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Contemporary music festival “GAIDA” 2018

The GAIDA Festival that takes place in Vilnius since 1991 is the main, the largest and the most prominent festival of modern music in Lithuania and in all Baltic countries. This is one of the most important music forums in Central and Eastern Europe. Events of the GAIDA Festival are always associated with new ideas of modern times, highest quality and innovations.

During last 10 years the GAIDA festival has become the prestigious event not only for Lithuanian music lovers, but also for international audiences that numerously attend concerts of the festival. Strong increase of the festival audiences was absolutely recorded in 2014 and 2015 when more than 7000 people attended the festival every year. All concert halls of the festival events were full, while venues of such performances as Steve Reich and Musicians | Heiner Goebbels “Max Black” | London Sinfonietta | Terry Riley & Co | Squarepusher | Philip Glass & The Philip Glass Ensemble | Michael Nyman Band | Alva Noto “univrs” | Robert Henke “Lumiére” a. o. were just over-crowded.

GAIDA festival is open to music and innovative art of all different traditions and all geographical sources. The festival reflects and presents a broad sweep of the latest creative processes and newest musical tendencies in Europe and the world. GAIDA introduces Vilnius audiences to the finest achievements of world contemporary music, the most famous musicians are invited to the festival and the most impressive works are performed. GAIDA presents creations from many different genres, from symphonic orchestra concerts to electronic music, innovative multimedia projects, music theatre, sound installations and club events.

For high achievements in the international new music scene GAIDA Festival in 2005 was invited to join prestigious network of most important European festivals of contemporary music Réseau Varèse which involves biggest festivals and influential music institutions of Paris, Berlin, London, Warsaw, Oslo, Helsinki, Porto, Vienna, Amsterdam and other cities. Director of the GAIDA festival became member of the Board and vice-president of this network since 2008. In the same year the GAIDA festival was awarded the title of ISCM World Music Days, meaning an especial appreciation of the international music community all over the world and providing the right to organize a festival on exceptional scale.

The events of GAIDA Festival take place in the main concert halls of Vilnius: the National Philharmonic, National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Congress Concert Hall, National Drama Theatre, Arts Printing House, Contemporary Art Centre a. o.

Program

20 October, Saturday, 8 PM | Vilnius Congress Concert Hall
LAURIE ANDERSON The Language Of The Future

This year, “Vilniaus festivaliai”, in Vilnius, will organize a concert of one of the most interesting and original performers of the world – American Lori Anderson; it will be her only performance in the Baltic countries. The iconic artist arrives with the project “The Language of the Future”, her works from 1980-90 occupy a lot of space in.

21 October, Sunday, 8 PM | MO Museum
SYNAESTHESIS > In Celsius

Contemporary music ensemble SYNAESTHESIS performs a program of works by European composers
Panayiotis Kokoras. Conscious Sound
Alexander Schubert. Sugar, Maths and Whips
Tomas Kutavičius. Ritus rhythmus*
Louis Andriessen. Workers Union

24 October, Wednesday, 7 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
CHORDOS > Kronos > FC

String Quartet CHORDOS 
With participation of DAUMANTAS KIRILAUSKAS (piano)

From “50 FOR THE FUTURE“ by KRONOS Quartet:
Laurie Anderson. Shutter Island (parts 1 & 3)
Islam Chipsy. Zaghlala
Ken Benshoof. Sweeter Than Wine (part 2)
Rhiannon Giddens. At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations
Nicole Lizée. Darkness is Not Well Lit
Kala Ramnath. Amrit
Trey Spruance. Séraphîta (parts 2 & 3)
Merlijn Twaalfhoven. Play
Alexandra Vrebalov. My Desert, My Rose
Focus Composers:
Frederic Rzewski. Crusoe (fragments)
Julia Wolfe. Early That Summer
Magnus Lindberg. …de Tartuffe, je croix

25 October, Thursday, 7 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
MEETING WITH COMPOSER IN FOCUS: JULIA WOLFE

26 October, Friday, 7 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
SYNAESTHESIS > In Fahrenheit

Contemporary music ensemble SYNAESTHESIS performs a program of works by American composers
Florent Ghys. An Open Cage
Frederic Rzewski. Les Moutons de Panurge
Meredith Monk. Double Fiesta
Julia Wolfe. Stronghold
Julia Wolfe. Reeling
Julia Wolfe. Big Beautiful Dark and Scary

27 October, Saturday, 7 PM | Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
COLIN CURRIE, RŪTA RIKTERĖ & ZBIGNEVAS IBELHAUPTAS, ROBERTAS ŠERVENIKAS & LNSO

COLIN CURRIE (body percussion, Great Britain)
RŪTA RIKTERĖ & ZBIGNEVAS IBELHAUPTAS (piano duo)
JOANA DAUNYTĖ (harp)
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor ROBERTAS ŠERVENIKAS

Magnus Lindberg. ERA
Loreta Narvilaitė. Skambesys bangų sutampa su dangum*
Julia Wolfe. riSE and fLY
Philip Glass. Double piano concerto

28 October, Suday, 7 PM | Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
MANTRA PERCUSSION (USA)

Iannis Xenakis. Okho
Tristan Perich. Observations
Sam Pluta. Four Sixes
Steve Reich. Music for Pieces of Wood
Michael Gordon. Tree-oh
Julia Wolfe. Dark Full Ride 

30 October, Tuesday, 7 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
MANUEL ZURRIA & LT FLUTES’ ORCHESTRA

Rytis Mažulis. Carduelis*
Christopher Tye. O Lux
Jo Kondo. Pamphonos
John Dowland. Lachrimae antiquae
Kevin Volans. 7 Flutes
Thomas Tallis. Loquebantur variis linguis
John Luther Adams. Strange Birds Passing
Johannes Ciconia. Canon Le ray au soleyl
Steve Reich. Vermont Counterpoint

2 November, Friday, 6 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
MEETING WITH COMPOSER IN FOCUS: MAGNUS LINDBERG

2 November, Friday, 8 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
MARKUS STOCKHAUSEN & MartuX-M: ATLAS Suite

Also in this concert: LIFECUTTER (SLO), MIŠA SKALSKIS (LT)

3 November, Saturday, 7 PM | Vilnius Congress Concert Hall
COMPOSER MAGNUS LINDBERG, TRUMPETIST MANUEL BLANCO, VIOLINIST DOMENICO NORDIO, SINGER EGLĖ SIRVYDYTĖ AND LITHUANIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LITHUANIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Soloists:
MANUEL BLANCO (trumpet, Spain)
DOMENICO NORDIO (violin, Italy)
EGLĖ SIRVYDYTĖ (voice)
Conductor PAUL GOODWIN (Great Britain)

Magnus Lindberg. Feria
Magnus Lindberg. Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 1
Albertas Navickas. sunrise of the west*
Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Nobody Knows the Trouble I See

4 November, Sunday, 7 PM | Contemporary Art Centre 
JULIA WOLFE: THIRST

KLAIPĖDA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
JUHO LAITINEN (cello, Finland)
VYTAUTAS GIEDRAITIS (clarinet)
CHOIR „VILNIUS“
Conductor ARTŪRAS DAMBRAUSKAS

Phill Niblock. #9.7 (Number Nine point Seven)
Magnus Lindberg. Away
Julia Wolfe. Thirst

6 November, Tuesday, 7 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
PHILL NIBLOCK (USA)

With participation of  JUHO LAITINEN (cello, Finland)

Phill Niblock. Bag
Phill Niblock. FeedCorn Ear
Phill Niblock. V&LSG
Video – Phill Niblock

8 November, Thursday, 7 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
LITHUANIAN ENSEMBLE NETWORK | LENsemble > VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA

Julia Wolfe. My Lips From Speaking
Egidija Medekšaitė. BhUtadhAtrI*
Vykintas Baltakas. Sandwriting
Rolands Kronlaks. New piece
Julia Wolfe. East Broadway
Thomas Hummel. Sadedz!

9 November, Friday, 8 PM | Contemporary Art Centre 
KANGDING RAY (FR), BYETONE (DE)

KANGDING RAY (FR)

Performance of renowned French electronic music artist

Also in this concert:
BYETONE (DE)
Performance of well-known German electronic music artist

10 November, Saturday, 7 PM | Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall
LUKAS GENIUŠAS & PIANO CONCERTO BY JOHN ADAMS

LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LUKAS GENIUŠAS (piano)
JUDE CARLTON (percusssion, Great Britain)
Conductor VILLE MATVEJEFF (Finland)

Magnus Lindberg. Two Episodes
Rūta Vitkauskaitė. Chrysalis*
John Adams. Century Rolls

10 November, Saturday, 10 PM | Contemporary Art Centre
MOUSE ON MARS (Germany)

Performance of the famous German electronic music artists

More information: www.vilniusfestivals.lt

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