Universal Edition - Vykintas Baltakas

Vykintas Baltakas
*10.07.1972

Future Performances

(how does the silver cloud s)ou(nd?)
18.05.2014, Haifa (IL)
Eselsbrücke
29.05.2014, New York (USA)
Eselsbrücke
31.05.2014, New York (USA)

News

  • Cristóbal Halffter
    12.12.2013
    Universal Edition at the PLG Young Artists New Year Series
    Universal Edition at the PLG Young Artists New Year Series
    The PLG Young Artists New Year Series 2014 (6 to 10 January) features a world première by Baltakas [...]
  • 11.02.2013
    Four new works by Baltakas in the UE-catalogue
    Four new works by Baltakas in the UE-catalogue
    Atspindys, Pasaka, Pusline and Sinfonia have been added to the UE-catalogue. [...]
  • Vykintas Baltakas - photo (c) Marion Kalter
    10.07.2012
    Happy 40th Birthday Vykintas Baltakas
    Happy 40th Birthday Vykintas Baltakas
    As Vykintas Baltakas celebrates his 40th birthday, we take a look at some of his imaginative and cre [...]
  • Vykintas Baltakas
    31.05.2011
    Baltakas: world première
    Baltakas: world première
    On 2 June the Vilnius Festival 2011 presents the world première of Vykintas Baltakas' Commentum for [...]
  • Vykintas Baltakas  © Marion Kalter
    31.08.2010
    Vykintas Baltakas: World première of Scoria in Munich
    Vykintas Baltakas: World première of Scoria in Munich
    Vykintas Baltakas’ new work Scoria, for orchestra in three groups, will be given its world premiè [...]
 

Vykintas Baltakas

The Composer

Catalogue of works

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Vykintas Baltakas is a composer, conductor, programmer and curator, also in the field of electronic music.

He actively participates in the programming of new music both in his capacity as a conductor and in cooperation with his ensemble the Lithuanian Ensemble Network.

Baltakas was born on 10 July 1972 in Vilnius/Lithuania. The date and place of his birth have played a decisive role in his life: he was born late enough to profit as a young man from the freedom and openness of his native country. If you look at his biography, you will be struck by his restless mobility. Mobile as far as his ceaseless activities are [...]

About the Music

Baltakas Krönung WergoBaltakas' (co)ro(na) has just been released on the new CD by musikFabrik. Krönung (Coronation) is not about royalty, but about music that sends up shoots and blossoms like crowns. Available now on Wergo.

Josef Woodward wrote in the LA Times Culture Monster: "His (co)ro(na) is a picturesque study in tensions and texture, with instruments producing high, antic fluttering sounds about the grounding force of piano, percussion and long tones on horn. Some strange and sonic tone poetry is at hand, with the bracing sounds balanced by suspended clouds of harmony."

10 of 26 Works