboration with Patrīcija Vilsone, a young Latvian artist and student of Latvian Academy of Art, which has dedicated many months to original illustrations which evolved into the music video.

The lyrics are written by a poet Aleksandra Line who explains her choice of the topic: ««silence» isn't necessarily the time after everything has ended — quite often that's a moment before. Last year has been too silent for all of us, especially the music industry, but it's really important to remember that silence isn't boring or empty at all — it can contain lots of colorful things. For example, a precious word or sound can be born in silence».

lyrics

the ways, how silence lies between
two people, sharply may vary
sometimes depicting things unseen,
thus useless to a focused eye

there comes the time when silence is
as sharp as freshly sharpened blade
that brings the other to his knees
to make him realize he’s late

a silent cloud that hangs on top
of cosy little empty towns
like long ago forgotten prop,
accumulating extra sounds

then pours those sounds when comes the time
on top of someone who deserves
a lesson for committed crime
or justice to his rotten nerves

a silent night, that’s rest to some,
to others — torture ‘till the rise,
an empty void to overcome,
survive until the morning skies

adjust the compass, calibrate
its tiny intuition peaks
to guide you through the utmost state
of listening before he speaks

the way of silence giving space
to faze, embarass or support
is gambling on a paper chase,
a trust you have to learn of sort

it may be comforting and light,
or may just hang there like a sword
it takes you both to feel alright
before is born the precious Word

© Aleksandra Line

credits

released January 7, 2021
Text - Aleksandra Line
Art and Video editing - Patrīcija Vilsone
Composition - Edgars Cīrulis
Mix and Master - Toms Lisments

Voice - Beāte Zviedre
Piano - Edgars Cīrulis
Violins - Dita Celitāne, Ivars Brīnums
Viola - Marius Ungureanu, Ivars Brīnums
Cello - Sarma Gabrēna
Double bass - Janis Rubiks
Flutes - Alise Golovacka, Rūta Sīpola
Oboe - Eva Vrtacnik
Clarinets - Anna Gāgane, Ciprian Dancu
Bassoon - Katrīne Kuģe
Bass clarinet - Kristaps Lubovs
Trumpet - Dāvis Sedols
Horn - Erik Sandberg
Trombones - Krists Liepa, Jonas Lindh
Percussion - Ēriks Miezis

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Edgars Cirulis Latvia

www.edgarscirulis.org

Edgars Cirulis is a latvian composer, improviser, arranger and pianist, currently based in Aalborg, Denmark.

His interests range from reconstructing well known forms and idioms and bringing the key elements out in an unconventional manner to researching music that connects with a deeper, more emotional understanding of the world - music that comes from our heritage.
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