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2020_ISCM - LITHUANIAN SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

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  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    Since 2017, the ISCM Lithuanian section has been expanding the network activities for promotion of microtonal music. The Lithuanian revival of microtonal music is building the bridge between the founders of the national section (1936) and contemporary practice. In 2020, the first festival of microtonal music in Vilnius was planned in collaboration with the International Ekmelic Music Society (Austria), miCROfest Zagreb (Croatia), and other international partners. Because of the pandemic the newly initiated festival has been postponed to 2021. Another important result of this collaboration in the field of the microtonal music is the recently published book Microtonality in Central and Eastern Europe: Historical Outlines and Current Practices, edited by Rūta Stanevičiūtė and Leon Stefanija (Ljubljana University Press, 2020). The volume contains contributions by fifteen authors – a group of Lithuanian, Russian, Czech, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian and Austrian composers, performers and musicologists. One of the most important aims of the publication was the consolidation of the perception of microtonal practices from the Baltic to the Adriatic which has generally been marginalized, also in the mainstream narratives on the history of the ISCM.
    The ISCM Lithuanian Section started collaboration with the "St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra", the first organized event was the
    “Baltic Chamber Orchestra Festival” - series of three concerts performed by three chamber orchestras of Baltic countries in which a special attention is given to the new music of composers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. In the first concert three world premieres by composers Vytautas Germanavičius “Bloomy Ice”, Martynas Bialobžeskis “Random Strings”, and Rita Mačiliūnaitė “100 Seconds to Midnight” were presented by St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra cond. Modestas Barkauskas on October 29, evening concert at Vilnius City Hall. This collaboration will continue with the Japanese-Lithuanian composers music project for the period 2021-2022.
    Every year the Lithuanian Composers’ Union in collaboration with the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, invite young composers to apply for a spot at the International Arts Residence in the Lithuanian resort town of Druskininkai. At the end of the residency the new written works are performed at the “Druskomanija Festival”, the “Kintai Music Festival”, and the Interdisciplinary Festival “N Žemė” in Nida. https://www.lks.lt/en/news/2021/03/02/international-arts-residence-young-composers/

 

 

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