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Vykintas Baltakas: Pasaka

  • for piano and tape
  • version with electronics
  • Duration: 8’
  • Composer: Vykintas Baltakas
  • Dedication: für Benjamin Kobler

Work introduction

A person tells a story. For himself, for someone else. It's not important. What's important is the desire to tell the story. The necessity! Itself a fairy-tale too...

The text of Pasaka is based on different parts of Indian mythology – creation of the world, creation of the night, born of the death, Markandea's visions, etc. But the relationship between them, succession, presence of the speaker, evolution in the music create a new dramaturgic level – which is not less important as the basic story. The piece can only be performed in the original language: by using the text in Lithuanian composer attempts to distance the audience from the narrative so that they could use their fantasy and listen to the MUSICAL act.

Vykintas Baltakas


World première

Karlsruhe (DE)
Main soloists:
Benjamin Kobler, pno


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