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Druskininkai Artists’ Residence: closing concert

30 Sep 2018

30 Sept., 2018, Druskininkai (LT)
 
Edgars Rubenis: in 28’42’’
Johannes Bergmark: digestion (for cecil taylor)
Thanos Chrysakis: moonstone plateau
Burkhard Beins: adapt/oppose, version 18/1 for sextet, 16’
 
Performers:
Kristupas Gikas (flute)
Kazimieras Jušinskas (saxophone)
Simonas Kaupinis (tuba)
Monika Kiknadzė (viola)
Domantas Razmus, Kristupas Kmitas (percussion)
 
Supervisor: Vykintas Baltakas

Presentation of “Sandwriting” for two keyboards and electronics at the festival-conference “Doctors in Performance”

5 Sep 2018

Wednesday 5 September 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Grand Hall
Keynote address: Vykintas Baltakas “Modal Form and Challenges for Interpreters of New Music”
Piano / Keyboard: Indrė Baikštytė
Chair: Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli
 
Doctors in Performance is a festival conference of music performance and artistic research, where music performers conducting artistic research at doctoral and post-doctoral levels present their artistic research in the form of recitals, concert lectures or paper presentations.
 
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“Smokey Arnold” in France

16 Aug 2018

Smokey Arnold (2015) for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
16 August, 2018, Festival Le Bruit De Musique, Domeyrot (FR)
Ensemble U

Portrait concert at the Kintai Music Festival

5 Aug 2018

5 August, 2018, 8 pm, Kintai
 
Music of falling sounds (2015) for violin and electronics
Commentum (2011) for cello and piano
Pasaka (1997-1998) for piano and electronics
Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2013) for violin solo
 
Also works by Vidmantas Bartulis and Bronius Kutavičius.
 
Rusnė Mataitytė (vln), Edmundas Kulikauskas (vc), Albina Šikšniūtė & Marta Finkelstein (pno)

Three performances of Pasaka by emerging pianists in Belgium, Germany and Lithuania

25 Jun 2018

26 June, 2018, School of Arts of University College, Ghent (BE)
Pasaka for piano and electronics
Maria Dominguez Perez, pno
 
11 July, 2018, Karlsruhe (DE), Schloss Gottesaue
Pasaka for piano solo
Ieva Dudaitė, pno
 
5 August, 2018, Kintai Music Festival (LT)
Pasaka for piano and electronics
Marta Finkelštein, pno

New Music Night at the conservatory Maastricht

23 May 2018

23 may 2018, Conservatory Maastricht
Composition Department
Prof. V.Baltakas
 
New Music Night May 23 poster

Performances of “Recitativo” by Aleksey Semenenko in Germany and UK

18 May 2018

Recitativo (2014) for violin and piano
Aleksey Semenenko, violin
 
05.05.2018, Gasteig Munich, Germany
 
18.05.2018, Norfolk & Norwich festival (UK)
 
20.05.2018, BBC NGA Recording, London, UK

Smokey Arnold (2015) for ensemble in Tallinn

14 May 2018

15.05.2018, 7:00 PM
1st Studio of Estonian Radio,
Kreutzwaldi 14, Tallinn, Estonia
 
Performer: ensemble U
Broadcasting: Klassikaraadio
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Live recording of Sandwriting for two pianos and electronics from Witten ’18

2 May 2018

World premiere of “Sandwriting” for two keyboards and live electronics (2018)
WDR 3 Konzertplayer (the link is valid until 28/5/2018)
 
28 April 2018, 16:00 Saalbau Festsaal, Witten (DE)
Grauschumacher Piano Duo
SWR Experimentalstudio / Thomas Hummel

Premiere at the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik 18’

27 Apr 2018

28 April 2018, 16:00 Saalbau Festsaal, Witten (DE)
World premiere of “Sandwriting” for two keyboards and live electronics (2018)
 
Grauschumacher Piano Duo
SWR Experimentalstudio / Thomas Hummel
 
Trailer
Broadcasting: wdr3.de -> Konzertplayer

Residency at the Villa Concordia in Bamberg

11 Apr 2018

Each year twelve and more artists from Germany and one other country are chosen by the Board of Trustees to live and work in Bamberg as Fellows of the International House of Artists Villa Concordia.
Artists in 2018: Kristina Ališauskaitė, Vykintas Baltakas, Birke J. Bertelsmeier, Heiner Blum, Adomas Danusevičius, Tim Freiwald, Line Hoven, Marius Ivaškevičius, Gordon Kampe, Liudas Mockūnas, Undinė Radzevičiūtė, Senthuran Varatharajah, Neringa Vasiliauskaitė, Najem Wali, Andrius Zakarauskas.

“Eine kleine Nachtmusik” for violin solo at the Cuypershuis

17 Mar 2018

18.03.2018, 11:30 Cuypershuis, Roermond (NL)
Mimi Jung, vln.
 
Also works by Felipe Hoyos, Kavour S. Christos, Giannis Montesanto, Iago Hermo and Stephanie ann Boyd
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A Night of Classical Music in Maastricht

26 Jan 2018

January 27, 2018, 19.00 – 24:00
Conservatorium Maastricht – Bonnefantenstraat 15 Maastricht

 
Composition class of Vykintas Baltakas and Contemporary Music Ensemble – Conservatorium Maastricht.
 
Works by John Cage, Willie Arets, Iago Hermo, Bardiya Kheibari, Giannis Montesantos, Sachit Ajmani, Felipe Hoyos González and Kavour S. Christos

“Music of falling sounds” for violin and electronics in Vilnius

13 Jan 2018

January 13, 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
“New Music Challenges/018“
 
Rusnė Mataitytė, vln
Centre Henri Pousseur

New festival for contemporary music: “New Music Challenges/018” in Vilnius

12 Jan 2018

The Lithuanian Ensemble Network collaborates with the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre as ”ensemble in residence”. Together with the department of composition LEN starts a new festival for contemporary music “New Music Challenges/018“.
 
January 11, 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
 
18:00. John Cage – a portrait
19:30. Improvisation
21:00. Electroacoustic music
 
January 12, 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
 
18:00. Works of the composition students 1
19:30. Works of the composition students 2
 
January 13, 2018, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
 
19:00. LENsemble & Centre Henri Pousseur
Works of Stéphane Orlando, Guillaume Auvray, Vykintas Baltakas, Ignas Krunglevičius, Monika Sokaitė and Albertas Navickas
 
21:00. Electroacoustic music

Ensemble of contemporary music of the LMTA, LENsemble, Centre Henri Pousseur
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.

Concert at the Flagey, Brussels

17 Dec 2017

17 December 2017, Flagey Brussels, Place Sainte Croix, 1050 Brussels
Festival Image Sonore
“Musique et technologie”
 
17:00
VYKINTAS BALTAKAS – Music of Falling Sounds for violin and electronics (2015)
IGNAS KRUNGLEVIČIUS – The Knight for bass clarinet, cello and video (2009)
CÉDRIC DAMBRAIN – Pure, for cello and electronics (2004)
 
18:00
RIMAS SAKALAUSKAS – Bipolar (2015), music by Mykolas Natalevicius (installation)
 
20:00
OSVALDAS BALAKAUSKAS – Rain for Cracow for violin and piano (1991)
MONIKA SOKAITĖ – 1 6/9 (*world creation)
VYKINTAS BALTAKAS – Pasaka for piano and electronics (1995-1997)
ALBERTAS NAVICKAS – Accidental for violin, piano, video and electronics (2011)
GUILLAUME AUVRAY – Corpuscules for cello, piano and electronics (2015)
VYKINTAS BALTAKAS – Commentum for cello and piano (2011)
Stéphane Orlando, Simply Humain & Black Panthers (*world creation) for ensemble

 
LENsemble Vilnius & guests
Andrius Žiūra, clarinet
Edmundas Kulikauskas, cello
Albina Šikšniūtė, piano
Rusnė Mataitytė, violin
Benjamin Glorieux, cello
María Domínguez Pérez, piano
 
Centre Henri Pousseur, electronics
 
Concert on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the cooperation agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the French Community of Belgium

“Redditio” (2010) by Tokyo Sinfonietta

11 Dec 2017

Redditio (2010) for ensemble
12 December 2017, Tokyo (JP)
Tokyo Sinfonietta
Yasuaki Itakura, cond.

Lecture and master classes at the Academy of music in Poznan (PL)

8 Nov 2017

8-9 Nov, 2017
11th International Forum of Composers in Poznan

Music of Falling Sounds (2015) for violin and electronics at the Musica Sacra Festival

14 Sep 2017

Music of Faling Sounds (2015)
15 September 2017, 22:00 Sint Janskerk (Henric van Veldekeplein), Maastricht (NL)
 
Paul Pankert, violin / Ensemble 88
Centre Henri Pousseur Liège
 
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Musica Sacra Festival

Video version of “Pažeistas šešėlis” at the Parcours Festival Maastricht

10 Sep 2017

Pažeistas šešėlis (violated shadows) for voice and marimba, 1993
September 10, Parcours Festival, Pathé Maastricht (NL)
 
Video work by Fiorenza Hohl (1993) with Rita Balta (Soprano, recording) and Zenonas Bagavičius (Marimba, recording)
Youtube
 
Also works by Giannis Montesantos, Kavour S. Christos and Thierry de Mey

Pasaka at the Berliner Philharmonie

9 Sep 2017

September 10, 2017, Berliner Philharmonie (DE)
A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event
Benjamin Kobler / MusikFabrik

Smokey Arnold (2015) at the Kintai Music Festival

23 Jul 2017

Smokey Arnold (2015) for fl, cl, pno, vln, vc
Kintai Music Festival, Rusnė (LT)
23 July 2017
 
Ensemble Synaesthesis

The portrait concert of Osvaldas Balakauskas at the Vilnius Festival

7 Jun 2017

June 8th, at 7 pm, The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
 
Rusnė Mataitytė (vln), Raimondas Sviackevičius (acc), Chordos Quartet
LENsemble
The Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Vykintas Baltakas , cond.

Night of contemporary music at the Maastricht Music Academy

31 May 2017

June 1st 2017 17.30-20.30 Willem Hijstek Hall
Bonnefantenstraat 15, 6211 KL, Maastricht
 
17:30-18:15 – Hinhören
The Ensemble of Contemporary Music of the Conservatory Maastricht and the composition class of Robert H.P. Platz
 
18:30-19:15 – Hören
Lecture & Concert
Emeritus celebrations for prof. Robert HP Platz.
 
Kim Van den Brempt (piano), Centre Henri Pousseur Liège, Belgium
 
19:30-20:15 -Nach(t)hören
Closing event with performances by Aleksandra Djordjevic and works of the composition class of Vykintas Baltakas
 
The Ensemble of Contemporary Music of the Conservatory Maastricht, Vykintas Baltakas, conductor

Pascal Dusapin – Genau! (for piano and ensemble) in Maastricht

22 May 2017

23.05.2017, 20:00 Intro-in-situ Maastricht (NL)
 
Maria Dominguez Perez, pno.
Ensemble of Contemporary Music of the conservatory Maastricht
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.

Video: “Music of falling sounds” for violin and electronics

23 Jan 2018

Live at the Festival Images Sonores (17 dec. 2017, Flagey, Brussels)

Rusnė Mataitytė, violin
Rimas Sakalauskas, video
Centre Henri Pousseur, electronics

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new video recording

22 Jan 2018

“Pasaka” (1995-97) for piano and electronics
Maria Dominguez Perez, piano
Centre Henri Pousseur, electronics
Live recording from the Festival Images Sonores 2017 (17 Dec. 2017, Flagey Brussels)

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added score online

28 Sep 2017

Music of falling sounds (2015) for violin and electronics: full score online

18 Sep 2017

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Am Himmel wandre ich… (archive video, 1997)

11 Sep 2017

Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg
St. Laurentiuskirche
24. Juni 1997
 
Nathalie de Montmollin, Sopran
Julia Rempe, Sopran
Vykintas Baltakas, Musikalische Leitung
Cornelia Heger, Inszenierung
Oliver Sann, Video-Installation
 
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video work by Fiorenza Hohl for “Pažeistas šešėlis” online

10 Sep 2017

Pažeistas šešėlis (violated shadows) for voice and marimba
video by Fiorenza Hohl (1993)

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Article

26 May 2017

The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste Reflections on New Music /
Der Komponisten Mut und die Tyrannei des Geschmacks

 
By Bálint András Varga
All-new interviews with 33 of the world’s leading composers–from Adams and Crumb to Gubaïdulina and Rihm–give unique insights into the creative process
 
[In english and german]

new recording

4 May 2017

Lift to Dubai (2009) for ensemble and electronics
 
LENsemble, Vilnius
Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.
 
Studio recording 2016

new recording

19 Mar 2017

Vykintas Baltakas: Music of falling sounds (2015) for violin and electronics
 
Commission: Concertgebouw Brugge and Centre Pousseur Liège
Wibert Aerts, violin
Jean-Marc Sullon / Centre Pousseur, electronics

commentum (2016) for cello and orchestra: video recording

5 Feb 2017

Francesco Dillon, cello
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Berman, conductor
 
Premiere at the Gaida Festival21 October 2016, Vilnius