Justina Repečkaitė

Composer

Justina Repeckaite

     Repečkaitė cultivates particularly strict manner of writing. In this kind of music every move and detail is accurately prospected, the primal conception develops in to a well calculated system where all important aspects are balanced. Even music written for small ensembles has a degree of monumentality, as if it was a realization of designs dictated by higher powers. Repečkaitė’s musical language is complicated, but clear and readable. Gravitational waves ruling a piece determine ruthlessness’s of this aesthetics and there is no attempt to daydream or spend any time in the state of beauty.  It is an intellectual move whose orbit is drawn with the sharpest pencil.
Šarūnas Nakas, composer and cultural critic

Ensemble Le Balcon

Posted on April 8, 2018
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In 2018 Justina is a composer in residence with the ensemble Le Balcon in Paris.

Le Balcon is an artistic collective that brings together an amplified orchestra, a troupe of solo singers and composers. It enriches its projects by inviting directors, videographers and choreographers to join the group.

Alongside their activities as show producers, Le Balcon is also a record label, a music publisher – Le Balcon Éditions – and a web-TV – lebalcon.tv.

www.lebalcon.com

 

Repeckaite at Fondation Singer-Polignac

Posted on April 7, 2018
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Since 2017, Justina is an artist in residence at Fondation Singer-Polignac.

In 1894 the Prince and Princesse de Polignac established a salon in Paris in the music room of their mansion on Avenue Henri-Martin (today, Avenue Georges-Mandel). The Polignac salon came to be known as a haven for avant-garde music. (more…)

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Nuit Blanche at Musée de l’Orangerie

Posted on October 3, 2018

This week-end is the Nuit Blanche in Paris! My new composition Nénuphars will be played at Musée de l’Orangerie during Night of the quartet.

“The extraordinary atmosphere of Monet Water Lilies sees 9 of the best European string quartets perform, enhancing the most beautiful string quartet repertoire pieces in one night.” Musée de l’Orangerie

Here is a teaser for the event:

Designation & Expulsion: video and review

Posted on October 2, 2018

You can still watch my composition Designation & Expulsion streamed online from Royaumont here. Thanks to Lucy GoddardJimmy Holliday and Philipp Lamprecht for such a memorable performance! A review on a concert was written by Michèle Tosi:

“Notre coup de cœur, dans ce premier concert, est pour la Lituanienne Justina Repečkaité. Designation & Expulsion pour mezzo, basse et percussion est un travail aussi fin qu’efficace sur la sonorité des mots et leur pouvoir émotionnel, dans un caractère ritualisant, rejoignant d’une certaine façon les joutes verbales des Inuits.”

Unique concert stage for INCANTA

Posted on July 2, 2018

This unique opening to the church will be a stage for my music! You can hear a part of my chamber opera INCANTA, text written by Douna Loup, on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July as a part of TOTEM(s) project here in Chartreuse Villeneuve lez Avignon. I have already started rehearsing at this Carthusian monastery with the energetic ensemble AskoSchönberg, soprano Eduarda Melo and a performer Aurélie Turlet.

Tapisserie in China

Posted on May 25, 2018

It’s the 6th ensemble playing Tapisserie! The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble was giving an Asian premier. For now MCME is the only ensemble daring to play the piece without a conductor. The incredible flutist Ivan Bushuev is able to play and conduct simultaneously without a flaw! Tapisserie was performed by MCME both at World Music Days 2018 in Beijing and also in Chengdu, during their residency at Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

Tapisserie in World Music Days 2018

Posted on April 8, 2018
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Tapisserie will represent Lithuania at ISCM World Music Days in Beijing, China in May 2018.
This piece has been played by several radios in different countries and performed by few different ensembles since its premiere by Ensemble Court-Circuit directed by David Hurpeau in 2015. It is also the second time when Justina represents Lithuania in World Music Days. Her piece Chartres was played there in 2015.
See the list of selected works for World Music Days 2018.
Read the announcement by Lithuanian Music Information Center.

Justina attended project TOTEM(s)

Posted on May 13, 2017
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On 9th to 13th May 2017 Justina attended project TOTEM(s) (Théâtre Opera Texte et écriture musicale – Theatre Opera Text and musical writing) at Chartreuse (Carthusian Monastery) in Villeneuve lez Avignon, France together with other composers and writers.

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INCANTA, a preview of chamber opera

Posted on October 27, 2018

“The obstruction of a vessel that carries blood to the brain breaks the optimal blood circulation system of the brain and synaptic space. Knowing that the radius of the whole dendritic tree is about a millimetre… the continued prolongation of the axon terminates in a star-like arborization and is lost in the cerebellar night, the lateral hemisphere is bathed in liquid. <…>”

Text by Douna Loup. Performed by ensemble Asko/Schönberg : Clarinet-Bass Clarinet -Anna Voor de Wind , Trombone – Koen Kaptijn, Percussion – Noè Rodrigo, Electric Guitar – Wiek Hijmans, Violin – Marijke van Kooten, Violoncello – David Bordeleau, Double Bass – Quirijn van Regteren Altena, conducted by Joey Marijs, soprano Eduarda Melo, performer Aurélie Turlet, electronics Justina Repečkaitė. Recorded on Sunday the 8th of July 2018 at the church of Chartreuse Villeneuve lez Avignon during the festival Rencontres d’été, commissioned by TOTEM(s) project. (more…)

Cosmatesque

Posted on November 30, 2017
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For Symphonic Orchestra

Cosmatesque term refers not only to a medieval style of geometric decorative inlay stonework but also to a developed symbolical system, which represents concepts and ideas of a universe structure thanks to the coded geometry. (more…)

Toro on Score Follower

Posted on October 22, 2017
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Performed by Vianney Desplantes.

Acupuncture

Posted on January 22, 2014
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Acupuncture (2014) for Flute (Piccolo and Alto), Clarinet (both in Bb and Bass), Piano, Violin, Alto, Cello.

Performed by Spectra Ensemble conducted by Filip Rathé

This composition explores attacks of sounds, it’s continuity and motion connecting this material in a metaforic way with Acupuncture. (more…)

Pulsus Flatus Vox

Posted on January 22, 2014
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For Flute (both in C and Alto), Clarinet (both in Bb and Bass), Horn, Trumpet, Trombone.


The title Pulsus Flatus Vox (Latin – Rhythm Blow Voice) is derived from the use of musical material. (more…)