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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

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.

The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste Reflections on New Music

14 May 2017

A book 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.
 
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Bálint András Varga is perhaps the world’s most respected interviewer of living composers. For The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste: Reflections on New Music, Varga has confronted thirty-three composers with quotations carefully chosen to elicit their thoughts about an issue that is crucial for any serious creative artist: How can one find courage to deal with the sometimes tyrannical expectations of the outside world?
 
̌Hans Abrahamsen (b. 1952), John Adams (b. 1947), Vykintas Baltakas (b. 1972), George Benjamin (b. 1960), Friedrich Cerha (b. 1926), Unsuk Chin (b. 1961), George Crumb (b. 1929), Chaya Czernowin (b. 1957), Paul-Heinz Dittrich (b. 1930), Pascal Dusapin (b. 1955), Michael Gielen (b. 1927), Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931), Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953), Giya Kancheli (b. 1935), György Kurtág (b. 1926), Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935), Olga Neuwirth (b. 1968), Enno Poppe (b. 1969), Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952), Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967), Jörg Widmann (b. 1973), Paul Griffiths (b. 1947)…
  
Bálint András Varga is the acclaimed author of György Kurtág: Three Interviews and Ligeti Homages; Three Questions for 65 Composers; and From Boulanger to Stockhausen: Interviews and a Memoir (all available from University of Rochester Press).
  
University of Rochester Press
  
The German version: Der Komponisten Mut und die Tyrannei des Geschmacks
Wolke Verlag, 978-3-95593-071-4

Cairo Contemporary Music Days 2017 / Carte Blanche

30 Apr 2017

April 27, 2017 at the Goethe Institute Cairo

Music of falling sounds (2015) for violin and electronics; Ieva Sipaitytė, vln

 

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Also works by Justina Repečkaitė, Arturas Bumšteinas, Amr Okba, Bushra El-Turk, Gamal Abdel Rahim

 
April 30, 2017 at the Ewart Memorial Hall, Cairo

Works by Hassan Taha, Hikari Kiyama, Bushra El-Turk, Egidija Medekšaitė,  Øyvind Torvund, Zad Moultaka

 

LENsemble and European – Egyptian Contemporary Music Society

Vykintas Baltakas, conducting

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Conservatorium Maastricht: registration deadline

26 Feb 2017

Last days of registration for the next academic year at the Conservatorium in Maastricht.
Deadline (for 2017 – 2018): 1 March 2017.
Vykintas Baltakas: composition and conducting / ensemble for contemporary music.

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“about to drink dense clouds” at the opera de Nice

15 Feb 2017

18 Febr. 2017, Opéra de Nice / Musée national Marc Chagall (FR)
 
“about to drink dense clouds” for a narrator, ensemble and electronics (2003)
Text by Sharon Lynn Joyce based on Simonides
Mark Foster, conducting

Contemporary music at the Conservatory of Maastricht

28 Jan 2017

28 Jan 2017, Night of classical music
Conservatory of Maastricht (NL)
Works by Luciano Berio, Willie Arets, Joep van Leeuwen and Giannis Montesantos
 
Ensemble of contemporary music at the conservatory Maastricht
Vykintas Baltakas, conducting

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2013) for violin solo: dutch premiere

21 Jan 2017

22 Jan. 2017, Maastricht (NL), De Hoofdwacht aan het Vrijthof
Paul Pankert, vln.
Ensemble88
work info

Lift to Dubai (2009) for ensemble in Vilnius

1 Dec 2016

2016, 1 December, Vilnius Town Hall
Carte Blanche | Cairo in Vilnius
 
Also works by Hanns Eisler, Giacinto Scelsi, Bushra el Turk, Hassan Taha, Amr Okba, Ahmed Madkour
 
LENsemble & Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.

Solo violin in Vilnius and London

24 Nov 2016

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2013) for violin solo
 
25 Nov. 2016, Vilnius (LT), Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

Vaida Paukštienė, vln.

 

7 Dec. 2016, London (UK), Baltic Music Festival

Rusnė Mataitytė, vln.

Redditio (2013) for ensemble in Seattle

3 Nov 2016

Redditio (2013)
The Chapel Performance Center Seattle (US)
Seattle Modern Orchestra
Julia Tai, cond.

Premiere of “Commentum” for solo cello and orchestra

21 Oct 2016

2016, 21 October, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
26th Contemporary Music Festival GAIDA
 
Francesco Dillon, cello
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Berman, conducting

LENsemble in Vilnius

20 Oct 2016

2016, 20 October, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
45th Baltic musicological conference
Julius Juzeliūnas and the World
 
Works by Hanns Eisler, John Cage, Julius Juzeliūnas, Kevin Volans, Vitali Godziatski, Edison Denisov
 
LENsemble, Vykintas Baltakas, cond.
  
2016, 22 October, Contemporary Art Centre
26th Contemporary Music Festival GAIDA
Music in Image & Image in Music
  
Works by Stefan Prins, Vytautas V. Jurgutis (premiere), Tierry de Mey, Matthew Shlomowitz, Michael Beil, François Sarhan and Anatolijus Šenderovas (premiere)
  
Stéphane Ginsburgh (solo piano) Andrius Žiūra (solo clarinet), LENsemble

New book article

14 Oct 2016

Bálint Ándras Varga (Hg.)
Der Komponisten Mut und die Tyrannei des Geschmacks
 
Gedanken, Statements und Dialoge von und mit den Komponisten Hans Abrahamsen, John Adams, Vykintas Baltakas, George Benjamin, Friedrich Cerha, Unsuk Chin, George Crumb, Chaya Czernowin, Paul-Heinz Dittrich, Pascal Dusapin, Lorenzo Ferrero, Uli Fussenegger, Michael Gielen, Detlev Glanert, Sofia Gubaidulina, Georg Friedrich Haas, Giya Kantscheli, György Kurtág, Helmut Lachenmann, Libby Larsen, Liza Lim, Luca Lombardi, Siegfried Matthus, Robert Morris, Olga Neuwirth, Enno Poppe, Karl Aage Rasmussen, Wolfgang Rihm, Rebecca Saunders, Allen Shawn, Johannes Maria Staud, Manfred Trojahn, Jörg Widmann und Christian Wolff, den Kritikern Paul Griffiths, Gerhard R. Koch, Rainer Nonnenmann, Wolfgang Schreiber und Arnold Whittall und den Festivaldirektoren Heike Hoffmann und Sir Nicholas Kenyon.
 
wolke verlag

“das Lied” (2000-01) for piano and electronics in Brussels

29 Sep 2016

30 sept. 2016 (20:30) – Bruxelles, Espace Senghor
 
Jan Michiels, pno
Centre Henri Pousseur, Liege
Also works by L. Francesconi, Cl. Ledoux, J.-L. Fafchamps, G. Gobert, G. Aperghis, R. Platz and V. Globokar

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

work-info

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)

work-info

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
 
youtube

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)

youtube

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