Vox Juventutis, a series of choral sheet music, has recently added three new titles by Evaldas Alekna, Lukas Butkus, and Deividas Edas Kukta, the winners of the 2023 edition of the homonymous annual competition for young composers held in Vilnius. The music reflects the composers’ creative insights in relation to last year’s theme, Spatial Solutions and Polychoral Textures. The new pieces are already available via the e-shop of the Music Information Centre Lithuania.
To celebrate the centenary of the movement that gave rise to the international musical avant-garde, the Research Centre of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, together with the ISCM Lithuanian and Austrian sections, is organizing a symposium and a series of concerts on 6 and 7 October 2023, with a special focus on the impulses of the musical (trans)avant-garde and the movements of young composers, also the debuts of composers representing different generations in ISCM festivals.
Jauna Muzika, one of Lithuania’s oldest festivals dedicated to artists working with sound and music as a form of experimental art, celebrates its 30th annual edition in Vilnius, 14–18 September 2022. The program centres around this year's main theme, Actions, and their historical, philosophical and scientific interpretations.
The residence will take place 20 June through 2 July, 2022. The two selected composers are expected to work individually during the first week, while during the following seven days they will rehearse together with the Melos. The concluding performance will take place in Church of Saint Mary's Scapular in Druskininkai.
The 21st international music theory conference “Principles of Music Composing” (17–19 November 2021, Vilnius) focuses on the phenomenon of creativity. The topic covers a wide field of research, the new perspectives of which open up only via interdisciplinary inquiries across different areas (arts, psychology, philosophy, socio-cultural sciences, etc.).
This Friday, April 30, a long-awaited premiere is to be streamed on lrt.lt, the website of the Lithuanian public broadcaster, in the form of the concert that will feature the winning music of the Vox Juventutis Competition performed by the Jauna Muzika Choir. The show will crown the 14th contest which ended almost one year ago, but whose concluding performance had to be rescheduled several times due to the pandemic.
On 26 March 2021, during the live online broadcast, best pieces of music written by Lithuanian composers in 2020 were announced. The competition included five categories in which four composers were named winners, in addition to two other prizes, one for the best young composer and the other for the composition voted best by general public.
This spring Estonian Music Days will host the first Baltic Music Days in Tallinn and Tartu (22.04. – 02.05.2021). A festival dedicated to Baltic contemporary music was initiated by the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Composers' Unions. An umbrella organization the Baltic Contemporary Music Network was established in 2019 with an aim to jointly develop the international visibility of outstanding Baltic musicians and composers.