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' (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."