My music supervision experience with the L. Lužytė's full feature "Together Forever" gets 9 Silver Crane 2017 nominations. The music mostly contained my own tracks including "Kopų balsai". Congrats!!!
"Panko. Waiting for Godot" - composed theatre/electroacoustic premiere in the festival "jauna Muzika", Vilnius, Arts Printing House, April 19th, 2017.
Pavel Priazhko "Black Box" dir. D. Rabašauskas, is being premiered in Klaipeda Drama Theatre March 17th, 2017.
"Fall of the Wall" - flute, clarinet, piano and string orchestra premiere, commisioned by "Trio Opus 88" and the M. Rostropovitch foundation, for the celebration of M. Rostropovitch 90th anniversary. Performed by "Trio Opus 88" (P. Gefenas - fl, V. Giedraitis - cl, S. Zajančiauskaite - pn) and St. Christopher String Orchestra (dir. D. Katkus).
A piece for a mixed choir "Self-made String of Tiny Amber Beads Turned into (English) Numbers" got selected into the "Anthology of Lithuanian Compositional Music of 21st Century" currated by Frank J. Oteri and released by Music Information Centre Lithuania.
An anthology consists of 18 lithuanian authors' compositions in a double CD with PDF scores included.
Martynas Švėgžda von Bekker recorded a new CD including a new J. Jurkūnas piece for violin solo "Sentimental and Monotonic Variations on Non-Existent Theme".
"From This City" - a 7-part musical painting of the people of Vilnius for gospel singers, folk singers, folk instrumentalists and chamber orchestra. The piece includes remixes of the national songs associated with Vilnius city: Jewish, Polish, Ukranian, Russian, Belorussian, Karaite and Lithuanian. Premiered in a leading concert of folk festival "Pokrovskije Kolokola", in Vilnius National Philharmonic (2014).
The double DVD is released together with a recording of Linas Rimša "Women Songs" (2015).
"Robots and Petals" for piano and orchestra are being recorded in Lithuanian National Philharmonic, performed by pianist Motiejus Bazaras and lithuanian national symphony orchestra conducted by Juozas Domarkas, recorded by Vilius Keras and Aleksandra Keriene from "Baltic Mobile Recordings".
"The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey" bu S. Mrozek, dir. D. Rabasauskas. Musically saturated theatre play - from live performances to audio spatial warping and psychoacoustics. Main "Anthem" theme is in the SoundCloud embedded frame below.
"Two Pigeons" performed by Lithuanian National Symphony orchsetra, folk group "OIntakas" and jazz vocal group "Jazz Island" in Vilnius filharmonic hall, condusted by Modestras Pitrenas. This was a part of the celebration of Lithuanian independence day - February the 16th.
from lef to right: A. Navakas, J. Jurkunas, A. Martinaitis, A. Klova, M. Pitrenas, R. Pruseviciene, R. Ambrazevicius, Z. Bruzaite, V. Umbrasas, R. Mazulis, G. Simulaitis, A. Novikas
"100 Springtimes" performed by trio Claviola in Klaipeda Drama Theatre opening ceremony.
Music for Vilnius International Film Festival (Vilnius IFF) “Kino Pavasaris” new ident.
140th aniversary of Arnold Schoenberg. "Complete Collection of Schoemberg's Tone Rows" - for choir, electric organ and tape. Joint creation with Antanas Kucinskas. First performance in Vilnius' V. Kasiulis art museum, 2014, October 16, as part of the international musicological conference “Modernisation in the Music of Eastern Europe (1900–1940): The Perspective of Paratactic Comparativism”.
P. Zelenka's play "Tales of Common Insanity" in Klaipėda. Dirrected by Darius Rabašauskas, set design by Anželika Šulcaitė, music by Jonas Jurkūnas. More info here:
Two Lied Songs - a new recording from the concert of European Lied Forum, Vilnius 2014.
"What is this all about". Anna BÜRK (soprano), Robertas LOZINSKIS (fortepiano); music: Jonas Jurkunas, lyrics: Gintaras Grajauskas, translation: Jonas Jurkunas.
"I was looking through the window". Veronika Anusca (soprano), Andra Demidov (fortepiano); music: Jonas Jurkunas, lyrics: Gintaras Grajauskas, translation: Jonas Jurkunas.