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Published on Oct 22, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
What happens when a professional composer falls in love with the Northern Lights?
Ēriks Ešenvalds tells his story of being astonished by the magic of this optical phenomenon and what has it inspired him for — during the research along the Aurora Belt.
Ēriks Ešenvalds is a composer, member of The Latvian Composers Union.
Ēriks is a multiple winner of The Grand Music Award, the supreme Latvian state award in music, he was named The Year’s New-Composer Discovery by Philadelphia Inquirer in 2010 and was a nominee for the British Composer Awards in the same year.
From 2011 to 2013, Ēriks held a position of Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
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