"The Castle": Unique Film Scoring Experience

Each film scoring project is unique. Music score for “The Castle” (dir. Lina Lužytė) is no exception. However, this film demanded more unique artistic decisions than usual. Highly sensitive and peculiar aspects of the film, demanded an unconventional approaches to music composition (that was happening in the first four months of 2019s), and instrumentation - consisting of birbynės (lithuanian hornpipes), celtic harp, Čiurlionis string quartet, boy soprano and piano. Big hugs to all performers, music and sound team Arūnas Zujus, Vytautas Bedalis (Mama Studios), Saulius Urbanavičius, Jonas Maksvytis (UP records), Artbox production - Kęstutis Drazdauskas and Justė Michailinaitė, and, of course, Lina - you rock! Thanks for “The Castle” experience!

Visit to Royal Danish Academy of Music

It was a great pleasure to have an opportunity to visit Royal Danish Academy of Music this week. This wonderful building is full of great professionals and passionate music lovers.


Scoring Session in Lapės

Scoring session for the short documentary by R. Kavaliauskas “Kaubojus”. Was a great pleasure to work with Kaunas String Quartet and visit Lapės - the legendary place.  



Robotic Folk - in Riga

Robotic Folk - a solo electronic project of Jonas Jurkunas is presented as a video audiovisual work in Heavens Underground Printmaking in Riga exhibition. Live performance of the same composition was performed at the opening exhibition STIKLA KALNS/STIKLO KALNAS of Latvian and Lithuanian artists (curated by Iliana Veinberga (LV), Marta Vosyliute (LT) in the National Library of Latvia. 


New priemiere next Tuesday: "A Vogn Shikh" for mixed choir and chamber orchestra

"A Vogn Shikh" for mixed choir and chamer orchestra.  Based on a poem by a poet from Vilnius Ghetto Avram Sutzkever "A Vogn Shikch" ("A Wagon of Shoes"). Performers: Vilnius municipal choir "Jauna Muzika", St. Christopher chamber orchestra, conducted by Amaury du Closel. Special thanks to Rafailas Karpis for introducing me to the poetry of A. Sutzkever. Venue: church of st. Catherine, Vilnius, 7.00 pm. For more info on the event, press here.

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"Littoral Hymns" (Pamario giesmės - lith.) - jazz oratorio

"Littoral Hymns" (Pamario giesmės - lith.) - jazz oratorio for jazz ensemble, mixed choir, children choir and symphony orchestra is about to be premiered open air on August the 1st 2017 in Klaipeda Theatre Square, at 10 pm.

Conductor: Vladimiras Konstantinovas

Performers: Kęstutis Vaiginis (s. t. sax), Mindaugas Vadoklis (tp), Motiejus Bazaras (keyb.), Mykolas Bazaras (bass), Benediktas Bazaras (dr); mixed choir "Brevis"; Kaunas Symphony Orchestra and others.