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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

http://eecms-ebdaa.eu/?p=2505

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

“Instruktionen…” for vocal quartet in New York

23 Sep 2016

23 Sept., 2016, New York, Gettysburg College (US)

Instruktionen zur Durchführung einer alten Liebesbeschwörung, die Ihre/ Ihren Geliebte(n) auf einmal und für immer an Sie binden wird (2007) for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone

Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble

Nr. 2 for clarinet solo at the Klangspuren Festival

18 Sep 2016

18 Sept. 2016, Klangspuren Schwaz (AT)

Nr. 2 (1999) for clarinet

Boglarka Pecze, cl.

 

Conducting at the Gaudeamus music week 2016

10 Sep 2016

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10 Sept 2016 – Gaudeamus music week, TivolVredenburg Utrecht (NL)
Works by Bahaa Al Ansary, Z.Jabri, W.Bulsink, B. de Vrees, W.Jeths
 
Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.

NEOS CD

1 Jul 2016

Darmstadt Aural Documents · Box 4 · Pianists
 
Vykintas Baltakas (*1972)
Pasaka for speaking pianist (1995–97)
Benjamin Kobler, piano
Recording: 10 August 1996 – Darmstadt, Georg-Büchner-Schule
 
2016_NEOS_Darmstadt_Box4

https://neos-music.com [11630, released: July 11, 2016]

Brodacast on radio Klara

21 Jun 2016

21 June 2016, 22:00

Two works from the new Portrait CD (Kairos, 0015004KAI) will be played at radio Klara, a Belgian classical radio channel:
 
(co)ro(na) for ensemble, Tokyo Sinfonietta
b(ell tree), Chordos quartet
 
Also works by Peter Eötvös, Wim Henderickx, Maja S.K. Ratkje, Richard Barrett, Petr Bakla and Kristof Lauwers.
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Composition classes

14 Jun 2016

In September my composition classes will continue at the Maastricht Academy of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Registering is still possible until the end of August (Maastricht) and September (Brussels).
As of this fall a new master program for performers of contemporary music starts at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Download the information sheet here.
For information: International Relations Office +370 5 2124967, rima.rimsaite@lmta.lt

Pasaka for piano and tape in Paris

11 Jun 2016

11 June 2016, Biennale du Divers, College des Bernardins Paris
Stephane Ginsburgh, pno.

Portrait CD by KAIROS

8 Jun 2016

2016_Kairos_portrait

 
1. (co)ro(na) for ensemble 10:24
2. Pasaka for piano solo 05:15
3. Sinfonia for ensemble 03:25
4. b(ell tree)for string quartet 11:35
5. Ri for soprano and electronics 09:21
6. Poussla for ensemble and orchestra 14:47
7. Pasaka for piano and tape 08:43
8. Saxordionphonics for solo saxophone, accordion and orchestra 12:36
Total Time: 79:47
 
Artist(s):
Tokyo Sinfonietta, Benjamin Kobler, LENsemble (Lithuanian Ensemble Network), Chordos Quartet, Rita Balta, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Marcus Weiss, Teodoro Anzellotti, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Yasuaki Itakura, Vykintas Baltakas, Johannes Kalitzke, Emilio Pomárico
 

KAIROS-MUSIC
Catalogue No.: 0015004KAI
EAN Code: 9120040735043

New CD recording

8 May 2016

“Recitativo” (2015) for violin & piano
Bojidara Kouzmanova (vln) Jaime Wolfson (pno), live recording
 
Alte Schmiede Wien, 40 Jahre Musikwerkstatt
2016_recitativo

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
 

new recording

16 Jan 2017

COMMENTUM for violoncello and orchestra (2016)
Live recording from Gaida Festival Vilnius (Premiere)
 
Francesco Dillon (vc)
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Berman (cond.)

Commentum (2016) for cello and orchestra: full score online

29 Sep 2016

Redditio 2: new recording

3 Mar 2016

Redditio 2 for woodwind quintet (2013)
St. Christopher Woodwind Quintet
rec. Nov. 2015

Redditio: new recording

22 Feb 2016

Redditio for ensemble (2010)
LENsemble (Lietuvos Ansamblių Tinklas)
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.
rec. Nov. 2015

Commentum: new recording

14 Feb 2016

Commentum for cello and piano (2011)
Edmundas Kulikauskas (vc), Albina Šikšniūtė (pno)

Recitativo: new recording

6 Feb 2016

Recitativo for violin and piano (2014)

Rusnė Mataitytė (vl), Albina Šikšniūtė (pno)

free score (download)