It is always of interest to members of Gloriae Dei Cantores to know more about a composer personally. Given that Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977) comes from the Baltic area (born in Latvia), it is fun to note his special interest in the Northern Lights. You can watch a TED talk on YouTube given by him on how he interprets the sounds of the Northern Lights; it is fascinating! His composition for choir, Northern Lights and his orchestral work, Nordic Lights, also attest to his interest in making an aural portrait of this atmospheric phenomenon.