Evija Vebere’s performance of two musical pieces embodies the moment before daybreak, the fragile light that emerges from it, and the sun’s struggle to meet the day. With her unique vocal approach, musical layering of both digital and analog instruments, Evija Vebere evokes the delicate conquest of light over darkness. Imagine a fairytale-like voice emerging from a forest of synthesized sound, leading you towards the truth you have forgotten at an early age but always suspected to be there.
The first piece, named “Ej un dzenies”, is based on a poem by Latvian poet Eduards Veidenbaums, in Evija’s arrangement. The second piece, “Dūjas spārni”, is written by Evija and musically arranged together with Toms Mikāls.
Evija Vebere is a Latvian singer and composer. Her solo recording Sirdsbūt won Best Alternative Music Album 2019 at Latvian music awards. Evija performs and creates music on hardware instruments – diverse synths, broken trumpet and sings with a childlike voice. The range of Evija’s musical spectrum varies from light and playful melodies to wild and schizophrenic depth of sound.
Before embarking on her solo performance, Evija played with Serbian drummer Lav Kovač. “Howling Owl” was the name of their avant-pop group, and were dubbed by some as having “the most eclectic, liberal approach to modern music”. In 2015, Howling Owl released an EP, “Dance For Common Sense”. The year before, while studying jazz music in The Netherlands, Evija released her debut recording “Dream Whispers” with Marta Warellis on piano, Esat Ekinciouglu on bass and Lav Kovač on drums.