Vytautas Germanavičius

Vytautas Germanavičius

(*1960)

Lithuanian composer. Germanavičius’s soundscapes are pervaded by rich timbres, recycled techniques, and the exploration of expressive capacities of traditional instruments.  The works of the Lithuanian composer resound with echoes of minimalism, as the openwork structure of his pieces is formed through mutually contrasted, textured quasi-miniatures. (AM)

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Frater Polish-Lithuanian multimedial suite for consort of 4 violas da gamba, saxophone, computer synthesizer (or piano) and voice Hommage à Lutosławski, for the 100-th anniversary of the composer's birth

year of composition: 2013
duration of the piece: 70'
genre: chamber (from 2 to 9 performers)
language version: PL/LTU/LAT
programme edition: 2012/13
commission: Fundacja f.o.r.t.e.
materials accessible until: 25 September 2017
recording accessible until: indefinitely

composer / composers:

Vytautas Germanavičius
Anthony Oscar Milosz
Zygmunt Konieczny
Bronius Kutavičius

details:

POLISH-LITHUANIAN MULTIMEDIAL SUITE for consort of 4 violas da gamba, saxophone, computer synthesizer (or piano) and voice “Hommage à Lutosławski”, for the 100-th anniversary of the composer’s birth premiere, held on 9 October 2013 at the Concert Hall in Arsenal in Vilnius.

performers:

Jazdowska Band:
Alina Mleczko, saxophone
Ania Broda, voice, dulcimer
Cezary Duchnowski, synthesizer, computer
Darius Stabinskas, soprano viola da gamba
Mateusz Kowalski, tenor viola da gamba
Robertas Bliskevicius, bass viola da gamba
Justyna Rekść-Raubo, bass viola da gamba, ocarina
Maciej Walczak, visual poetry
Jacek Kołtuniak, sound engineer