Composer and saxophone player Nic Gotham first visited Latvia in 1991 with his Canadian-Latvian wife, Banuta Rubess. He had already learned to speak Latvian, so by the time he participated in a Summer Music Camp in 1996, his communication skills were formidable.When Banuta was offered a one-year contract at the Translation and Terminology Center in Riga, Gotham was all too happy to stay on in Latvia and use the change of scene to finish his opera, "Oh Pilot," which had funding from Canada. "I enjoy Latvian culture and the people here," says Gotham, who shakes off his knowledge of Latvian wi...
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