In today’s edition of #kkchumans is Kaspar Kondrat – a well known DJ and a multifunctional part of KKc team.
“Seems like I’ve been spending most of my life on a Skolas street: I grew up on Skolas street in Jurmala, then I started to work in a club in the beginning of Skolas street in Riga and now I’m here again – on Skolas iela 15. And you know, I have a feeling that I’ve been doing a lot of things during my life: exploring, searching for different kind of ventures but only last year I finally came to the right place. I served Sicilian pasta on the summer terrace, I do music, I do events, I solve problems, I do everything that i really enjoy doing.
There are no “regular” people who visit KKc. They are very different, their opinions are different, their nationalities are different but they are all special “KKc humans”. You can always hear endless chatting and discussions here even between those who were strangers several minutes ago. Even some of my really conservative friends when come to KKc always open up, becoming more discussable about their points of view.
Since I’ve started work in KKc and even a long time before, I attended a lot of parties here, but never performed. I think I was a bit nervous about it. So because of the push of others I finally did my first DJ night in KKc. And it was really very emotional for me. I was so happy! I felt that it was the first place, where I could play anything without sticking to any genres, to rediscover myself. You can work in a place for a long time, already love all the colleagues, love all the people who come here often and really enjoy it. But then at some moment you just do this thing which is your favorite thing to do and it somehow connects everything: place, people and yourself. It’s a great moment.”
Today we are launching our new weekly project #kkchumans about all the amazing people you might see at our center. We are collecting thoughts, stories, memories about culture and unique experiences in KKc. This is a project created by our wonderful volunteers – Yuliya and Anta.
Let us start with our close friend, the talented Latvian jazz musician Deniss Pashkevich. We caught him before his recent concert at KKc.
Deniss about KKc:
“ I’m here from the very beginning when Davis started this place. All the team members have done an amazing work to change the space to the place we are seeing now. I see that behind each project stands a human being, a person.
I saw this place in different shapes, we were one of the first guys who played here. What is important for us as musicians is that here we can play exactly what we want, any project we want: whether it’s pure jazz or avantgard. Some places are pushing you to play only what they want to. And KKc always asks for truth and honesty.
I like that it’s not a place for glamour but a place for art. We all feel very comfortable here, even though sometimes it’s overcrowded. But this means that KKc has a special energy and vibes, it’s like the temple of art for many people not only from Riga, but from other cities and countries. ”
Deniss about his memories:
“This old house was a musical school. This room, where we are sitting right now (place on the left from the bar), was a drum class.
In my childhood I had a musical technical exam for the flute here. I was very nervous; Soviet Union’s education system put a lot of pressure on the kids. So my mom gave me a pill, which cosmonauts used to relax. As a result I was playing all the etudes twice faster than it should be, then stopped at some point and walked away very fast trough the door. But what I thought to be a door was actually a wall, so I crashed straight into the wall. Apparently, this is one of my best stories from this place!”
Tā izskatās kino aizkulisēs — mazmazītiņa telpa, dators un cilvēks. Šovakar septiņos filma “The Gleaner un I”; rīt septiņos “The Sustainability Secret” — šī šokējošā un vienlaikus humora pilnā filma stāsta par rūpnieciskās lauksaimniecības ietekmi uz mūsu planētu. Šodienas filma tieši patlaban tiek rādīta. Uz otru — noteikti nāc rīt! #kkcaizkulises #kino
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un gaidīsim tevi šodien ciemos 19:00. — Yesterday was a lot of preparation for today’s Unusual literature reading. We start 19:00, come and join us!