16 oct. 2011, “Sounds of a New Century” Festival, New York (USA)
Columbia / University’s Miller Theatre, JACK quartet
(…) Another gem that I was able to hear on that beautiful Sunday was Vykintas Baltakas’ b[ell tree]. The virtuosic JACK Quartet did a fantastic job realizing the score. It opens very minimalistically, with some dotted rhythms, and then slowly a beautiful counterpoint develops, which reminded me of Shostakovich’s string quartets. And while it started so sparsely and perhaps timidly, we then heard elegant, confident lines weaving through and around each other, blossoming. Surprisingly, the composer’s muse for this beautiful piece was a Swiss cowbell, as per the program. I would love to hear what this composer has to offer next. (…)
Festival „Permainų muzika“ / “Music of changes” in Klaipeda (LT)
22 sept. 2011, 6 pm, Concert Hall
Rita Balta, sopr.
The technical update of PASAKA for piano and tape is done today! A lot of work, but I am happy with results.
First performance of the “updated” version is going to be played by Stephane Ginsburgh on 17 October 2011 at the Kings Place in London. On october 25 he is playing Pasaka at the “Unerhörte Musik”, Berlin.
busy now with technical update of “PASAKA” for piano and electronics: quadraphonic, replacing some sounds, creating a possibility to perform using Max/Msp or any sequencer, etc.
“Pasaka” is an older piece, being periodically performed since the creation in 1995(-1997). It received several prizes: the Stipendiumpreis of ‘Ferienkurse für neue Musik Darmstadt in 1996 and the Prix de composition “Prix Special XXe Siècle” at the 5eme concours international de piano XXème siecle d’ Orleans in 2002.
First performance of the “updated” version is going to be played by Stephane Ginsburgh on 17 Octobers 2011 at the Kings Place, London.
An event of SWR & Herrenhaus Edenkoben “Ardittis: past and present / lost and found”
1-3.07.2011, Herrenhaus Edenkoben
invited composers: Brian Ferneyhough, Wolfgang Rihm, Hilda Paredes, Robert HP Platz, Vykintas Baltakas, Kui Dong
15.6.2011, Tonhalle Düsseldorf
Ohren auf Europa – Biennale der Neuen Musik
notabu.ensemble neue musik
Mark-Andreas Schlingensiepen, Dirigent
/ Tarnopolski/ Trojahn/ Baltakas/ Benjamin
6 June 2011, 12:25-13.30 (in lithuanian)
Early works – including “Pasaka” for piano (and tape), “RiRo” for soprano and trumpet, “Unvollendete” for flute, trumpet and sax (b.cl), “Sinfonia” for ensemble – are published by chez muziek köln.
15.02.2011 | 20.00 impuls 2011, Graz – KUG
Paul Hübner (tp), Patrick Stadler (sax), ? (fl)
Mariahilferplatz 3, 8020 Graz
Mark Foster performs “Pasaka / ein Märchen” for piano and tape at Impuls Festival 2011, Graz.