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Music of Changes 2010: the sonic energy of today
“Fuel. Sonic Energy”
The opening concert of the festival will blast as a powerful charge of the sonic energy. Through the series of incendiary world and local premieres (by Miklós Maros and Osvaldas Balakauskas) it will reach ignition with the Fuel by American composer Julia Wolfe. Mindaugas Piečaitis will conduct the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra and the enthralling images of cityscapes projected on the screen.
“M. K. Čiurlionis. Transcendental Meditation”
As a matter of symbolic coincidence, we will celebrate the birthday of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911) with a concert, in which his great grandson, Rokas Zubovas, will perform and comment on his output for piano. The programme highlights a number of his piano works that illustrate best his creative laboratory and stylistic evolution from folk song arrangements to the Fugue in B-flat minor.
“Shades of Sounds”
This crossover programme is dedicated to works for cello, accordion and electronics performed by two highly original and broad-minded artists who are always eager to challenge the standards of professional excellence. The dialogues between live acoustic instruments and electronic tracks will startle with astounding sonorities, while the play of light and shadows are likely to evoke vivid associations.
“Immortality” is the name of a project by young performers dedicated to promoting music by Lithuanian composers. The beginnings of our musical culture lie in the archaic sutartinės songs, the elements of which permeate the work by contemporary Lithuanian artists. It is music that may prefigure the course towards survival and immortality of a nation. The immortality of music, love and belief in eternity.
Solo performance - opera Isadora
A solo performance - opera Isadora is another project by young artists that received enthusiastic public and critical response, as well as the Golden Cross of the Stage award. Inspired by the life of legendary dancer Isadora Duncan, this opera tells a story about a woman gripped in psychotic idolisation of and manic identification with this artist.
“State of Music”
The music to be performed at this concert will envelop us in blissful tranquillity and timelessness. Works by Latvian Pēteris Vasks and Briton Gavin Bryars will bathe our ears in varying musical states and shimmering quiescence. While new pieces by Vidmantas Bartulis, Zita Bružaitė and Giedrius Puskunigis will speak to us with that bred-in-the-bone Lithuanian sound comparable to the soughing of pine forests at the Baltic Sea.
Video Club “Dialogues Between Music and Cinema”
“There is no absolute, cosmic emptiness. But there is silence, in which dwells an incredibly rich and almost imperceptible world of images and sounds whose existence is well covered under our everyday hustle and bustle. Cinema often enables us to see deeper and more than our naked eye,” says film director Audrius Stonys.
“Music of Changes” Post Scriptum
“Synthetic Swamp” will keep our ears pricked by making all kinds of exotic sounds (sometimes reminiscent even of those heard in the Amazon jungle). Marius Balčytis will delight us with his amazing trombone techniques, Saulius Astrauskas—with his dexterous management of the percussion, and Arnoldas Gurinavičius—with his lithe command of the double bass.
“MUSIC OF CHANGES”: OPEN UP TO CHANGES!
A contemporary music festival Music of Changes each fall presents the best examples of 20th-21st century music as well as contemporary forms of expression. The festival introduces interactions of various art forms and encourages untraditional ways of creativity. Masterpieces that determined the changes in the music history of the last century as well as the searches of contemporary composers are included in the repertoire of the festival. A date with contemporary music, its creators and performers each year opens up a possibility for new experiences and a change of perception.
Tickets to the concerts of the festivals:
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