09/04/2014

Vykintas Baltakas: Egyptian première

Reading time: 1 min. Vykintas Baltakas

Listen to a live recording of Eine kleine Nachtmusik, performed by Wibert Aerts at the Transit Festival 2013:

Vykintas Baltakas: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
for violin solo | 7'
prem. 13.04.2014, Al Falaky Theater, Cairo; Takao Hyakutome, vln

The Japanese violinist Takao Hyakutome will perform the Egyptian première of Vykintas Baltakas’ Eine Kleine Nachtmusik together with Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII on 13 April at the Cairo Contemporary Music Days 2014 at the Al Falaky Theater in Cairo.

The composer about the piece:

This miniature, played on only one-string on the violin, is a lullaby which I’ve been singing to my daughters for several years. My music in this piece was partially inspired by fractal ideas where a large image is created of many small images of the same shape. I couldn't think of a more fitting title than Eine kleine Nachtmusik. However this is the only reference point to Mozart, borrowed with great respect.

 

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