LENsemble [Lithuanian Ensemble Network]

LENsemble [Lithuanian Ensemble Network]

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2017, 17 December, Flagey Brussels
In collaboration with Centre Henri Pousseur, Liège
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2017, 17-23 July, Kintai Music Festival
Workshops for composers and performers

July 19, Nida
(H.Lachenmann, St.Reich, Thierry de Mey, Jense-Peter Ostendorf)

July 22, Kintai, Workshop concert

July 23, Kintai, Ensemble Synaesthesis
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2017, 8 June, Vilnius Festival: Osvaldas Balakauskas’ Musical Odyssey
Thursday 8 June, 19.00 | Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius

ARCADA for chamber ensemble
STRING QUARTET NR. 5 (premiere)
ODYSSEY-2 for string orchestra
MOSAIC for solo accordion
ADAGIO CANTABILE for string orchestra
CONCERTO RK for violin and chamber orchestra

LENsemble Vilnius
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Chordos string quartet
Rusnė Mataitytė, violin
Raimondas Sviackevičius, accordion

Vykintas Baltakas, conductor
www.vilniusfestival.lt
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2017, 27-30 April: Cairo Contemporary Music Days 2017 - Carte Blanche
Joint project of the Goethe Institutes Vilnius / Cairo

April 27, 2017, Goethe Institute Cairo

JUSTINA REPEČKAITĖ - Dumtakah (2017, premiere)
BUSHRA EL TURK - Eating Clouds
AMR OKBA - Utopia
GAMAL ABDEL RAHIM - Meditation
VYKINTAS BALTAKAS - Music of falling sounds
ARTURAS BUMŠTEINAS - Heap of Language


April 30, 2017, Ewart Memorial Hall


HASSAN TAHA - The Dice Player
HIKARY KYIAMA - Doppelkonzert (2017, premiere)
BUSHRA EL TURK - Marionette
ØYVIND TORVUND - Neon Forest
EGIDIJA MEDEKŠAITĖ - Pancami
ZAD MOULTAKA - Cinq Haïkus

LENsemble & Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble
Vykintas Baltakas, conductor
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2016, 29 November - 1 December: Carte Blanche / Cairo in Vilnius
Joint project of the Goethe Institutes Vilnius / Cairo and LEN
29 November, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Egyptian Traditional Music (Workshop - concert)
Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble

1 December, 7 p.m., Vilnius Town Hall

GIACINTO SCELSI - Kya
BUSHRA EL TURK - Marionette
HASSAN TAHA - The Dice Player
AMR OKBA - Integration
AMR OKBA - Utopia
AHMED MADKOUR - White Shroud
VYKINTAS BALTAKAS - Lift to Dubai

LENsemble & Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble
Sherif el Razzaz (clarinet)
Andrius Žiūra (clarinet)
Vykintas Baltakas, conductor
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2016, 25 November: Palace of The Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius
VYKINTAS BALTAKAS - “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (2013)
VYTAUTAS GERMANAVIČIUS - “Tirpstančiam ledynui” (2016, premiere)
VYTAUTAS LAURUŠAS - “Paukščių turgus” (2001-2)
ŽIBUOKLĖ MARTINAITYTĖ - “Odė džiaugsmui” (2004)
ONUTĖ NARBUTAITĖ - “Mozartsommer” (1991)
LORETA NARVILAITĖ - “Juodi - balti trumpėjantys garsai” (2005)

Vytautas Sriubikis (fl), Vaida Paukštienė (vln), Robertas Bliškevičius (vla), Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė (hps)
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2016, 15 November, Kaunas State Philharmonic
JULIUS JUZELIŪNAS - Ragamalika
TAN DUN - Eight Colors
AMR OKBA - Utopia
KEVIN VOLANS - Hunting: Gathering
VIDMANTAS BARTULIS - Šauklys V | e Herald V (2016, premiere)
Anatolijus Šenderovas. … a er Shagall (2016)

Andrius Žiūra (solo clarinet)
Chordos String Quartet, St. Christopher Woodwind Quintet
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2016, 22 October, GAIDA festival, Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius
Music in Image & Image in Music

STEFAN PRINS - Piano Hero No. 1 (2011–2012) for MIDI-keyboard, live electronics and video
VYTAUTAS V. JURGUTIS - Telosferos (2016, premiere) for string instruments, live electronics and video
THIERRY DE MEY - Light Music (2002)
MATTHEW SHLOMOWITZ - Popular Contexts, Volume 2 (2010) for piano, sampler, voice and physical actions
MICHAEL BEIL - Karaoke Rebranng! (2006/2013) for 4 instruments with live video and audio
FRANÇOIS SARHAN - Ô Piano (2012) for a speaking pianist and pre-recorded sounds
ANATOLIJUS ŠENDEROVAS - ... afer Shagall (2016, premiere) or clarinet, string quartet and percussion

Stéphane Ginsburgh (pro, Belgija)
Andrius Žiūra (cl)
Ieva Sipaitytė, Vaida Paukštienė (vln), Robertas Bliškevičius (vla), Vita Šiugždinienė (vc), Marta Finkelštein (pon), Monika Kiknadzė (vla), Arminas Bižys (sax), Lukas Budzinauskas (pers.)
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2016, 19-20 October: Julius Juzeliūnas and the World
45th Baltic musicological conference
19 October, 5 p.m.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Vilnius, J.Karosas Hall



JULIUS JUZELIŪNAS (1916–2001) - Melika (1973) for soprano and organ
Kviatkovskaja (sopr.), Milda Atminaitė (org.)

2016, 20 October, 6 p.m.
The Great Hall at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


HANNS EISLER (1898–1962)
14 Arten den Regen zu beschreiben op. 70 (1941) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano

JULIUS JUZELIŪNAS (1916–2001)
Ragamalika (1982) for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon

JOHN CAGE (1912–1992)
Tossed as it is Untroubled (1943) for prepared piano

KEVIN VOLANS (g.1949)
Styginių kvartetas Nr. 2 Hunting: Gathering

VITALI GODZIATSKI (Виталий Годзяцкий, g. 1936) Разрывы плоскостей (1963) for piano

EDISON DENISOV (Эдисoн Денисов, 1929–1996) Chamber Symphony No. 1 (1982) for ensemble

LENsemble
Indrė Baikštytė, Rytis Mataitis (pno)
Giedrius Gelgotas (fl), Ugnius Dičiūnas (ob), Andrius Žiūra (cl) Andrius Puplauskis (fg), Paulius Lukauskas (horn), Ieva Sipaitytė , Vaida Paukštienė (vln), Robertas Bliškevičius (vla), Vita Šiugždinienė (vc), Laurynas Lapė (tp), Marius Balčytis (trne), Sigitas Gailius (perc)
VYKINTAS BALTAKAS, Conductor
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2016: Mauricio Kagel concert trail, Brugge (BE) / Vilnius (LT)
12.3.2016 Concertgebouw Brugge (BE)
9.4.2016 Energy ant Technology Museum Vilnius (LT)

Mauricio Kagel is known as a composer with a keen sense of humour, provocative ideas and the daring to turn conventions upside down with his music. Die Stücke der Windrose is no exception to this rule. Musical references to local colour, clichés and even downright kitschy elements are uninhibitedly combined with more ‘modern’ sounding material. This is music written with imagination and relativising humour. And it invites the listener to experience that same imagination and playfulness. The same is true of Kantrimiusik, more or less Kagel’s Pastoral, with a thunder storm, birdsong, galloping horses and folk music. But, as usual in Kagel’s work, such elements are never simply illustrative: the work explores, parodies and comments on the various aspects of the pastoral. Kagel even invents his own ‘traditional folk music’. An evening which will bring many a smile to your face. Just as Kagel intended!

20 years of bilateral collaboration between Belgium and Lithuania

Die Stücke der Windrose
Kantrimiusik
Mitternachtsstük

Performers
Het Collectief ensemble
LENsemble
Jauna Muzika Choir
Vykintas Baltakas, conductor
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2015: globaLT at the GAIDA Festival
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2015: Contemporary music from Ukraine
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2015: Lithuanian - Serbian music exchange, Belgrade / Vilnius
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2014: John Woolrich & Philip Cashian, Vilnius
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2014: Wolfgang Rihm & Matthias Pintscher, Vilnius
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2013: Retro-Flective (Lithuanian Music 1960–1990), Vilnius
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2013: Portrait of Luciano Berio, Vilnius
Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
in cooperation with the festival of electronic music "Jauna muzika"
4 April, 2013, Vilnius (LT)

Sequenza III for voice solo (1965)
Air for soprano and ensemble (1970)
Naturale for viola, percussion and electronics (1985)
El mar la mar for soprano, mezzo soprano and ensemble (1952/1969)

O King for mezzo and ensemble (1968)
Lied for clarinet solo (1983)
Différences for ensemble and electronics (1958 - 1959)
Altra voce for mezzo, flute and live electronics (1999)

Giedrius Gelgotas, fl., Andrius Žiūra, cl., Andrius Žiūra, cl., Karolis Kolakauskas, cl.
Rima Chačaturian, pno., Raimondas Sviackevičius, acc.
Tomas Kulikauskas, perc., Vilija Gencevičiūtė, harp
Ieva Sipaitytė, vno., Robertas Bliškevičius, vla., Vita Šiugždinienė, vc., Danielius Rubinas, cb.

Rita Balta, soprano
Rita Mačiliūnaitė, mezzo

Vykintas Baltakas, cond.

* photo: Universal Edition / Eric Marinitsch
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2013: CANTIO, chamber opera by Vykintas Baltakas, Festival “Ultraschall” Berlin
New production by Kulturkontakte e.V., in cooperation with the Ultraschall Festival and Konzerthaus Berlin.
January 17, 19 and 20, 2013

Sharon Lynn Joyce, libretto
Cornelia Heger, stage dir.
Vivian Lüdorf, speaker
Margret Giglinger, sopr.
Florian Feth, tenor
Tobias Hagge, bass

Lithuanian Ensemble Network
Vykintas Baltakas, cond.

work info
photo: Martin Christopher Welker
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2012: Student Composer Competition at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
The competition is designed to encourage current composition students of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre to write works for professional instrumental ensemble.

The jury - Vykintas Baltakas, Šarūnas Nakas and Mindaugas Piečaitis - decided to support four young composers with encouragement award:

Julius Aglinskas
Dominykas Digimas
Matas Drukteinis
Agnė Mažulienė

Their pieces will be performed by the Lithuanian Ensemble Network during a workshop on 6 April 2013 in Vilnius.
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2012: Portrait of Bronius Kutavičius, Vilnius
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2011: Portrait of Gerhard Stäbler, Vilnius
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2010: Hör·Sinne: Hörschule für Erwachsene, Duisburg (DE)
Freitag, 10. September 2010
Folkwang Universität der Künste (Duisburg) / The European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010

Edita Medekšaitė - Panchami
Kunsu Shim - relations
Vykintas Baltakas - b(ell tree)
Gong Bobae - Fading
Gerhard Stäbler - Nachtstueck II

Vykintas Baltakas - Pasaka
Kunsu Shim - before
Banh Huiyoun - Memory, oblivion...
Remigijus Merkelys - Mikonst
Gerhard Stäbler - Nachtstueck IV

Chordos Quartett:
Ieva Sipaitytė, Violine
Dainius Puožiukas, Violine
Robertas Bliškevičius, Viola
Rūta Bagurskienė, Cello
Daumantas Kirilauskas, Klavier

Vykintas Baltakas, Elektronik und Leitung
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2009: ENSEMBL[:E:]UROPA 19, concert series of WDR Köln (DE)
ensembl[:E:]uropa 19: Lithuanian Ensemble Network

2.11.2009, Funkhaus Wallrafplatz, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal

Osvaldas Balakauskas - Lietus Krokuvai/Rain for Cracow (1991)
Egidija Medekšaitė - Panchami (2006)
Loreta Narvilaitė - Your Eyelashes Touch the Lips of my Memories (2002)
Vykintas Baltakas - Ri (2007/2009)
Nomeda Valančiūtė - Narcizas/Narcissus (1986)
Sven-Ingo Koch - Cantus (2009), Premiere

Vykintas Baltakas - Pasaka/Ein Märchen (1995-97)
Bronius Kutavičius - Du paukščiai girių ūksmėj (1978) (Text: Rabindranath Tagore)

Rita Balta - Soprano
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