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composer & conductor

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

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

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

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

Night of contemporary music at the Maastricht Music Academy

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

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

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

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

LENsemble in Vilnius

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

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.
 
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Composition classes

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

Portrait CD by KAIROS

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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

Mauricio Kagel concert trail in Vilnius

9.4.2016, 19:00 Energetikos ir technikos muziejus | Energy ant Technology Museum Vilnius (LT)
 

Kantrimiusik, 50′
Phantasiestück, 15′
Mitternachtsstük, 40′
 
Het Collectief ensemble
LENsemble (Lithuanian Ensemble Network)
Jauna Muzika choir
Oskaras Koršunovas, direction
Vykintas Baltakas, conductor
 
Full program book