Forest. Sound Ecology

Forest. Sound Ecology

Program:
 

Beata Juchnevič - Whispers from the ground 


Yiorgis Sakellariou - The Rue of Demeter 


Justina Šikšnelytė - Sach'a-Sach'a


Kevin Lang - A natural sound scene, artificialized



Performers:

Vytenis Gurstis (flute)
Artūras Kažimėkas (clarinet)
Monika Kiknadzė (viola)
Pranas Kentra (e. guitar)
Marta Finkelštein (piano)
Karolis Variakojis (conductor)

“... I would like to compose a symphony of the rustle of waves, of the mysterious language of a century-old forest, of the twinkling of stars, of our songs, and my endless longing.” This is a quote from Čiurlionis’ letter, which he wrote on 19 November 1908 in Saint Petersburg, to his future wife, writer Sofija Kymantaitė. 

“In the Forest” – borrowed from Čiurlionis’ well-known symphonic piece – is the linking word of this project. It captures our curiosity and opens up room for discussion about the change and identity of compositional practice, about the human-nature relationship in the Anthropocene Epoch. In collaboration with the ensemble “Synaesthesis”, a team of composers – Yiorgis Sakellariou, Justina Šikšnelytė, Beata Juchnevič, and Kevin Lang – took a distinctive look at the practice of sound ecology/, and their authentic approach is revealed in new works for chamber ensemble that appear together in a single programme.

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