Homo Novus

Festival centre

Festival Centre at Vidzemes Market

Brīvības street 90, Rīga
Open every day from 12:00 till 21:00
(10.09., 11.09. till 18:30; closed on Monday 13.09.)
All Festival centre events are for free

Festival Centre Opening: 8.09. 18:00-21:00
Including Opening of When I Walk in Boots I found by Liene Pavlovska (Rīga) featuring Music by Kaspars Grosevs and the unveiling of GUČI FABRIKA

Thursday 9th September
13.00 Conversation: Liene Pavlovska (LV) with Vinny Jones (AU/NL) (in English)

18:00-19:00 Performance: Kristians Kalva
One of Latvia’s brightest new generation jazz and academic music trumpet players Kristians Kalva is a student at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, who has already received recognition in various international competitions. This year he joined the world’s leading pop and jazz orchestra Jong Metropole Orchestra for several future projects. He regularly collaborates with the most important Latvian orchestras and artists – Latvian Radio Big Band, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Rīga, Latvian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Friday 10th September
13:00 Conversation: Mammalian Diving Reflex (CA/DE) in conversation (in English)

Saturday 11th September
13:00 Conversation: Artists from Listening (FI) in conversation with Homo Novus Curator Bek Berger (in English)

Sunday 12th September
13:00 Conversation: Arts Access Now with Liba Bērziņa, Festival Access Manager (in Latvian)
17:00-18:00 Performance: Ēriks Kiršfelds
Cellist Ēriks Kiršfelds masters both, classical and electrical cello. The musical program in the festival’s venue, he describes as: “Varying degrees of folk music by composers of varying ethnicities played on different cellos.”

Tuesday 14th September
13:00 Conversation: Cote Maria Jose Jaña (Chile) in Conversation about Gučī Fabrika (in English)
19:00-20:00: Performance: Musical guest TBA

Wednesday 15th September
13:00 Conversation: Keith Hennessy (USA), Katrīna Dūka (LV) & Barbara Lehtna (EE) on Moving with Queer intentions (in English)
Supported by: US Embassy in Latvia
19:00-20:00: Performance: Musical guest TBA

Thursday 16th September
13:00 Conversation: Mara Brasmane (LV) with Santa Remere (LV) on Documenting Markets and Festivals (in Latvian)
14:30 Conversation with Chiara Bersani (IT) on Seeking unicorns (in English)

20.00: Musical performance in festival centre

Friday 17th September
13.30 Conversation: Dita Lase, the professional vegetarian workshop organizer, and the young people from the performance “Feast” will talk about how to create a performance without wasting environmental resources: searching, finding, experimenting.
20:00: DJ set – Sergejs Timofejevs

Saturday 18th September
14:00 Conversation and Sharing: BePart Fieldworks with Neil Callighan and Simone Kenyon (in English)
17:00 Conversation and Sharing: Futurology of Cooperation (in English)
20:00 Performance: Closing ceremony of the festival with Keith Hennessy and local dancers

Homo Novus