2016 September 20 Past event
1 h. 40 min.
10 €, 14 €

Event start: 6:30 pm

Jauna Muzika Choir of Vilnius Municipality
Artistic Director and Conductor Vaclovas Augustinas
Michele Tadini, Antonello Raggi
(electronics, Italy)

The opening concert is comparable to a bomb explosion in musical terms. The internationally renowned Lithuanian composer Justė Janulytė will present her most recent piece Radiance, a metaphoric reflection on the philosophy and energetics of the nuclear explosion, scored for twelve voices and live electronics. The piece will be performed by the Jauna Muzika Choir under Vaclovas Augustinas and Janulytė’s regular collaborators for electronic music Michele Tadini and Antonello Raggi.
Radiance is a hundred thousand suns bursting in the sky and a post-apocalyptic void. This overwhelming musical tableau commemorates the victims of the first atomic bombing and is dedicated to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Five of his choral compositions will be heard in the first half of the concert. According to Janulytė, “I have always sought example in the purity, rational nature and immense emotional, physical and spiritual power of his work”.
The Jauna Muzika Choir will demonstrate its superior mastery in the performance of works demanding utmost subtlety and precision of vocal execution.

Arvo Pärt – „Da Pacem Domine“
                 – „Summa“
                 – „Magnificat“
                 – „Tribute to Caesar“
                 – „The woman with the alabaster box“
Justė Janulytė (Concept & composition)
Michele Tadini, Antonello Raggi (Electronics – production & performance)

“Music of Changes” in the ever-changing world

The upcoming “Music of Changes” Contemporary Music Festival is to take place in Klaipėda from September 20 to October 7, inviting the citizens to open up their minds to change and promising plenty of new experiences. By presenting the most daring and exciting musical art of our time, the festival attempts to captivate the audience from the very first moments it enters the Klaipėda Concert Hall. The current edition comes with a new feature: this year the sound installation From Sand, Water and Iron will welcome everyone attending the festival’s events. It was conceived and realized by Yiorgis Sakellariou, a Greek-born composer currently residing in London, using sound material that has been collected during field recording sessions in Klaipėda where he had lived a few years ago. In composer’s words, “Klaipėda’s soundscape is the basis and inspiration for an auditory experience of an expanded reality. From Sand, Water and Iron forms a reconfiguring and intangible cosmos, a place where three elements are transformed into sound, independent in time and connected in space.”
This year the “Music of Changes” festival offers a programme of seven engaging concerts and inspiring talks with the renowned artists and performers from Lithuania and from all around the world. Concerts will feature musical works that propelled change in the history of 20th century music and the most remarkable developments in the musical art today. Both the mentioned sound installation and works featured at concerts reflect the ever-changing world of sound. Vibrant and boundless, it will encourage us to invite change into our lives and environment.
Let’s open up our minds to change and new experiences together with the “Music of Changes”!


Open for viewing before the festival’s events, from 6 pm, at the KCH’s Ground Floor Foyer
From Sand, Water and Iron
Concert-installation by Yiorgis Sakellariou (Greece / UK)
Meet the artist on September 22nd, during the interval (around 7.15 pm)