Percussive Soundscapes

Festival “Music of Changes” 
Date of the event: September 21, 2022 
Start of the event: 6.30 pm 
Place of the event: Klaipėda Concert Hall
Giunter Percussion Group: Pavel Giunter, Sigitas Gailius, Andrius Rekašius (percussion)
Guntars Freibergs (percussion, Latvia)
Gleb Pyšniak (cello)
Programme: Iannis Xenakis, Tan Dun, Anatolijus Šenderovas
Tickets 10 Eur, 14 Eur
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While wading through colourful soundscapes of percussion music, we will first visit the sphere of Greek-French avant-garde composer, music theoretician, architect and engineer Iannis Xenakis. He was one of the most prominent representatives of the musical avant-garde in the second half of the 20th century, having pioneered the use of mathematical models in music, such as the applications of stochastic processes and game theory, and was also an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music. The world celebrates the centenary of his birth this year, so Pavel Giunter, Artistic Director of the Giunter Percussion Ensemble, decided to include three of Xenakis’ pieces for percussion instruments in this programme.

The second half of this concert will transport us to an altogether different oasis of sound inhabited with the music by Litvak composer Anatolijus Šenderovas and world-famous Chinese-American composer Tan Dun. The latter describes his blend of East and West as “swinging and swimming freely among different cultures.” Drawing inspiration from Chinese traditional theatre and rituals, as well as Western classical music tradition, he has dedicated much of his life and effort to develop his own unmistakable musical idiom. He has achieved global notoriety by composing music for Ang Lee’s film Croaching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), for which he was named the recipient of an Academy Award, Grammy and BAFTA.

Latvian percussionist Guntars Freibergs, who has previously appeared at the Klaipėda Concert Hall with the Perpetuum Ritmico Ensemble, will now appear solo and together with the Giunter Percussion Ensemble. Cellist Gleb Pyšniak, known to the audiences in Klaipėda as a former leader of the cello section in the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, will join them as a soloist.

Available discounts
  • 50% off for schoolchildren, students, senior citizens and people with disabilities (appropriate cards to be shown);
  • 50% off for children under 7 years of age (admitted only to the educational programmes);
  • Admission free for persons in wheelchairs (appropriate cards to be shown ) and 50% off for one accompanying person;
  • 10% off for group bookings (20 and more tickets for one event);
  • 100% off for schoolchildren and students of the Klaipėda art schools (appropriate ID cards to be shown), which include: Klaipėda Stasys Šimkus Conservatory, Klaipėda Juozas Karosas Music School, Klaipėda Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts, Klaipėda Jeronimas Kačinskas Music School, Klaipėda Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Klaipėda Adomas Brakas School of Art. A transaction fee of € 1.20 is applied when purchasing tickets via the BILIETAI ticketing system.