I Am


The poem ‘I Am’ written and performed in 5 languages: Russian, English, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian. The work is inspired by the common roots and soundings of the languages, as well as differences, it explores archetypal words and their meaning. The poem is present in the space as a graphic score and inspiration for the performers. 

The English version of the poem is written on the stones from the Baltic Sea. The stones are used by the audience as symbolic carrier of the word during ritualistic performance. 

Poem and performance created by Evgenia Emets, vocal interpretation by Ben Zucker. It was performed at the Baltic Art Form as a sound piece with a choir and audience participation. Performance by: Evgenia Emets, Kate Smith, Mārtiņš Baumanis, Uran Apak, Ben Zucker and the audience.

Russian
English
Latvian
(C/Eb/Bb)
Lithuanian
(E/D/A)
Estonian
(G/F#/B)
Я есмь
I am
es esmu
aš esu
ma olen
вода
water
ūdens
vanduo
vesi
кровь
blood
asins
kraujas
veri
темень
darkness
tumsa
tamsa
pimedus
мать
mother
māte
motina
ema
ночь
night
nakts
naktis
öö
лед
ice
ledus
ledas
jää
земля
earth
zeme
žemė
maa
луна
moon
mēness
mėnulis
kuu
огонь
fire
uguns
ugnis
tuli
глаз
eye
acs
akis
silm
живой
alive
dzīvs
gyvas
elus
отец
father
tēvs
tėvas
isa
день
day
diena
diena
päev
пар
steam
tvaiks
garas
aur
небо
sky
debess
dangus
taevas
солнце
sun
saule
saulė
päike


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