Ethan Braun – DEDICATION
Dominykas Digimas – AS IT CAME INTO MY LITTLE ATTIC
David Mastikosa – DETUNE
Agnė Matulevičiūtė – KANONAS BALTAIS
Alexander Ness – WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT
Alessandro Ratocci – EAST ST.LOUIS SUITE
Beata Juchnevič – DAIKTAS-GARSAS-BŪTIS
Seokmin Mun – FANTASY
Marta Finkelštein is the director of the increasingly successful Lithuanian contemporary specialists ensemble Synaesthesis, she is also a PhD student in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (under the guidance of Petras Geniušas and Dr. Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli). Her research is focused upon the Aesthetics of Performability in the 21st Century investigates the piano performance, performance within the field of new music, as well as alternative ways to curate a conceptually succient programme. As a soloist and ensemble musician, she is regularly attending contemporary music festivals including: Gaida (Lithuania), Crossroads (Austria), Melos-Ethos (Slovakia), RNCM Chamber Music Festival (UK), as well having performed in Poland and Italy. She has also participated in workshops and masterclasses including the International Summer Academy in Austra where she won the Just Composed prize for best performance and interpretation of a new work, three consecutive years (2015-17). Alongside the members of ensemble Synaethesis, Marta has also become a laureate of the Young Artist Prize of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. In 2018, she became winner of the NOA Young Critics Contest.
Ali Balighi – TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE
Andrius Šiurys– MALDOS I6 NOJAUS ARKOS
Beata Juchnevič– SLEEPWALKER
Jona Kümper – TYLA
Jose Luis Hurtado – THE UNTITLED 1
Robert Fleitz – AT SOME POINT
Sergio Petrucci - Compositor – FLANGERISH ADVEN-TRIP
Viltė Žakevičiūtė – MINTYS
Gregor Forbes – STUDY IN SOLITUDE
Lithuanian duo, specialists of contemporary and 20th Century music, and renown for their engaging and unique concert formats. Twenty Fingers have developed a reputation as an unique and adventurous ensemble exploring creative collaborations and further expanding their performative research; as well as promotion of Lithuanian composers. Continually investigating new avenues, Twenty Fingers have performed over forty premieres written especially for the duo by composers across the globe (including Argentina, Japan, Croatia, Russia, Canada, Serbia, Germany, and Kosovo). The duo have made regular appearances at international and national festivals and have won multiple international competitions.
Aleksej Kalinin – Chant 33
Sergio Perez – Another Tragedy in my head
The Lithuanian based ensemble are specialists in modern music, this was born from the very nature of the ensemble. In 2013, the ensemble featured in the contemporary music festival Druskomanija and the ensemble developed the ACCOpremjeros became the focus of the 16th International Accordion Festival. The ensemble is directed by Raimondas Sviackevičius.
ContemporACCO is a modern experimental accordion music ensemble. The ensemble is made up of highly talented musicians who are advocates of high quality music as well as striving to show off what the contemporary accordion is capable of.
ContemporACCO – an ensemble striving to break the stereotypes of the accordion. The accordion is one of the best tools for contemporary music. One of the main aims of the ensemble is to show off the various possibilities of the ensemble; and when combined with the ideas of composers aim to produce truly distinctive ideas.
ContemporACCO is unique on many various layers. The compositions vary in ensemble size (from two to eleven accordionists), adapting the size for every single piece. The ensemble repertoire is constructed of purely original works – choosing to avoid transcriptions and arrangements. The ensemble is driven by young performers further cementing the relationship between composers and promoting new works and native composers. The ensemble strives to support the contemporary music community, always open to innovation and new challenges to achieve creative breakthroughs that have the potential to further push Lithuanian music.
We advise composers consult with the performers on extended techiques, ranges, etc.
Ensemble director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Bickerton - By Gosh, By Golly
Daniel Schnock - Sierra de las Animas
Justina Šikšnelytė - I Miss You More Than
Mantvydas Pranulis - Silence Before Storm
Leonardas Pilkauskas - Subculture Paradox
The origins of the big band of LMTA reach back to the nineties, when Vladimiras Čekasinas at the, then, Lithuanian State Conservatoire jazz studio brought together all those who wanted to play jazz. Since then, the big band has been lead by both Liudas Mockūnas and Dimitrijas Golovanovas. In 2015 Tomas Dičiūnas became the manager. Big bend seeks to perform various modern music, collaborates with composer Jievar Jasinski. Together with the most famous Lithuanian musicians, he actively participates in jazz festivals, performs solo concerts. Bigband's members are already well-known on the Lithuanian scene, many of them performing within their own projects and concerts
LMTA Big bendo director Tomas Dičiūnas
Tomas@bukmuzika.lt tel. 8-620-16607
Alis Ni Riain "Entrails"
Viltė Žakevičiūtė "Mįslė"
Vytautas Germanavičius "Sustingę medžiai"
Bethany Younge "Crisscrossed with corrections"/p>
Josh Charney "Tri-Tryptich"
Andersen Viana "In A"; "In D"; "in E"
Ruud Roelofsen "Darkness dissected"
Andriaus Šiūrio ir Paulinos Simutytės "Mikstūros lašqi"
A Power Trio of two Lithuanians and a Norewgian was established in 2013 made it‘s debut with a tour in Baltic, Scandinavian countries and Czcheck Republic. In 2017 trio released there first album “Plunged”. The music balanceses between fields of composed, free impro, rock and new academic music played with a lot of energy and power.
Liudas Mockunas has been active on European Jazz scene as a leader and co-leader of bands Mockuno Nuclear, Pasborg - Mockunas Toxikum, Saga Quartet, Red Planet, Kablys, duos with Marc Ducret, Barry Guy, Ryoji Hojito, William Hooker and Petras Geniusas.
He is a member of Pasborg’s Odessa 5 and Stefan Pasborg‘s „Free Moby Dick“, Mikko Innanen’s Inkvisitio, Vladimir Tarasov „Nada“Trio, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Konvoj Ensemble feat. Evan Parker and Sten Sandell, Markus Pesonen‘s „Hendecet“, Lithuanian New Music ensemble Gaida and Lithuanian Music Network Ensemble.
He played with Piere Dorge’s New Jungle Orchestra, Andrew Hill's Jazz Par Octet, Mats Gustafsson‘s „The Vilnius Exposian“, Ibrahim Electric, Trio VD, Mats Gustafsson, Burry Guy, Raymond Strid, Frank Gratkowski, Vladimir Chekasin, Jaak Sooaar, Jacob Anderskov, Marc Solborg, Jonas Westergaard, Mats Eilertsen, William Hooker, Nils Davidsen, Jakob Riis...
The creative interests of Mockūnas are focused on improvised music and experimental jazz stage. In 2004 Liudas Mockunas and Stefan Pasborg band Toxikum reiceved the "Danish Music Award' for there album "Toxikum", Mockunas also has reiceved "Vilnius Jazz Prize" 2006', Birstonas Jazz 2008, Lithuanian Musicians Union prize "Golden Disc" 2008' and the “Golden Cross” for the best Lithuanian drama theatre composer 2011.
Mockunas plays new academic music of such composers as Anatolijus Senderovas, Alvydas Malcys, Dietrich Eichmann, Bronius Kutavicius, Giedrius Puskunigis, Vykintas Baltakas, Viacheslav Ganelin. As a soloist of new academic music he played with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kralovy Hradec Symphony Orchestra, St. Christofer Chamber Orchestra, Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra and string quartet Chordos.
As a composer he composes music for his bands Mockuno Nuclear and Megaphone, Vilnius City Theatre „OKT Theatre“ dir. Arturas Areima, he has been comissioned to write music for Copenhagen Art Ensemble in 2006, Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra in 2008 and 2013 and string quartet „Chordos“ in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2013.
He is one of the founders of Lithuanian Jazz Federation and Vilnius based independed record label NoBusiness Records which focuses on releases of experimental jazz music.
Arnas Mikalkėnas composer,piano and acordion player declares that his goal is to foster the non-commercial art of improvised music, animate the audiences with the intensity of music. Moreover, he is well known in the academic music world – has garnered prizes in a number of competitions, performed in Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, etc.
Arnas co-leads a fluxus inspired trio „Oak Birches“, duo with trumpetist Dominykas Vyshniauskas, takes part in performances, composes music for Kaunas Drama Theater, etc.
Håkon Berre (b. 1980, Norway) has established himself as one of the most interesting young drummers on the Danish scene for improvised music. Having expanded the drumset with a diversity of trash ranging from ringing bells, tin plates and chains, to pot lids, tea towels, forks and chopsticks, Håkon has made collaborations with artists such as Peter Brötzmann, Phil Minton, Axel Dörner, Peter Friis-Nielsen, Kasper Tranberg, Michael Jefrey-Stevens, Petter Wettre, John Tchicai, Mikko Innanen, Liudas Mockunas, Hilmar Jensson, Fred Lonberg-Holm og Sture Ericson. Håkon is also working on incorporating realtime electronics into his playing. His inventive and energetic drumming has brought him to numerous clubs and festivals all around the world, and can be heard on a discography spanning 28 CD's and LP's, many of them released on Barefoot Records, where Håkon is one of the co-founders.
Chin Ting Chan – (Dif)fused
Michael Boyd – Black out the windows
Jan Liljekvist – Erbarme dich
Jan Liljekvist – Tigerbrand
Robert Jürjendal – Then the days are lighter than white
Robert Jürjendal – Three apples
Robert Jürjendal –Setu
Julija Karaliūnaitė – Saulala
Steinar Yggeseth – Drifting off
Vytautas Germanavicius – I WAS KILLED BY A BANANA THREE
Sławomir Kupczak – HALNY
Ieva Parnarauskaitė – ALGORITHMS OF THE BIRDS
Bekah Simms – SKINNED & SKINSCAPE
Marta Śniady – I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU - SORRY - BELIEVE
Ewa Liebchen is one of the leading exponents of the contemporary flute in Poland, having performed a wide range of repertoire, including music at the cutting edge of modern flute technique. Focused on chamber music, she has appeared with many groups and ensembles specialising in new music, utilising flutes ranging from piccolo to bass. Both as a soloist and member of a duo called Flute o’clock, she has performed and promoted music by numerous Polish composers, with many of those works being commissioned and written for the duo. These activities have been supported by the Culture Ministry through grants that enabled her and the duo to undertake the projects through collaborating with composers.
The first album recorded by Flute o’clock, Now, received a distinction by the Hi-Fi i Muzyka monthly in the Record of the Year 2010 category, and was nominated for the 2011 Fryderyk Award in the Phonographic Debut of the Year category. Recently, two more CDs with music by Polish composers Sławomir Kupczak and Dominik Karski and her debut solo album Electric sheep have been released, to great critical acclaim.
As a guest lecturer and educator in music schools and academies in Poland (e. g. Music Acadamy in Łódź, Music Academy in Gdańsk, Music Academy in Bydgoszcz), she has given masterclasses, lectures, and presentations on extended flute techniques and contemporary performance practice, for both flutists and composers. As an artist-in-residence and performer she has been invited to the International Summer Course for Composers Synthetis in Radziejowice (2015, 2017) and to the Electroacoustic Music Performance Season that was held at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chendgu (2017).
Ewa Liebchen is a graduate of Accademia Italiana del Flauto in Rome, Italy (2002), and Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2005), having studied with Raymond Guiot, Riccardo Ghiani and Jadwiga Kotnowska. She has won prizes in several national and international competitions, where she performed both as a soloist and chamber musician. She has also been awarded various grants and scholarships, such as the Culture Ministry, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Top Wind and Lion’s Club.