Have you heard of Liana Dolgopolova? You should!
Project Wildeman and the young, talented organ player and multidisciplinary artist Liana Dolgopolova will perform an online ritual christmas concert in the Grote Kerk Naarden. Under the world renowned barrel vaulted ceiling dating from 1518, the exciting soundscapes of Wildemen Maarten, Milan and Sven meet the hypnotising organ sounds of Liana. Dream along with us about the warming powers of life and our connections with everything around.
Please enjoy this short interview that we had with Liana on all this and how it all came about.
Liana, tell us all about what attracted you to becoming an organ player, is it something you always wanted to do?
To be honest it happened very spontaneously. I played piano before and in my music school there stood an organ. My teacher back then suggested that I try it, so I just agreed and went on till now. I was attracted to the sound which this instrument can produce. And every organ is even different. That’s the magic.
Project Wildeman is all about making new rituals. How do you view these new rituals in light of mindfulness and meditation?
I’m very positive about including rituals into music. More to say, I see music making together as a ritual, diving into a sacred meditative state of mind. And if there are ways people can be included in the music making even by listening and dreaming along, it contributes to the development of collective consciousness which affects us to be more mindful and inspired, make better choices in everyday life.
Do you have a tip for us at home when tuning in at the livestream on December 23rd? Should we light a candle, maybe? Close our eyes? We are looking forward to experiencing it all.
First of all, get vey good speakers or headphones. Setting the atmosphere will of course contribute to the deeper experience, so yes, lighting a candle or putting on some aroma, making a nice tea or cacao, taking a few deep breaths and relaxing is a good idea. You are invited to dream along with us, so feel free to write down your dreams and intentions for the coming year or even your life. Dreams come true!
Livestream from De Grote Kerk Naarden
Thursday December 23thrd
From 20:30 hours until 21:30 hours