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Giedrius Kuprevičius »Fonozauro sugrįžimas« (2012)

»The Return of Phonosaur« – This composition will take listener to 1974 when I was active in searching direct work contact with synthesizer… Later, I materialised my passion for electrical and electronic instruments participating in group »Argo« activities and evenings of improvisation, making records for thearical performances and movies…

»The Return of Phonosaur« is a reply to the period when everyone was searching for sophisticated accoustics. First there was SYNTHI 100, and after quite a long time Lithuanian instrument »Vilnius 5« was constructed. The sounds of  »Agro« can be heard during live performances and in four vinyl records. It is also interesting that not much has changed during last 50 years. Only sirnames…

Giedrius Kuprevičius

 

Osvaldas Balakauskas »Auletika-3« (1984) 

For electric organ and MIDI recording.

When a modern (for that time) health and wellness complex was built in the town of Juknaičiai in 1983, Osvaldas Balakauskas was asked to write music for the light and aroma therapy sessions administered in this complex. This is how the electronic composition »Auletika-3« was born; however, it was rejected as too much emotionally intense. Then the composer created another electronic composition, »Tranquillo« (1985) which was eventually accepted for therapy sessions in that complex. Unfortunately, in 2006 it burnt down (the complex). So let’s listen to it – why »Auletika-3« was not suitable for the purposes of therapy? (You will hear the 2012 version adapted for live performance.)

Linas Paulauskis

 

Antanas Kučinskas »Vlnava« (2012)

For retro analog synthesizers.

The title of the work is the unity of different conotations. Vilnia (Vilnele) is a small river in Vilnius; Vilnius 3 is one of the first synthesizers that was produced in factory »Venta« in Vilnius; Vltava is the longest river in Czech Republic, the title of famous Bedřich Smetana’s work and also the symbol of romanticism music; A-ln is the abbreviation for violin; well, and Velniava (Lithuanian word for hell)…

Antanas Kučinskas

 

Linas Paulauskis »Paskutinės krikščionių apeigos« (2012) 

»Last Christian Rites« for electric organ and recording.

Undoubtedly, something with a title like this can only be a quotation or paraphrase of Bronius Kutavičius’ legendary oratorio (»Last Pagan Rites«, 1978). Which is unserious (a paraphrase), but at the same time it is an unserious musing about serious things in general. I am owing to Antanas Kučinskas for the idea. Furthermore, I did not write any single note here, instead reusing the music by Bronius Kutavičius, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Lou Reed, and from other corporate and anonymous sources.

Linas Paulauskis

Zita Bružaitė »0123424« (2012)

0123424 is the cryptogram of 66 words that are modified into sounds.

Rytis Mažulis »Elektronika RM-15« (2012)

For electric organ and MIDI recording.

Complicated poly- and micro-rhythms are used in the MIDI recording part of the work. The chords of the organ double one or another lines of this polyphonic structure. The whole work is based on descending movement – everything is constantly running down – be it small, microtonic particles in the computer part, or the clusters expanding towards low register. The title of the work is related to the electric organ »Elektronika EM-25« on which it is performed, and to its duration (15 min).

Rytis Mažulis