Born: November 13, 1949.
PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC OFFICES
General theory of music culture; research methodology. Study of music cultures of Tropical Africa, India, Philippines, Mongolia and U. S. A. Music in the context of traditional culture. European Early music. New music of the 20th century; music of the U. S. A. composers. The impact of new technologies on music culture. History of popular music. Global processes of the world's music culture in the second half of the 20th century. Contents, methods and practices of music education. Traditional music in modern musical education.
PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES
PUBLIC LECTURES, RADIO AND TV BROADCASTS
Has lectured on general theory of music culture and methodology of research, on music cultures of Africa, Asia and Americas, on 20th century music, on European music history and on popular music at the Moscow State University, the Moscow State Conservatory, the European University at St. Petersburg, Stanford University, Tartu University, Lithuanian Music Academy, the Latvian State Conservatory, Latvian Seminary of Advanced Pedagogical Studies, University of Latvia, Institute of the Development of Education, and many Latvian schools and other educational institutions. Has prepared series of radio and TV programs on traditional music of the world's peoples, New music and Early music. Has regularly discussed Latvian composers' works and spooked about the music life in Latvia in mass media.
Has performed as a soloist some programs devoted to the 20th century violin music and Baroque music. As a member of Latvian Chamber orchestra has played in Latvia, Russia and all the other former Soviet Republics, in U. S. A., France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, West and East Germany, Austria, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czechoslovakia and India. Is a violinist in the Baroque music ensemble "Collegium Musicum Riga". Took part in the International Early music seminar in Jerusalem, Israel (1994) and 34. "Internationales Heinrich - Schütz - Fest" in Dresden, Germany (1995).
Author of more than 40 articles, co - author of the book "Music Instruments; Music Traditions of the World's Peoples; Popular Music" (will be published in August, 1997). As a director of the Riga Early Music Centre has organised five International Early Music Festivals and several concert series (1992 - 1997). In Soviet times has organised two unofficial New Music festivals in Riga (1976 and 1977).
Russian, Latvian - native; English, German - fluent; French, Polish - reading knowledge.
LECTURE COURSES DEVELOPED IN 1992 - 1995
The study of music in the culture context: Introductory course. - Riga, 1992 (Riga Pedagogical Institute).
The study of music in the culture
context: Special course for musicologists. - Riga, 1992
The music culture of the USA: Special course for musicologists. - Riga, 1993 (Music Academy of Latvia).
The music as a phenomenon of culture. -
Riga, 1993 (Latvian Academy of Arts), 1995
The music and religion: From ancient cultures to 20th century. - Riga, 1993 (Music Academy of Latvia).
The music cultures of East Asia: China,
Korea, Japan: An introduction. - Riga, 1993
The history and styles of popular music. - Riga, 1994 (Riga Pedagogical Institute).
The library and archive work: Introductory course for musicologists. - Riga, 1994 (Music Academy of Latvia).
The history of the 20th century music. - Riga, 1994 (Riga Pedagogical Institute, Music Academy of Latvia).
The "New Music", 1945 - 1995: Special course for musicologists. - Riga, 1995 (Music Academy of Latvia).
The history of the music cultures of the world: An introduction. - Riga, 1995 (Latvian University).
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
On some trends in the study of the
Ethiopian traditional music culture.
The music culture of Ethiopia: ethnic
and social determinations.
The music of Zaire in publications of
1969 - 1977.
Study of music culture of Asia and
Africa as a special science discipline.
The music culture of Tropical and
Southern Africa. - In "Music culture of Asia and
Ethiopian music. - In "Encyclopaedia of Music", Vol. 6, Moscow, 1982, col. 582 - 584 (in Russian).
Hornbostel. - In "Encyclopaedia of Music", Vol. 6, Moscow, 1982, col. 58 - 59 (in Russian).
Study and dissemination of Asian and
African traditional music abroad.
Some aspects in recent development of
music cultures in socialist oriented countries of Africa.
Music. - In "Republic of Zaire: Reference - book", Moscow, 1984: 221 - 229 (in Russian).
11. Music of China. - In "Latvian Encyclopaedia", Vol. 5, Part 2, Riga, 1984:662 (in Latvian).
Music of Korea. - In "Latvian Encyclopaedia", Vol. 5, Part 2, Riga, 1984:348, 350 (in Latvian).
Music of Burundi. - In "Africa: An
Encyclopaedical Dictionary", Vol. 1, Moscow,
1986:384 - 385
Music of Gambia. - In "Africa: An
Encyclopaedical Dictionary", Vol. 1, Moscow,
Griot. - In "Africa: An Encyclopaedical Dictionary", Vol. 1, Moscow, 1986:455 (in Russian).
The music of Ethiopia. - In: "Africa: An Encyclopaedical Dictionary, Vol. 2, Moscow, 1987:599 - 600 (in Russian).
Music and dance. - In "Modern Ethiopia: Reference - book", Moscow, 1988:269 - - 286 (in Russian).
On mutual interaction of Arabic - Islamic and African music culture. - In "Papers of the III All - the - Union conference of the orientalists, Dushanbe, 1988", Moscow, 1988: 61 - 62 (in Russian).
Sociocultural functions of instrumental ensembles and their role in traditional Ethiopian musical culture. - In "Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress on Ethiopian Studies, Moscow, 1986", Vol. 3, Moscow, 1988:30 - 37.
The impact of non - European music on
the modern musical culture in the Baltic republics.
The main stylistic features of dhrupad
performance in Dagar - vani practice.
Can Ethiopian traditional musical
culture be viewed as (Black)African?
Status and development of modern musical culture in the countries of Tropical Africa. - In "Popular music and traditions of Non - European cultures"/"Music: The survey of information", Moscow, 1989:40 - 56 (in Russian)
On the origin of musical traditions in the Ethiopian Christian Church: The role of music of Syrian liturgy of 4 - 6 centuries. - In "Theses of the International symposium 'Barbed and artistic traditions of the people in Central Asia and Near East', Dushanbe, 1990", Dushanbe, 1990:229 - 231 (in Russian).
The Berlin school of comparative
musicology and the Moscow school of musical culturology.
Continuity and new approaches. - In "VII. European
Seminar in Ethnomusicology: Berlin, 1990.
Review of the book 'Musical traditions
of Asia and Africa', Moscow, 1986.
Ethnomusicology in the Baltics. - In "VIII. European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Geneva, 1991":Abstracts of the papers, Geneva, 1991:43.
Traditional Mongolian music. - In "The Voice of Ulan Bator", (Venice, California), 1992, 1: 4 - 5.
Music teaching guidelines for the primary general education school. - Riga, 1992. - 14 p. (together with V. Muktupavels, A. Murnieks and I. Nelsone, in Latvian).
Programme for the music teaching in the general education school, grades 5 - 9. - In "Izglitiba" ("Education"), Riga, 1992, 34: 8 - 19 (together with V. Muktupavels, A. Murnieks and I. Nelsone, in Latvian).
Music teaching guidelines for the secondary general education school. - Riga, 1993. - 15 p. (together with V. Muktupavels, A. Murnieks and I. Nelsone, in Latvian).
Materials for the music teaching in the general education school, grades 5 - 9. - Riga, 1993. - 92 p. (together with V. Muktupavels, A. Murnieks and I. Nelsone, in Latvian).
The rise of the 'World Music': Dynamics of the multi - levelled music culture system. Possibilities of the of the semiotics of culture in the field of ethnomusicology. - In "IX. European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Barcelona, 1993~: Abstracts of the papers, Barcelona, 1993: 27.